Many Think Logano Can Punch His Ticket At Richmond

Joey Logano

Well, it’s a long way to Richmond rolling North on 95

With a redhead riding shotgun

and a pistol by my side!

This week both the Cup and the Xfinity haulers are rolling North on 95 to Richmond, VA, for racing on Friday and Saturday evenings.  After a weekend at “The Last Great Colosseum”, Bristol, you can bet that there are some bruised egos and some drivers may feel that they were rubbed wrongly, roughed up a bit, there.  So I am predicting that there may be some lost tempers, some egos that may get trampled on, as well as maybe a little crumpled sheet metal this week at Richmond!

 

Our Richmond Selections

 

As the accompanying photo will suggest, this week five of the fantasy league players have banded together in support of Joey Logano.  Those five players are Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Bobby Blue Crush, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man.

Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Carlton The Doorman, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are all backing Denny Hamlin, who has been rated as most likely the best active short-track racer in the Cup series.

Meanwhile, Jim, aka Chiefy, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and A&M Aggie Sue are all putting their marbles into the marble sack of Chase Elliott this week.

Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty and Carole, aka Rudy, are hoping that Clint Bowyer can add another victory to his resume this week.

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and Ol Skid-Marc will be rooting loudly for “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski at Richmond.

that leaves six players who are independent thinkers this week.  Or another way to put it, they 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’!

Cubic Dollars Don Takes Over The Lead After Bristol

Kyle Busch

Everyone knows Kyle Busch as “Rowdy,” but you could also call him “The Postman,” given that neither rain, snow, sleet nor hail could keep him from completing his appointed rounds at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Executing a textbook bump-and-run against runner-up Kyle Larson on Lap 495 of 500, Kyle Busch pulled away to win Monday’s weather-delayed Food City 500, claiming his second straight victory of 2018 and his seventh win at Thunder Valley, most among active drivers.

In a race delayed by rain after 204 laps on Sunday—then prefaced by sleet on Monday—Busch, the pole winner, claimed the 45th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career, breaking a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott for 16th on the all-time win list.

Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps, held the top spot after a restart on Lap 479, following the 13th caution of the race for Brad Keselowski’s contact with the outside wall off Turn 2. Busch charged past eventual fourth-place finisher Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Lap 485 and took off in pursuit of Larson.

As the drivers worked traffic, Busch got to Larson’s bumper and nudged the No. 42 Chevrolet in Turns 1 and 2. The coup de grace came in Turns 3 and 4, where Busch’s No. 18 Toyota pushed Larson’s Chevy up the track, with Busch diving underneath for the lead.

The final caution was a godsend for Busch, who thought he had a tire going flat and was preparing to pit.

“We weren’t quite as good as the 42 (Larson) on that long run before that last caution came out,” said Busch, who led 117 laps in the two-day affair. “I actually thought I had a tire going down, but we were able to get some tires on it and go give it everything we had.

“We had a 20-lap shootout, and that was everything it was about right there, just chasing down that 42 and being able to get there.”

The final pit stop proved critical because Busch had the superior car after the final restart.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week we have four players who get to share this prestigious award.  Those four players include Snoopy Dawn, Lonna The Quilt Angel, and both of the  Lindas, ie, The Cookie Mom and Lemonade Lefty.  Each of these ladies racked up a very the weekly high score, a very cool 49 points!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

This week we had two players who deposited a very much needed 47 points from “Young Money”, Kyle Larson’s, second place finish.  Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Carlton The Doorman had a vice tally added to their 1st segment totals at Bristol.  Additionally, it has been reported, and I have reason to believe that this tidbit of info to be factual, The Doorman just turned 81 years old this week!

Happy Birthday, my friend!!!!

Meanwhile, we have an undercover trio, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Zee, aka Sissy, and Don The Engine Builder, all were on the Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, bandwagon at Bristol.  Each of these players was rewarded with 46 points from Johnson’s third-place finish.

Ol Skid-Marc had a very good race at Bristol as well.  He was able to rack up 37 points from Clint Bowyer’s eighth-place finish.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Leon Your Most Humble SheriffThe Former Air Force Jet Jockey brazenly went out on a limb with Dale Jr’s replacement driver, Alex Bowman at Bristol.  Bowman The Showman had his best Cup finish since buckling into the HMS 88 Nationwide Chevy slipping Your Most Humble Sheriff 36 points.

