Nascar – Playoffs Grid Challenge – Win a check payable to the First Place Prize Winner in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10000).

RULESTHE NASCAR PLAYOFFS GRID CHALLENGE
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1) ELIGIBILITY.

The NASCAR PLAYOFFS GRID CHALLENGE (the “Game”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Participants must be 13 years of age or older at time of registration in order to play the Game. Employees of NASCAR Digital Media, LLC (“NDM” or “Sponsor”); drivers, teams and properties that participate in NASCAR-sanctioned events; SportsHub Technologies LLC; JHE Production LLC; and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or representatives, and each of their respective employees, dealers or retailers, advertising or promotion agencies (collectively the “Game Entities”); and NASCAR, LLC, Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Government Employees Insurance Company, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, and each of their respective affiliates; and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, members, successors, agents and assigns (collectively with the Game Entities, the “Released Parties”) are not eligible to win any prizes. Immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings, and spouse) and household members (living in the same household for two or more months in any calendar year, whether or not related) of such persons are also ineligible to win any prizes. SportsHub Technologies LLC is the Game administrator (“Game Administrator”). JHE Production LLC is the prize fulfillment administrator (“Prize Fulfillment Administrator”). By entering the Game, participants accept and agree to be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final. Game is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Game may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering the Game, participants agree to provide certain personally identifiable information to NDM which NDM will have the right to use for the benefit of NDM and its affiliates, and in accordance with the NASCAR Privacy Policy: https://www.nascar.com/privacy-statement.

2) REGISTRATION WINDOW.

Registration for the Game begins on or about August 30, 2021 and ends at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 7, 2021 (the “Registration Period”). Participants may create entries at any point throughout the Game during the Registration Period. The drivers officially qualifying for the Round of 16 of The NASCAR Playoffs will be set on or about August 29th. Users will have the option to update their selections of which drivers will advance to the Round of 12 until 6:00pm ET on September 5, 2021. See below for the remaining grid deadlines for additional rounds. Once a round locks, entries can still be created and leagues joined, however grid selections will no longer be accepted for that round. The NASCAR.COM servers are the official time clock for the Game.

3) HOW TO ENTER.

There is no purchase necessary and no fee to register. Register for the game via the Game website at https://fantasygames.nascar.com/playoffs (the “Website”) and follow the instructions to register for the Game. You must create or log in to an existing NASCAR.com account in order to register for the Game. Limit one (1) registration/authorized account per person/e-mail address.

During the Registration Period, log in to your NASCAR.com account and then either click on the “Create an Entry” link, begin selecting a driver to advance, or click on the “Entries” tab and “Create New Entry” to begin. You will be prompted to create an Entry Name and agree to these Official Rules before your Entry is complete. Once your entry is created, fill out the first section of your Playoffs Grid Round of 16 by selecting the twelve (12) drivers out of the field of sixteen (16) drivers you believe will advance from Round of 16 to Round of 12. List the drivers in the order you believe they will be positioned in Round of 12. Once you have selected the twelve (12) NASCAR Cup Series™ drivers you believe will make it through, click “Save” on your Playoffs Grid thereby entering it into the Game. To add additional Entries, visit the Entries tab at the top of the page and click on Create New Entry. Limit three (3) Entries per person/e-mail address/authorized account. You may log in to your account and submit changes to your initial Playoffs Grid at any time prior to 6:00 p.m. ET on September 5, 2021. Any changes to your Playoffs Grid submitted for a current round after that round closes will not be considered for that round. Additional or new entries can be created at any time during the registration window, subject to the three-entry limit, however selections are only accepted during the stated round open windows. You will have the opportunity to submit selections for the following round once it opens. All Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of registration/entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) who is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any participant who attempts to create additional accounts using multiple email addresses or under multiple identities, or uses any other device to enter more than three (3) Entries into the Game will be disqualified as determined by the Operator in its sole discretion. False or deceptive Entries or acts will render all of that participant’s Entries ineligible in Operator’s sole discretion.

