Auto racing comes in many forms. In America, stock car racing has become one of the most popular sports (and NASCAR one of the most recognizable brands) in the country. Formula 1 racing takes center stage throughout Europe and is expanding internationally, where icons like Michael Schumacher have captivated crowds. Yet there are many other forms of racing, including touring car, production car, rally car, karting, and more. Whatever kind of racing you're into, all the information you desire can be found online. If you have a need for speed, we will lead you through the Internet's winding road.
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When it comes to fantasy sports, auto racing frequently takes a back seat to sports like football, baseball, and basketball. Some people would be surprised to learn that, indeed, there is a fantasy auto racing community, and it is a vibrant one. If you already knew that (and even if you didn't), you'll want to use the sites below to join leagues and out-manage your opponents.
- To succeed at fantasy auto racing, you'll need to know whether your driver is injured or which driver has been racing especially well lately. Besides viewing the fantasy-specific sites below, get the latest updates from the news sites found in the "Where can I find the latest auto racing news, rumors, and commentary?" section of this guide.
- When signing up for fantasy auto racing you can join a pay league, a free league, or create your own league. Smaller fantasy league sites offer only one possibility, whereas major sites like ESPN.com typically provide several options. Our recommendations below include both types of sites.
- Many of the F1 fantasy leagues are from European Web sites, particularly from the United Kingdom. You will most likely still be able to play regardless of your location, but before you pay any entrance fees just make sure you understand how much money you're investing. Use a free online currency converter like this one from XE to easily and accurately convert pounds to dollars.
For NASCAR ...
is your best bet for fantasy NASCAR racing with six different games from which you can choose. Assemble a team, make trades and hold drafts throughout the season, or work under salary cap constraints.
fantasy NASCAR offering is extensive. You have the typical option of forming a team of drivers, plus mini-games like "Stock Car Challenge" and "Driver Pick 'Em." The site also features fantasy commentators and columnists, as well as all the statistical information you need for your managing experience.
presents a popular version of fantasy auto racing for free. Manage five Nextel Cup drivers and spend up to $1 million to pick them. Win weekly race prizes and season prizes based on your drivers' standings.
For Formula 1 ...
Fantasy League Formula 1
is a great site for all your F1 fantasy desires. You will have to pay £10 (roughly $20) to enter the league, as there are £20,000 (about $40,000) worth of prizes. You will have a budget of £60 million with which to choose a team of six drivers and one constructor. There are also private leagues where you can "Challenge a Mate."
Yahoo's Fantasy Grand Prix
game lets you pick a team of three drivers, and provides you with graphs and tables so you can better understand how to manage your team. You can compete with friends or other fantasy players worldwide.
is a free U.K.-based fantasy racing site that offers a chance to win prizes. Pick three teams and five drivers, and you even get to predict who you think will have a bad day.
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