This week twenty one out of twenty-two players changed positions on the weekly leaderboard!  I will address the lone player who has burrowed into her comfortable place later in this post.

The biggest movers this week is an unlikely female duo of Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and A&M Aggie Sue.  Both of these ladies plummeted six (6) positions after the checkered flag at Bristol, residing in  13th and 15 positions, respectively.

Not to be outdone, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Jerry The Buschwacker all moved four (4) spots this week.  Both The Quilt Angel and The Doorman climbed up four places to sit now in 7th and 11th, respectively.  Conversely, The Buschwacker, slid down the leaderboard four places to rest in 17th position.

Both Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Jim, aka Chiefy moved three (3) places.  The Bay Area Bandit climbed up three positions to own the 5th spot, while Chiefy stumbled down to rest in the 9th place.

We have a quintet of players who have moved two (2) positions after Bristol.  Those five players include Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Zee, aka Sissy, Ol Skid-Marc, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Carol, aka RudyThe Highly Opinionate One, Sissy, Skid-Marc, The Numbers Dude, and Snoopy Dawn, all stepped up two places to position themselves in 8th, 10th, 12th, and 14th spots, respectively.

Wrapping up the top five movers this week is a large gaggle of players, eight in total, who moved one place.  Those players that were fortunate enough to move up one place include our new leader, Cubic Dollars Don, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Jeremy The Coach, and who now resides in 1st, 3rd, 16th, and 20th, respectively.  Conversely, Kilimanjaro Bobby, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Doug The Mongoose, and Kathy The Church Forecloser are holding down 2nd, 4th, 6th, 19th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Once again we have two players who will be sharing “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award.  Both Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Jerry The Buschwacker were only able to muster up 2 points this week, thereby staking their claim to this prestigious weekly award!

Once again Linda R, Lemonade Lefty is still hold down the fort in “The Outhouse”.  However, this week Rudy made a valiant effort to try to evict the Lemonade Lefty, but failed.

This week NASCAR will leave Tennessee and invade another short track, Richmond Raceway.

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

Kyle Busch Leads The Way Into Bristol

Kyle Busch

This week NASCAR travels North to “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”, “Thunder Valley”, “The Last Colosseum”, aka Bristol Motor Speedway.  For those who are unaware, the town of Bristol is evenly divided between the state of Virginia and Tennessee!  The state line runs right down the middle of Main Street!

 

Our Bristol Picks

 

One-fifth of the Fantasy league, four players in total, are banding together supporting “The Shrub”, aka Kyle Busch.  Those four players backing “Rowdy” at Bristol include Snoopy Dawn, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, as well as Linda R., better known as Lemonade Lefty.  Is it just me or is there something odd about this group supporting KyBu being all female?  I’m just saying…….  Maybe The Redneck Fantasy League P.I. may have to be re-engaged and put out on assignment again this year for some sleuth work!

This week we have a long list, six drivers in all, that have a cheering section of, two players each.  Alphabetically speaking the first driver to discuss will be Ryan Blaney.  This week Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and  Jerry The Buschwacker, a mismatched pair if there ever was one, are joining forces in hopes that this third-generation race car driver can log his first Cup win for Team Penske in 2018 at Bristol.

However, Bobby Blue Crush and Doug The Gandy Candy Man are thinking very differently.  This two are thinking that “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick will return to his 2018 winning ways at “Thunder Valley”.

Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, this week has Zee, aka Sissy and Cubic Dollars Don hoping that he can punch his ticket early in the season to the Playoff Round of 16.

Meanwhile, “Young Money”, aka Kyle Larson, will have Carlton The Doorman and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle in his corner all weekend.  Both would love to receive The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast award Sunday!

It appears that both Jim, aka Chiefy, and Jeremy The Coach are backing the 2016 NXS champion, Daniel Suarez this week.

Lastly, Kathy The Church Forecloser and Carole, aka Rudy are full throatedly backing Martin Truex, Jr. this week in “Thunder Valley”.

Now that we have moved into the second half of this segment, many of the players that are in the bottom half of the leaderboard are looking at their remaining picks, analyzing their possibilities, and ultimately thinking to themselves that they hope that their remaining choices will not “let them down” and thereby becoming a first segment “also-ran”!

Good luck to all!

