Our free NASCAR Cup Series bingo cards can be printed out or played online. Play over one weekend or over several races, the choice is yours!
What is NASCAR?
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Now in its 75th anniversary season, it runs three headline race series – NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. NASCAR also sanctions a number of regional, international and eSports series and altogether, more than 1500 races at more than 100 tracks run under the NASCAR umbrella.
What is the NASCAR Cup series?
NASCAR Cup is the highest level of competition and is now in its 52nd season. This year’s Cup series is the second year for the Next Gen Car, which is still a challenge for engineering staff and pit crew as well as for drivers.
NASCAR Cup has an unusual championship format which can be confusing if you haven’t watched before. The regular season consists of 26 races taking place between February and the end of August. Drivers score points based on where they finish in the race and for finishing in the top 10 in stage one and/or stage two of the race (or stage 3 in the case of the Coca-Cola 600, the only race to have an extra stage).
After that come the playoffs (starting on September 4th) and where it gets complicated is how drivers progress there from the regular season.
- If there are 15 or fewer different race winners in the 26 races of the regular season, it’s “win and you’re in”. The highest points scorer (the regular season champion) is also guaranteed a spot even if they are winless and any other unfilled spots would go to the next highest points scorers.
- If there are more winners than there are spots for in the playoffs (which might very well happen this year because of the new cars), all drivers with more than one win will receive spots and drivers with only one win will be ranked in order of points scored to decide who else progresses.
As well as regular points, drivers score bonus (playoff) points – 1 point for winning a stage, 5 points for winning a race. At the end of the regular season, the champion scores 15 points, the second placed driver 10 points, the third placed driver 8 points going down to 1 point for the 10th placed driver. Bonus points don’t count towards regular scoring and are purely for the purposes of determining where drivers will start in the playoff races.
The playoff races run with a full field, prize money and points but only the points scored by the playoff drivers count towards the championship. Points are reset before each round of playoffs starts but drivers keep their bonus points.
The Round of 16 consists of three races with 16 drivers in title contention and points set to 2000; at the end of the round the 4 lowest scoring are eliminated from title contention, the remaining drivers’ points are reset again (this time to 3000) and then come the three races of the Round of 12. 4 more drivers are eliminated from the playoffs prior to the three races of the Round of 8 with points reset to 4000. Finally, the NASCAR Cup Series Championship takes place at Phoenix on November 5th with just 4 drivers competing for the title, all points (including bonus points) reset to 5000 and everything to play for.
This system ensures that the final race at Phoenix will always be the title decider.
How To Play NASCAR Cup Bingo
Our NASCAR bingo cards can be used for a single race weekend, for a series of races, over the whole of the rest of the season or (with some extra items) for the playoffs.
- Tap to start
- You can now use the options to change the grid size, colours and background and see how your card will look in real time, and you can also add items of your own to the list of events that appear on the cards
- If you’re happy with the look of the card and don’t want to add any items of your own, simply hit the Generate Bingo Cards button.
- You can print a set of cards out by using Generate Printable Cards. This produces a set of cards, all different, which you can print out. We suggest ordering more than you need so people can pick a card they like the look of.
- Alternatively you can enter email addresses in the boxes in the Invite through email section to send everyone a link to their own unique card. Cards can be played online – touch or click in a grid box to see it change color.
- Complete a line (race weekend) or coverall (whole season) to win, and have fun!