he remainder of 16-car Chase field will be filled by the winless drivers who are highest in points.

How will points be reset?

All drivers who make the Chase will start the Chase with bonus points, plus 30 bonus points for each regular-season win.

How is the Chase broken down?

The Chase will have three three-race segments, followed by the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2017, the first round, or Round of All race Teams, will be at Chicago, New Hampshire and Dover. The second round, or Round of 12, will be at Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega. The third round, or Round of 8, will be at Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix.The Championship Round of 4 will be at Homestead.

How do Chase drivers advance from each round?

Four Chase drivers, based on points, will be eliminated from each round, but with a key exception — a win automatically qualifies for a driver for the next round and keeps that driver from being eliminated. After the first three races, 12 drivers will advance, followed by eight after six races, and then four.

Will points be reset after each Chase round?

After the first round, the 12 remaining drivers will have their points reset to 0; after the second round, the eight remaining drivers will have their points reset to 0. Entering the final race, the final four drivers will have their points reset to 0. There are no bonus points for wins during the Chase as part of the reset.

What happens to the points of the drivers who are eliminated?

Drivers who are eliminated from the Chase are eliminated. If you win a race after being eliminated, you will win $20 instead $10.

Dominate driver?

For the chase, you can change your dominate driver after the Challenger Round, Contenders Round, and Elimination Round.

if you have any questions, please ask by e-mail, message board, or phone call. thanks blackie


These are the New Nascar Rules [Really no Concern to Us]

The new system, which will be in effect for all three NASCAR national series:
• Races consist of three stages, with championship implications in each stage.
• The race winner following the final stage receives 40 points, second-place 35, third-place 34, fourth-place 33; and os on (a 35-to-2 scale). Those finishing 36th to 40th will be awarded one point. There are no bonus points for leading a lap or leading the most laps.
• The top-10 finishers of the first two stages awarded additional championship points, awarding points 10-to-1 to the top-10 drivers at the end of each of the first two segments. Championship points following the first two stages will be awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9 points, and so on.
• The playoff bonus structure will see the regular season points leader honored as the regular season champion, earning 15 playoff points that will be added to the driver's playoff reset of 2,000 (after the 26th race, Richmond). In addition, the top-10 drivers in points leading into the playoffs will receive playoff points, with second place receiving 10 playoff points, third place will earn 8 points, fourth place will receive 7 points, and so on. All playoff points will carry through to the end of the Round of 8.
• The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to his or her reset total following race No. 26 (Richmond), if that competitor makes the playoffs.
• All playoff points will carry through to the end of the third round of the playoffs (Round of 8), with the Championship 4 racing straight-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.
• Drivers will now carry bonus points -- called "playoff points" -- throughout the entire playoffs (instead of just the first round) when the points get reset. Drivers will earn five playoff points for every race win and one playoff point for every segment win. The top-10 drivers in the standings in the regular season also earn additional playoff points on a 15-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale. Drivers will continue to accumulate points throughout the playoffs and carry all the points earned during the year into each of the first three playoff rounds.
• Qualifying for the playoffs: the regular-season champion plus 15 drivers based on wins with ties broken by points will get into the playoffs, as long as they are in the top 30 in the standings.
• The playoffs remain divided into three three-race rounds with four drivers eliminated after each round to set up four finalists for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Drivers automatically qualify into the next round with a win in that playoff round, and the remaining spots filled by the point standings. At Homestead, the top-finishing driver among the four finalists at the end of the race wins the title.
******The 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona will be worth points to the top-10 drivers on a 10-to-1 scale (just like a race segment), but the winners do not get bonus points for the playoffs.[will not be useing this in our league: this will let me know how to adjust to this new rule package]