4) ADDITIONAL ROUNDS.

The Round of 8 will open within twelve (12) hours of release of the Official Race Results following the Bristol race, on Sunday, September 18th, 2021. You must log into NASCAR.com, click on the Game link, fill in the next portion of the Playoffs Grid by selecting the eight (8) drivers you believe will advance from the Round of 12 to the Round of 8 (listing them in your anticipated positioning order), and submit your Playoffs Grid before 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The Championship 4 will open within twelve (12) hours of release of the Official Race Results following the Charlotte race, on Sunday, October 10, 2021. You must log in, click on the Game link, fill in the next portion of the Playoffs Grid by selecting the four (4) drivers you believe will advance from the Round of 8 to the Championship Round (listing them in your anticipated positioning order), and submit your Playoffs Grid before 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

The Championship Round™ will open within 12 hours of release of the Official Race Results following the Martinsville race, on Sunday, October 31, 2021. You must log in, click on the Game link, select the driver you believe will be the Playoffs Champion, and submit your Playoffs Grid before 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

If the first race in a Round does not start and gets postponed to a different date, Operator may choose to extend the deadline for submitting Playoffs Grids for that Round, in its sole discretion. In that case, the new closing date/time will be posted on the Game home page.

You may log in to your account and submit changes to your Playoffs Grid at any time during the open period prior to the deadline for submission for each Round. The status of your Playoffs Grid at the submission deadline for each Round will be your entry for that Round.

For each Round, you will be selecting drivers from the actual list of drivers in each stage, regardless of whether or not you had previously selected those drivers to advance in your Playoffs Grid.

If you fail to submit your Playoffs Grid in any of these additional Rounds in the Game, you will not receive any points for that Round, but you may continue to play in subsequent Rounds.

5) CREATING AND JOINING LEAGUES.

After you submit your initial Playoffs Grid in the Round of 16, you will have the opportunity to create or join a league. Follow the onscreen instructions depending on your choice to create a new league or join an existing league. If you choose to create a league, you will be given the opportunity to name the league and to make it public or private. Anyone may join a public league. League maximum is 500 participants. You must have the applicable password to join a private league. Creating or joining a league is not required for playing the Game and does not impact prize eligibility. League play is for entertainment purposes only, there are no prizes for winning a League.

6) SCORING.

Participants will receive points following the final race in each Round throughout each Round of the Game based on Playoffs standings after each Round, as determined by NASCAR Timing and Scoring.

Participants will receive ten (10) points for each driver selected that advances in the Playoffs grid for each round except the Championship Round™. For the Championship Round™ the correct driver chosen as the final Champion driver from the Championship race will receive 40 points.

Drivers that have been picked in the exact ranking order of the Playoffs standings following the conclusion of a Round will receive five (5) bonus points, and one (1) point for each driver that was one spot before or after the exact ranking, with the exception of the Championship Round™. For the Championship Round™, no position bonus points will be awarded, only the 40 points for the correct pick.

For example, if you select Driver A to advance to Round of 8 in the 5th position, and he is ranked 5th after the round, you would receive 15 points (10 points for advancing plus 5 points for the exact ranking position). If Driver A advanced, but in the 4th or 6th position, you would receive 11 points (10 points for advancing plus 1 point for being one slot away from the exact ranking). If Driver A advanced, but more than one ranking position away from your pick, you would earn 10 points for that pick.

A perfect Playoffs Grid can earn a maximum 400 points.

The points and bonus points for all four rounds in a single Entry will then be added together to determine the First, Second, and Third Place Prize winners for the Game.

7) HOW TO WIN.

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: One (1) First Place Prize will be awarded to the eligible participant who has the largest sum of total points in a single Entry at the conclusion of the Game, as determined by Game rules. If there is a tie for the First Place Prize Winner position, then the tied participant who selected the correct Playoffs Champion in the Championship Round will be the First Place Prize Winner. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 8 will win. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 12 will win, and so forth, until a First Place Prize Winner is selected. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant who submitted their pick the earliest for the Championship Round as logged by the NASCAR.com Game server will be the winner. The First Place Prize Winner will be determined on or about November 9, 2021. The First Place Prize winner is determined based on skill by earning the highest number of points for the Game in a single Entry from among eligible participants.

