Daily Fantasy NAS League Rules

Contest Format: Salary Cap


  • In each contest, participants will create a lineup by selecting drivers listed in the Player Pool. Each driver listed has an assigned salary and a valid lineup must not exceed the salary cap of $50,000.
  • Contest results will be determined by the total points accumulated by each individual lineup entry (scoring rules summarized below).
  • The Player Pool will consist of all NAS drivers expected to be participating in the upcoming race. Occasionally a driver may be missing from the Player Pool due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • In most circumstances, once the Player Pool is established for a Draft Group, including positions and salaries, the Player Pool will not be adjusted. In the rare event that there is a mistake within the Player Pool that would significantly impact game quality, DraftKings reserves the right to correct the mistake after contests for that Draft Group have become available. This may result in valid lineups becoming invalid. This would most likely occur shortly after the Player Pool becomes available, far in advance of the contest start time, and participants who have entered contests for the Draft Group prior to the adjustment will be notified via email.
  • A “Draft Group” is a set of games used for contests; each contest is tied to one Draft Group. Contests tied to the same Draft Group can be created at different times. Therefore, game policies are based on the timing of a Draft Group being made available, not each individual contest.
  • Participation in each contest must be made only as specified in the Terms of Use. Failure to comply with these Terms of Use will result in disqualification and, if applicable, prize forfeiture. Terms of Use


  • Rosters will consist of 6 drivers.


Drivers will accumulate points as follows:

  • Place Differential = +/- 1 PTs
  • Fastest Laps = +0.5 PTs
  • Laps Led = +0.25 PTs
  • Finishing Position Scoring
    • 1st: 46 PTs
    • 2nd: 42 PTs
    • 3rd: 41 PTs
    • 4th: 40 PTs
    • 5th: 39 PTs
    • 6th: 38 PTs
    • 7th: 37 PTs
    • 8th: 36 PTs
    • 9th: 35 PTs
    • 10th: 34 PTs
    • 11th: 33 PTs
    • 12th: 32 PTs
    • 13th: 31 PTs
    • 14th: 30 PTs
    • 15th: 29 PTs
    • 16th: 28 PTs
    • 17th: 27 PTs
    • 18th: 26 PTs
    • 19th: 25 PTs
    • 20th: 24 PTs
    • 21st: 23 PTs
    • 22nd: 22 PTs
    • 23rd: 21 PTs
    • 24th: 20 PTs
    • 25th: 19 PTs
    • 26th: 18 PTs
    • 27th: 17 PTs
    • 28th: 16 PTs
    • 29th: 15 PTs
    • 30th: 14 PTs
    • 31st: 13 PTs
    • 32nd: 12 PTs
    • 33rd: 11 PTs
    • 34th: 10 PTs
    • 35th: 9 PTs
    • 36th: 8 PTs
    • 37th: 7 PTs
    • 38th: 6 PTs
    • 39th: 5 PTs
    • 40th: 4 PTs
    • 41st: 3 PTs
    • 42nd: 2 PTs
    • 43rd: 1 PTs
  • Scoring Notes:
    • Place Differential = (Starting Position) – (Finishing Position)
      Example: If a driver starts in 20th position and finishes in 10th place then his Place Differential is +10.
    • A driver’s starting position is based solely on his qualifying position. If a driver's starting position changes between qualifying and the start of the race for any reason (backup car, driver change, etc.), the qualifying position will be used to calculate place differential.
    • Points for Finishing Positon and Place Differential will be updated in real-time during the race. Drivers will gain points as they move up in position and lose points as they drop in position.

Additional Rules


Driver eligibility determinations and decisions around driver inclusion into the player pool are at the sole discretion of DraftKings. If a driver withdraws, gets substituted out before the race, or does not end up participating in the race for any reason, that driver will receive zero fantasy points.

However, if a driver begins a race and gets replaced (for injury or any other reason), the stats earned by the original driver and his replacement will count for the original driver.


In the event that a race is cancelled before it begins, all player entries will be cancelled and refunded. If a race is postponed before it is scheduled to start and is rescheduled to a later time, DraftKings reserves the right to update contest start times to match the start time of the race.

Races are “known” to be canceled or postponed once their status is updated as such by DraftKings’ NASCAR stats-provider, NASCAR.


If NASCAR suspends a race and the race is resumed within a week of the start of the race, then DraftKings will include the entire race to settle contests and render them final.

If NASCAR suspends a race and the race is resumed after a week of the start of the race, then DraftKings will settle the contests and render them final, provided the race is at least half completed. Otherwise, all player entries will be cancelled and refunded.

If NASCAR officially shortens and finalizes a race for any reason, then the statistics that are generated for the portion of the race that has been completed will be used to settle contests and render them final.


The Entry-Fee and Prize Pool for a contest will not change once the contest is created. Therefore, each contest has a maximum amount of total entries accepted. Contests that have not reached capacity will be available for entry up until the contest start time.

Guaranteed contests will run (with prizes unchanged) even if they do not reach capacity before the contest start time. Non-guaranteed contests that do not reach capacity by contest start time may be merged with other similar unfilled contests or may be canceled and refunded.


Lineups may be edited at any time leading up to a race. Each individual driver will become “locked” at the scheduled start time of the race. A locked driver cannot be added or removed from a roster spot. Locked roster spots for all entries are displayed in contest GameCenters.

If the scheduled start time for a race changes after contests for a Draft Group containing that race become available, DraftKings will take measures to ensure the change is reflected on Draft Screens and for lineup editing purposes. In the rare case that a race starts before the scheduled start time, all drivers within that race will become locked as soon as our feed reflects that the race has begun. Additionally, any swaps that were made after the real-life start time of the race will result in those lineups being disqualified and refunded.


Live scoring updates are strictly for the enjoyment of DraftKings customers. DraftKings’ official scoring validation process begins once all races within the contest are final. This process ensures that DraftKings scoring matches official NASCAR scoring when contest results are finalized and paid out.

Once contests are finalized, a contest status will update to "Completed", and that contest will move from the "Live Games" section to the "Completed Games" section on the My Contests page.

On occasion, NASCAR official scorers may issue a stat-correction after races have ended and the official scoring validation process has completed. These corrections are rare, but can occur days after a race is finished. Therefore, any changes to official scoring that occur after contests have been finalized will not impact those finalized contests. Conversely, if a correction needs to be made after contests are finalized due to a bug with the data feed or the finalization process, while extremely rare, the finalization process (including payment) may be reversed and redone correctly.

Note: The official scoring validation process is solely to ensure that DraftKings contest results are determined based on official NASCAR scoring. Delays during this process may occur as a result of data collection or other technical difficulties. DraftKings will not attempt to make judgements on scoring rulings.


DraftKings’ player salaries are intended to provide an interesting, challenging, skill-based game resulting in a top quality experience for DraftKings customers. Player salaries are determined based on historical statistics and aspects of a player’s upcoming matchup may be factored into their salary.

Please note that player salaries listed are a function of the salary cap fantasy sports contest format and are not intended, and should not be relied upon, as any indication of real-life salary valuations of the individual players.



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