Your Most Humble Sheriff Stretches Out His Lead

Kyle Busch

Ol Kyile Busch can breathe easily now after locking himself into the Round of 12 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with a dominating victory in Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Starting from the pole, Busch collected a stage victory and led a race-high 187 laps en route to his third win of the 2017 season.

Kyle Larson finished second, while Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

There was only one player who was riding shotgun with the race winner today.  David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey was the sole player that had selected ol “Rowdy”, aka Kyle Busch.  So to say that The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey had a great Sunday would be somewhat of an understatement!  Ol Kylie produced 58 points for “The Mudder”!  I might add that those 58 points was more that enough to get him evicted from “The Outhouse” this week!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Well this mixed matched trio, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Jim, aka Chiefy, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit came out smelling like a rose at Louden. All three of these players exhausted their “Young Money” pick early in this segment!  Fortunately for them picking Kyle Larson at New Hampshire was quite fortuitous!  All three of these players packed away a cool 50 points this week.

Next up is a gaggle of six players that were betting the farm on one of the drivers who, currently, does not have a job for 2018, Matt Kenseth.  These six players include Jeremy The Coach, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, ol Skid-Marc, Snoopy Dawn, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, and all are doing their version of the happy dance with 48 points added to their 3rd segment totals.

Meanwhile, Lonna The Quilt Angel scored a very nice 47 points for Martin Truex, Jr’s late race rebound.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a trio consisting of Bobby Blue Crush, Carole, aka Rudy and Cole The Redneck Understudy.  All three of these players were riding shotgun with “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski.  “Bad Brad” delivered to this trio 45 points for the afternoon!

This is another week where there was widespread movement throughout the leaderboard.  In fact, only three players remained in their previous spots, the leader and Your Most Humble Sheriff, second place player Bobby Blue Crush, fifth place player, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, as well as Kathy The Church Forecloser.

The biggest movers of the week is our resident accountant, Dan The Numbers Cruncher and Linda The Cookie Mom!  For his microscopic 2 point Sunday The Numbers Dude dropped like a hot potato falling eight (8) spots from mid pack on the totem pole to landing on the front porch, 20th place, and nearly taking control of “The Outhouse”! The Cookie Mom grabbed 24 points Sunday, however, with the numbers that many of the other players slapped up on the board, she plummeted eight (8) spots to rest now in 13th place.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, likewise, did not fare all too great this week.  The Vegas Super Star slipped down five (5) places to sit now in 16th place.

Next up are five players, Carlton The Doorman, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, A&M Aggie Sue, Cole The Redneck Understudy, as well as Lonna The Quilt Angel, all moved four (4) places this week.  The Doorman, The Bay Area Bandit, The Redneck Understudy and The Quilt Angel all stepped up four spots to sit in 9th, 10th, 12th and 13th, respectively.  Aggie  Sue, however, slid down to sit in 11th place.

Both Skid-Marc and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey moved up three (3) place to reside in 15th and 18, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers is a quartet of players that includes Jim, aka Chiefy, Jeremy The Coach, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Zee, aka Sissy. Chiefy, The Coach and Snoopy all climbed up two (2) places to land in 6th, 7th and 8th, respectively.  Sissy, on the other hand, fell two spots and now sits in 17th place.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Dan The Numbers Dude takes home “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award.  The Numbers Dude could only muster up a minuscule 2 points this week. Nevertheless, The Numbers Cruncher did not fall all the way to the bottom this week.  That dubious honor falls on the shoulders of Jerry The Buschwacker, who is our new Prince of The Poophouse!

Next week NASCAR travels northeast from Charlotte to Dover, DE.  Dover is the elimination race for this round and for the bottom four drivers in points it will be “the last dance”!

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

Could Matt Kenseth Be The Spoiler At Louden?

Matt Kenseth

This week NASCAR migrates to New England.  Both the CWTS and the MENCS will be racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway located near Louden, NH.  It is the second race in the playoffs and the urgency level begins to ratchet up past 5 on the volume level!

This is the last time that there will be a playoff race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Beginning next year Bruton Smith is moving this race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to one of his other race tracks, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Your Most Humble Sheriff is looking forward to that because I have been getting media credentials at that race track for the last four years!

I have digressed!

 

Our Louden Choices

 

The overwhelming choice by the fantasy league players this week is the soon to be unemployed Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Matt Kenseth.  Six players, Jeremy The Coach, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, ol Skid-Marc, Snoopy Dawn, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff have banded together this week hoping that Kenseth will rack up his first win for this season, punch his ticket to round 2, as well as possibly getting him an interview for a new job.

This week we have four players that have banded together in support of the second hottest driver in the Cup series, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson.  That quartet consists of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.

Additionally, there is a totally unmatched trio that includes Kilimanjaro Bobby, Carole, aka Rudy and Cole The Redneck Understudy.  This motley crew will be all in and hoping that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski can punch his ticket to the second round of the playoffs.

