NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, FanDuel announced a new fantasy product bringing the thrill and passion of NASCAR to the world of daily fantasy sports. FanDuel Fantasy NASCAR will launch on FanDuel.com and on the FanDuel app just in time for the iconic GEICO 500 on Sunday, April 29 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
This marks FanDuel’s entrance into the world of auto racing with its first ever NASCAR Free Play Series where sports fans can compete for $25,000 in prizes, including a VIP Trip to Daytona. For more details on FanDuel’s NASCAR product visit www.fanduel.com/daytona.
“We are a company powered by sports fans with products powered for sports fans,” said Nik Bonaddio, Head of Product, FanDuel. “Our fans wanted us to develop a NASCAR product and we listened. Our new NASCAR game gives users a brand new sport to play when visiting our site, further making FanDuel a true year-round sports destination.”
In FanDuel Fantasy NASCAR, players will select five drivers prior to the start of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race. In typical daily fantasy fashion, each driver will be assigned a monetary value and users will have to select five drivers that fit under a salary cap.
Additional scoring information:
- Each Lap Completed: +0.10 FP
- Each Lap Led: +0.10 FP
- Place Differential: +/- 1 FP (Start position - Finish Position)
- Finishing Position: 43 points to 1st, 40 to 2nd, 39 to 3rd, 38 to 4th, etc...
For advice on team selection, numberFire, FanDuel’s next generation sports analytics platform, will provide a series of strategy-focused articles in a special numberFire Strategy Center featured on the FanDuel NASCAR page.
Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports in pursuit of its mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel offers a multitude of one-day, weekly and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, NASCAR, WNBA, and the EPL, with new public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to thousands of players. The Official Partner of the NBA, FanDuel drives fan engagement, hosting numerous live events and creating once-in- a-lifetime experiences for sports fans throughout the year. FanDuel is based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. FanDuel has raised funding from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.