The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey Powers To The Lead

Kyle Busch

On a night of important milestones, in a car hastily repaired after a brush with the wall during qualifying, Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick to win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway to advance to the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

 After a pitched battle against “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski that lasted 21 laps, Busch made the winning pass for the lead on Lap 364 of 400 at the .75-mile track. Busch’s first victory in a fall race at Richmond was his sixth at the track, most among active drivers, and it gave him a season sweep at the short track.

 The win was Busch’s seventh of the season—tying him with Harvick for the series lead—and the 50th of his career, tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famers Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett for 11th on the all-time list.

 Martin Truex Jr., who won the first and second stages and led a race-high 163 laps, recovered from a penalty for an uncontrolled tire to run third, marking the first time this season NASCAR’s so-called Big Three have finished 1-2-3 in a race.

Busch, who led 92 laps, had to fight for the win. Harvick passed Keselowski for second on Lap 372 and quickly gained ground on Busch, who had punished his equipment in the fight against Keselowski.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week none of the players were foresightful enough to select “Rowdy” for the victory at Richmond, therefore this prestif\gious award returns to the shelf this week awaiting presentation next week at the “Charlotte Roval”.

 

The Movers and The Shakers

 

The highest scorer this week is a player that we haven’t heard too much about this year, Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  The Numbers Dude has been flying below the radar and somewhat down in the weeds this season!  Nevertheless,The Abacus Man quietly racked up 54 points this week via Martin Truex, Jr’s third-place finish at Richmond.

Not far behind Abacus Man on the scoring pylon this week is Doug The Gandy Candy ManOl Mongoose added a very much needed 53 points to his totals from Kevin Harvick’s hard-fought 2nd place finish.

Meanwhile, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit is making a run towards the top of the scoring pylon with her cool 47 points scored this week from William Clyde Elliott, Jr’s, better known as Chase, 4th place finish!

Both A&M Aggie Sue and Carole, aka Rudy, were betting the farm on Team Penske’s “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski.  Both ladies added 42 points to their 3rd segment score this week.

Rounding out the top five scorers of the week is a trio of players that were putting all their marbles into the marble sack of a driver who is getting married this week on Wednesday, “Young Money”, aka Kyle Larson!  Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom all securely added 32 points to their weekly totals.

As is the case from time to time, the scoring pylon gets a good blending to shake things up.  This week that happened with three-quarters of the players exchanging positions!

The single largest movers this week is Dan The Abacus DudeThe Numbers Cruncher rocketed up the scoring pylon eight (8) places to sit now in 4th place!

Also, have a very good week on the leaderboard is Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.  The Bandit stole five (5) places climbing up to now sit in the 6th spot.

We have a foursome that moved four (4) spots this week.  That foursome is made up of Snoopy Dawn, Jeremy The Coach, A&M Aggie Sue and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty.  Making a slow climb towards the top of the totem pole this week is A&M Aggie Sue.  Aggie Sue stepped up four spots to now hang out in the 10th place.  Conversely Snoopy, The Coach, and Lemonda Lefty all plummeted four positions to languish in 7th, 8th, and 19th positions, respectively.

Lastly, there are four players, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Jerry The Buschwacker, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, as well as Zee, aka Sissy, that just moved next door from their previous position this week.  The Mudslinger has an upward vector and becomes our new leader, moving up one place.  All the while The Buschwacker, The Cheddar Head, and Sissy all fell one position sitting in 2nd, 14th, and 20th  places, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week “The Craapiest Pick of The Week” falls into the hands of Linda R. The Lemonade LeftyThe Lemonade Lefty was only able to muster up a single digit to her Richmond tallies.  We all know that if you can only add a single digit to your weekly score you will definitely be in the hunt for this award.  Well, she was only able to add 8 microscopic points this week!

For the second week in a row Lonna The Quilt Angel resides, quite comfortably I may add, in “The Outhouse”!  She has a 26 point lead on her nearest competitor, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star.  So unless The Quilt Angel smokes everybody next week, she has a very good chance of having at least one more week in this zip code!

Check out the results from the Richmond race.

As the Playoffs march on towards crowning a champion at Homestead the going gets tougher, and as the late Tom Petty wrote:
Well, I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down!

