Truex Is The Overwhelming Favorite For Coca Cola 600

Martin Truex, Jr.

The second segment begins this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.  This weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer and it is, without a doubt the biggest race weekend of the entire year.  Sunday morning starts out with Grand Prix of Monaco, then next up is the Indy 500, followed by the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600!

This is also the weekend that we take time out of our fun-filled family weekend to think about, personally thank, and honor the men and women who paid the ultimate price to secure our freedom and allow us to do the things that we love to do!  Many of those warriors are interred at Arlington.  The most decorated warrior in US history rests just across the street from the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, legendary movie actor Audie Murphy, who was just 5′ 5″ tall!

Some may not know or remember what the origins of Arlington National Cemetary.  The house that sits atop the hill on that sprawling piece of land that has been turned into a place that we place our war heroes for eternal rest, and at one time belonged to an interesting historical figure in this country.  The origin of this property is that it was the Robert E. Lee family farm.  Yes, that same General Robert E. Lee who resigned his commission in the US Army to be the Commanding General of the Confederate Army!

 

Our Charlotte Choices

 

More than one-third of The Redneck Fantasy League is backing the 2017 MENCS champion, Martin Truex, Jr.  Those players who are hoping that Truex can log his second victory of 2018 include, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Amber Hardcore Hulsey, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist, Strawberry Picker, former Elephant Driver, as well as Your Most Humble Sheriff.

Bobby Blue Crush, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Doug The Gandy Candy Man are putting all their marbles into the marble sack of Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson.  It is just a matter of time before, this trio is betting, that ol J.J. will be driving his hot rod into Victory Lane, hoist the hardware, and punch his ticket into the 2018 Playoffs.

Next, we have three drivers that have a rooting section of two players each.

A&M Aggie Sue and Linda B. The Cookie Mom are banding together to get behind The Outlaw, aka Kurt Busch.  Both players are hoping that KuBu can add another Charlotte victory to his NASCAR resume this weekend.  KuBu has been in a drought since his 2017 Daytona 500 victory and has not won a race in 2018.  So a victory at Charlotte would give “The Outlaw” the desired “Golden Pass” to the Playoffs.

Meanwhile, Jerry The Buschwacker and Jim, aka Chiefy, are, together, joining forces and cheering “The Shrub”, Kyle Busch, on to his fourth victory of this season.  Can “Rowdy” be there at the end and drive his hot rod into Victory Lane?  That answer will come late Sunday night as the checkered flag flies at Charlotte.

Lastly, Carole, aka Rudy, and Zee, aka Sissy, will have their best Chase Elliott gear on Sunday!  In fact, both of these women are hoping that the Dawsonville Pool Hall will be firing up the ol siren that sits on the roof there.  That is the same siren, or as it is called by some, “Sireeeeeen”, that would blare loudly and proudly every single time “Awesome Bill From Dawsonville” would win a NASCAR race!

Adding up the numbers this week shows that seventeen (17) players pooling together in their choices.  For all of the math majors or math teachers among us, that leaves five players who are independent thinkers. But what they really are would be five players in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

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

Bobby Blue Crush Breaks The Bank!

Kevin Harvick

Make it five.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick again proved why he’s called “The Closer” and continued his early-season dominance by winning his fifth race of 2018 in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway, the 12th race of the season.

Harvick, who started from the Busch Pole and finished second in both Stage 1 and Stage 2, took advantage of a late-race caution to rocket ahead of Kyle Larson on a restart with 25 laps to go. But it was far from over.

An ensuing caution after Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson made contact battling for third place — which sent Blaney to the garage — jumbled the field yet again. Joey Logano stayed out to inherit the lead, and five others followed suit. Meanwhile, William Byron took two tires, Harvick — who took four tires, and was behind Byron on pit road — restarted eighth.

A fiery wreck brought out the red flag with fewer than 15 laps remaining, setting up a late restart in which Harvick started sixth.

