New Nascar Scoring Method.

The powers that be at Nascar have modified their race scoring for the 2017 season, pushing us further from the ‘good old days’ of the sport where you didn’t need a math degree to figure out the standings.  Let’s took a look at what has changed.

Races will now be broken up into 3 pre-defined segments with the first 2 segments scoring the same way.  Each of the top 10 finishers in a segment will earn points basically the same way as our Top X scoring, with the leader at the end of the segment earning 10 points, 2nd earning 9, down to 10th place earning a single bonus point.  The final segment, otherwise known as the end of the race will be scored with 40 points for the winner, then 35 for 2nd, down to 2 for 35th, with 36th to 40th getting 1 point each.  There are no longer bonus points for leading a lap, nor leading the most laps.  Ultimately, a driver could earn 60 points by leading both segments and winning the race, down to 1 point for finishing last, and not being in the top 10 in either of the first 2 segments.

The Duels at Daytona are now worth Championship points as well for the top 10 finishers (basically they count as a race segment, minus the playoff bonus).  At this time, we have no plans to include these, as most pools are still filling up while these races have already been completed.

The winner of each early race segment gets 1 bonus point for the playoffs, with the race winner earning 5 playoff bonus points.  The regular season leader will get 15 playoff points with the rest of the top 10 getting playoff points on a 15-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.  These playoff bonus points will carry through the first 3 rounds of the Chase, with the final race being top-finishing driver remaining taking the title.  After the first two playoff stages, the leaders will also be awarded points on a descending scale for their standing up to that point, beginning at 10 points for the leader.

Are you confused yet?

This scoring modification should ensure stretches of aggressive racing earlier in the race, as drivers jockey for segment bonus points.  On the other hand, I think we’ll see several more wrecked race cars as a result, with teams pushing for these points.  I do like that playoff points are going to be awarded for leading these segments, as teams with wins earlier in the season may have more incentive to still be aggressive and go after points that will help them win a championship.

Here at Nascar Pools Online, we only really care about the in-race portions of the scoring, and aren’t much concerned regarding the playoff bonuses.  As a result of the announced changes, the Nascar Standard method of scoring will now accommodate the segment points, and the removal of the laps led and win bonuses.  To appease those leagues that would prefer to stick with the way things were, we’ve added the Old Standard method, which will mirror the 2016 scoring.  If you have any questions or thoughts on the change, feel free to leave a comment, or contact us.

 

2017 Fantasy Nascar Pool Driver Salaries

The 2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup season is about a month and a half away, and we’re close to being ready to host your 2017 fantasy Nascar pool.  Part of being prepared for the new season is setting up our default Car and Driver groups, as well as Driver salaries.  The salaries we’ve chosen are a bit of a combination of the final standings, as well as actual points earned in 2016.  These default salaries are ideally suited for Nascar pools of 7 or 8 drivers per entry.  More drivers per entry will make it tougher to add the top salaries, while less drivers should make it easier.

These defaults are just one option, and we still allow people to set the salary scale for their own Nascar pool.  All ‘Salary’ based pools still have to work within a cap of $1000 (you just set the salaries according to how loaded you want entries to be), and you can even use ‘Salary Cap’ as an option for Pick’em style pools.

Driver Salaries

Driver Salary Driver Salary
J. Johnson $200 A. Almirola $75
K. Harvick $190 C. Bowyer $65
J. Logano $180 T. Dillon $60
Ky. Busch $175 L. Cassill $55
B. Keselowski $170 C. Buescher $55
D. Hamlin $170 M. McDowell $50
Ku. Busch $160 M. DiBenedetto $45
C. Edwards $155 D. Ragan $45
M. Kenseth $155 D. Suarez  $75
M. Truex Jr $145
D. Earnhardt Jr $140
C. Elliott $140
K. Larson $135
J. McMurray $135
A. Dillon $130
K. Kahne $120
R. Newman $120
A. Allmendinger $110
R. Blaney $105
R. Stenhouse $100
T. Bayne $95
D. Patrick $95
P. Menard $85

Note: We will be adding drivers over the next couple weeks as announcements are made.

2017 Fantasy Nascar Pool Groups

The 2017 season is right around the corner, and I know people are anxious to get their fantasy Nascar racing pools rolling.  We’ve been working hard to get the site ready for this season, and we’ve put together most of our default groups for the upcoming season. Our default groups format stayed the same, as we have kept both Drivers and Cars/Teams at 7 groups to try and stick with only Charter Teams and avoid some of the part-timers and the start and parkers.  All of the drivers and cars listed are currently expected to run a full schedule.  That could obviously change as we approach speed weeks in Daytona.  They will help you get a head start on your own groups for your 2017 Nascar pool.

