Frequently Asked Questions

last updated: 03/27/2018


 

1.  How do you play?

2.  How are my team points figured?

3.  When are the race pool results posted?

4.  I won a prize, how do I claim it?

5.  My driver was docked points for a penalty, does that affect my team points?

6. My driver appealed his penalty and won, do I get my points back if my driver does?

7 The points you say I have for the race does not match what I come up with.

8 The points you list for a driver does not match NASCAR's official results for the race.

9.  My driver has not been racing, what can I do?

10.  My driver is racing in the Cup series but has declared another series for points.

11.  My driver has been injured or lost his ride, what can I do?

12.  What happened to the loss of ride and injury rule?

13.  My driver has been suspended, can I swap him?

14.  How can I find out the number of races my driver has not earned points for?

15.  My driver is listed with PE for official results, what does this mean?

16.  My driver meets the criteria for a swap, now what do I do?

17.  I just requested a swap and it was denied, now what?

18.  I just requested a swap and it was accepted, do I need to notify you again for the next race?

19.  I just requested a swap but have not received a confirmation from you, will my swap still go in?

20 My driver has been injured or has lost his ride, do I get the points from the replacement driver?

21 My driver has been injured after he qualified and will not start the race, what can I do?

22 My driver has been released from his ride and is joining another team, will I get the points he earns in his new car?

23 With 10 races to go NASCAR is resetting the points of one of my driver(s), will my team points be affected?

24.  My Teams is listed as unpaid, what does this mean?

25.  What does joining the mailing list do for me?  How do I subscribe/unsubscribe?

26.  I have subscribed to the email list but i'm not the receiving unofficial results or updates.

27.  Where do I mail my entry and who do I make the check out to?


Q.  "How do you play?"

A.  You choose your team by picking one driver from each of the groups.  After picking and submitting your team all you need to do is make sure you all your drivers are active each week.  (see rules for swap options)

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Q.  "How are my team points figured?"

A.  Your team points are the total of what each one of your 9 drivers earns for each race, this is based on NASCAR's official race results.  All of Nacar's official race results are available at the archive page.

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Q. "When are the race pool results posted?"

A. I send out to all those on the mailing list the unofficial race pool results soon after the completion of the race.  I then post the official race pool results soon after Nascar's official results are released.

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Q. "I won a prize, how do I claim it?"

A. I mail out prizes every few weeks, if you havent received your prize just click on the claim prize link and fill out the form.  You can also check in at the winners page at the website to see if your prize was mailed.

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Q.  "My driver was docked points for a penalty, does that affect my team points?"

A.  Yes, if Nascar penalizes a driver by taking championship points away then I will apply the same penalty to all teams with that driver.  This will be applied to your team at the time the penalty is officially announced.  The penalty is applied to your overall total not to your points for the week.

If your driver has been disqualified for the race and/or his finish position is changed  by Nascar this will affect your points earned for the week.

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Q.  "My driver appealed his penalty and won, do I get my points back if my driver does?"

A.  Yes, if Nascar returns points to a driver I will return the same points to all teams that have that driver.  This will be applied to your team at the time the penalty reversal is officially announced.  The returned points are added back to your overall total not to your points for the week.

NOTE: You must have that driver at the time of the penalty and still have him at the time the penalty reversal is announced to get the returned points.

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Q. “The points you say I have for the race does not match what I come up with.”

A.  Click on the race summary link from the archive page for the race in question to verify your points for that race.  First verify who I have listed as your driver(s) then compare what I have listed for the points earned for that driver(s) to Nascar's official race results.  The link to the Official Nacar Race Report for each race is also provided on the archive page.  If we don't match drivers or my points listed don't match Nascar's official points please notify me @ racepooladmin@oxfordhillbilly.com.

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Q. “The points you list for a driver does not match NASCAR's official results for the race.”

A. The way Nascar list the points makes it a little confusing.  How bonus and stage points are awarded along with what is earned for each position are explained here. 

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Q.  "My driver has not been racing, what can I do?"

A.  You can use a free swap if you have any remaining or you can wait until your driver has not earned points for three consecutive races to swap under the inactive rule.

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Q.  "My driver has declared another series as their series to earn points in, will I still earn points for my driver?

A. No, if your driver earns no points from Nascar you will earn no points for that driver. 

NOTE:  Nascar has made a new rule for 2011:  Before the start of the season a driver has to declare one racing series they want to run for the championship in. They can only earn driver points for this declared racing series.  They may race in the any other series and are eligible for the money and car owner points but not the driver points.  Since your points are based on Nascar's official driver points you will not earn points for any driver that has declared the truck or nationwide series for their championship run.  I do try to screen these drivers out but it cannot be gaurenteed.  It is the players responsibility to determine the drivers ride status.  How will you know if you have one of these drivers?  You will see your driver on Nascar's official race results but there will be no points earned for that position.

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Q.  "My driver has been injured or lost his ride, what can I do?"

A. You can use a free swap if you have any remaining or you can wait until your driver has not earned points for three consecutive races to swap under the inactive rule.

