NASCAR/NASRAC Point System - The Free Online Nascar Game

NASRAC is a free online nascar game. Our point system was developed based upon the 2011 NASCAR Sprit Cup season where a driver now gets 43 points for winning a race. It doesn't matter which race, all races are worth the same amount of points, with the exception of the Budweiser Shootout and Sprint All-Star races, which are not Sprint Cup point races. So stay with us. The new point system places even more emphasis on winning a race.

Maximum points per race: 48

First Place = 43 Points

We'll get into how many points a driver gets for finishing the race in second place or one of the other 41 finishing positions in a bit. Right now let's cover bonus points.

1 Bonus point is awarded to any driver that leads a lap and 1 bonus points is awarded to any driver that leads the most laps. If one or more drivers are tied for most laps lead, they each get the bonus.

Ready for a quiz? How many points does a driver get for finishing first, if they did not lead the most laps?
Answer: 47 points
First Place = 43 points + 3 Bonus Points for the Win + 1 points for leading at least the last lap of the race.

Ready for quiz number two? How many points does a driver get for winning a race and leading the most laps?
Answer: 48 points
First place = 43 points + 3 Bonus Points for the Win + 1 points for leading at least one lap + 1 points for leading the most laps.

Winning the Race = 3 Points
Leading A Lap = 1 Points
Leading The Most Laps = 1 Points

Now that we've got first place and the bonus points covered, let's move on to the other 49 positions.
Note real NASCAR pays these points through position 43 and NASRAC used to pay points points for 44 through 50 but this has been eliminated in Season 17 to match the NASCAR 2011 Points System.

Pos
Points
Pos
Points
Pos
Points
Pos
Points
1
43
16
28
31
13
44
0
2
42
17
27
32
12
45
0
3
41
18
26
33
11
46
0
4
40
19
25
34
10
47
0
5
39
20
24
35
9
48
0
6
38
21
23
36
8
49
0
7
37
22
22
37
7
>50
0
8
36
23
21
38
6
   
9
35
24
20
39
5
   
10
34
25
19
40
4
   
11
33
26
18
41
3
   
12
32
27
17
42
2
   
13
31
28
16
43
1
   
14
30
29
15
   
15
29
30
14
   

 

 

<New Details Pending for Season 17>

What About Chase for the Cup Points?
We're glad you asked. Individual race points do not change for the remaining 10 Chase for the Cup races on the schedule. All drivers have the opportunity to win just as many points as they would in any of the previous 26 races.

The only difference is - the top 12 drivers at the end of the first 26 races get their points reset (boosted) to 5000 points for the season, plus an extra 10 points for any victory they had in the previous 26 races. That keeps the 12 Chase for the Cup qualifiers separated from the rest of the pack for the Chase and makes it even more important for them to go after the win in each of the previous 26 races.

Dare we offer a bonus quiz? How many Chase for the Cup points will a driver start the Chase with if they won 2 of the first 26 races?

Answer: 5020 points
Since the driver qualified for the Chase by being one of the top 12 points leaders at the end of the previous 26 races, their points total is set to 5000. Since the driver also won 2 of the previous 26 races they also get a 20 point bonus (10 points per win) for a total starting balance of 5020 points.

If you answered all four quizzes correctly, you're ready to score your next NASCAR race and track the top rubber-laying, oval-playing demons of danger and diligence through the 2011 Sprint Chase for the Cup series. We hope you found this information helpful and we hope it brings new joy to the next NASCAR race you attend.