How to Do an Office NASCAR Pool
Office NASCAR pools create fun competition that can not only build rapport in an office environment, but can also create lifelong friends within your workplace. Although there are numerous ways to create a NASCAR pool, the most important aspects are fairness, reliability, excitement and, of course, fun.
NASCAR 43 Pool
Print out a 43-square grid from a NASCAR bracket site. Put 43 slips of paper, numbered one through 43, in to a hat, and have everyone in the office pick a slip. Then enter the starting lineup (in qualifying order) in each of the 43 slots in the chart. Each participant will be assigned the driver who is starting in the position that they picked from the hat. For example, if they picked number one, they are assigned the driver who qualified in the pole position. Whichever participant has the number of the driver who wins the race wins the pool.
NASCAR Survivor Pool
The survivor pool is a competition that is run for the duration of a NASCAR season. For each race, each participant picks the driver they think will have the highest finish in the race. However, each participant may only pick a driver once per season. Points are awarded based on the position the driver finished, with 43 points awarded for a first-place finish, 42 points for second-place, and so on. The winner at the end of the season is the participant with the most points. To make the survivor pool easier to track, print a bracket from a NASCAR Survivor Pool website.
NASCAR Top 15 Driver Pool
At the start of the NASCAR season, have everyone participating fill out a top 15 driver template with their expected points finish for the end of the season. At the end of the season, award points based on how many positions they correctly guessed. The participant with the most points wins.
10-Line NASCAR Square
Have everyone write their names on one of ten lines on a 10-Line NASCAR Square bracket. Randomly assigned numbers zero through nine to each slot. When each race is over, take the last digit of the driver's starting position (if Jeff Gordon started in 13th and won, the winning number is "3"). Whoever's name is beside the winning number wins the weekly pool.
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