SRD NASCAR "Pick'em" Series (Information, Rules, and History)

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  1. Mike24

    Mike24 Well-Known Member

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    PAST CHAMPIONS:
    2007: John Gregorio
    2008: DE3
    2009: DannyM
    2010: jgegner
    2011: Jeeble
    2012: roostmotor87
    2013: antknee10
    2014: Fishtail
    2015: Ajwehr


    2007 Review: 2007 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2008 Review: 2008 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2009 Review: 2009 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2010 Review: 2010 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2011 Review: 2011 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2012 Review: 2012 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2013 Review: 2013 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2014 Review: 2014 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...

    2015 Review: 2015 SRD Pick'em Series - In Review...


    SRD Pick'em Series All-Time Wins List:

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    SRD Pick'em Series All-Time Top 5's & Top 10's:

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    SRD Pick'em Series Top 15 Highest Winning Scores:

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    SRD Pick'em Series Top 20 Highest Single Race Scores:

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    Points values/rules that have been updated, in order to scale our bonuses down to reasonable values to compensate for the new, smaller incremented NASCAR system, are in bold.


    The points system rules that have been changed to parallel the announced changes to the Chase for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season, are in bold.






    If anyone needs to be refreshed on the weekly rules...

    Each week you select the top five finishers in that weekend's Sprint Cup Series race, as well as the pole sitter of the Sprint Cup Series race, and the winners of that weekend's Xfinity Series and Truck Series events, if they run.

    You will earn points based on where your five drivers finished in the race.

    If you correctly pick the Sprint Cup race's Pole winner, it's 2 points. A correct pick for the winner of the Truck and Xfinity Series races earns you 3 points.

    If any of your drivers finish in the top 5, you'll get 1 point a piece. If any of your drivers finish where you predicted them to in the top 5, you earn 4 points a piece. A correct Cup winner earns you 7 extra points.

    The top 10 in the race results will be awarded season bonus points, with first receiving 10. Bonus points will then decrease by increments of 1, with 10th place getting 1 point. These points will be a part of your season points total all year, and are not subject to the best 15/22 race rule.






    Here's as sample weekly pick:

    These are jgegner's Pocono Race 1 picks from 2010...adjusted for the new 2011 system

    Truck Winner: Ron Hornaday (NO GOOD...possible +3)

    Nationwide: Brad Keselowski (GOOD...+3)

    Cup Pole: Ryan Newman (NO GOOD...possible +2)

    1st: Jimmie Johnson (Finished 5th...+39...+1 point for putting him in the top 5)
    2nd: Kurt Busch (Finished 6th...+39)
    3rd: Denny Hamlin (Finished 1st...+48...+1 point for putting him in the top 5)
    4th: Kevin Harvick (Finished 4th...+41...+1 point for putting him in the top 5...+4 points for picking him in his correct finishing position)
    5th: Tony Stewart (Finished 3rd...+41 points)

    TOTAL: 215




    Your point total (Pre-Chase) is based on your best 15 of 26 races.

    The Chase Grid will be made up of 16 players who qualify based on relevant criteria described below. If you are outside of the Chase, your best 22 of 36 races will count towards your point total, as you compete for 17th place in points.









    This is how the Chase format will work:

    The top 15 with the most wins will earn a spot in the SRD Pick'em Series Chase Grid provided they have entered 20+ races. The 16th Chase position will go to the points leader after 26 races, if the points leader does not have a win.

    If there are fewer than 16 race winners with 20+ starts in the first 26 races, Chase Grid positions will be awarded to those winless who are highest in points, starting with the points leader. If there is a tie in points, the player with more bonus points will be awarded the Chase Grid position. If there is still a tie, weekly average will be the second tiebreaker.

    If there are more than 16 race winners with 20+ starts in the first 26 races, Chase Grid positions will be awarded to those with the most wins who are highest in points. If there is a tie in points, the player with more bonus points will be awarded the Chase Grid position. If there is still a tie, weekly average will be the second tiebreaker.



    The points will be reset. Everyone will be set at 4000 points, with all of their bonus points added to that total. Their weekly average will be added in, as well.

    Here are the other points added in:

    -10 pt bonus per reg. season win
    -To balance out the bonus points column (as people have more races than others), "buffer points" will be added.

    Buffer points are total bonus points over races pre-chase, divided by total weeks entered, multiplied by the number of weeks short of 26 races.



    Starting Chase totals will be made up of...

    - 4000 points
    - Bonus points accrued during the regular season
    - 10 points per regular season win
    - The value of the weekly average after Race 26
    - Buffer points, if any




    Races 27-29: Round of 16
    Should anyone in the Chase Grid win a Round of 16 race, the win earns an automatic advancement to the next round. After those in the Chase Grid who've won a Round of 16 race, Chasers highest in points will be used to make up a field of 12 who will advance to the next round. Bonus points will be the first tiebreaker. Weekly average will be the second tiebreaker. The field of 12 who advance will have their points reset to 6,000, plus bonus points, weekly average, and buffer points. No additional bonus points for wins, either in during the regular season or the Chase, or Chase average will be awarded.

    Chasers who do not advance to the next round will not have their points reset higher or lower, and will simply continue to earn points for the remainder of the Chase. Their final point total will be based on their best 7 of 10 Chase races.





    Races 30-32: Round of 12
    Should anyone in the top 12 win a Round of 12 race, the win earns an automatic advancement to the next round. After those in the top 12 who've won a Round of 12 race, those highest in points will be used to make up a field of 8 who will advance to the next round. Bonus points will be the first tiebreaker. Weekly average will be the second tiebreaker. The field of 8 who advance will have their points reset to 8,000, plus bonus points, weekly average, and buffer points. No additional bonus points for wins, either in during the regular season or the Chase, or Chase average will be awarded.

