Welcome to Race Fans Forever's Fantasy Racing Game
Attention Race Fans!
It’s time to shake off those winter doldrums, polish up your crystal ball, dive into new Cup season and do some Fantasy Racing in the Race Fans Forever’s Fantasy Racing Game.
2018 Champion Frank Buhrman outdistanced last year’s field in the season long Fantasy League. Match your race picking skills against Frank and the field of other RFF Fantasy Racers for the fun, fame and glory to be crowned the 2019 RFF Fantasy Champion.
Interested? Want to know more?
No entry fees. Free. Can’t be any better than that!
Single pick each week. No team to pick. No salary caps to keep up with. No trades. No drafts. Just pick the driver you think will win this week and submit along with a brief reason why you picked that driver. Can’t get any simpler than that! You can pick your favorite. You can change every week. It’s your choice. Just get your pick in by midnight EST Wednesday before the race so we can compile this week’s lineup.
Points are awarded to each Fantasy Racer based on their pick’s finish in the race. Points awarded using the NASCAR race finish points- 1st - 40 pts, 2nd- 35 pts, 3rd – 34 pts and continue “counting by onesies” to 35th, which earns 2 points. 36th and lower receives 1 point.
There are no Stages or Stage points or any of those other points NASCAR awards. Points are awarded only on the race finish-the entire race finish.
No “Encumbered” finishes. We award points as they cross the line on race day, not three days later after a select few go through tear-down in the R&D Center. If your pick wins and NASCAR decides to later remove points, congratulations, you just got lucky that day.
The Champion is the Fantasy Racer with the most points at the end of the season. This is a season long series. No Playoffs. No Chases nor any other contrived excitement or “enhancements” we have all grown to “love.” Just champions crowned the way champions are meant to be crowned – on their season of performance.
What if I forget my pick? Not a problem-we’ll pick for you! If you forget to submit your pick you’ll be given the 30th place finisher from the previous week’s race. If more than one forgets for the week, the top ranked “misser” will get last week’s 30th place finish, the next “misser” will get last week’s 31st place finisher and so forth until all “missers” have a pick. If a Top Dog driver had a bad week last week, missing a pick might not hurt too much, but why take a chance? Get your picks in and get the driver you want.
Can I pick a driver someone else has already picked? Sure, if that’s what you want to do. Just remember if you do the same as others, you get the same reward. If you need points you can’t get them doing the same as others.
What if I change my mind? Can I change my pick? Not after the Wednesday deadline. Before the deadline you can make one change… but please keep this to a minimum. I have a job, you know.
What do I get if I win? Fame, fun and glory. Bragging rights each week for a race win. Bragging rights for the season if you win the league.
I like it! So how do I sign up? How does this work?
Email David Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pick and a brief reason why you picked who you did. Do this before 11:59 PM Wednesday, February 13th to get in the game. The picks will be compiled and posted on the RFF Fantasy Racing Game page by Friday (fingers crossed).
Go to the web site, check how you stack up for the race on Sunday.
Watch the race and cheer your driver on. Remember if you want to know your points earned immediately, if you win you get 40 points. If you finish 36th or lower you get 1 point. Everything else is 37 minus your finish position.
Go back and check the RFF Fantasy Racing Game page later that evening to see where you finished among the other competitors.
Later that evening check your email in-box for an email reminding you of the next race picks. Please REPLY to this with your pick and reason. That way it will come back to me and not get trapped in Junk or Spam that Yahoo sometimes does when you send it in separate email. NOTE-Remember if you REPLY with you pick, I’m the only one to see your response. If you want to your pick “secret” until the “reveal” in Friday’s posting, REPLY. If you don’t care or want to talk a little smack before Friday, then REPLY ALL is the way to go as everyone in the email listing will see your pick and reasons.
After I receive your pick I’ll send a confirmation email acknowledging I got your selection. This is important for several reasons, but mainly, if you sent in a pick and you haven’t heard back from me in a reasonable time assume something has happened in Yahoo land and I need to go looking. So if you don’t get an acknowledgement email, try again or post on the race page to let me know I need to go searching.
Friday’s race page posting will contain last week’s finish and current point standings along info about this week’s race along with all of this week’s picks. You can always go there and add any additional comments about your pick or how you see the race playing out. It’s a good spot to share how you see your chances after the race lineups are set after qualifications, just to keep things lively.
Repeat the process for the rest of the season!
Simple. Easy. Cheap. Fun!
So take a few minutes, gaze into that crystal ball, check the tea leaves, pour over the statistics, decipher those NASCAR rules, apply your best race-winner-picking skills and join us for a season of fast and furious Fantasy Racing fun.
And now for those most famous words in Fantasy Racing -
Racers, submit your picks!
Editor’s note: This game is open to anyone that comes to read or converse on the RFF website. It is NOT limited to just the staff of the website. Please note that David has made a slight change in the rules on “missing” a pick. It means that this year, you won’t be able to just take a driver for the entire season or for remaining races in the season. If you will be away on vacation somewhere in the Arctic and have no Internet access, please advise David of that and he’ll allow you additional picks for the time you’ll be away.
This game isn’t complicated and both picking and giving a short synopsis of why that driver is your pick might take all of 2 minutes out of your week. You spend longer than that deciding what to have for lunch.
This page is only for the instructions. You’ll find the 2019 game to the right of this page. Each game will have its own page as David sends me the picks you have made. We’re trying to make this so simple that it’s hard to say “no” to it. Feel free to discus below until the Daytona page is up and running.