Next week it is something brand new, the roval at Charlotte!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

Many Think Hamlin Could Win At His “Home Track”

Denny Hamlin

Now that the storm has moved through the area and wreaked havoc and destruction in the Mid-Atlantic area, it is time for NASCAR to roll north on I-95 Richmond, VA and wreak another type of havoc!  When the checkered flag waves at Richmond a ticket will get punched for a driver into the Round of 12, and quite possibly a nose or two might get punched by some driver after the race!

 

Our Richmond Choices

 

This week is like a few weeks of this race season where the bulk of The Redneck Fantasy League is joining forces for one particular race car driver.  this week one-quarter of the troops are jumping on the Denny Hamlin bandwagon!  Those who are jumping onboard with Denny are Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, Jerry The Buschwacker, Snoopy Dawn, Lonna The Quilt Angel and, of course, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.

We have two drivers that have a fan base of three players each this week.  It seems that Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim aka Chiefy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom are joining forces this week to support and cheer on “Young Money”, Kyle Larson.  All three are really hoping that Larson will punch his ticket to the round of 12 this week.

Additionally, Kathy the Church Forecloser, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as Jeremy The Coach are putting all their faith, and all their marbles, with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano this week.

We also have four drivers that have a pair of rooters backing them at Richmond this week.  Young Ryan Blaney has Zee, aka Sissy, and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle in his corner.  Both are hoping that this third generation driver can usher his hot rod into Victory Lane at the end of the day.

Carlton The Doorman and Ol Skid-Marc, however, have a very different take on the end results of the race at Richmond.  Both of these players are really hoping that Kurt Busch will wake up from his mundane summer performance and drive his Ford right into Victory lane.

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Carole, aka Rudy, think that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski can go four-for-four!  It has been a long time since a driver has won four races in a row, but these two ladies are betting the farm that Ol Kes can make that happen this week!

Lastly, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are hoping that Martin Truex, Jr. can continue on his quest to give Barney Visser, his team owner, a championship as Furniture Row Racing ceases operations at season’s end, by punching his ticket to the round of 12.

This week we only have three players who are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

The Buschwacker Increases His Lead

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 In a war of attrition that caused a multitude of problems for the majority of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff contenders, Brad Keselowski emerged unscathed with his third straight victory in the series and the 500th triumph for Team Penske in all forms of racing combined.

Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the playoff opener for NASCAR’s foremost series, went to overtime, lasting five laps longer than the scheduled 267. But Keselowski held the top spot through three tension-laden restarts to beat runner-up Kyle Larson to the finish line by 1.276 seconds on the final two-lap shootout.

With his third victory of the season, his third at  Las Vegas and the 27th of his career, Keselowski guaranteed himself a spot in the second round of the playoffs.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

This week we have three players who had selected “Blazingly Bad’ Brad Keselowski to win the first playoff race at Las Vegas.  Those three players include Jerry The Buschwacker, Kathy The Church Forecloser, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  Each one of these players racked up a very cool 50 points this week.

 

The Movers And The Shakers

 

Snoopy Dawn was the lone player who was yelling her head off in those last few laps, hoping that “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, could outlast and outmaneuver the front-runners for the victory.  Nevertheless, Snoopy was able to ad 42 points to her 3rd segment totals.

Meanwhile, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Dan The Numbers Cruncher were heartbroken today when their man, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, couldn’t close the deal and drive his hot rod into Victory Lane.  However, “Young Money” paid a nice 36 points to these gentlemen today.

Seven players racked up 35 points each after overtime and the checkered flag waved.  Not all seven players had selected the same driver, but the results were the same.  Carlton The Doorman, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Linda B. the Cookie Mom, as well as Jeremy The Coach were all hoping that the Las Vegas native, Rowdy, aka Kyle Busch, could drive his hot rod into Victory Lane.  KyBu could only score a 7th place finish.  Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, likewise, racked up 35 points coming from Ryan Blaney’s 5th place finish.

Rounding out the top five scores this week is Bobby Blue Crush and A&M Aggie SueBlue Crush and Aggie Sue teamed up with the soon to be unemployed Kurt Busch KuBu’s good stage finishes and his 21st finish gave these two players 32 points for the day.

Once again, early into the segment, there was wide and occasionally, large-scale movement!  Even though one-third of the players remained in their previous spots, the other two-thirds moved around like an 8.0 earthquake!

