Fantasy NASCAR, Survivor Style

Jesse L. MedfordContributor IFebruary 6, 2010

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 03:  Clint Boyer, driver of the #33 The Hartford Cherolvet, races to third place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2009 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Have you ever wanted to play in a Fantasy NASCAR league that is more fun than Fantasy Football?

During the 2002 NASCAR season and Survivor Thailand, I created a hybrid fantasy NASCAR league that is a cross between fantasy NASCAR & Fantasy Survivor. 

Everybody was on the Survivor bandwagon that year. Even the WWE created the Survivor Series. I tried unsuccessfully to win a few NFL survival style fantasy football leagues, and tried my hand playing Fantasy Survivor with family and friends. But the only league that stuck is my Survival NASCAR league. This is the 9th year running, and at the moment of publishing this article, 47 spots still remain in the league.

The Defending Champ and only other charter member, Clint’s Champs, is there to defend his 1st title. I have also won the league a few times. We are looking for some huge NASCAR fans to give us a better challenge. Usually I recruit from the Yahoo! Message boards, but this year I am looking for a new breed of Fantasy NASCAR aficionado.

That is where you come in.

Click this link to sign up (you must have an account with Yahoo!, before you can register for the fantasy league.




Every week you pick eight drivers. Yahoo! divides them into “A” “B” and “C” categories, based on expected performance. Four of these drivers will start for you and accumulate points for your team each week. But no driver can start more than nine races for your team in the season. Your four benched drivers can accumulate points with a Top Four in the poll. You pick your eight drivers prior to the poll, but set the starting lineup afterwards. Points on the poll don’t apply to the Daytona 500.

The lowest score each week gets removed from the league. Every person who scores a zero for the week gets removed. If you are tied for the lowest score in a week (above zero), the person with the lowest season score is removed. If it is still tied, each person tied gets removed.

The winner at the end of the season is the person with the most points at Homestead, not the person with the most season points. If a tie for the most points at Homestead occurs, than the one with the most season points wins the tiebreaker.

In the event I lose, I can't remove myself from the league. So I stick around and act as Commissioner only.

Good luck, and have fun!


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