One of the most interesting markets for DFS is NASCAR, with a unique points system and the ability to monitor live contests, it’s well worth checking out if you’re a fan of fantasy sports. To help you get started on DFS NASCAR we’ll apply the system to popular Daily Fantasy Sports platform DraftKings.
The Essential Rules
To start, players have to pick a line up of six drivers and have a budget of $50,000 to play with. The six-driver lineup has to be finalised before the race on which the contest is based gets underway. Players are allowed to switch things up by drafting a driver either in or out of their lineup right up until the start time of the race.
After the conclusion of the race, your team score will be totalled up. The score is made up of the total contest scores of your individual drivers. Players can keep track of their drivers’ positions by logging into their DraftKings account and heading to the live contests section.
How It’s Scored
Points are based on the finishing position of your drivers, with additional points awarded for laps led, fastest laps and place differential. For every fastest lap 0.5 points are awarded, and 0.25 points are awarded for every lap led.
When it comes to the positions, first place is awarded 46 points and second place is awarded 42 points. After second place the points go down one at a time, meaning third place will net you 41 points, fourth place equals 40 points and so it goes on until 43rd place for which you receive a solitary point.
Another scoring factor is place differential. So, if a driver starts the race in 19th and finishes 9th, then the place differential is +10. The starting position is determined by how your drivers qualify for the race. Players can expect points for both their finishing position and place differential to be updated live during the race. Drivers gain points if they pass other cars to gain a better position, but lose points if they drop down the track.