RFF 2020 Fantasy Racing Game Is HERE !
Attention Race Fans !
The Rolex 24 is a fleeting memory. The NASCAR Hall of Fame has inducted its latest class of Inductees. There is some football game that’s gonna be played and PattyKay Lilley has posted her Daytona article. That can mean only one thing - It’s a new Cup season.
Along with a new season it means it’s time to do some Fantasy Racing in the Race Fans Forever’s Fantasy Racing Game. 2019 Champion Kelly Meiste outdistanced the field last season. Can you use your knowledge and skills to unseat the Champion in this season-long Fantasy League? Are you ready to match your skills against Kelly and the rest of the RFF Fantasy Racing Field in pursuit of fun, fame and glory to be crowned the 2020 RFF Fantasy Champ?
Interested? Want to know more? It’s the simplest Fantasy Game around. To play-
1) Each race week email in your pick to win the race and why you think they will win. These need to be received no later than midnight Wednesday before the race.
2) Watch the race to see how your driver finished. You will be awarded the same number of race-points your pick earned. We pay no stage points. or playoff points-just race points.
3) Repeat the process for each of the 36 points paying Cup races
4) After Phoenix, we’ll total up the accumulated points and the Racer with the most points will be crowned RFF’s Fantasy Racing Champ!
Simple. Straightforward. Fun.
There are 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 to make the race.
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 “enchantements” we have all grown to “love”. Just champions crowned the way champions are meant to be crowned – on their season of performance.
What if you forget to submit your 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.
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.
Like it? So how do I sign up? How does this work?
Email David Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pick before 11:59 PM Wednesday, February 12th to get in the game. The picks will be compiled and posted on the RFF Fantasy Racing Game page by Friday (fingers crossed).
So go to the web site, check how you stack up for the race on Sunday.
Watch the race and cheer your driver on. A simple way to know how many points you get is this-if you win you get 40 points, 36th or lower you get 1 point, 2nd to 35th is 37 minus your finishing position.
Later race evening, check your email in-box for race results and a reminder for next race picks. Please REPLY to this with your pick and reason. That way it will come back directly to David and not get trapped in Junk or Spam that sometimes happens when you send it in separate email. NOTE-Remember if you REPLY with your pick, I’m the only one to see your response. If you want to your pick “secret” until the “reveal” in Friday’s posting, select 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 your picks are received, you’ll receive a confirmation email acknowledging your selection was received. This is important for several reasons, but mainly, if you sent in a pick and you haven’t received a confirmation in a reasonable time assume something has happened. You can email David direct to try and locate it.
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!