The largest movers this week were Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head and Leon Your Most Humble SheriffThe Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head was not very lucky at Vegas, dropping like a prom dress nine (9) places to sit in 13th place.  Whereas Your Most Humble Sheriff hit the jackpot and rocketed up the scoring pylon nine places to rest in 8th place!

This week Ol Skid-Marc lived up to his nickname!  Try as he might Skidz laid a black mark all the way down “The Strip” as he tumbled uncontrollably five (5) spots to land in 17th place.

There were five players that moved around the totem pole four (4) places at the end of Sunday night.  Those five players include Snoopy Dawn, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Kathy The Church Forecloser, as well as Zee, aka Sissy.  Snoopy, The Numbers Dude, and The Church Forecloser stepped up their game moving into 3rd, 12th, and 16th places respectively.  Unfortunately, The Lemonade Lefty and Sissy did not fare so well.  Both ladies tumbled four spots to park themselves in 15th and 19th, respectively.

Meanwhile, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit moved up the scoring pylon two (2) spots to sit in 11th place.

Lastly, there were five players who just moved next door from their previous domiciles.  Those five players include Jeremy The Coach, Carlton The Doorman, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Lonna The Quilt Angel.  Both The Doorman and The Las Vegas Super Star moved up one place to sit now in 7th and 21st, respectively.  Conversely, The Coach, The Gandy Candy Dude, and The Quilt Angel slipped one place to now own 4th, 20th, and 22nd, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

It was a tough battle this week, however, Zee, aka Sissy, secured this week’s “Crappiest Pick of The Week” award!  Sissy was only able to score a paltry 3 points this week from Ty Dillon!

We have a new cellar dweller this week, Lonna The Quilt Angel  Through her whopping 11 points scored this week she was able to send an eviction notice to The Las Vegas Super Star and replace her securely in The Outhouse!

Check out the results from the South Point 400 at Las Vegas

Next week NASCAR rolls into Richmond Raceway.

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

Vegas Native KyBu Has The Votes At LVMS

Kyle Busch

This week NASCAR makes its second trip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time since the racetrack was built.  I just checked the forecasted weather for this weekend at Vegas, it will be right at the 100-degree mark!  Conditioning and hydration will be a key factor Sunday, in addition to having a fast hot rod!

 

Our Vegas Picks

 

It seems like the majority of The Redneck Fantasy League is thinking that maybe it is time for Kyle Busch to win a race in his hometown, Las Vegas.  Almost one-third of this fantasy league is betting the farm that KyBu can lead the field to the checkered flag.  The six players who are “rolling the dice” for KyBu this weekend are Carlton The Doorman, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, as well as Jeremy The Coach.

There are three drivers that have a cheering section of three players each this week.  Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as A&M Aggie Sue, are “rolling the bones” in support of Busch the Elder, Kurt.

Likewise, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, and Ol Skid-Marc are fully supporting “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick at Vegas.

Kathy The Church Forecloser, Jerry The Buschwacker, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are hoping that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski is on a hot streak and can go 3-for-3 and take home the hardware from Vegas.

Lastly, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are putting all their marbles into the marble sack of “Young Money”, Kyle Larson.

This week we have five players who are independent thinkers, or as I like to put it, five players who are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all.

Looks like there will be a lot of “tumbling dice” this week!  As they say, “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

Jerry The Buschwacker Takes The Lead

Brad Keselowski

It’s been a historic two weeks for Brad Keselowski. The No. 2 Ford driver executed a hard-nosed pass of Denny Hamlin with two laps remaining in Monday’s rain-delayed Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard to win his first race at prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one week after visiting Victory Lane in the “crown-jewel” Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

 Keselowski earned Team Penske its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the track to go with the storied organization’s 17 Indianapolis 500 trophies – including one this May.

 The 34-year-old Michigan native finished runner-up in this race last year and positioned himself to one-up the effort thanks to a late-race pit strategy call by his crew chief Paul Wolfe. On a restart with three laps remaining, the 2012 Cup champion muscled by Hamlin on fresher tires. He beat runner-up Erik Jones – who later maneuvered around Hamlin –  to the start/finish line by 0.904 seconds.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week we have three players who skillfully selected the race winner, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski, and was rewarded a very much needed 49 points for their effort!  Those three players include Bobby Blue Crush, Snoopy Dawn, and Jim, aka Chiefy.