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

Bobby Blue Crush Holds A Very Slim Lead After Texas

Kyle Busch

 In a race that saw two of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ elite drivers play chase to the checkered flag, Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick to win Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Harried by Harvick for 23 laps after a restart on Lap 312 of 334, Busch powered his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota across the finish line .300 seconds ahead of the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. The key to Busch’s victory was a mistake-free run over the final laps.

“(Harvick was) probably just a tick faster overall, but I just had to make sure to do everything I could to hit all my marks and everything to focus on making sure that I did the right things to block his air a little bit,” Busch said.

Harvick acknowledged that Busch did a good job of protecting the bottom lane and avoiding errors over the closing laps.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week nobody had Ol Rowdy, The Shrub, aka Kyle Busch, as their choice to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.  Therefore, this weekly award will be put back on the shelf till the checkered flag flies next week at “The Last Colosseum”, Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

This week’s scores are quite amusing.  Ten out of the twenty-two players were only able to add a single digit to their totals this week, resulting in large-scale movement this week!

This week Jim, aka Chiefy, hit the jackpot, was our highest scorer and banked a very cool 47 points for Kurt Busch’s 7th place finish.

Both Zee, aka Sissy and Don The Engine Builder were stowaways into the copilot’s seat of Kevin Harvick’s Busch Light Ford for the 500 miles at Texas.  In return for their vote of confidence, Harvick awarded these two players with 45 points!

Meanwhile, Bernie The Recovering Bay Area Bandit and Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist, Elephant Driver and Strawberry Picker, as well as Your Most Humble Sheriff each received 33 points for Chase Elliott’s 11th place finish.

Jeremy The Coach rallied this week garnering 27 points.  This was a good week to choose the “Young Gun from HMS”, William Byron.  Byron pulled off his first top ten finish of his rookie season, and The Coach timed it perfectly.

Lemonade Lefty, aka Linda R., rounded out the top five scorers this week.  Lemonade Lefty went deep into the wishing well and selected Trevor Bayne at Texas.  Showing gratitude Bayne rewarded her with a 12th place finish and 25 points.

Because so many, ten players in all did so poorly, the scoring pylon looked as if someone dropped it into a blender, pushed puree and then poured out the results!  Fifteen of the twenty-two players moved up or down on the leaderboard.

The single biggest mover after the checkered flew at Texas is Jim, aka ChiefyChiefy rocketed right up the totem pole seven (7) places to sit in 6th place.

Just behind Ol Chiefy in the scale of movement is Zee, aka Sissy.  Sissy, likewise, stepped up her game this week and launched up six (6) positions to reside in 12th place.

Next up for discussion is a quartet of players that includes Lonna The Quilt Angel, Jerry The Buschwacker, Ol Skid-Marc, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher who moved four places.  The Quilt Angel tip-toed positions to rest in 11th place.  Unfortunately, The Buschwacker, Skid-Marc, and The Numbers Dude all plummeted four spots to rest in 13th, 14th, and 16th, respectively.

There were two players who moved three (3) places this week.  The Bay Area Bandit stepped up three spots to sit in 8th place, while The Highly Opinionated One slid down three spots to land in 10th place.

Both Doug The Gandy Candy Dude and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star tripped and fell two (2) place to reside in 5th and 7th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week there was lots of fodder from which to decipher through to get to “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”!  I believe that this week we have the largest tie in the history of The Redneck Fantasy League.  We have not had six people do so “Crappy” in one week, and thus have to share this award with so many players!  This week Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Bell, Snoopy Dawn, Carole, aka Rudy, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Dan The Numbers Dude all scored a microscopic 2 points, and thus are co-winners this week!

Once again, for the six straight week, Lemonade Lefty will remain in sole control of “The Outhouse”.  However, it must be noted that The Cookie Mom is making a run on trying to evict Lemonade Lefty out of her familiar digs!

Next week, NASCAR travels Northeast of Charlotte where they will unload at “The Last Colosseum” in Bristol, TN.  Not only does Bristol Motor Speedway make Tennesse famous but there a couple of companies from that state that are famous as well, like Jim and Jack!

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

Jimmie Johnson Has The Support This Week At Texas

Jimmie Johnson

This week the NASCAR haulers are caravaning down to the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, more accurately, just Northeast of the Alliance Airport to the Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. (Alliance Airport is owned by a poor little guy that you may have heard of, Ross Perot!)

