Each week you play, you’re assigned a car number that corresponds to a car number that’s in a race. After the race, you win the number of points that car scored in the real race. The competitor with the highest number of points at the end of the season wins.
Yes. There is no action required once you’ve clicked the giant green button that makes your picks. When the race is over, you will be awarded points.
Because it’s fun.
You get one pick each race during the NASCAR season (February through November). You will need to place a new pick each race.
No. Anyone with a Twitter account can play, even if you don’t like NASCAR.
Sorry, but you’re stuck with the driver you picked. Better luck next week!
Nope. There’s no registration required. You just press the “Tweet My Pick” button on a race week and you’re entered.
It is free to play.
Races that do not have a sponsor listed on the schedule page are available for your sponsorship. The sponsorship program is strictly a barter program—no cash is exchanged. If you have something cool or interesting to offer in exchange for race sponsorship on this fine website, I want to hear about it.
The driver with the most points at the end of the season wins a prize.
The prize for 2017 is the Random Fantasy Racing Trophy presented by Jon Wood.
No. You collect points all season long, and whoever has the most points at the end of the year wins.
Although efforts are made to avoid including cars that might not make or attempt the race, sometimes an exceptionally crappy car makes the list of available cars that are selected and fails to make the field. If you pick a car that did not qualify for the race, sorry, but you’re stuck with it and you get zero points. Try picking a better car next time.
If the driver of your pick has declared points another series—such as the XFINITY Series or the Camping World Truck Series—they will not receive driver points from NASCAR. Fortunately for you, in Random Fantasy Racing, you will earn the number of points that would have been given to the driver had they been eligible for points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
No. The spirit of the game is that it’s truly random. Sometimes you’ll get Jimmie Johnson, and sometimes you’ll get a BK Racing car.
Yes. You need to have a Twitter account to play. Fortunately, you can create one of those for free on Twitter.com.
Yes. You can delete the tweet if you want, but it’s a requirement in order for your pick to be logged. Plus, the public spectacle of seeing your pick sent out to all your friends is fun and leads to trash-talking, which everyone likes.
No. When you approve the app to make your pick, the only thing that happens is your pick is tweeted and logged in our system. It doesn’t make your account tweet more things, it doesn’t change your bio, it doesn’t make you follow anyone. It just tweets exactly one time whenever you press the giant green button on randomfantasyracing.com to make a pick.
No. Nobody is ever exposed to your email address and it is not collected.
No. Random Fantasy Racing only follows the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Support Level 1: Tell your friends about Random Fantasy Racing.
Support Level 2: Follow @steveluvender and tweet nice things.
Support Level 3: Buy a Random Fantasy Racing sticker.
Support Level 4: Sponsor a race.
Check This Week’s Picks and see if your Twitter username appears. If your username appears, your pick was recorded and you can go on with your day. If your name does not appear, your pick was not recorded.
Picks are closed sometime during each actual race. Once picks are closed, you can no longer make a pick for that race. Try to remember to make a pick during the week before a race so you’re not left without a pick and sad.
If you forget to make a pick, but you really wanted to make a pick, that’s a shame. There are many ways to remind yourself of an upcoming race.
No. Like diamonds, a Random Fantasy Racing pick is forever.
All picks and data are based off your Twitter handle. If you change your Twitter handle, there will be data for both your old handle and your new one. Inconvenience me by tweeting me if you changed your Twitter username so you can keep all your precious points from previous races.
You are given a car number each week, rather than a driver name. That’s because some teams take a committee approach to their driver staff and it’s difficult to keep up with day-to-day changes. Plus, I heard some people get into trouble for using the “E” word.
The 2015 and 2016 Random Fantasy Racing seasons were calculated manually using Google Sheets. Then, the data was imported to the RandomFantasyRacing.com you see today and matched against the real-world results and points values—it turns out that there were a few scoring errors made when points were calculated by hand. The 2015 spreadsheet and the 2016 spreadsheet will remain online and available for reference, but the 2015 and 2016 stats displayed on RandomFantasyRacing.com are official.
No. Random Fantasy Racing is an independent fan project.
The prestigious Earnhardt-Foyt Cup, named after Kerry Earnhardt and Larry Foyt, is awarded to the lowest driver in points who has started every race.
That’s impossible because Random Fantasy Racing is already perfect. But if you really have an idea to make it better, you can heave tweets toward @steveluvender.
Sometimes things break. If something seems broken, please yell at @steveluvender and I will do my best to not make the situation even worse.
Random Fantasy Racing is a Steve Luvender disaster.