But the four tires he took when other stayed out proved to be the difference as he passed Martin Truex Jr. coming to the white flag.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Nobody selected “Freaky Fast” Harvick as their man for Kansas so this award will back into the cabinet til the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Memorial Weekend in two weeks.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

The biggest scorer this weekend was Ol Skid-MarcOl Skidz selected Joey Logano as his man for the weekend and was nicely rewarded with 47 points for “Sliced Bread’s” third-place finish at Kansas.

We had a player this week that had a major breakthrough.  Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty had a phenomenal week racking up 38 points to cap off this segment!  She is the only player to pick Aric Almirola, who finished ninth.  She picked him at the track where he fractured his vertebrae last year.

Next, we have a trio that includes Jim aka Chiefy, Zee, aka Sissy, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit all adding 36 points to their totals.  Both Chiefy and Sissy received their points from Martin Truex, Jr’s second-place finish.  But, The Bay Area Bandit received her points from Denny Hamlin’s fifth-place finish at Kansas.

Meanwhile, both Carlton The Doorman and Snoopy Dawn had picked Eric Jones and received 32 points to top off their first segment tallies.

Rounding out the top five weekly scorers is Jeremy The CoachThe Coach was riding shotgun with “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski and picketed a cool 31 points from “Bad Brad’s” 14th place finish,

Quite uncharacteristically for the last race of the segment, we had a massive amount of movement this week.  Upon closer scrutiny of the scores, the reason for so much movement after 12 races was that there was so much competition in the middle part of the leaderboard!  In fact, after 12 races there was a tie between Linda B. The Cookie Mom and Jeremy The Coach for 20th place!

There were only five players that remained in their previous places once the checkered flag flew at Kansas, Bobby Blue Crush, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Jeremy The Coach and our “cellar dweller” for the segment, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty!
Ol Skid-Marc was the largest mover this week.  Skidz made a kamikaze run at the leaders and climbed up the totem pole six (6) places to finish off the segment in 11th place,

Next on the movers list is a trio consisting of Lonna The Quilt Angel, Snoopy Dawn, and Don The Engine BuilderThe Quil Angel and The Engine Builder stumbled and fell three places to finish out in 9th and 15th, respectively.  Conversely, Snoopy snuck her way up three places to cap off the segment in 12th place.

There is a mixed bag of four players who moved two places this week. That mixed bag includes Jim, aka Chiefy, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.  Ol Chiefy finished off his segment by stepping up two places to sit in 8th place.  I can’t say that the other three players fared as well.  No, all three of those players, The Numbers Dude, The Vegas Super Star, and The Cookie mOm all lost two spots to land in 15th, 16th, and 20th, respectively.

The remaining ten (10) players all moved just one place.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

There were five players that could only muster up a single digit for their Kansas score this week.  For the math majors in the fantasy league, that means that one-quarter of the fantasy league had a really crappy race day!  But this week Lonna The Quilt Angel took the honor of “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” with just 4 points.

It feels like I have announced this many times this segment.  Our newest player, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, is “The Outhouse Award” winner this week!  She will be receiving traveling plaque shortly so that she can put it by her TV for the next segment to remind her of her excellence during this segment!

Next week NASCAR will be “coming home” to Charlotte, but there is not a points race.  However, the Trucks will be racing at Charlotte Friday evening and the All-Star race will be on the menu for Saturday night.

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

PS the cool little guitar notes that repeat itself throughout this song may sound familiar to some of you country music lovers.  It is a tribute from Keith Urban to Merle Haggard, and came from Merle’s song “Momma Tried”!

Ryan Blaney Has The Votes For Kansas

Ryan Blaney

This weekend is the culmination of the 1st segment of The Redneck Fantasy League.  It is the last chance that some players have to make a run on the money and a position on the podium for this segment!  NASCAR will be rolling into the plains of Mid-America, about 7 miles southwest of the Kansas City airport. Kansas City, Kansas, where the dust swirls in the wind, the thunderstorms build fast and grow tall, and next week the cars will top 200 mph as they are sailed off into turns 1 and 3!