SECOND PLACE PRIZE: One (1) Second Place Prize will be awarded to the eligible participant who has the second largest sum of total points in a single Entry at the conclusion of the Game, as determined by Game rules, OR is tied for the largest sum, but is not deemed the First Place Prize winner due to tie-break procedures. If there is a tie for the Second Place Prize Winner position, then the tied participant who selected the correct Playoffs Champion in the Championship Round will be the Second Place Prize Winner. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 8 will win. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 12 will win, and so forth, until a Second Place Prize Winner is selected. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant who submitted their pick the earliest for the Championship Round as logged by the NASCAR.com Game server will be the winner. The Second Place Prize Winner will be determined on or about November 9, 2021. The Second Place Prize winner is determined based on skill by earning the second highest number of points for the Game in a single entry from among eligible participants.

THIRD PLACE PRIZE: One (1) Third Place Prize will be awarded to the eligible participant who has the third largest sum of total points in a single Entry at the conclusion of the Game, as determined by Game rules, OR is tied with three or more participants for the largest sum, but is not deemed the First Place Prize winner or the Second Place Prize winner, BUT IS deemed the Third Place Prize Winner due to tie-break procedures. If there is a tie for the Third Place Prize Winner position, then the tied participant who selected the correct Playoffs Champion in the Championship Round will be the Third Place Prize Winner. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 8 will win. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant with the highest number of points in the Round of 12 will win, and so forth, until a Third Place Prize Winner is selected. If, after that tie-breaking round, a tie still remains, the tied participant who submitted their pick the earliest for the Championship Round as logged by the NASCAR.com Game server will be the winner. The Third Place Prize Winner will be determined on or about November 9, 2021. The Third Place Prize winner is determined based on skill by earning the third highest number of points for the Game in a single Entry from among eligible participants.

LEADERBOARD AND RANKINGS: The online Leaderboard and rankings will reflect the scores of all participants in the Game, not all of whom may be eligible to win Prizes. Therefore, the players listed at the top of the Leaderboard will not necessarily be the winners of the Game. Operator’s decisions regarding eligibility and qualification of participants as winners in the Game are final and binding.

ENTRY CREATION AND SUBMISSION Entries may be created at any time throughout The Playoffs. Entries created after the initial round might not be able to accumulate enough points to contend for prizes, but certainly remain eligible for prizes, to the extent the Entry is otherwise eligible.

8) NOTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION.

First Place Prize Winner, Second Place Prize Winner, and Third Place Prize Winner are, collectively, the “Winners.” Prize Fulfillment Administrator will notify potential First Place Prize Winner by e-mail at the e-mail address provided in the Game registration within three (3) business days following determination of the potential Winners. Potential Second and Third Place Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail within three business days following confirmation of the immediately preceding winner. Potential Winners, or their parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and an IRS W-9 form within seven (7) days of receipt to claim the prize. If an e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner does not respond to the notification within the timeframe, or if a potential winner does not return the signed documentation to claim the prize within the designated time period, or if a potential winner is determined to be ineligible, or not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, then such potential winner will be disqualified, the prize forfeited, and an alternate winner determined and notified in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor and Prize Fulfillment Administrator are not responsible for an e-mail notification being sent to a spam folder or otherwise not being received by a potential winner for any reason. Participants are solely responsible for checking their e-mails and spam folders for notifications, which will come from a >csm.com< e-mail address. In the event of disqualification of a potential Prize winner during the confirmation process, the alternate winner will be the player with the next highest total number of points for a single Entry at the conclusion of the Game, as discussed above. Sponsor will first confirm First Place Prize winner, allowing for possible replacement by the participant with the next highest point total in the Game and then repeat the process for the Second Place Prize Winner and Third Place Prize Winner. If Prize Fulfillment Administrator is not able to award a prize to a confirmed winner after three attempts, that prize may remain unawarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

9) PRIZES.

