FONTANA - Calif. – (August 29, 2018) – Just in time for the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs, NASCAR has unveiled a new playoffs edition of its popular game, NASCAR Fantasy Live, and players can join Auto Club Speedway’s new NASCAR Fantasy Live League to compete against track president, Dave Allen for the chance to win weekly prize packs including signed driver memorabilia. In addition, players will be eligible to win a grand prize to the Daytona 500 and tickets to the Auto Club 400.
Players can join Auto Club Speedway’s league at www.autoclubspeedway.com/nascarfantasylive
The NASCAR Fantasy Live 2018 Playoffs Game will launch with the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 16 and will also be accessible via the NASCAR Mobile app.
“This is the first time we have put together a league for the fans to join in the action and win prizes and VIP experiences,” said Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway. “We need our California NASCAR fans to join our track league for some friendly competition against our other twelve ISC tracks who are also creating their own leagues for NASCAR Fantasy Live Playoffs.”
While similar in format to the regular-season version, starting rosters will go from five drivers to four, and two of the four drivers must be NASCAR Playoffs eligible. Players will still be able to use their “garage” pick by swapping in-race for a driver of similar playoff eligibility prior to the beginning of each race’s final stage.
Players must maintain an even balance of two playoff and two non-playoff eligible drivers in their lineup anytime they make a garage swap. Individual drivers can be used an unlimited number of times throughout the NASCAR Playoffs.
Players can begin building lineups at NASCAR.com/fantasy once the official entry list for Las Vegas is posted. Current NASCAR Fantasy Live players will be able to maintain their entries for the NASCAR Playoffs game and all regular season scoring will be reset to zero.
Much like the regular season game, game scoring will once again follow NASCAR official scoring and reward points based on race results and driver finishing position for all three stages. Bonus picks will also remain for the Busch pole winner, stage winners, race winner and winning manufacturer.
Before the NASCAR Playoffs begin in Las Vegas, each player will be asked to pick who they think will win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship™. Correct picks will be rewarded with 60 additional bonus points.
The NASCAR Fantasy Live Playoffs game will run throughout the 10-week Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ Playoffs and culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 400® at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18.
In addition to the NASCAR Fantasy Live prizes, ISC tracks will provide the following prizes:
- Grand Prize – Highest points winner across all ISC tracks – A VIP Experience to the Daytona 500! Prize includes two tickets, VIP parking, Harley J’s hospitality including two UNOH FanZone passes and two cold Garage passes.
- 1st Prize – Top points winner for the Auto Club Speedway League – Two reserved tickets to the MENCS Auto Club 400 plus two Pre-Race Pit Passes and hot laps for two.
- Weekly Prizes – Random selection amongst anyone that beats Auto Club Speedway track president, Dave Allen that week. Win a cool ACS prize pack including signed driver memorabilia
“Get familiar with the new Fantasy Live format, then step on the gas and gear up for playoff season! I’m ready, are you?” added Allen.
For rules and information, go to www.autoclubspeedway.com/nascarfantasylive
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ Playoffs kick off with the inaugural South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90), with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
About Auto Club Speedway
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – March 15-17, 2019. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movie, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedwaycom.
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