 

Our O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Choices

 

Leading the way this week is Jimmie JohnsonMr. Seven-Time has six fantasy league players, almost one third of the fantasy league, those six includes Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Snoopy Dawn, Carole, aka Rudy, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Dan the Numbers Cruncher all betting the farm that Johnson will erupt from his season-long slump and drive his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy into Victory lane Sunday.

Kevin Harvick is doing quite well this week in the fantasy league with the support of a very unlikely trio.  The three players rooting got “Freaky Fast” Harvick includes Lonna The Quilt Angel, Zee, aka Sissy, and Don The Engine Builder.  Two out of those three, The Quilt Angel and Sissy could really use some big numbers this week at Texas!

There are three drivers that have a rooting section of two players each.

Still looking for his very first MENCS victory is Chase Elliott.  He has been so very close so many times over the last two years, finishing second, being the bridesmaid more times than he really cares to count.  However, that has deterred Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff from putting all their marbles into the marble sack of Elliott at Texas.

Both Kathy The Church Forecloser and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star are banding together in their support for “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski this week.  Both are hoping that “Bad Brad” can outmaneuver the field and take the checkered flag Sunday.

Lastly, Bobby Blue Crush and A&M Aggie Sue are backing “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, at Texas dearly hoping that Larson will be placing his hot rod in Victory Lane at the end of the afternoon.

Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN”!

Bobby Blue Crush Stretches Out His Lead After Martinsville

Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak Monday, riding a second-half surge to victory in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Bowyer led a race-high 215 of 500 laps in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford, holding a 1.146-second edge at the checkered flag. His first win for SHR was his first on the .526-mile track and the ninth of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Before Monday, Bowyer’s most recent win came Oct. 13, 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Finally to get the 14 in Victory Lane is just a weight off the shoulders,” Bowyer said. “It’s been a long time. You start to question if you can get it done or not. To have it come at this place meant a lot.”

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week none of our players had selected Clint Bowyer, a driver who had not a race in 5 1/2 years,  He had lost 190 races in a row.  However, that will not stop the inevitable.  As people close the Bowyer, and know him very well, have stated many times Clint Bowyer has NEVER EVER lost a party!  There is no doubt that, with next week off for Easter, there is going to be one heck of a party back at Clint’s place!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

The largest scorers this week includes an unlikely quartet of Carlton The Doorman, Bobby Blue Crush, Doug The Mongoose (his racing moniker), as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  All four players were rewarded with a very much needed 50 points from still another second-place finish from Kyle Busch!

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle ranked second on the weekly scoring pylon.  The Highly Opinionated One was rooting for one of her favorite drivers, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski.  The 10th place finish by “Blazingly Bad” Brad gave her 43 points.

Meanwhile, there is another quartet that banded together to support “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick at Martinsville,  That quartet is comprised of Carole, aka Rudy, Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  Harvick’s 5th place finish put 42 points into the scoring buckets of each of those four players.

Also doing very well is a trio consisting of Jim, aka Chiefy, Snoopy Dawn, and Linda R. The Leomande Lefty.  All three of these players were riding with Denny Hamlin and racked up a score of 41 points.

Rounding out the list of top five scorers is Jerry The Buschwacker, who was all in supporting “Sliced Bread”, Joey LoganoThe Buschwacker added 35 much-needed points to his 1st segment tally.

Now that we are half-way through the first segment one would think that this week there would have been another large shake-up in the standings.  However, after a close examination of the stats for this week, the scoring pylon did not display much volatility!

The single biggest mover of the week is Carlton The DoormanThe Doorman rocketed up the leaderboard four (4) places to sit in 14th position this week.

Conversely, Lonna The Quilt Angel did not fair nearly a great at The DoormanThe Quilt Angel plummeted down three (3) places to land in 15th place this week.

The next group to talk about is the duo that encompasses Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Kathy The Church Forecloser.  The Candy Man ascended up the totem pole two (2) spots this week.  However, The Church Forecloser feel down two positions and ends up in 17th place.

Rounding out the top movers, there are seven players, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Ol Skid-Marc, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Dan The Numbers Dude, Jim, aka Chiefy, as well as Zee, aka Sissy, who only moved up or down just one place when the checkered flag flew at Martinsville.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award winner really did not have a bad race.  On any other week Lonna The Quilt Angel’s 18 points would have been a mid-range score.  However, that was not the case at Martinsville this week.