 

The Movers and The Shakers

 

We have a new leader after the Indy race!

Jerry The Buschwacker and Carole, aka Rudy, racked up 46 points when the checkered flag waved at Indy today, thanks to Kurt Busch’s 6th place finish.  Those 46 points were just enough to rocket The Buschwacker into the lead for this second race of segment number three.

There is a quintet of players, that is five for those who do not speak the quintet language!  Those five players include Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, David The Cross Country Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Zee, aka Sissy, Ol Skid-Marc, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man.  All five players added 35 points to their scores this week.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head and Dan The Numbers Cruncher teamed up together to log 33 points this week at Indy.  Everybody, with the exception of The Cheddar Head had selected Harvick.  The Cheddar Head was riding shotgun with Chase Elliott.

Rounding out the top five scorers of the week is Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist, Strawberry Picker, Sojourner, and Your Most Humble Sheriff.  The Sheriff was putting all his marbles into the marble sack of “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, and added 31 points to his two race totals.

Only two people remained in their previous spots after Indy, David The Cross Country Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, 2nd place, and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, last place.

As often happens early in the segment, there were wild gyrations on the totem pole this week!  The largest mover of the week was Linda B. The Lemonade Lefty who plummeted like a lead balloon this week dropping nine (9) spots, landing in 18th place!

While Kilimanjaro Bobby moved nearly as many places this week, rocketing up eight (8) in all to sit now in 9th position.

Snoopy Dawn had a very good week also climbing up seven (7) places to move into 7th place.

A trio of players moved four (4) places on the leaderboard after the rain-delayed Brickyard 400 was completed.  That trio consists of Jerry The Buschwacker, Jim, aka Chiefy, as well as Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern BelleThe Buschwacker and Chiefy had some positive movement on the board moving up four places to land in the lead and 5th places, respectively.  Conversely, The Highly Opinionated One dropped like a hot potato falling down to 10th place.

Lastly, there are five players who moved three (3) spots this week.  This second quintet consists of Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, and Dan The Numbers Dude Skid-Marc. Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Dude all stepped up their game climbing up three places to rest in 12th, and a tie for 13th, respectively.  All the while, A&M Aggie Sue and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff fell three (3) places to rest in a tie for 13th and 16th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

We have a threesome that will be sharing “The Crappiest PIck of The Week Award”.  this prestigious award goes to Lonna The Quilt Angel, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Linda B. the Cookie Mom.  All three women were banking heavily on Martin Truex, Jr. and lost the farm!

Remaining deep in The Outhouse this week is The Las Vegas Super Star, however, The Quilt Angel is not that far outside of the front door, just seven (7) points!  Both ladies are starting this segment with a huge disadvantage!

Next week NASCAR makes its second appearance in “Sin City”, Lasa Vegas and Your Most Humble Sheriff will be hanging out with “the big dogs”!  It is the first race of The Playoffs and who will be “tougher than the rest”?

Check out the results of the Brickyard 400.

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN”!<script

Kyle Busch Has It At Indy This Week

Kyle Busch

This week NASCAR rolls into the most historic racing venue in the good ol US of A, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In addition to dealing with all the iconic history of this racing facility, the competitors will be making one last effort to punch their ticket into the Playoffs, which begins the following week after Indy.  For those drivers and teams that are outside the top sixteen (16) players in points, these are desperate times and they are desperate men!

 

Our Indy Picks

 

Nearly one-quarter of The Redneck Fantasy League, five players in total, are banding together supporting a former Cup champion this week at Indy.  Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Zee, aka Sissy, Ol skid-Marc, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man are cheering and rooting for Kyle Busch at this historic venue.

Another driver with a large contingent of rooters this week is Kevin Harvick.  Four players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Jeremy The Coach, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  

Meanwhile, Kilimanjaro Bobby, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Jim, aka Chiefy are of the same opinion, that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski will hoist the trophy Sunday evening at Indy.

With equal support is the soon-to-be-unemployed Martin Truex, Jr.  The three players rooting for Truex this week are Lonna The Quilt Angel, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Linda B. the Cookie Mom.

