Rules: Weekly Play
The scoring period for FSR is weekly, Tuesday to Monday. All League Standings will process on Tuesday with the results from the prior week.
|TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE* (ALL TIMES EASTERN)|
|DAY & TIME||MONDAY||TUESDAY||WED-SUN||SUNDAY|
|4:00am: Sunday trades process||3:00am: Rosters unlock for upcoming week.
(The initial weekly run)
|9:00am: Trades lock|
|Drivers lock at
the scheduled race-time
NOTE: Waivers process each day at approximately 3 a.m. ET. During the course of the FSR season, official scoring changes may occur. While we want to make every effort to keep in line with the official stats, we feel that after a certain period of time scoring changes would be too disruptive to the flow of the game.
Our policy is to correct all scoring changes within two weeks of the end of the race in question. Scoring changes that occur beyond two weeks from the end of a game will not be reflected.
Additionally, once the first week of the FSR playoffs have kicked off, we will not make adjustments in order to preserve the regular-season standings. Once the Fantasy Stock Car playoff matchups have kicked off we will not make adjustments affecting the first round matchups.
STANDARD GAME: ACTIVE ROSTER & BENCH
You will draft a team of four (4) Sprint Cup Drivers for your Fantasy Racing team. Your team's Active roster consists of three (3) Sprint Cup Drivers. Only your Active roster will accumulate points for your team. Your fourth Driver is inactive ( i.e. on the Bench). Drivers on your Bench still gain personal stats but these are NOT included as points for your team.
At the beginning of the season, the ESPN League Office places certain superstar drivers on ESPN's official Undroppable List. By definition, a "superstar" driver is one that raced extremely well the prior year. However, during the current racing year, ESPN updates and changes driver values due to performance and/or injury.
These "undroppable" drivers are ineligible to be dropped directly to waivers. The reason this is done is to prevent collusion. Otherwise, a weaker team (such as one that will most likely not make the playoffs as the end of the season draws near) could simply drop their star drivers to waivers to be picked up by higher-ranked teams in the league. Actions like this undermine the legitimacy of competition.
On the flip side, in-season changes to this list also allow team owners the flexibility of dropping last year's studs who turned into this year's duds (dare we say Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2007?) or simply free up a slot for an intriguing rookie (like Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007). Lastly, the Undroppable List also curbs team owner tendencies to hastily drop top drivers after only one or two bad performances.
The list of "Undroppable Drivers" is determined and managed solely at the discretion of the ESPN League Office. Note that the undroppable status does NOT affect your ability to move a driver in and out of your starting lineup or trade the driver to another team.
NOTE: Custom Leagues have the option of whether or not to observe the Undroppable Drivers list.