If you don’t want to use these groups, Nascar Pools Online allows you to create your own custom groups to use for both season-long and weekly pick’em leagues for either Car or Driver scoring.  That gives you quite a bit of flexibility in setting up your fantasy racing pool.  We will update these groups as news presents itself over the coming week.

Nascar Pool Groups – Driver

Group 1 Ky. Busch K. Harvick J. Johnson B. Keselowski J. Logano
Group 2 Ku. Busch D. Earnhardt Jr D. Hamlin M. Kenseth M. Truex Jr
Group 3 A. Dillon C. Elliott K. Kahne K. Larson J. McMurray
Group 4 A. Allmendinger R. Blaney C. Bowyer R. Newman R. Stenhouse Jr
Group 5 A. Almirola T. Bayne D. Suarez P. Menard D. Patrick
Group 6 G. Biffle L. Cassill T. Dillon E. Jones D. Ragan
Group 7 C. Buescher M. DiBenedetto G. Gaulding M. McDowell C. Mears

** Changes have been made to account for the retirement of Carl Edwards.  There may be other changes in the next two weeks as the final 3 or 4 rides are sorted out.

Nascar Pool Groups – Car

Group 1 #2 – Ford # 4 – Chevy #18 – Toyota #22 – Ford #48 – Chevy
Group 2 #11 – Toyota #20 – Toyota #41 Chevy #78 – Chevy #88 – Chevy
Group 3 #1 – Chevy #3 – Chevy #5 – Chevy #24 – Chevy #42 – Chevy
Group 4 #17 – Ford #19 – Toyota #21 – Ford #31 – Chevy #47 – Chevy
Group 5 #6 – Ford #10 – Chevy #14 – Chevy #27 – Chevy #43 – Ford
Group 6 #13 – Chevy #32 – Ford #34 – Ford #38 – Ford #77 – Ford
Group 7 #23 – Toyota #33 – Chevy #37 – Chevy #83 – Toyota #95 – Chevy

2016 NPO Default Driver Salaries

The season is exactly a month away, and we’re ready to go live for 2016 registrations.  Although we’ve allowed people to set their own salary scale, we’ve set up a default option for pool managers to use.  All ‘Salary’ based pools still have to work within a cap of $1000, and you can even use ‘Salary Cap’ as an option for Pick’em pools.

These default salaries are ideally suited for pools of 7 or 8 drivers on an entry.  More drivers per entry will make it tougher to add the top salaries, while less drivers will make it easier.

Driver Salaries

Driver Salary Driver Salary
Ky. Busch $200 D. Patrick $75
K. Harvick $190 T. Bayne $65
J. Logano $180 R. Stenhouse Jr $60
B. Keselowski $175 C. Elliot $60
J. Johnson $170 R. Blaney $55
C. Edwards $170 B. Scott $50
D. Hamlin $160 L. Cassill $45
M. Truex Jr $155 D. Ragan $45
D. Earnhardt Jr $155 C. Beuscher $40
Ku. Busch $145 M. Annett $40
R. Newman $140 M. McDowell $40
M. Kenseth $140 M. DiBenedetto $40
P. Menard $135 R. Smith $40
C. Bowyer $135 J. Earnhardt $35
J. McMurray $130
K. Kahne $120
A. Almirola $120
K. Larson $110
G. Biffle $105
A. Dillon $100
A. Allmendinger $95
C. Mears $95
T. Stewart $85

Note: We will be adding some part-time (and possibly full-time) drivers over the next week as announcements are made.

2016 NPO Default Groups

The 2016 season kicks off a month from today with the 58th running of the Daytona 500, and we’ve put together our default groups for the upcoming season. Our default set up stayed the same, as we have kept both Drivers and Cars/Teams at 7 groups to try and stayaway from some of the part-timers and the start and parkers.  All of the drivers and cars listed are currently expected to run a full schedule.

If you don’t like these groups, you’ll be happy to know that you can create your own custom groups to use for both Season Long and Weekly Pick’em leagues for either Car or Driver scoring.