There are three drivers with two players each in their rooting section. Carlton The Doorman is teaming with Kathy The Church Forecloser at Indy in their support for “Young Money”, the Elk Grove, CA, native, Kyle Larson.

A&M Aggie Sue and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are hoping that Joey Logano can, in the words of the late sprint car racer, Bryan Clauson, “Park It”!  Both players are hoping to drop a big number into their 3rd segment totals to give them a big shot in the arm early in the segment!

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and Carol, aka Rudy are giving moral support to another driver that may be in the unemployment line, and or may be changing employers at the end of this season, Kurt Busch.

After scrutinizing this week’s picks it may be the first time that we have only one “independent thinker” for the week.  Usually, there are a few, but this week it is just Amber “The Cheddar Head” that is in bidnez all by her lonesome self in her Indy choice!

Good luck to all!

Just remember that desperate people do desperate things in desperate times!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

The Coach, The Cheddar Head, And The Mudslinger Start Off With a Bang

Brad Keselowski

By a matter of inches, Brad Keselowski won the race off pit road under the final caution in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

That narrow margin was all the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford needed to secure a stunning victory in one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ marquee races.

On the flip side, Keselowski’s first victory of the season left Kyle Larson bitterly disappointed. Larson led 284 of the 367 laps in addition to winning the first and second stages of the race. But the work of Keselowski’s pit crew proved decisive.

Keselowski controlled the final restart on Lap 348 and pulled away, as Larson faded to third and had to fend off a determined charge by Kevin Harvick to hold that position. It was Joey Logano who passed Larson for second on Lap 352, giving team Team Penske a 1-2 finish and the organization its first win at Darlington since 1975.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

There are three players who, to begin this segment, had fantastic results racking up a cool 55 pointsDavid The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Jeremy The Coach, and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head were all riding shotgun with the Bojangles Southern 500 victor, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski. With this timely win, this unlikely duo will launch themselves into the lead as the starting gate was lowered this weekend at Darlington.

 

The Movers and The Shakers

 

Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker were fully supporting Team Penske’s Joey Logano.  Both players were really hoping that “Sliced Bread” would be driving his hot rod into Victory Lane after the checkered flag waved at Darlington.  Logano wasn’t able to pull off the win, but he did reward these players with a very nifty 50 points.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle latched onto 44 points when Erik Jones rolled across the start/finish line in eighth place.

Next, we have a motley trio consisting of Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, as well as Linda B. The Cookie Mom grouped together scoring a much needed 39 points.  While Chiefy and The Cookie Mom were betting the farm on Kurt Busch, Rudy was riding high with “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.  Both drivers delivered the same score to their rooters.

Lastly, A&M Aggie Sue added 35 points to start her segment off when Kyle Busch rolled across the checkered flag in seventh place.

Since this was the very first race of the segment, there was no movement.  I lined ’em up and let the big dog eat!

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Both Kathy The Church Forecloser, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Doug The Gandy Candy Man was only able to score 1 microscopic point at Darlington.  Even though this trio scored the same low score, they were rooting for two different drivers.  Both The Church Foreclose and The Candy Man were pulling for Clint Bowyer, while The Las Vegas Super Star was solidly behind Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson.  This trio starts out this segment sharing “The Crappiest PIck of The Week”!

Likewise, this trio starts off the segment sharing the coveted “Outhouse Award” this week!  Sure hope that it isn’t too crowded in there!

Next week NASCAR rolls into the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and with just one race left, there are several drivers who can only make the playoffs by living out their dreams and winning the race at IMS

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

Truex Leads The Way With Support At Darlington

Martin Truex,Jr.

As the season winds down, NASCAR heads approximately 80 miles to the southeast of Charlotte to one of the oldest race tracks on the NASCAR schedule, “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, Darlington Raceway.  Even though Darlington is not a superspeedway, and even though Darlington isn’t the fastest race track on the schedule, winning Darlington carries a lot of prestige for the drivers, and punches their ticket to the next round of playoffs.

Most all of the NASCAR drivers dream of winning at “The Track Too Tough To Tame”!  These dreams are real and are substantive!

