STEEM Cup Series: Alabama 500 – Preview and Contest

in #sports4 years ago

steem_cup_series3.jpg


The second round of the STEEM Cup Series playoffs is underway and there are some movers and shakers in the mix!


Here are the current playoff standings after the conclusion of last weekend’s Bank of America 500.


PlaceContestantPoints
1st@freebornangel1396
2nd@antv1254
3rd@lydon.sipe1120
4th@kellyskardsfl1071
5th@mirda997
6th@coolthings993
7th@dylanhobalart987
8th@ragnaros976
9th@skylineking88968
10th@andy23962
11th@starline961
12th@richq11953
13th@allmonitors925
14th@realistnews901
15th@scaredycatguide883
16th@heroic15397830
17th@agcrypt796
18th@sevinwilson747
19th@hendrix22734
20th@cmoljoe702
21st@unhorsepower777697
22nd@buzzbeergeek689
23rd@dwolfe652


There are only two more races until the playoff field is reduced to 12 contestants, so your participation and picks are important!



STEEM Cup Series Results – Bank of America 500



PlaceContestantPoints
1st@allmonitors108
2nd@truconspiracy106
3rd@agcrypt106 (105.5)


The totals in parentheses are the true totals after all calculations and those point values are used for weekly placement. The rounded totals are used for monthly and season calculations.

Winnings will be paid out for this contest after the preview post for it closes.

Please keep in mind that all points will accumulate for the monthly and season-long contests. Here are the top-10 contestants for the STEEM Cup Series through the current month’s standings. The top-5 contestants each month will receive prizes and the top-10 for the season will also receive prizes. The current monthly contest will run through the end of October.


PlaceContestantPoints
1st@antv547
2nd@davor27532
3rd@investwarrior507
4th@barcalogia492
5th@realistnews482
6th@heroic15397479
7th@vicpics474
8th@thundersam472
9th@brian.rrr453
10th@hendrix22440



STEEM Cup Series Contest


Race Information


Alabama 500
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 2:00pm ET
Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Alabama

For this weekend’s Alabama 500, the NASCAR playoffs head to the longest track on the Monster Energy Series circuit: the Talladega Superspeedway. The superspeedway is a 2.66-mile tri-oval track. The race is scheduled for 188 laps, with two 55-lap stages and one final 78-lap stage to determine the race winner.

Martin Truex Jr. (3106) increased his playoff lead last weekend to 34 points over second place, which returned to Kyle Larson (3072). Kevin Harvick moved into third with 3069 points, followed by Chase Elliott (3059) and Denny Hamlin (3056). Kyle Busch dropped from second to sixth place and currently trails Hamlin by just one point.

The current weather forecast for Sunday’s race in Talladega has high temperatures in the mid-80s with a slight chance of rain.

You can find the drivers’ updated qualifying times/positions prior to race time at the following link: NASCAR Race Center.



Driver Selections and Points


Please note the changes that have been made for the remainder of the season and the addition of the playoff format below.

Each contestant will choose three drivers for the weekly STEEM Cup Series from the field of qualifying drivers. Based on the number of drivers and the final results of the race, drivers will be assigned points as follows:


ResultsPoints Awarded
1st place40
2nd place39
3rd place38
......
38th place3
39th place2
40th place1


Once these points are tallied, they will be divided by 2. After the points are divided, the following bonus points will be awarded:

+15 points for unique driver combinations. If two or more contestants select the same drivers, then only the first contestant to post those selections will earn the bonus points. ENTRIES THAT ARE NOT UNIQUE DRIVER COMBINATIONS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ADDITIONAL BONUS POINTS.

+20 points for the race winner.

+5 points for each driver finishing the race ahead of MY DRIVER.

My selected driver for the Alabama 500 is: RYAN NEWMAN
Contestants cannot choose RYAN NEWMAN as one of their drivers for this race.



STEEM Cup Series Playoff Format


The first round ended with the Apache Warrior 400 on October 1st.

After completion of the Hollywood Casino 400 on October 22nd, the top-12 contestants in the season contest will have 100 bonus points applied to their season total.

After completion of the Can-Am 500 on November 12th, the top-5 contestants in the season contest will have 100 bonus points applied to their season total.

The Ford Ecoboost 400 will be the season championship race.

All weekly and monthly contests will continue as scheduled with regular scoring and separate prize pools.



How to Play and Win


  1. In a comment on this post, submit the full names of your three drivers. ONLY ONE COMMENT SUBMISSION PER USER, PER WEEKLY CONTEST.