 

Our Kansas Picks

 

This week the third-generation race car driver from Team Penske, Ryan Blaney, has impressed enough of the players to make him the favorite at Kansas.  Some of you are asking yourself how is Ryan Blaney a third-generation race car driver?  Many may know that Ryan’s dad is Dave Blaney, who spent a few years in NASCAR racing for Bill Davis, and was Ward Burton’s teammate.  Some of you may recall that Dave was one whale of a sprint car driver, chauffeuring a winged 410 sprinter in the World of Outlaws Tour, too.  But I am guessing that not many may know that Dave’s dad, Lou Blaney, also was a top notched sprint car driver in the Midwest, back in the day.

This week there are four players backing Blaney, one-fifth of the fantasy league, those players include Don The Engine Builder, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon The Former Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Picker, as well as Your Humble Most Sheriff.

After one full year at the Cup level, racing a car out of the Furniture Row Racing stables, an affiliate of Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017, Eric Jones has now had eleven races with the parent team, JGR.  It would appear that this week Jones has gained the confidence of three of our players.  Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, and Carole, aka Rudy, are betting the farm that this young gun can win the race, drive his Camry into Victory Lane, and hoist the hardware.

There are four drivers this week with a pair of players cheering them on to victory.  Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey still have faith in Kasey Kahne, even though he is now driving for one of the lower budgeted teams, Leavine Family Racing.  Nevertheless, both The Buschwacker and The Mudslinger are putting all their marbles in Kasey’s sack this week at Kansas.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Dan The Numbers Cruncher seem to be also putting their money on a slight underdog this week.  Both players are placing all their support behind the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran, Jamie McMurray.  They obviously think that McMurray still has the fire burning in his belly.

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Linda B. The Cookie Mom will be riding shotgun with Ryan “No Neck” Newman at Kansas.

Lastly, Jim, aka Chiefy and Zee, aka Sissy are teaming up with the 2017 Cup champ, Martin Truex Jr.   Lest we do not forget, last year he was the king of the mile and a half tracks!

That leaves seven players this week who have put themselves in the class of independent thinkers.  Not to confuse things here at The Redneck Fantasy League, we call a spade a spade, and those seven players really are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all.  When the Sun sets in Kansas may you be more than just “Dust In the Wind”!

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

Bobby Blue Crush Extends His Lead With Kansas To Go

Kevin Harvick Pit Stop

Kevin Harvick came flying out of a rain delay to soak the field at Dover International Speedway and win Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism. Harvick took the lead from Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer on Lap 338 of 400 and did not look back, crossing the start-finish line 7.450 seconds ahead of the No. 14 Ford.

For Harvick, it was his 41st victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and his second at the 1-mile concrete oval (first since 2015). Bowyer, who had the lead before a 41-minute, 1-second rain delay, finished second. Daniel Suarez equaled his career high with a third-place finish, and Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.

Fords had five of the top eight finishers, and Harvick swept the opening stages. For SHR, it placed three cars in the top five. The top Chevrolet driver was 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson, who finished ninth.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

There was only one player this week who thought that Kevin Harvick could add a fourth victory to his totals this early in the season.  The player with that foresightfulness this week is Kathy The Church ForecloserThe Church Forecloser racked up the maximum race points, 60 big ones this week!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Another player that had a very good race this week is Zee, aka SissySissy was rolling with “Blazenly Bad” Brad Keselowski at “The Monster Mile” Bad Brad rallied to pick up a 6th place finish in the AAA 499 Drive For Autism and give Sissy 48 crucial points.

Meanwhile, Lonna The Quilt Angel is making a late segment run to try to capitalize on making some bank to start off this race season!  The Quilt Angel was riding shotgun with another Stewart-Haas Racing driver at the concrete jungle, Clint Bowyer,  Bowyer’s second-place finish allowed The Quilt Angel to deposit 45 points into her 1st segment totals.

Both Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker prospered nicely this week from Jimmie Johnson’s ninth-place finish at a track that ol JJ once owned.  The Doorman and The Buschwacker were awarded 38 points.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a quartet of players, not karaoke singers.  This quartet includes Snoopy Dawn, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Ol Skid-Marc, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  This unlikely, and somewhat motley, group gathered up 37 points to boost their 1st segment tallies.