FYI: Most of you will be reading this post as I reposition my motorhome from two months of 70 laid back degrees on the Southern Oregon Coast to the heart of Wine Country, Calistoga, CA.  This weekend, in Calistoga, will be some of the finest wingless 410 sprint car races, as well as the mighty screamin’ midgets.  It will also be a weekend of hanging out with a few of our Redneck Fantasy League brethren, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, (actually been hanging out with her and her hubby, as well as Jim, aka Chiefy and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star for the last two months!), as well as watching and encouraging David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey racing his mighty midget at Calistoga!

For the next four weekends, Your Most Humble Sheriff will most definitely be #WorkingOnMyRedneck with photo credentials at Calistoga and the Vegas NASCAR race weekend.  The additional weekends will include The Gold Cup at Chico and the last weekend of Sept at Perris Auto Speedway for more wingless 410 sprinters to end the summer vacation.

Our Darlington Choices

 

This week the fantasy league has sought out seven drivers to support for annual ‘Throwback Darlington” race.  In just the last few years the management at Darlington has struck upon a theme that has rekindled the fervor at Darlington with the classic throwback theme.  It has really caught on and has turned out to be extremely popular.  The above photo is a dead giveaway that Martin Truex, Jr. is the favored driver this week in The Redneck Fantasy League with a rooting section that includes Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Ol Skid-Marc, Snoopy Dawn, and yours truly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.

With nearly as much support at Darlington, this week is “The Delivernator”, Denny HamlinHamlin has an unlikely trio of players, Bobby Blue Crush, Zee, aka Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher, who all are hoping to start off the last segment of 2018 with some big numbers!

There are five drivers that have lined up the support of two players each this week.  Kathy The Church Forecloser and Doug The Gandy Candy Man believe that Clint Bowyer can snag his third win of the 2018 season, at least they are hoping so.

Kurt Busch has been drafted by the duo of Jim, aka Chiefy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.  Both players will be following the progress of last week’s race winner, “The Outlaw”, at “The Lady Dressed In Black”.

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Bernie The Bay Ara Bandit are joining forces in the support of the younger Busch Brother, “The Shrub”.  If past is prologue, and keeping up with Kevin Harvick, it just may be the time that “Rowdy”, aka Kyle Busch, notch another victory on his 2018 resume.

Even though Brad Keselowski has been somewhat quiet so far this season, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head think that “Blazingly Bad” Brad will bust out of his slump and score a victory at Darlington.

Lastly, Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker are putting all their marbles into the marble bag of “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano.

After adding up the players who have joined forces above, the total is seventeen (17).  The remaining five (5) players remain totally independent and in bidnez for themselves at Darlington.

Good luck to all!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

Lonna The Quilt Angel Holds Everyone Off, Wins

Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch survived the chaos of the Bristol Night Race on Saturday to capture his sixth career win at Bristol Motor Speedway — and his first since 2006.

Busch led the final 24 laps of the 500-lap, 266.5-mile race in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for his first victory of 2018.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

None of our players selected Kurt Busch this week as their dark horse winner for the last race in the second segment!  Either they had already used up their “Outlaw” pick earlier in the segment, or they had just given up on Busch The Elder this year.  So this award will go back into closet till the 3rd segment opens up at “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, aka Darlington.

KuBu had not scored a victory since his 2017 Daytona 500 victory to start that year off.  It may be reasonable to think that the12-year drought at Bristol may have been cause for Kurt, possibly, to hum an old Lady Gaga tune when he rolled into the track and saw the winner’s trophy this weekend.

“It’s been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I’m back in town
And this time I’m not leaving without you”

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Slightly more than one-quarter of The Redneck Fantasy League ended the second segment pooling their choices on a driver who has finished second to Kyle Busch about a half a dozen times!  I am not sure if those six players “COLLUDED”, or was it just a huge coincidence!   Nevertheless, Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Linda B. The Cookie Mom were all hoping that when “Young Money” pitted with 12 laps to go for a splash of gas and four “fresh feel goods”, he would drive right on by the leader, KuBu for the victory.

Our points leader and 3rd segment winner, Lonna The Quilt Angel partnered with Jeremy The Coach in supporting Team Penske’s newest driver, Ryan Blaney.  Blaney ran fairly strong all race, finishing in 7th place and delivering 46 points for these individuals.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Doug The Gandy Candy Man were hanging with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, this week.  During the middle part of the race, it looked like “Sliced Bread” may have the car to beat.  But as we have witnessed from time to time, the car that is really good in the early part of a night race sometimes fades during the later portion of the race.  But Logano delivered 45 points for these two players.