Even though Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty scored a very nice 41 points, it is still not enough for her to get evicted from “The Outhouse” this week!

Since next weekend is Easter, the Cup boys get next week off!

Today Clint Bowyer was able to put to bed a 190 race losing streak!  It wasn’t that Clint Bowyer was a lousy race car driver.  He didn’t forget how to win races.  There is no doubt that Clint Bowyer was fighting all these years of adversity hoping to win races, and all the while he was telling himself man “I’m trying”!

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

Could Jimmie Johnson Emerge At Martinsville From His Season Long Funk?

Jimmie Johnson

As the haulers roll into the little hamlet of Martinsville, VA, and the race at Martinsville Speedway, the first segment of our fantasy league reaches the halfway point.  Last week the teams were racing on a fast, wide, low banked two-mile track.  This week, however, the NASCAR Cup and Truck series will be racing on the smallest track on the schedule the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway.

Our Martinsville Choices

 

This week we have an equal split in deciding which driver is the favorite for the week.  We have four players riding the bandwagon of Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, and four players riding shotgun with Freaky Fast Kevin Harvick.

The cheering section for Mr. Seven-Time this week includes Kathy The Church Forecloser, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  The HMS drivers need to step up and stake their claim quickly by winning if they want to be competitive.

Those supporting The Freaky Fast Dude this week consists of Carole, aka Rudy, Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

Next up on the discussion block are three drivers that have 3 supporters each for “The Paper Clip”.  The first od these three drivers, alphabetically speaking, is Kyle Busch, aka Rowdy.  Those players backing “The Shrub” this week consist of Carlton The Doorman, our points leader, Bobby Blue Crush, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.

The players that are backing William Clyde, Jr., better known to all as Chase Elliott, are hoping that he can drive the family No. 9 Chevy into Victory Lane, and join in the celebration of Chase’s first Cup victory include Zee, aka Sissy, Cubic Dollars Don, as well as Jeremy The Coach.  Not only will these three players be happy campers if Chase “burns it down” at Martinsville, but the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Hall will be blaring so loud that it will be heard all the way down in Atlanta!

Lastly Jim, aka Cheify, Snoopy Dawn and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty are all banking that “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, will be putting a win on their front porch as the Sun sinks in the West Sunday!

Good luck to all!

Now that NASCAR has survived the big high-speed tracks, Martinsville is the first short track of the 2018 season.  Because it is a small half-mile track there is one thing that you can say with confidence; either someone is in your way or you are in someone’s way.  Therein lies the problem with short track racing.  It is the place that cultivates bruised egos, lost tempers and/or some crumpled sheet metal.  My only suggestion is that all crewmembers check their weapons at the pit gate! Additionally, I would strongly suggest that you all keep your hands to yourself!

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

Bobby Blue Crush Hangs On To A Very Slim Lead After Fontana

Martin Truex, Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. drove three things Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway.

First, he drove the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to a dominating victory in the Auto Club 400, the fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

Second, he drove a time machine, turning back the clock to 2017 when his mastery of stage racing propelled him to his first series championship.

Truex’s effort in Sunday’s race was every bit as overwhelming as his most convincing triumphs of last season. He started from the pole, then swept the first two stages and the victory, leading 125 of 200 laps and beating runner-up Kyle Larson to the finish line by a whopping 11.685 seconds.

Finally, Truex drove home a point, that those who doubted he could continue the excellent performance that led to the 2017 title just might be wrong!

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week two of our players are “walking on sunshine”!  Both Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Carlton The Doorman picked an excellent day to select Martin Truex, Jr. as their choice to win a race.  Both maximized their scores by racking up 60 points at ACS.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Ol Skid-Marc were rooting loudly for “Rowdy” this week.  Each player received 51 points for Kyle Busch’s third place finish in thw Auto Club 400.

There was a quartet of players, Don The Engine Builder, A&M Aggie Sue, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher were solidly behind “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski“Bad Brad” delivered 39 points for these four players Sunday.

Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Strawberry Picker and Elephant Driver, as well as Your Most Humble Sheriff had all of their marbles in the marble sack of Joey Logano at Fontana.  For their support they were rewarded with 45 cool points.

Lastly, the trio of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Doug The Gandy Candy Man were fully behind “Young Money”, Kyle Larson.  Despite a few bad decisions early in the race “Young Money” fought back to slice through the field and charge up to second place as the green flag flew, and awarded these three with 43 points.

