Last month DraftKings became the “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner” of NASCAR. While not traditionally the first sport one things of when they think of daily fantasy sports, NASCAR DFS contests are gaining popularity and there is no greater evidence of that than this weekend’s NASCAR action at Draft Kings.
DraftKings is using their position as the premier DFS site for NASCAR to offer players the $250,000 Pedal to the Metal guaranteed tournament, which will run on July 5th. The contest will take its scores from the Coke Zero 400, which will be held at the Daytona International Speedway.
Of the $250,000 prize pool, DraftKings will be awarding $100,000 to 1st place. But despite 40% of the prize is going to the winner, DraftKings is guaranteeing that 18,230 players are also going to win prizes.
Players can enter the event for just $3 or 12 FPPs.
Pedal to the Metal NASCAR DFS Rules
The Pedal to the Metal contest follows DraftKings standard scoring rules for NASCAR. The $50,000 salary cap will be used to draft a 5-driver roster. The selection of players can be made from a player pool of all the drivers who are expected to appear in the race.
Points will be awarded according to general NASCAR rules at DraftKings:
• Place Differential = +/- 1 Points. Example: Driver starts in 10th position who finishes in 6th. His differential would be +4.
• Fastest Laps = +0.5 Points
• Laps Led = +0.25 Points
• Pass Differential = +/- 0.25 PTs. Pass differential is defined as total number of passes minus times passed. The number of passes/times passed will not be counted when a driver is in the pits or in the garage.
• Finishing Position Scoring – 46 points will be awarded for 1st, 42 for 2nd, with each subsequent finisher receiving one less point until 43rd place, which receives 1 point
Other NASCAR DFS Contests Running This Weekend
The Pedal to the Metal isn’t your only choice this weekend if you want to play NASCAR daily fantasy sports. The Coke Zero 400 will provide many opportunities to join guaranteed prize pool tournaments. There are four tournaments in addition to the Coke Zero 400 that will feature guarantees over $10,000.
Here is a snapshot of what is currently offered in the DraftKings lobby.
If guaranteed prize pool tournaments aren’t your thing, you will also be able to join head to head, 50/50 and triple up, among many other types of contests this weekend.