Zee, aka Sissy, ended her segment scoring 39 points when Eric Jones crossed the finish line in 5th place.

Finally, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff snuck in as the fifth highest scorer of the week.  The Sheriff was really hoping that Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, could drive his hot rod up on the second floor of the media center to Victory Lane at Bristol.  Johnson failed to hoist the hardware again this week, but he did grab a 9th place finish and deliver 32 much-needed points to The Sheriff, who has been in a huge freefall for the last four races!

Because of the closeness of the scores throughout the leaderboard, twenty of the twenty-two players changed places.  the only two players who remained in their previous position was Lonna the Quilt Angel and Zee, aka Sissy.

The biggest mover in the final week of segment #2 is Bobby Blue CrushOl Blue Crush plummeted six (6) places to finish off this segment landing in a tie for 12th position with Doug the Gandy Candy Man.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Kathy The Church Forecloser each moved five (5) places.  The Las Vegas Super Star ended the segment on a big positive note climbing up to 10th place.  The same cannot be said for The Church Forecloser this week.  No, The Forcloser ended the segment on a big downward slide to land in 17th place.

Next up is a group of six players that moved three (3) spots.  Those six players include Jim, aka Chiefy, Jeremy The Coach, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Doug The Mongoose, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, as well as Carole, aka Rudy.  Four of these players, Chiefy, The Coach, The Highly opinionated One, and The Gandy Candy Man, ended the segment on a positive note moving up to land in 4th, 5th, 11th, and 13th, respectively.  However, Your Most Humble Sheriff and Rudy dropped like a hot potato landing in 15th and 16th, respectively.

Meanwhile, Dan the Numbers Cruncher, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all moved two (2) spots.  The Bay Area Bandit and The Buschwacker moved positively this week steeping to 8th and 9th, respectively.  However, The Numbers Dude, The Lemonade Lefty, and The Throttle Jockey all fell down to end up in 6th, 7th, and 19th, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers this week is a group of seven players that include Amber The Cheddar Head, Carlton The Doorman, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Skid-Marc, and A&M Aggie Sue.  The Cheddar Head, The Church Forecloser, The Cookie Mom, as well as Ol Skid-Marc stepped up one position ending their segment in  2nd, 17th, 18th, and 21st place.  Whereas The Doorman and Aggie Sue fell one spot to land in 3rd and 22nd place, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

A&M Aggie Sue single-handedly wins “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award with her single-digit score of 7 points.

A&M Aggie Sue ended the segment with a “big run” on “The Outhouse”!  She was successful in evicting Ol Skid-Marc out of his warm fuzzy comfort zone, and taking over The Outhouse!

 

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOU VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’

Young Money Has The Vote At Bristol

Kyle Larson Pit Stop

This week the NASCAR haulers roll northeast up I-81 to the Northeast corner of Tennesse and the Southern border of Virginia.  At this location of the country is an area known to racers as “Thunder Valley”.  It the location of the Last Great Colosseum, the fastest half-mile race track in the world, Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

Our Bristol Choices

 

Nearly one-third of The Redneck Fantasy League, six players in total, are hoping that “Young Money”, the Elk Grove, CA native, Kyle Larson, this week at world’s fastest half-mile race track will not let them down.  Those six players who are betting the farm on Larson are Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Cheddar Head, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.

Meanwhile, one-fifth of the players, four players are all in for “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  The list of those who are in Hamlin’s corner this week consists of Carole, aka Rudy, Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

These two drivers have the support, when combined, just about one-half of all players in The Redneck Fantasy League!  That is a sizable chunk of the players.

Additionally, we have two drivers, this week that have a couple of players each rooting for their success at Bristol.  Jerry The Buschwacker and Lonna the Quilt Angel are teaming up to root home young Ryan Blaney.

Lastly, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Bell and Doug The Gandy Candy Man are really hoping that Joey Logano will not let them down and can add his second 2018 win to his resume this week at Bristol, baby.

I have mentioned fourteen of our players above.  Doing math in public, twenty-two minus fourteen leaves eight players that are independent thinkers this week.  But what we really know is that those eight players are actually in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all at Bristol!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

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