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 monthly 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.
We've come to the end of another exciting NASCAR season.
Congratulations go to Randall Grunden II of Dover, who earned the most points since
the mid-point of the season. Randall wins two tickets to the Spring 2014 Sprint Cup Race
at Dover International Speedway.
We hope to see you again next year!
The first half of the Checkered Flag Challenge is over.
Congratulations to our first half winner, Harry Poore of Laurel. Harry wins
two tickets to the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Race at Dover International Speedway in
Now, we begin the second half of the contest. All the scores have been
reset to zero, and your Wild Card picks reset as well, giving you a clean
start and a great opportunity to try to win our second half grand prize:
two tickets to the Spring 2014 Sprint Cup Race at Dover International Speedway!
First-Half Final Standings
It's easy to play. Each week, you'll pick 4 drivers, one from each
bracket. Then you'll also pick a Wild
Card Bonus Driver from the entire field. But pick your Bonus Driver
carefully, because once you've used a driver, you won't be able to
choose him as your Bonus Driver again.
* - Month periods include 4 races each.
Every Monday after a race, we'll give you points based on how your
drivers finished and tally the points. The person with the top score
for each month period of the contest* wins a great Monthly Prize:
A $150 gift certificate to the Lionel NASCAR Collectables Store - the Official Die-Cast
Company of NASCAR!
But don't stop at the monthly prize; 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 2013 Sprint Cup Race at Dover
Then we'll reset everyone's scores and Wild Card Bonus Drivers, and give you
another chance to win into the fall with our Second Half Grand
Prize: two tickets to the Spring 2014 Sprint Cup Race at
Dover International Speedway!
** - The first half of the season concludes with Month #4.
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 four brackets of drivers; 10 drivers in each of the first three
brackets, and 20 drivers in the 4th bracket. The drivers are listed in
order of their current Sprint Cup standings (using the final standings
from the previous year for the first race), so the first bracket is the top 10
drivers, the second bracket is drivers #11-20, and so on. Think of
it as putting together your own NASCAR team for the week - you'll
choose one driver from each bracket, and then hope that each driver
was the best choice from among the drivers available.
You'll also need to pick your Wild Card Bonus Driver. For this pick,
you'll be able to choose any driver from the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup
field. But remember, you can only choose a driver as your Wild Card Bonus
Driver once for the entire contest. Once you use a driver, their name
will not appear as a choice for future Wild Card Bonus Drivers.
Your points are determined by where the drivers you pick finish in
that week's race. We will score the drivers who race in that week's
Sprint Cup race starting with 43 points for finishing first, subtracting
1 point for each successive position, down to 1 point for finishing last.
If the driver you pick is in the race, he will get anywhere from 43
points to 1 point. If he does not make the race, he gets zero points.
(Note: This scoring is regardless of whether the driver is competing
for a Sprint Cup championship. If they race in a Sprint Cup race, you
can earn points for picking him/her.)
As an example, let's say one of the drivers you picked this week was
Jimmie Johnson. If Jimmie Johnson wins this week's race, you'll
earn 43 points, plus points based on how the other drivers you picked
finished! And if you also happened to pick Jimmie as your Wild
Card Bonus Driver this week, you'd score another 43 points
for that pick! That's a whole lot of points available each and every
Several important notes about scoring:
- NASCAR awards drivers bonus points for winning the race, leading a
lap or leading the most laps. We do NOT award these bonus
points in the Checkered Flag Challenge.
- 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. (This note pertains to the NASCAR
rule that drivers can only earn points in one series. If a Nationwide
Series driver races in a Sprint Cup race, they do not earn Sprint Cup
points. But you will still earn Checkered Flag Challenge points if
you pick them.)
For more information on scoring, please click here.
Scoring is cumulative, so come back every week to play. 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.