STEEM Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400 – Preview and Contest
With one race remaining in the second round of the STEEM Cup Series playoffs, these are the current playoff leaders.
The top 12 will move on to the next round following this week’s race, so make sure your picks are in and that you set yourself up to receive all of the potential bonus points!
STEEM Cup Series Results – Alabama 500
It was a tough week for contestants as some of the top drivers were affected by wrecks and penalties. Also contributing to the low scores was the fact that MY DRIVER finished in second place, which limited driver bonus points to only those who had selected the race winner. Here are this week's results.
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.
The total pot for the weekly contest was 26 SBD. The 1st place contestant received 13 SBD, the 2nd place contestant received 7.8 SBD, and the 3rd place contestant received 5.2 SBD. You can find the proof of payouts in my Steem wallet.
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 end with this week’s race.
STEEM Cup Series Contest
Hollywood Casino 400
Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 3:00pm ET
Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kansas
The NASCAR Monster Energy Series heads to Kansas this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas City. The Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile, D-shaped quad-oval track. The race is scheduled for 267 laps, with two 80-lap stages and one final 107-lap stage to determine the race winner.
Martin Truex Jr. had his playoff lead cut from 34 to 19 points last weekend. He still leads the field with 3120 points. Brad Keselowski (3101) moved into second place after a win at the Alabama 500. Kyle Larson (3096), Kevin Harvick (3089) and Denny Hamlin (3088) round out the top five this week. Chase Elliott is just outside of the top five by a one point margin.
The current weather forecast for Sunday’s race in Kansas City has temperatures in the mid-60s with no expected precipitation.
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:
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 Hollywood Casino 400 is: JOEY LOGANO
Contestants cannot choose JOEY LOGANO 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 this week, 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
In a comment on this post, submit the full names of your three drivers. ONLY ONE COMMENT SUBMISSION PER USER, PER WEEKLY CONTEST.
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.
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.
The contest is funded with a minimum pot of 10 SBD. The total weekly pot distribution will be divided as follows:
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.
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