Driver Groups

Group 1 Ky. Busch C. Edwards K. Harvick B. Keselowski J. Logano
Group 2 Ku. Busch D. Earnhardt Jr D. Hamlin J. Johnson M. Truex Jr
Group 3 C. Bowyer M. Kenseth J. McMurray P. Menard R. Newman
Group 4 A. Almirola G. Biffle A. Dillon K. Kahne K. Larson
Group 5 A. Allmendinger C. Mears D. Patrick R. Stenhouse T. Stewart
Group 6 T. Bayne R. Blaney C. Buescher C. Elliot D. Ragan
Group 7 L. Cassill M. DiBenedetto M. McDowell B. Scott R. Smith

Car/Team Groups

Group 1 #2 – Ford # 4 – Chevy #18 – Toyota #19 – Toyota #22 – Ford
Group 2 #11 – Toyota #41 – Chevy #48 – Chevy #78 – Toyota #88 – Chevy
Group 3 #1 – Chevy #15 – Chevy #20 – Toyota #27 – Chevy #31 – Chevy
Group 4 #3 – Chevy #5 – Chevy #16 – Ford #42 – Chevy #43 – Ford
Group 5 #10 – Chevy #13 – Chevy #14 – Chevy #17 – Ford #47 – Chevy
Group 6 #6 – Ford #21 – Ford #23 – Toyota #24 – Chevy #34 – Ford
Group 7 #7 – Chevy #38 – Ford #44 – Ford #83 – Toyota #95 – Chevy

 

2015 NPO Default Groups

The 2015 season is quickly creeping up on us, and we’ve put together our default groups for the upcoming season. Our default set up stayed the same, as we have kept both Drivers and Cars/Teams at 7 groups to try and get away from some of the part-timers and the start and parkers.  All of the drivers and cars listed are currently expected to run a full schedule.

If you don’t like these groups, you’ll be happy to know that you can create your own custom groups to use for both Season Long and Weekly Pick’em leagues.

Driver Groups

Group 1 D. Hamlin K. Harvick B. Keselowski J. Logano R. Newman
Group 2 Ky. Busch D. Earnhardt Jr C. Edwards J. Gordon M. Kenseth
Group 3 A. Allmendinger G. Biffle Ku. Busch J. Johnson K. Kahne
Group 4 A. Almirola C. Bowyer K. Larson J. McMurray T. Stewart
Group 5 A. Dillon C. Mears P. Menard R. Stenhouse M. Truex Jr
Group 6 J. Allgaier T. Bayne D. Gilliland D. Patrick D. Ragan
Group 7 M. Annett A. Bowman S. Hornish Jr R. Sorenson C. Whitt

Car/Team Groups

Group 1 #2 – Ford # 4 – Chevy #11 – Toyota #22 – Ford #31 – Chevy
Group 2 #18 – Toyota #19 – Toyota #20 – Toyota #24 – Chevy #88 – Chevy
Group 3 #5 – Chevy #16 – Ford #41 – Chevy #47 – Chevy #48 – Chevy
Group 4 #1 – Chevy #14 – Chevy #15 – Toyota #42 – Chevy #43 – Ford
Group 5 #3 – Chevy #13 – Chevy #17 – Ford #27 – Chevy #78 – Chevy
Group 6 #6 – Ford #10 – Chevy #34 – Ford #38 – Ford #51 – Chevy
Group 7 #7 – Chevy #9 – Ford #23 – Toyota #35 – Toyota #36 – Toyota

 

2015 NPO Default Driver Salaries

The season is just under a month away, and with most of the work done on the server upgrade, it’s time to open the site for 2015 registrations.  Although we’ve allowed people to set their own salary scale, we’ve set up a default option for pool managers to use.  All ‘Salary’ based pools still have to work within a cap of $1000, and you can even use ‘Salary Cap’ as an option for Pick’em pools.

These default salaries are ideally suited for pools of 7 or 8 drivers on an entry.  More drivers per entry will make it tougher to add the top salaries, while less drivers will make it easier.

Driver Salaries

Driver Salary Driver Salary
K. Harvick $200 C. Mears $75
R. Newman $190 D. Patrick $65
D. Hamlin $180 R. Stenhouse Jr $60
B. Keselowski $175 J. Allgaier $60
J. Johnson $170 T. Bayne $55
J. Logano $170 D. Gilliland $50
J. Gordon $160 S. Hornish Jr $45
M. Kenseth $155 D. Ragan $45
D. Earnhardt Jr $155 R. Sorenson $40
C. Edwards $145 M. Annett $40
Ku. Busch $140 C. Whitt $40
Ky. Busch $140 J. Wise $40
G. Biffle $135 B. Vickers $40
K. Kahne $135 L. Cassill $40
K. Larson $130 A. Bowman $40
A. Allmendinger $120
T. Stewart $120
A. Almirola $110
J. McMurray $105
C. Bowyer $100
A. Dillon $95
P. Menard $95
M. Truex Jr $85

Note: We will be adding some part time drivers over the next week.