The single largest mover this week is Carole, aka RudyRudy racked up just 10 points this week which facilitated a plunge of nine (9) places putting her squarely sitting in 19th place this week.

With the 60 points scored this week, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle moved up four (4) places to sit in 7th place now.

Next up on the list is a trio that includes Lonna The Quilt Angel, Kathy The Church Forecloser, and Carlton The Doorman.  All three of these players moved three (3) places this week.  Both The Church Forecloser and The Doorman moved up the leaderboard three spots to sit in 15th and 18, respectively.  However, The Quilt Angel stumbled and fell three places to sit in 12th position.

There was a quartet of players, Jerry The Buschwacker, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Ol Skid-Marc, and Jim, aka Chiefy moved two (2) places.  The Bay Area Bandit, Skid-Marc, and Chiefy all stepped up their game and moved up three positions to reside in 10th, 11th, and 14th respectively.  Whereas The Buschwacker dropped three spots and sits in 9th place.

Lastly, another quartet of players, Dan The Numbers Dude, Jeremy The Coach, Snoopy Dawn, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom, all shifted one place.  The Numbers Dude was the only one of the group who moved up in the standings resting now in 13th place.  The Coach, Snoopy, and The Cookie Mom all slipped down one place to sit in 16th, 20, and 21st, respectively.

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” and “The Outhouse Award” both go to Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty!  It appears that The Lemonade Lefty is having a bad start to this segment!  Nevertheless, it is safe to say that “The Outhouse” is in good hands again this week!

The “NASCAR Goes West” segment of the early season is now in the record books and it is time to migrate back from the warm California Sun to the East Coast.  I will leave you with some very interesting thoughts from the Inglewood, CA philosopher, Brian Wilson.

I’ve been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of girls
Yeah, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the states
Back to the cutest girls in the world
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

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

“Blazingly Bad” Brad Has The Confidence of Most At Auto Club Speedway

Brad Keselowski

This weekend is the last stop on the #NASCARGoesWest tour.  With Las Vegas, Phoenix in the record books, the haulers will be unloading Thursday at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontan,CA.  The weather forecast for the three days that the teams will be on the race track is cool temps, overcast skies, and there is a possibility of some rain showers in the area!

 

Our Auto Club Speedway Picks

 

This week, after assessing the choices, we have a wide selection of drivers amongst The Rednecks in the fantasy league.

Garnering the largest support, four players, this week is “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski.  Even though “Bad Brad” is winless in the first four races, that has not put a dent in the enthusiasm of Don The Engine Builder, A&M Aggie Sue, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

This week it is quite interesting in that that we have six (6) drivers with a rooting section of two players each!  Listing the drivers alphabetically seems to be the way to go in this post!

Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Ol Skid-Marc fervently are backing “The Shrub”, “Rowdy”, aka Kyle Busch.  Auto Club Speedway is the site of KyBu’s very first victory when he was driving the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Chevy.  So the question begs to be asked; Can KyBu re-visit Victory Lane at Fontana?

The brother-sister duo of Jerry The Buschwacker and Zee, aka Sissy, are teaming up together in hopes that “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, can, on short order, deliver a victory to them at Fontana.

El Cajon, CA native, Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, has support from Lonna The Quilt Angel and our leader, Kilimanjaro Bobby.  Both are hoping that Mr. Seven-Time can drive his HMS Lowes Chevy into Victory Lane, hoist the hardware, and punch his ticket through to The Playoffs early in the season.

Still another CA homeboy, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, has the support of Jim, aka Chiefy and Doug The Gandy Candy Man.  Both men are hoping that “Young Money” can replay his performance from 2017!

Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff have put all their marbles into the marble sack of “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano.  Could this be the race that ol “Sliced Bread” slaps a little butter on both slices?

Lastly, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Carlton The Doorman are pulling for the 2017 Cup Champ, Martin Truex, Jr.  Truex needs to let the big dog out of the bag soon if he is to mimic his 2017 performance!

Good luck to all!

Referencing the above-mentioned weather forecast for Fontana this weekend, I will leave you with the words of John and Michelle Phillips from 1965:

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I’ve been for a walk
On a winter’s day
I’d be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin’
On such a winter’s day
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’ GO RACIN’!

Bobby Blue Crush Hangs On To His Lead After Phoenix

Kevin Harvick Pit Stop

As the old aphorism goes, there’s nothing certain except death and taxes.