Oddly enough, this week there is a large contingent of players, eight in all, who are beating the drum for their own particular drivers.  This is highly unusual that that there would be eight players with individual picks in one week.  So for one third of the fantasy league, those players are totally and absolutely in bidnez for themselves! Furthermore, with that many players having solo picks, there is ample opportunity for some players to make great gains on the leaderboard this week.

Good luck to all!

With Louden being the middle race of this three race elimination segment, the bottom four drivers in points of the sixteen drivers are in a position whereby they need a great finish and are just barely “staying alive”!

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

Your Most Humble Sheriff Stretches His Lead After Chicagoland

Martin Truex, Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on the right foot, rallying from early adversity to land a victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Playoffs opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

Truex survived a tumultuous day for postseason contenders to score his fifth win of the season, his second straight at the 1.5-mile Illinois venue and the 12th of his career in NASCAR’s premier series. His Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota was 7.179 seconds ahead at the finish, sealing a victory that clinched automatic advancement into the Round of 12, the next phase of the Playoffs.

Chase Elliott led 42 laps and finished second in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet as Playoff-eligible drivers swept the top six spots. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson completed the top five in the first of 10 races that will decide the series champion.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

With NASCAR’s new point system, awarding segment points plus race points, the winner of the race may not be the highest scorer.  That was the case this week at Chicagoland Speedway.  Even though Jim, aka Chiefy and Carlton The Doorman selected Martin Truex, Jr. as their man to win they were not the highest scoring players this week!  Chiefy and The Doorman, however, made “The Fraternity” this week, Martin Truex, Jr. with 49 points.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Looking at the scores this week, most everyone walked away from the race with some very good numbers!

The highest scorers this week are Bobby Blue Crush and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, who were riding shotgun with William Clyde Elliott, Jr., aka Chase. Elliott was consistent all race, leading 42 laps and winning the 2nd stage.  That good day at the track for Chase gave Blue Crush and Your Most Humble Sheriff a nifty 53 points!

Carole, aka Rudy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Jeremy The Coach racked up 52 points.  This trio of characters were fully supporting “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland and walked away from this race very comfortable.

The third highest scorers this week were the two who made it into the Fraternal Order of The Go Fast, Chiefy and The Doorman!

Meanwhile, there is a quartet that should be subject to some scrutiny!  That group of of players consists of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Skid-Marc, Linda The Cookie Mom and Doug The Gandy Candy Man, who had put all their marbles in the bag of “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  Hamlin, in return, delivered a cool 45 points to each of these players.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week are Dan The Numbers Cruncher and A&M Aggie Sue, who were hanging out with “Young Money”, Kyle Larson. This duo added, oddly enough, received 42 points from the driver who drives the No.42 car!

Since we are still early in the segment, this week there were 18 players out of 21 who moved around on the leaderboard.

The single biggest mover this week is Lonna The Quilt Angel, who dropped like a hot potato, falling seven (7) places after the checkered flag waved, landing in 17th spot!

Conversely, Jeremy The Coach had a marvelous afternoon rocketing up the totem pole five (5) positions to sit in 9th place.

Likewise, Jim, aka Chiefy moved upwards on the leaderboard four (4) places to sit in 8th place at the end of the day.

A&M Aggie Sue didn’t fare so well this week.  Even though A&M Aggie Sue had Kyle Larson and scored 42 points, she still fell three (3) places, knocking her out of the top five and now resting in 7th place.

Lastly, there are eight players who moved around the totem pole two (2) places this week.  Carlton The Doorman, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Kathy The Church Forecloser each moved up two places to reside now in 13th, 14th, and 16th, respectively.

Unfortunately, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Snoopy Dawn, Edie the Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Zee, aka Sissy all fell two positions the finish out the week in 4th, 10th, 11th and 15th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

By the coincidental fact that David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey scored only 20 points, which on any other weekend would be a reasonable score. However, it was not the case this week.  This week we have a player who racks up a two-fer!  The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey not only receives “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award for those 20 points scored, but that also propelled him firmly into “The Outhouse”!

Next week NASCAR moves up into the Northeast at Louden New Hampshire for the second race in the playoffs.  With the competition ratcheted up in the playoffs, everyone is required to pay attention to detail, ie, to look at “every little thing”!  At the end of these 10 races there will be heartbreak for those that come up short!

Good luck to all!

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

Denny Hamlin Has The Nod At Chicagoland

Denny Hamlin

The “regular season” has ended and now the beginning of “the playoffs’ are scheduled to crank up this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.  This is the time where the contenders will separate themselves for the pretenders!

 

Our Chicagoland Choices

 

As the headline states both Denny Hamlin is the favorite for the race at Chicagoland Speedway.