As one might expect this late into the segment there was only moderate movement on the scoring totem pole this week.  In fact, nine players, almost half of the group, remained in their previous positions.  Those players are Kilimanjaro Bobby, Doug The Mongoose, David The Mudslinger, Jim, aka Chiefy, Snoopy Dawn, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Jeremy The Coach, and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty.

Having listed the weekly squatters above, this week there were twelve players who did change zip codes this week!  The biggest mover of the week is Kathy The Church ForecloserThe Church Forecloser rocketed up seven (7) places this week to sit in the 12th position.  With a good race at Kansas, The Forecloser could possibly make her way into the top ten!

Second on the movers’ list is a foursome that consists of Zee, aka Sissy, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Cubic Dollars Don, as well as Carole, aka Rudy.  All of these players moved three (3) spots.  Sissy was able to step up three places to sit in 8th place.  Conversely, Karen The Highly Opinionated OneCubic Dollars, and Rudy all dropped down three places in the standings sitting now in 9th, 11th, and 20th, respectively.

Finally, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Skid-Marc, as well as Jerry The Buschwacher all shifted just one position this week.  The Bay area Bandit, The Quilt Angel, and The Buschwacker all moved up one spot the rest in 3rd,6th, and 19th places, respectively.  However, Your Most Humble Sheriff and Skid-Marc slipped one position now owning the 4th and 17th place, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Once again this week we have two players that must share “The Crappiest PIck of The Week” award.  Both Carole, aka Rudy and Don The Engine Builder were rooting for Ryan Newman this week and were only rewarded 4 points for his 33rd place finish.

I know that this may sound familiar but……..  The Lemonade Lefty, try as she might to escape, and having had a very good race at Dover, she could not get evicted from “The Outhouse” this week!

With just one race left in this segment, and the totals are very close in positions 2-6, the 1st segment payout money is still up for grabs,  All that I can say about “The Money” is “Baby Hold On”!

Next week  NASCAR rolls out to the wheat fields of Kansas.

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

Could Truex Hoist The Hardware At His Home Track, Dover?

Martin Truex, Jr.

This week the NASCAR traveling circus rolls into the capital of Delaware, Dover, home to Dover AFB and the East Coast domicile of the C-5B Galaxy.  This weekend all three racing series, CWTS, NXS, and MENCS will be racing there.  The Cup boys will be racing in 49th Annual AAA”400″ Drive For Autism“The Monster Mile”, aka Dover International Speedway.

 

Our Dover Selections

 

As the above photo would suggest Martin Truex, Jr. is the overall choice of The Redneck Fantasy League this week at “The Monster Mile”.  Those players who will be supporting, and rooting, on The 2017 MENCS champion include Snoopy  Dawn, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Ol Skid-Marc. All four players would really love to help celebrate a Truex victory at a race track that is the closest NASCAR track to his hometown of Bayetta, NJ.  It could be a really cool “hometown” celebration!

As this segment heads towards its conclusion in just two weeks, the previously mentioned quartet would love to add a huge total to their segment totals and bolster their position within the scoring pylon!

With a trio riding shotgun this week this the third generation driver, and Team Penske young gun, Ryan Blaney, is hoping to drive his hot rod into Victory Lane and hoist the hardware.  The trio carrying Blaney’s water is Jim, aka Chiefy, Carlton The Doorman, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  Since all three players are mid-pack in the standings, a great finish by Blaney would be a huge shot in the arms of all three players!

Next, up for discussion, there are three drivers that have a support system of two players each this week.  Alphabetically speaking, the first driver up on the list is “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  Both Lonna The Quilt Angel and Bobby Blue Crush will be tag-teaming their support for the Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx No. 11 Camry this week.

Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker will be focusing all their attention this week on “Mr. Seven-Time”, Jimmie Johnson.  Both are hoping that ol “JJ” can emerge at Dover from the longest losing streak in his NASCAR career.

