Congratulations to Delta Racing - 2016 GFTL Champion!......... Chase Standings - Championship1 Delta Racing 3107..... 2 DA Racing 3081 (26).....3 Dented Pride 3068 (39).....4 Bump Draft Racing 3061 (46)............................Daytona 500 is Sunday February 26, 2017............................




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GoFastTurnLeft 2017 Cup Racing League Rules

1) There will be (2) 13 race segments; (1) 10 race segment to coincide with the current NASCAR points system (end of season \"Race for the Chase\").

2) Scoring is based on NASCAR points allocation. Whatever points a driver is awarded at the end of the race is what the team receives, based on NASCAR's points system. If a selected driver does not make the race, or complete at least (1) lap, (0) points will be awarded. Any penalties assessed by NASCAR will be reflected in the scoring.

3) Each competitor (team) will field (5) drivers each week.

4) A given driver can be used no more than (3) times per segment, and the same as 2016, (3) times during the 10-race playoff.

5) Each competitor is responsible for knowing (or checking) which drivers are actually entering a given race. In other words, not every driver on the entry list will make it into every race.

The list of drivers available on the GFTL website when you choose your team for a given race does not indicate whether they're actually attempting to qualify or will be starting, just that they will be racing in some (or all) races during the current season.

If a competitor inadvertently chooses a driver who either isn't attempting the race, or attempts to qualify but is unsuccessful, their team would then have (4) drivers for points scoring purposes.

***NOTE: This is typically not an issue - only when a competitor attempts to field a dark horse, or a driver that doesn't compete every week.

6) Each segment is independent of the other. There are no associated carryover of points since each segment is treated as a \"new season\".

7) Segment 3 will run in parallel to the Race for the Chace

8) Team picks have to be made by noon the day of the race. If they are not in by the deadline, the team owner will by default field the team they had the week before. If the (5) drivers used the previous week have hit their \"maximum use\", they will earn (0) points for the team owner for that week.

9) POOL PARTICIPATION Team Names with $ symbol are eligible for winner take all pool. Winner is determined by the overall Chase Winner at the end of the season.

To become eligible, send $20 via Paypal to gftlleague@yahoo.com. This must be paid by the end of Segment One and prior to The Pocono 500 on June 11th.

10) CHASE FORMAT To align with NASCAR's Chase Format, GFTL has adopted the same playoff format (NOTE: This may change in 2017 if NASCAR adjusts the playoff).

Top 15 players with most wins during regular 26 race season automatically qualify
The 16th spot is reserved for the Leader after the 26th race if they don't already have a win. If such a scenario is not applicable, the 16th spot will go to the highest winner not already in the Chase.

    CHALLENGER ROUND
3 Races / 16 Drivers (Chicago - 9/17, NHIS - 9/24, Dover - 10/1)
Fast Facts: The 16 drivers on the Chase Grid will vie for the 12 spots available in the Contender Round. Challenger Round drivers who win a race in this round automatically advance to the next round. The rest of the Top 12 will be set by points and all drivers who advance will have their points reset to 3,000.

    CONTENDER ROUND
3 Races / 12 Drivers(Charlotte - 10/7, Talladega - 10/15, Kansas - 10/22
Fast Facts: The Top 12 drivers will vie for the 8 spots available in the Eliminator Round. Contender Round drivers who win a race in this round automatically advance to the next round. The rest of the Top 8 will be set by points and all drivers who advance will have their points reset to 4,000.

    ELIMINATOR ROUND
3 Races / 8 Drivers (Martinsville - 10/29, Texas - 11/5, Phoenix - 11/12)
Fast Facts: The Top 8 drivers will vie for the 4 spots available in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Eliminator Round drivers who win a race in this round automatically advance to the finale. The rest of the Top 4 will be set by points and all drivers who advance will have their points reset to 5,000.

    CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
1 Race / 4 Drivers (Homestead-Miami - 11/20)
Fast Facts: The 36th and final race of the season will be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Simply stated, the first to the finish line among the remaining four eligible drivers will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.

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