  2. Submissions will be confirmed and locked in at the start of the weekly race. ALL CONTEST SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED START TIME OF THE RACE. Late submissions and any edits after that time will be automatically disqualified from the weekly contest.

  3. There will be three winners each week. The winners will be the contestants with the most points gained, based on the points distribution outlined in Driver Selections. All point totals earned from all contestants will carry over for the monthly and season-long contests.

  4. The contest is funded with a minimum pot of 10 SBD. The total weekly pot distribution will be divided as follows:


PlaceRewards Percentage
1st50%
2nd30%
3rd20%


In the event of a tie, the true point total (non-rounded value of total points) will be used in an attempt to break the tie. If a tie remains, then the pot will be split between the tying contestants.



Please help with outreach by sharing this post outside of Steemit!

One of the goals for this contest and the fantasy sports development project is to bring sports fans/enthusiasts to Steemit, keep them engaged on the platform, and onboard them into the Steem ecosystem. So, please invite your friends and family to Steemit and share this with any NASCAR/racing fans or sports enthusiasts. Growing the active user base can benefit all users and investors, no matter their interests.

As always, please ReSteem this post and let’s grow the sports community through posting, discussing, competing, and earning!

Thank you for participating and good luck!


Special thanks to @blocktrades for supporting and sponsoring this Steemit community event!

Please show him support in return with a witness vote and by using the BlockTrades services.

blocktrades0cfd9.jpg


Follow me: @ats-david

Sort:  

Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick

Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr

Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin

@ats-david!
Good contes in the your post my friends, thanks in the support

Dale Earnhadrt JR
D. Hamlin
Joey Logano

kyle busch
brad keselowski
denny hamlin

Kyle Larson
Martin Treux Jr.
Brad Keselowski

kyle busch
brad keselowski
denny hamlin

i think this post should be best..because this post write about to use good content and best topics...I'm waiting for your next post..

It has always been a good content. Would be the best if you drop a comment with your picks relevant to the race ;-)

Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Dale Earnhardt Jr

Kyle Larson
Martin Treux Jr.
Matt Kenseth

Brad Keselowski
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Martin Treux Jr.

Kyle Larson
Martin Treux Jr.
Brad Keselowski

Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Jimmie Johnson

Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Martin Treux Jr.

Martin Truex jr.
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick

Chase Elliott
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski
Jamie McMurray
Ryan Blaney

Can't believe I showed last week. That is friggin awesome!

Same here :-)

Congrats to you as well!

Best of luck too on the next race ;-)

Yup, same to you, bud!

Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin

Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski

Joey Logano
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski

Martin Treux jr
Kyle larson
Kevin harvick

Dale Earnhardt Jr
Jimmie Johnson
Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne
Kevin Harvick
Martin Truex, Jr.

Kurt Busch
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Blaney

kyle busch
brad keselowski
denny hamlin

Good luck to all

Will that include you? Join instead, cheers :-)

Read the "Race Information" in this post and all should be fine ;)

Brad Keselowski
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Kevin Harvick

Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick

Great post thanks for sharing

Brad Keselowski
Ricky Stenhouse
Dale Earnhardt Jr

Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson

Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson

this post seems very nice and informative. i like it

Everyone loves racing contest, why not join instead.

Chase Elliott
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Brad Keselowski

Kurt Busch
Jimmie Johnson
Denny Hamlin

kevin harvick
kasey kahne
Kyle busch

Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliot

Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Larson

Erik Jones
Daniel Suarez
Austin Dillon

Terrific work Thank you :)

Hey dude i likes this post
And congrats to the winners and also who loses don't lose hope because you are selected from a crowd of 6 billion , i wish you also perform well next time

Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski

1 -Kurt Busch
2 -Kyle Larson
3 -Kevin Harvick

Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick

Thank you very much for getting STEAM Cup Series.

kyle busch
kyle larson
denny hamlin

kyle busch
kyle larson
Kurt Busch

Martin Treux Jr.
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Larson

Brad Keselowski
Joey Lagano
Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr
Chase Elliott
Martin truex

Kyle Larson
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr

Kyle Busch
Martin Treux Jr.
Matt Kenseth

Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Joey Logano

Joey Logano
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin
Matt Kenneth
Ryan Blaney

Dale Earnhardt Jr
CHASE
ELLIOTT
Martin Treux Jr.

Chase Elliott
Kyle Larson
Martin Truex Jr.

The winner is worth the prize. Congrats.

Definitely! That is why we participate all the time. You must too!

smashing, follow up

Hello good post my name is Yudexis Jaume and I am from venezuela can you give a vote to my last post? @ats-david

Wow! You are hot!