 After Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, you can add Kevin Harvick at Phoenix to that list.

 Harvick beat Kyle Busch to the finish line by .774 seconds to win his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of the season, the first time a driver has strung three victories together since Busch accomplished the feat at Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Indianapolis.

 The victory was a record ninth for Harvick at the one-mile track in the Sonoran Desert and the 40th of his career, third-most among active drivers and tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin for 18th on the all-time victory list.

 But the win was more than a statistical triumph for the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Harvick came to Phoenix with a chip on his shoulder, stung by a midweek penalty for issues with the roof braces and right rear side skirt extension after last week’s race-winning car from Las Vegas.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Six players are obvious students of NASCAR and Phoenix International Speedway, now known as ISM Raceway history.  Those six players include David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Jerry The Buschwacker, Snoopy Dawn, Jim, aka Chiefy, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  This group wisely selected now the 10-time track winner, the hottest driver in 2018 with three victories in the first four races, “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.  These players racked up a cool 53 points this week.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Don The Engine Builder, A&M Aggie Sue, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher were rooting for “The Shrub“, aka Kyle Busch, at ISM Speedway.  All three players added a very nice score, 52 points, to their 1st segment tally this week.

Meanwhile, four players, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Carole, aka Rudy, as well as Ol Skid-Marc, were riding shotgun with “The Outlaw”, who is now trying to heal his former persona and going by his given name, Kurt Busch.  All four players made out like a bandit scoring 40 points for Phoenix.

William Clyde Elliott, Jr. aka Chase, had a very strong performance in The Valley of The Sun and had the unyielding support of two of our players at Phoenix, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Doug The Gandy Candy Man.  These two players added 39 points to their totals as the Sunset on ISM Raceway.

Rounding out the top five scorers for the week is Zee, aka Sissy.  Sissy was neatly tucked into the copilot’s seat of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 driven by young gun Erik Jones.

Since it is still early in the 1st segment, and there were many different selections this week, suffice it to say that there was massive movement within the ranks of the scoring pylon.  Leading the way this week was A&M Aggie Sue and Jeremy The Coach with the largest scale of movement.  Aggie Sue rocketed up the scoring totem pole six (6) places to now rest in 8th place.  However, Jeremy The Coach did not fare so well this week.  The Coach plummeted six spots to sit in 15th place.

The volatility continued with Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  Each of these players moved five (5) places when the checkered flag flew at Phoenix.  Dan The Numbers Dude did the best out this group moving up to now sit in 14th place.  Conversely, The Highly Opinionated One and  The Bay Area Bandit stumbled and fell from grace landing in  11th and 12th, respectively.

Next on the list is a quartet that consists of Jerry The Buschwacker, Jim, aka Chiefy, Zee, aka Sissy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom, each moving four (4) positions this week.  The Buschwacker and Chiefy are toasting their success as they stepped up on the leaderboard this week to sit in 7th and 16th, respectively.  Whereas Sissy and The Cookie Mom fell down this week landing in 17th and 20th places, respectively.

In a league all by himself, this week rests The Gandy Candy Man who lost three (3) places and resides in 5th place.

Rounding out the top five movers this week is a quartet consisting of Don The Cubic Dollars Dude, Carole, aka Rudy, Ol Skid-Marc, and Snoopy Dawn, all moved up two spots on the totem pole this week to now rest in  6th, 10th, 13th, and 19th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

The winner of “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award goes to Linda B. The Cookie Mom.  Although The Cookie Mom really did not have a really terrible race, she did score only 15 points, which was the lowest score for this race.

There has been no change in who is holding down “The Outhouse” single-handedly this week.  Once again Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty is all alone, and securing the fort for everyone!  So for the third week in a row, she receives “The Outhouse Award”!

Next week is the last race of “NASCARGoesWest” when the haulers unload in Fontana, CA, about 50 miles East of Hollywood Hills of LA.

I will leave you with the classic philosophical words of Kenny Alphin and John Rich, aka Big and Rich:

It’s a 3 day drive if she drives all night
Says she’s leavin’ at the crack of dawn
Well she might still be lyin’ here with me
But in her heart she’s already gone
Already packed up, the Altima’s gassed up
She’s done put the map up there on the dash
I’m all tore up just tryin’ to man up
Damnin’ these tears up but can’t hold ’em back

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

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