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Q.  "What happened to the loss of ride and injury rule?"

A.  You may no longer make a swap if your driver is injured or loses his ride.  I made this change to simplify the pool for all of us.  It has been getting increasingly difficult each year for me to determine when a driver has actually lost his ride.  Many times drivers may sit out a race or two for whatever reasons.  I need to base my decisions on official info, which rarely is available when a driver suddenly stops racing.  By covering the loss of a driver with the inactive rule I can make my decision by Nascar's official race results, pretty much black and white for everyone.  The inactive rule was reduced from 4 to 3 consecutive races and is now tied to if your driver earns points for the race instead of if your driver attempts to make the race or not.  Easier for both you and I to track for eligibility.

NEW FOR 2016: To help when a driver suddenly stops racing I have changed the free swap provision.  You can now make 2 free swaps per season.  Your free swaps can be requested anytime after green flag for daytona, up to the start of qualifying for race #36.  Swaps, if accepted will go in for the next race not yet qualifyed for.

 

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Q.  "My driver has been suspended, can I swap him for another driver?"

A.  You can use a free swap if you have any remaining or you can wait until your driver has not earned points for three consecutive races to swap under the inactive rule.

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Q.  "How can I find out the number of races my driver has not earned points for?"

A. I keep track on the points by race page at the website. You can find it under the stats link.  This information is based on NASCAR's official race results, if your driver has earned points for the race it will be listed on NASCAR's official race results.  If your driver has not earned points for 3 consecutive races your driver is eligible to be swapped.  The links to the official lineup and official results for each race can be accessed from the archive page.

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Q.  "My driver is listed with PE for official results, what does this mean?"

A.  PE means your driver/team submitted their entry form past Nascar's deadline- they are eligible for prize money but not points.

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Q.  "My driver meets the criteria for a swap, now what do I do?"

A.  All swap requests should be made to racepooladmin@oxfordhillbilly.com Sometimes it may take me a couple days to respond due to the volume of swaps, but I do generally respond to them before qualifying.

When requesting a swap please use the following as a guide-

  1. Requests should always contain the name of the team owner and also the team name (if one is used), those that don't include a team name cannot be gauranteed to be put in on time.

  2. Make sure it says swap in the subject line.

  3. Swap requests should be worded as follows: Replace "current driver" with "new driver".  If accepted I will put the new driver in at next available race not yet qualified for.

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Q.  "I just requested a swap and it was denied, now what?"

A.  You will need to make another request if your driver becomes eligible in the future.

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Q.  “I just requested a swap and it was accepted, do I need to notify you again for the next race?”

A.  No, once I accept a swap your all set.

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Q.  “I just requested a swap but I have not received a confirmation email from you, is it too late to put my swap in?"

A.  I will try to respond to swap requests before qualifying for the upcoming race either accepting or denying the request.  Emails can get lost in cyberspace for a variety of reasons, the racepool however cannot be responsible for lost swap requests.

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Q. “My driver has been injured or has lost his ride, do I get the points from the replacement driver?"

A. No, if your driver earns no points you will earn no points for that group.

NOTE:  If your driver completes at least the first lap of the race and is then replaced by a relief driver, your driver (along with you), will still earn the points for the finish of that car.

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Q. “My driver has been injured after he qualified and will not start the race, what can I do?"

A. You can do nothing for the race already qualified for.  However if it looks like your driver will be out for awhile and you haven't used your free swap you can make a change for the upcoming race. Another option is if he does not earn points for 3 consecutive races then your driver will be eligible to be swapped at that time.

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Q. “My driver has been released from his ride and is joining another team, will I get the points he earns in his new car?”

A. Yes, your points are based on driver points so it does not matter what car your driver earns them in.

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Q. "NASCAR is resetting the points of one of my driver(s) for the chase, will my team points be affected?"

A.  No, your team points are based on the total of what your drivers earn for each race.

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Q. "My Team is listed as unpaid, what does this mean?"

A.  There is an issue with the payment for this team, you need to contact me asap please.  Unpaid teams will not be eligible for any prizes.

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Q.  "What does joining the mailing list do for me?  How do I subscribe/unsubscribe?"

A.  Those who join the mailing list will receive reminders and announcements for any important race pool information that may come up during the season.  I also send out unofficial race pool results soon after the completion of the race to those who are on the mailing list.  To subscribe simply click on the subscribe link,  use the unsubscribe link within the email to remove yourself from the list.

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Q.  "I have subscribed to the mailing list but I'm not receiving all of the weekly results or updates."

A.  This is usually an issue for those with a yahoo/hotmail account... Check your spam settings. Some email services may tag my 'bulk' emails as spam because of the size of the list.  There should be a setting within your spam filter to accept all emails from the race pool.

 


Q.  "Where do I mail my entry and who do I make the check out to?"

A.  You can mail entries to: Tim Jackson Po Box 17 Oxford, Maine 04270  Make checks payable to "Tim Jackson"

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