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Thanks to our friends at
the Checkered Flag Challenge is back and ready for another great year!
It's your chance to win some big prizes throughout the entire Monster Energy
NASCAR Cup Season. We've got great weekly 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.
To play, just pick any 5 drivers you like from the entire Monster Energy
NASCAR Cup field. You'll want to pick 5 drivers who you think will do
particularly well in this weekend's race. But pick your drivers carefully -
the drivers you pick this week can't be picked again next week!
Every Monday after a race, we'll give you points based on how your
drivers finished and tally the points. The top scoring player each week*
will receive the Weekly Prize: a $25 gift card to
But don't stop at the weekly prizes; we'll keep tallying your scores
after that. The person with the most points at the end of the first
half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season** will receive the Grand
Then we'll reset everyone's scores and give you
another chance to win into the fall with our Second Half Grand
And the best part about the grand prize totals? We'll only count your top 15
weekly scores! So if you miss an entry or have a bad week or two, you'll
still have a chance to win.
* - Checkered Flag Challenge players are only allowed to win ONE (1) Weekly Prize for each
half of the contest. If the top scoring player has already won a Weekly Prize, the prize
will move down to the next highest scoring person who has NOT won a Prize Pack.
** - The first half of the season concludes with Race #18, the Coke Zero 400 on July 7.
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 five entry fields. All 5 fields contain an alphabetical listing of
every driver currently listed on the official
NASCAR Cup Drivers List and/or
NASCAR Cup Series Standings list.
Just pick the 5 drivers you think will finish highest in this week's race.
That said, there will be 5 drivers missing from the lists - the 5 drivers
you picked in the previous race. That's right, you can't pick the
same drivers for two consecutive races. If this is your first time playing,
or if you forgot to play last week, you'll have access to the full
drivers list. But if you played last week, expect to notice some
missing drivers this week. Last week's drivers will be available to you
again next week... but then the drivers you pick this week won't be!
Your points are determined by where the drivers you pick finish in
that week's race. We will score the drivers who participate in that
week's Monster Energy NASCAR 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, (s)he will get anywhere from 43 points to 1 point. If (s)he
does not make the race, (s)he gets zero points. (Note: This
scoring is regardless of whether the driver is competing for a Monster
Energy NASCAR Cup championship. If (s)he races in a 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
Kyle Busch. If Kyle wins this week's race, you'll earn 43
points, plus points based on how the other drivers you picked finished!
That's a whole lot of points available each and every week!
Several important notes about scoring:
- 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 (s)he wins,
NOT the driver who usually drives that car.
- Our scoring method does not factor in whether a driver is competing
for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship. If a driver races in a
Cup race, you can earn points for picking him/her.
Scoring is cumulative, so come back every week to play. But if you do
miss a week or have a bad one, don't give up!
Each half of the Checkered Flag Challenge includes 18 races, but we'll
only count your 15 best scores. Now a bad or
missed week doesn't mean the end of your chances! Whoever has earned the
most points at the end of each half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season
receives the grand prize!
For more details about the contest, click
here for the Official Rules.