Finally, Carole, aka Rudy and Don The Engine Builder are throwing all their chip up on the table and hoping that Ryan Newman can lead the field to the checkered flag at Dover.

Adding up the numbers this week, the above-named players total twelve players that have banded with other players in their weekly choices.  That leaves a very large number in The Redneck Fantasy League, ten players in total, who are independent thinkers, and therefore are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

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

Kilimanjaro Bobby Retains His Lead After Talladega

Joey Logano

Joey Logano avoided a late, 14-car wreck and held off Kurt Busch on the final lap to win the GEICO 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Nearly a year since his last win at Richmond, Logano had just enough in the Team Penske Ford No. 22 to claim his 19th victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Logano led 70 laps of the 188-lap race en route to his third career victory on the high banks in Alabama. Busch came in second, followed by Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fords made up six of the top seven finishers, but Logano’s teammate Brad Keselowski wasn’t one of them.

That’s because the “Big One” erupted on Lap 165 when Jimmie Johnson got loose in front of Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron. The wreck included the five-time Talladega winner Keselowski, who was knocked out of the race, along with Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard, and others.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Two of our players were fortunate enough to be riding shotgun with the GEICO 500 winner this week, Joey Logano.  Both Snoopy Dawn and Carole, aka Rudy, racked up an almost perfect score today, logging the highest scores for the race.  These ladies received a score of 58 points out of a possible 60 for any race!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Also fairing well this week is Doug The Gandy Candy Man.   After the checkered flag flew at Talladega, The Mongoose was able to squeeze out 41 points from Ricky Stenhouse, Jr’s 5th place finish in the GEICO 500.

Additionally, there is a huge group, a group of seven players in total, that added 38 points to their first segment totals.  Those seven players include Dan The Numbers CruncherZee, aka SissyBernie The Bay Area BanditBobby Blue CrushLinda B. The Cookie MomEdie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  All seven players had pushed in all of their chips in total support for The Outlaw, aka Kurt Busch.

Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman was the only player to pick William Clyde Elliott, Jr., better known as Chase this week.  The Doorman gathered 34 points from Elliott’s third-place finish.

Rounding out the list of top five scorers is Kathy The Church Forecloser The Church Forecloser added 32 points to her totals via Kyle Busch’s 13th place finish.

This week there were only three players that remained in their previous places as the Sunset cast itself over the Talladega Superspeedway, Bobby Blue Crush, A&M Aggie Sue, and our resident “Princess of The Poophouse”, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty!

The three players who moved the most on the leaderboard this week is Snoopy DawnOl Skid-Marc and Jeremy The CoachSnoopy had a very good week because she climbed up the totem pole five places to sit now in 15th place.  Conversely, Skid-Marc and The Coach did not fare so well and plummeted five places to rest now in 16th and 21st places, respectively.

Prior to the Talladega race Carole, aka Rudy, was knocking on the door at “The Outhouse”, however this week she propelled herself up four spots to sit now in 17th place.

Both Jerry The Buschwacker and Dan The Engine Builder slithered down the leaderboard three places to sit in 8th and 20th, respectively.

However, Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Dan The Numbers Dude kept their heads above water and stepped up two places to own 2nd and 13th place, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers of the week is a group of players that number ten players, nearly half of this fantasy league.  Those ten players moved one position up or down when all the dust settled.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award is handed out, and shared by two players.  Those two players, Ol Skid-Marc and Jeremy The Coach, each scored just one (1) microscopic point this week.

Lastly, “The Outhouse Award” once again is bestowed upon Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty.  I believe that she has never been observed outside of “The Outhouse” so far this segment!

For the entire duration of the GEICO 500, 188 laps, it would not be a big stretch to think that many of the drivers were thinking, man these guys are nuts!  “I have clowns to the left of me and joker to the right, here I am……stuck in the middle with you”!

Check out the results from the GEICO 500 from Talladega.

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

Kurt Busch Is The Overwhelming Favorite For Talladega

Kurt Busch

This week the NASCAR circus will be heading South and slightly West from Charlotte to the biggest, badest, widest, high-banked racing facility known as Talladega SuperspeedwayThis race track, as well as Daytona, are really the only two racing facilities that can claim to totally level the playing field.  It is widely believed by those that are knowledgeable that, if you can put your car into “the show”, then you have an equal chance of winning this race.