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: One (1) First Place Prize Winner will receive a check payable to the First Place Prize Winner in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). Total ARV for the First Place Prize is $10,000. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099 to the First Place Prize winner in the amount of $10,000, at the appropriate time.

SECOND PLACE PRIZE: One (1) Second Place Prize winner will receive a check payable to the Second Place Prize Winner in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). Total ARV for the Second Place Prize is $5,000. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099 to the Second Place Prize winner in the amount of $5,000, at the appropriate time.

THIRD PLACE PRIZE: One (1) Third Place Prize winner will receive a check payable to the Third Place Prize Winner in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500). Total ARV for the Third Place Prize is $2,500. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099 to the Third Place Prize winner in the amount of $2,500, at the appropriate time.

Total value of all prizes is $17,500. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted prior to award. Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded. Winners are responsible for reporting and payment of all federal, state and local taxes due as a result of receiving a prize. Limit one (1) Prize per person/e-mail address/registered account. Sponsor will ship prize checks to winners within 30 days of confirmation.

10) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.

By entering the Game, each participant grants to Sponsor and its designees the right, without obligation, to use his/her name, entry name, likeness, city and state of residence, score and ranking, without compensation, for the purpose of executing the Game and also for the purposes of advertising and publicizing the goods and services of Sponsor, NASCAR, and all matters related to the Game in any manner or medium, throughout the world, in perpetuity, unless prohibited by law. Participants expressly consent to the posting of their entry names, scores and rankings on the Game Leaderboard on the Website. The Released Parties expressly disclaim any responsibility for, and participants agree to hold the Released Parties harmless against, liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to participation in the Game.
Winners, by acceptance of the prizes, release the Released Parties from any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property that may be sustained in connection with their participation in the Game, the receipt, ownership or use of any prize, or preparation, participation, and/or travel to any prize-related activity. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this Game or use or redemption of any prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, or other communications; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (iii) errors in transmission; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Game to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Game; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Game. If a participant uses a mobile device to enter and play the Game, standard data charges may apply from the carrier.
If technical difficulties of any kind compromise the integrity or ability to continue online entry and/or Game play, Sponsor and Game Administrator reserve the right to modify or terminate the Game or any element of the Game in their sole discretion. If the Season or any Race is delayed, extended, interrupted, cancelled, or shortened for any reason, the Game may be postponed, extended, shortened, modified or terminated in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control that corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Game, Sponsor and Game Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Game or any element of the Game. In the event of modification or cancellation, Sponsor and/or Game Administrator reserve the right, but may not be obligated, to award prizes in a manner consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event the Game is cancelled prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted at https://fantasygames.nascar.com/playoffs

11) CONSTRUCTION.

The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant, Sponsor, or Game Administrator, are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Florida, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Volusia County, Florida. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

12) WINNERS LIST.

For a copy of the Official Rules or a Winners list (Winners list available after November 16, 2021), visit the NASCAR® Playoffs Grid 2021 Game web page at https://fantasygames.nascar.com/playoffs or send a request and self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address by November 9, 2021 (please specify "Rules" or "Winners List" as applicable):

THE NASCAR® PLAYOFFS GRID CHALLENGE 2021 GAME
Rules/Winners
ATTN: Senior Director, Digital Products
550 South Caldwell Street
Suite 800
Charlotte, NC 28202

13 – SPONSOR.

NASCAR Digital Media, LLC
550 South Caldwell Street
Suite 800
Charlotte, NC 28202

NASCAR, LLC is not a sponsor of this promotion. NASCAR® and NASCAR Cup Series™ are trademarks of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC, and are used under license. All other car, team and driver images, track names, trademarks and other intellectual property are used under license from their respective owners.