B/R Fantasy NASCAR: Bristol (Week 1)

Christopher Olmstead@@whooyouknowitSenior Analyst IIIMarch 13, 2013

B/R Fantasy NASCAR: Bristol (Week 1)

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    The point of the series is to assemble and manage the most successful B/R NASCAR fantasy team.

    In this article, I will outline the rules for this series. Anyone who wants to participate is more than welcome. The series will run the length of the NASCAR season.

    That being said, those who participate early and often will have the best chance to win.

    The prize, of course, will be bragging rights, because that's all I have to offer.

Rules and Scoring

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    Rules

    1. Every week, each participant will be allowed to assemble their own B/R Fantasy NASCAR Team by using their bank of 100 points. There is a limit of six drivers per team. There isn't a minimum number of drivers required per team.
    2. Every NASCAR driver will be assigned a special point value. This value will be based on their overall season performance and will fluctuate based on their in-season performance. An updated roster with current points will be posted in each new article of the series.
    3. Once you have decided who you want on your team, you will comment on the article. The comment that you make will be your official entry. The comment should include the names of the drivers you selected as well as their point value. It's 100 percent up to each reader to make sure they spend their points accurately.
    4. Each reader may only submit one entry. If a reader submits multiple entries, they will be disqualified for that week.
    5. If an entry has more than six drivers or exceeds the allotted amounts of points, that entry will be disqualified.
    6. When you comment on the article, I will be using your B/R name as your team name. If you do not want you B/R name used, please include your real name with your comment.
    7. Essentially the reader's job is easy. All you have to do is make a team consisting up to six drivers and comment on the article so I know who is on your team. Everything else is pretty much up to me.
    8. All entries must be on the article by 9:00 a.m. ET race day. Any late entries will not be counted. There will be no exceptions.

    Scoring

    The scoring is going to be fairly simple. With a simple scoring format, I will be able to update the leader board quickly and easily.

    • 25 points - If your driver wins the race.
    • 20 points - If your driver finishes in the top five.
    • 10 points - If your driver finishes in the top ten.
    • 10 points - If your driver leads the most laps.
    • 5 points - If your driver finishes outside the top ten, but on the lead lap.
    • 5 points - If your driver finishes dead last (43rd position).
    • 5 points - If your driver leads a lap.

    I will also award bonus points for each entry (add these to your entry if you want).

    • 10 points - If you correctly predict the number of cautions in the race.
    • 10 points - If you correctly predict the number of lead changes in the race.
    • 10 points - If you correctly predict the number of different leaders in the race.

Driver Point Values

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    40 points

    35 points

    • Carl Edwards
    • Denny Hamlin
    • Matt Kenseth
    • Kasey Kahne 

    30 points

    25 points

    • Mark Martin
    • Clint Bowyer
    • Joey Logano
    • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    • Paul Menard

    20 points

    • Aric Almirola
    • Marcos Ambrose
    • Jeff Burton
    • Jamie McMurray
    • Martin Truex Jr.
    • Juan Pablo Montoya
    • Kurt Busch
    • Ryan Newman

    15 points

    • Bobby Labonte
    • Casey Mears
    • JJ Yeley
    • David Reutimann
    • Dave Blaney
    • Danica Patrick
    • Travis Kvapil
    • AJ Allmendinger
    • Michael Waltrip
    • Trevor Bayne

    10 points

    • Michael McDowell
    • David Gilliland
    • David Ragan
    • Scott Speed
    • David Stremme
    • Terry Labonte
    • Ken Schrader
    • Landon Cassill

    5 points

    • Regan Smith
    • Austin Dillon
    • Joe Nemechek
    • Josh Wise

Fun Facts Heading into Bristol

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    Here are some fun facts as we prepare for the race at Bristol.

    • Terry Labonte has participated in the most Bristol NASCAR Sprint Cup races among active drivers with 57 starts.
    • 45 different drivers have poles at Bristol, led by Mark Martin and Cale Yarborough with nine each. Martin swept both poles at Bristol in 2009.
    • The race winner has started from the pole 22 times, the most productive starting position. The last driver to win from the pole was Carl Edwards, in the night race of 2008.
    • Jeff Gordon leads the series in average starting position at Bristol (among active drivers) with a 6.775.
    • 40 different drivers have won at Bristol, led by Darrell Waltrip (12). Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch each have five wins, the most among active drivers.
    • Five of the 104 races have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started was 38th, by Elliott Sadler in 2001.
    • There have been three green-white-checkered finishes at Bristol, all in the spring race: 2007 (500/504); 2008 (500/506); 2009 (500/503).
    • Since the advent of electronic scoring, the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol was the March 25, 2007, race won by Kyle Busch with a margin of victory of 0.064 second.

Conclusion

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    If you would like to participate, make sure that you comment to get your entries in.

    Beginning next week, each article will post the results from the previous race as well as the overall standings.

    Do you have any questions or suggestions to improve the format? If you do, feel free to let me know.

    Good luck and spend your points wisely.

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