 

Our Talladega Picks

 

As the accompanying photo would lead you to believe, the darling of Talladega this week is Kurt Busch!  This week nearly one third, seven players in total, are in Kurt’s corner.  Those seven players include Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Bobby Blue Crush, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Zee, aka Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  All of these players are hoping that “The Outlaw” will be able to drive his car not only into the hauler but also into Victory Lane, as well!

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, A&M Aggie Sue, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey are all in with their unconditional support for “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.

Meanwhile, Snoopy Dawn and Carole, aka Rudy, are riding shotgun with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, and hoping that he will produce a hefty score for them when the checkered flag flies.

Lastly, Ol Skid-Marc and Jeremy The Coach are steadfastly rooting for the Elk Grove CA, native, “Young Money”, aka Kyle Larson.

This week we have a large group of “individual thinkers”.  Yep, we have eight (8) players who are completely and totally in bidnez for themselves this week!

You know I have been somewhat sentimental when writing this Talladega preview.  I have made three or four Fall Talladega races with Jim, aka Chiefy.  But I remember the first day that we drove onto the Talladega property and I was really awe-struck.  I thought to myself, “Man this is really cool.  I am really gonna watch this race in person”!

Good luck to all!

I hope that your driver can drive his hot rod back into the hauler when the Sun sets on Talladega!  That means that he missed “The Big One”!!

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

Bobby Blue Crush Resumes The Leader Position

Kyle Busch


Kyle Busch motored away on the final restart to win his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, winning in dramatic fashion in a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond Raceway in Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400.

Busch grabbed the 46th win of his Monster Energy Series career, building upon victories at Texas and Bristol. Busch had to come from back in the field, 32nd place, to win, besting Chase Elliott by 0.511 seconds after the final restart. For Elliott, it was his eighth second-place finish.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Nobody was onboard with “The Shrub” this week at Richmond, therefore, this weekly award will go back into the vault til next Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

This week Kilimanjaro Bobby resumes the role as the leader of The Redneck Fantasy League!

The biggest scorers this week is a quintet of players. Those five players include 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. All five players racked up 53 points from the 4th place finish of Joey Logano.

Additionally, Linda R, The Lemonade Lefty and Carole, aka Rudy, had a fantastic race at Richmond adding 43 points to their 1st segment totals from the 9th place finish of Clint Bowyer.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle secured a nifty 41 points via The Outlaw, aka Kurt Busch, finishing in 11th place in the Toyota Owners 400.

Also having a good race weekend is Jim, aka Chiefy, A&M Aggie Sue, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey. This trio added 39 points to their total score from Chase Elliott’s eighth career 2nd place finish.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a quartet of mismatched players. This group consists of Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Leon Your Most humble Sheriff. They all added a cool 34 points to their totals from the 3rd place finish of Denny Hamlin.

The single biggest mover of the week is Don The Engine Builder. Ol Cubic Dollars Don went from flying high and being our weekly leader to stumbling and falling four (4) spots to now sit in 5th place.

Five players, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Doug The Mongoose, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Zee, aka Sissy, and Snoopy Dawn, all moved two (2) positions this week. Both The Bay Area Bandit and The Mongoose, climbed up in the standings sitting in 3rd and 4th, respectively. Unfortunately, The Mudslinger, Sissy, and Snoopy all dropped two positions to reside in 6th, 12th, and 20th, respectively.

The following ten players, Bobby Blue Crush, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Carlton The Doorman, Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Kathy The Church Forecloser, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom, all moved just one position this week.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week only one player could muster up just a single digit score. This week “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award goes to the person who racked up a microscopic 8 points, Zee, aka Sissy.

Stop me if you may heard or read this recently! This week “The Outhouse” award goes to (drum roll please) Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty! Once again she is in sole control!

Next week NASCAR heads down to the deep South, Sweet Home Alabama!

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

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’!

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