Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are taking their fantasy gaming to another level with the addition of NASCAR to their already hefty stable of one-day contests.
Sign up for DraftKings today, join a NASCAR contest for Sunday’s race at the Brickyard and start making big cash in fantasy auto racing.
The Sprint Cup next race is Sunday, July 26, in Indianapolis.
Once you’ve created a DraftKings account, head to the contest lobby. Go to the Sport dropdown box on the left of your screen, click on the down arrow and scroll to NAS (see the photo below). This is will bring to the NASCAR-only fantasy contests. There you’ll find an assortment of Sprint Cup contests with varying buy-in amounts and participant entry size. Choose the contest — or contests — which fits your liking.
The rules are simple: Fill a lineup of five drivers with a fixed salary cap of $50,000. The better your selected racers do, the better your fantasy team does. The player pool will consist of all drivers expected to be participating in that weekend’s race.
Scoring categories will include finishing position, fastest laps, laps led, position differential and passing differential. Watch this video for a detailed explanation.
Check out the game lobby for all of the upcoming NASCAR contests offered by DraftKings.
About the NASCAR-DraftKings Deal
NASCAR and DraftKings announced the 3-year deal on May 14. It gives DraftKings an exclusive license to develop NASCAR-branded games in the fantasy sports landscape.
The agreement allows DraftKings a direct access to real-time statistics from NASCAR Digital Media, which will enable up-to-the-minute scoring updates and information.
Steve Phelps, NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a statement:
Pursuing ways to connect with our fans on a daily basis while enhancing their viewing experience has been paramount to NASCAR, and fantasy sports is a core tenet of that strategy. We are committed to growing our fan base, increasing engagement and diversifying our audience and partnering with DraftKings will strongly support all of these efforts.
Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings, added:
We’re thrilled to partner with NASCAR to bring auto racing enthusiasts across the country an unmatched fan experience.