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NASCAR makes changes to Fantasy Game for 2018


during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Jared C. Tilton

NASCAR’s Fantasy Racing Game will have new wrinkles for fans this season -- including money.

Players no longer will have a salary cap when setting their lineup. Instead, drivers can be used only 10 times in the season. Players pick five drivers to start before each Cup race and can have a sixth driver in the “garage” that can be swapped in-race for any active driver before the final stage begins.

Game scoring follows NASCAR scoring and rewards points based on race results and finishing position in each stage. Players also can score bonus points by correctly picking the pole winner (five points), stage winner (10 points), winning manufacturer (10 points) and race-winning driver (30 points).

NASCAR Fantasy Live will run throughout the 26-week Cup regular season that culminates with the Sept. 9 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The overall points leader after that race will win $10,000.

Players can register at beginning today and set their driver rosters for the Daytona 500 when the entry list is announced.

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