RULES: PREPARING YOUR TEAM

Updated: January 12, 2009, 4:09 PM ET

After joining an ESPN.com Fantasy Stock Car league, you will be taken to a "success" page offering you the opportunity to pre-rank your drivers, participate in the mock draft lobby or explore ESPN projections and other exclusive content. Click on the active links to do so. Click on the "Take Me To My League" button to be brought to your League Home page.

Your League Home page is the main page for communication with your league. In addition to scores and news, you will see a variety of useful links, from rules settings to emailing the entire league to links for relevant articles by ESPN.com Fantasy Experts.

Across the top portion of the League Home page, you will see a series of tabs - League, My Team, Drivers, Standings, Scoreboard and a dropdown list for all the teams in the league for quick reference.

To access and manage your roster, click on the "My Team" tab. There you will be able to manage all aspects of your team and change any of the following features:

TEAM NAME
You can edit your team name by clicking on the "Edit Team Settings" link listed at the top of the "My Team" page. Both parts of your team name (location and nickname) have a maximum length of fifteen (15) characters and a minimum of one (1) character. There are no unique team name restraints (so more than one team in a league could have the same name). You can also edit your team's abbreviation (1-4 characters). Since several pages in the game use only the abbreviation part of the name, we recommend you use one that can stand alone for these situations. For display purposes, it is also recommended that you keep your team name as short as possible, so that tables don't wrap.

NOTE: When you first join your league, your team might have already been named for you by the league manager, but your team name can be changed anytime during the season.

NOTE: Inappropriate, offensive and/or obscene league names are unacceptable and subject to change, and may result in further action (for more information, see Rules: Fair Play / Conduct).

CHOOSE TEAM LOGO
You have the option to give your team a logo. Logos can be created using our logo creation tool, or you can reference your own logo from the Web (custom leagues only). If you reference a logo from the Web, the logo will be automatically resized to 151 pixels wide and 129 pixels tall. Logos are displayed on several pages in the game and can be edited anytime during the season.

NOTE: You cannot upload a logo to our system. You must reference a logo on the Web.

SET YOUR DRAFT LIST
If your league uses either the Live (snake draft) or Autopick draft method, you have the option to pre-rank the drivers. The Pre-Rank Drivers page can be accessed from either your main team page or from the top left of the League Office page. On the page, rank drivers in the order of your preference. The current rankings are displayed under the "Set Your Rankings" column. To change these values, simply click, drag and drop drivers higher or lower, wherever you feel they belong in your custom ranking.

Your changes will not be saved to the server until the "Save Rankings" button is clicked on the page. For Autopick draft leagues, the order of drivers determines the order in which drivers are drafted to your team (when your team is on the draft clock, the system selects the highest-ranked driver who is still available). For Live Online draft leagues, the rankings are used only if you do not pick a driver in the allotted time limit (and you have no drivers on the pending pick queue).

NOTE: Once the draft lists are released, the system does not make any additions to the list of drivers, nor does it change any positions for drivers.