NHMS Launches Fantasy Racing Group
Please note that the group is currently full. We are working with Yahoo to try to design a group that can accommodate more players. All friends of NHMS are still encouraged to create a team on Yahoo and stay tuned on the development of a larger "Fans of NHMS" group.
If you'd like to be contacted to join the larger group, please email FansFirst@nhms.com to get on the list. Thank you!
For the first time ever, fans of NHMS will have the opportunity to compete against one another in a fantasy racing group. The group will be run through Yahoo Fantasy Sports' Auto Racing. The friendly interface and straightforward rules of Yahoo provide a great opportunity for beginner and expert fantasy players alike to compete on a level playing field.
Those that join the Fans of NHMS group will have the opportunity to compete against NHMS Exec. VP/GM Jerry Gappens, as well as other track employees and any special guests we might be able to round up. Additionally, The Granite Stripe blog will write a weekly race preview based on Yahoo's format to help get you prepared for the week. Then, you can go out and try to beat the blog by one-upping its strategy.
The 2012 season is divided into three segments on Yahoo. The prize for the season winner is to-be-determined.
So, how do you sign up!? It's easy and free!
(You can skip ahead if you don't need the step-by-step.)
-You'll need a Yahoo account. Again, this is free.
-Click here to visit http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto and get started.
-Click "Sign Up Now" and create your team. *NOTE: You can hide your email, but winners will be contacted by email, so you will need to disclose if you win, so that we can contact you.
-Once you've created a team, click the "Join Group" button, then click "Select" under join a PRIVATE GROUP. *NOTE: The "Fans of" groups are designed by Yahoo for fans of certain drivers. You may join as many of these as you like as well, but you must JOIN A PRIVATE GROUP to play with NHMS.
-When prompted, enter the League ID# - 2853 and password - nhms
-After clicking "Continue," you will be asked to confirm by clicking "Join Group."
Once you're in, you can start constructing your team!
All rules and scoring will be regulated by Yahoo's standard scoring system and NHMS has no control over this system. Here are the most basic tips and rules to keep in mind:
-You need to start one A-list driver, two B-list drivers and one C-List driver per week. You also want to fill up your bench with the same number of subs.
-You may only start a driver nine times throughout the season, so be smart about when you use a driver.
-A driver on the bench won't use a start and won't get race points, but will get points if they qualify in the top four.
-Be sure to check Yahoo deadlines of when you need to pick your team and until when you can swap drivers between the Start and Bench positions.
Good luck. Live Free and Race!