    Those eliminated after the Round of 12 will have their points reverted back to their original Chase reset total plus points earned in the first 6 Chase races, and will continue to earn points for the remainder of the Chase. Their final point total will be based on their best 7 of 10 Chase races.





    Races 33-35: Round of 8
    Should anyone in the top 8 win a Round of 8 race, the win earns an automatic advancement to the next round. After those in the top 8 who've won a Round of 8race, those highest in points will be used to make up a field of 4 who will advance to the next round. Bonus points will be the first tiebreaker. Weekly average will be the second tiebreaker. The field of 4 who advance will have their points reset to 10,000. No additional bonus points will be awarded.

    Those eliminated after the Round of 8 will have their points reverted back to their original Chase reset total plus points earned in the first 9 Chase races, and will continue to earn points for the remainder of the Chase. They will also have their lowest 2 Chase race scores dropped to align them with the other eliminated Chasers competing for 5th-16th place. Their final score will be based on their best 7 of 10 Chase races.





    Race 36: Championship Four
    The results from this race will determine the SRD Pick'em Series Champion. The highest finisher amongst the remaining 4 eligible Chasers will be the SRD Pick'em Series Champion. Subsequently, 2nd-4th amongst the remaining 4 eligible Chasers will finish 2nd-4th in the final SRD Pick'em standings.

    5th-16th place will be determined by points accrued during the entire Chase, will the best 7 of 10 races making up the final point total.





    Rookie points will remain the same. 20 points will go to top finishing rookie in a week's race results. The 2nd - 10th best rookies in a week's race results will also receive points, decreasing in increments of 2 points, down to the 10th best rookie who gets 2 points. The new feature to the ROTY points is that each rookie will get 1 point per start during the season.


    -Mike :)
     
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  2. UNC_TarHeels

    UNC_TarHeels Well-Known Member

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    sounds good mike
     
  3. scottw73

    scottw73 Well-Known Member

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    You got my vote, can't wait
     
  4. Batman1138

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    what's this busch series you keep talking about?! I'm gonna have to fine you 50 points and $50,000 for every time you say "busch" instead of Nationwide!
     
  5. Mike24

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    lol...still hard to get used to. Busch Series just has the right ring to it...
     
  6. Birdman235

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    I know, right?:LOL:
     
  7. John Gregorio

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    yay used me for the example =]
     
  8. KickAstronaut

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    ..at least he wrote "Cup Pole" and not "Bud"

    and if anyone happens to see the cheap looking metal framed pool table lamps for "Coors Light Official Beer of NASCAR",
    I did those.....:sarcastic:
     
  9. nbaker9-91

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    When are you putting up the Vegas picks thread Mike? I think I have the rules down!
     
  10. Onion

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    im all for it
     
  11. Mike24

    Mike24 Well-Known Member

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    Vegas is up, guys. I just walked in.
     
  12. Mike24

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    SRD Pick'em will continue in 2009, starting with Daytona.

    After the success of the 2008 season's game, I hope everyone looks forward to 2009. :)

    The game is still open to rule changes before the season, so if anyone has any reccomendations, please leave your suggestions here.



    SRD Pick'em Champs:

    2008 - DE3
    2007 - John Gregorio
     
  13. Bgartz29

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    Yea the short lingo for the series were the cup, busch and truck and now the nationwide series has no one syllable jargon for it.

    As for the srd pick 'em, I"m ready to make it 2 consecutive chase appearances:)
     
  14. Mike24

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    The SRD Pick'em Series will continue in 2010, starting with the events at Daytona in February.

    As the SRD Pick'em Series heads into its 4th season (3rd full), I wish everyone luck in 2010, and hope that the 2010 season will be yet another successful year for everyone involved. I'm looking forward to it. :)

    The game is still open to rule changes before the season starts, so if anyone has any recommendations, please leave your suggestions here.


    Series information and rules can be found on the first page of this thread. :)
     
  15. JeffJordan

    JeffJordan Yes, my name is actually Jeff Jordan

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    I love this game!

    Good to see you are running it for another year. I'm ready for another chase appearance, maybe a win or two.

    I actually cost myself two wins in 2009 because of bad preliminary picks.

    The only thing I would reccomend for 2010 is to make the Shootout kind of like Pick 'Em for Cup, maybe guessing the top three, give the duels two picks. That's all I reccomend.
     
  16. zaw24fan

    zaw24fan SRD National Series Director Paint Crew

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    Can't wait!
     
  17. DE3

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    I'm really looking forward to it again this year.
    Can't wait for Daytona!!
     
  18. DannyM

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    Mike, I don't have a rules change suggestion, but I was wondering if a top 5's and/or top 10's column could be placed on the point standing stats...if it's time consuming, then don't worry about it.
     
  19. jarrettkmccoy

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    How do we make our picks each week, through forum posts or something different?
     
  20. Mike24

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    http://www.simracingdesign.com/nascar-discussion/8130-srd-pick-em-2009-daytona-500-a.html


    The non-points events at Daytona work like how the All-Star Race works with the 600. The points earned from those events apply to the weekend total for the 500. :)




    It wouldn't be too hard to do. And not very time consuming, at all.

    I'll just have to see if it would over clutter/complicate how the standings look, with the additional columns and numbers.


    For every week there is a Cup Series race, I will post a thread for the coming race weekend. In that thread you will post your picks for the week.


    Look through some of the old Pick'em threads, and read the first post of this thread for the rules. It's pretty self explanatory. :)

    http://www.simracingdesign.com/nascar-discussion/12919-srd-pick-em-2009-carfax-400-michigan.html
     

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