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Thanks to our friends at
the Checkered Flag Challenge is back and ready for another great year!
It's your chance to win some big prizes throughout the entire NASCAR
Sprint Cup Season. We've got great weekly prizes, plus a shot at two
unbelieveable Grand Prizes.
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If you played the Checkered Flag Challenge last year, you will still need
to create a new account. Accounts do not carry over year-to-year.
To play, just
pick any 5 drivers you like from the entire Sprint Cup field. You'll
want to pick the 5 drivers you think will make up the Top 5 finishers
of this weekend's race. But pick your drivers carefully - the drivers
you pick this week can't be picked again next week!
Every Monday after a race, we'll score the entries. If any of your
drivers finish in the Top 5, you'll earn points. If you've picked
the exact position any of them finished in, you'll earn bonus points.
The top scoring player each week* will receive the Weekly Prize:
a $25 gift card to Grotto Pizza!
But don't stop at the weekly prizes; we'll keep tallying your scores
after that. The person with the most points at the end of the first
half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season** will receive the Grand
Prize: two tickets to the Fall 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover
Then we'll reset everyone's scores and give you
another chance to win into the fall with our Second Half Grand
Prize: A pair of tickets to the Spring 2017 NASCAR Sprint
Cup race at Dover International Speedway!
And the best part about the grand prize totals? We'll only count your top 15
weekly scores! So if you miss an entry or have a bad week or two, you'll
still have a chance to win.
* - Checkered Flag Challenge players are only allowed to win ONE (1) Weekly Prize for each
half of the contest. If the top scoring player has already won a Weekly Prize, the prize
will move down to the next highest scoring person who has NOT won a Prize Pack.
** - The first half of the season concludes with Race #18, the Quaker State 400 on July 9.
For more information on the contest schedule,
Click here for Official Contest Rules.
When you view each week's Checkered Flag Challenge entry form, you'll
see five entry fields. All 5 fields contain an alphabetical listing of
every driver currently listed on the official
Sprint Cup Drivers List and/or
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings list.
Just pick the 5 drivers you think will finish in 1st through 5th
place in this week's race, including the order in which you think
That said, there will be 5 drivers missing from the lists - the 5 drivers
you picked in the previous race. That's right, you can't pick the
same drivers for two consecutive races. If this is your first time playing,
or if you forgot to play last week, you'll have access to the full
drivers list. But if you played last week, expect to notice some
missing drivers this week. Last week's drivers will be available to you
again next week... but then the drivers you pick this week won't be!
Your points are determined by where the drivers you pick finish in
that week's race. If one of your drivers wins the race, you get 100
points. 2nd place gets you 90 points, 80 points for 3rd, 70 for 4th,
and 60 for 5th. And if any of your drivers finish in the exact position
you picked for them, you'll earn a 25 point bonus for each.
As an example, let's say you pick Jimmie Johnson to finish 3rd this
week. As long as Jimmie finishes somewhere in the Top 5, you'll earn
points, from 60 to 100, depending on what place he finishes. So if he
finishes 3rd, you'd get 80 points. But since you picked him to finish
3rd, and he actually did finish 3rd, you'd get a 25 point bonus, bringing
your total score for picking Jimmie to 105 points. The same scoring
procedure will be used for all 5 of your weekly picks.
Several important notes about scoring:
- Scoring is based on the drivers you pick, not on
team or car number. You will only receive points based on how the drivers
you pick fare. If there is a substitute driver on a team for any given
week, that substitute driver is credited with the points he wins,
NOT the driver who usually drives that car.
- Our scoring method does not factor in whether a driver is competing
for a Sprint Cup championship. If a driver races in a Sprint Cup race, you
can earn points for picking him/her.
Scoring is cumulative, so come back every week to play. But if you do
miss a week or have a bad one, don't give up!
Each half of the Checkered Flag Challenge includes 18 races, but we'll
only count your 15 best scores. Now a bad or
missed week doesn't mean the end of your chances! Whoever has earned the
most points at the end of each half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season
receives the grand prize!
For more details about the contest, click
here for the Official Rules.