This week an unlikely quartet has unknowingly banded together to support “The Delivernator”Denny Hamlin.  That motley crew consists of Kathy The Church Forecloser, ol Skid-Marc, Linda The Cookie Mom, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man.  These four are hoping that Hamlin will start off the playoffs by punching his ticket to round two of the playoffs.

There are three drivers with a rooting section of three players.

Carole, aka Rudy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Jeremy The Coach are banking heavily that “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick will be the first driver to earn a trip to round two of the playoffs.

Cole The Redneck Understudy, Bobby Blue Crush and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are all joining forces in order to get their man, Chase Elliott, into Victory Lane Sunday and on to round two.

While A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are banking that one of the hottest drivers of the 2017, “Young Money” aka Kyle Larson, will continue where he left off last week and wheel his hot rod into Victory Lane at Chicagoland.

Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Carlton The Doorman are backing the other hot driver for 2017, Martin Truex, Jr.  Truex has, week in and week out, been a dominate figure and in a position to win the race.

Rounding out the picks, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Snoopy Dawn are betting the farm that Joey Logano can play spoiler this week and steal a victory.

For all the math majors in the fantasy league, adding up the numbers makes it 18 players that have teamed up with others to support a driver.  That means that we have three( 3) players who are in bidnez for themselves this week!

Good luck to all!

For all sixteen drivers who have made the playoffs, they definitely have “something to be proud of”!

As a tribute to Troy Gentry, one half of the duo of Montgomery Gentry, who we tragically lost Friday I will leave you with this video.

RIP Troy.

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

Your Most Humble Sheriff Hangs On To The Lead By The Skin Of His Teeth

Kyle Larson
A caution on Lap 397 of a scheduled 400 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 turned what looked like a coronation for Martin Truex Jr. into an unexpected overtime victory for Kyle Larson, as the field of 16 drivers was set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

Truex, the regular season winner, had a comfortable lead over Larson when Derrike Cope brushed the outside wall with three laps left in regulation. Larson won the race off pit road after the lead-lap cars pitted for tires, and the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing pulled away from a restart on Lap 403.

One lap later, contact between the Toyotas of Truex and Denny Hamlin sent Truex’s No. 78 Camry rocketing into the Turn 1 wall, and the race ended under caution with Larson in the lead and Joey Logano, who needed a win to qualify for the postseason, rolling home in second place after making the most of a restart from the ninth position.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Three ladies share this prestigious award this week.  Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Carol, aka Rudy and Linda The Cookie Mom all selected “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, to drive his hot rod into Victory Lane at Richmond.  Larson’s victory gave these three players a cool 54 points!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

There were three players who were riding shotgun with Joey Logano in his must win, do-or-die, situation at Richmond.  Although Logano didn’t win the race, he did, however, finish in 2nd place.  That second place finish gave Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Bobby Blue Crush and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff 47 much needed points!

Meanwhile, Jeremy The Coach snookered everyone by selecting the young gun who will be replacing Matt Kenseth in the JGR No. 20 Toyota next year, Erik Jones.  Jones rallied for a 6th place finish which reflected in a 43 point day for The Coach.

Having another stellar race was Jim, aka Chiefy.  Ol Chiefy was onboard with “Busch The Younger”, aka Kyle Busch.  “The Shrub” brought his Toyota home in 9th place, giving Chiefy 39 points.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Zee, aka Sissy.  Sissy was hanging out all race with the dominate car, Martin Truex, Jr.  Unfortunately MTJ got caught up in a late race fluke!  That late race accident cost him the race and her a significant amount of points.  However, she did rack up 33 points!

Early in the segments there is, at times, wild gyrations and massive movement, this is one of those weeks!  The single biggest mover, Carlton The Doorman, tumbled ten (10) positions after Richmond!  Loosing those crucial ten places sent The Doorman plummeting down into 15th place.

Conversely, Carole, aka Rudy, rocketed up the leaderboard eight (8) spots to land in 7th place.

Similarly, Linda The Cookie Mom had a very positive result.  The Cookie Mom elevated herself seven (7) places on the totem pole to rest in 6th place.

Jeremy The Coach also had a very positive results after Richmond.  The Coach moved up six (6) spots to finish up in 14th position.

Rounding out the top five movers is Doug The Gandy Candy Man.  The Ageless Sprint Car Driver stepped up five (5) places sitting now in 5th place.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

For the second consecutive week “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” goes to Kathy The Church Forecloser!  The Forecloser received 19 points, which for most weeks isn’t too bad of a score,  However, this week that score was enough for her to retain her position as ‘The Princess of The Poophouse”, aka winning “The Outhouse” award.again.

Now that Richmond is in the history books, and the drivers are set for the first three races of the playoffs, the pressure is on for these 16 drivers.  For the rest of the drivers that were oh so close to making the playoffs, I am sure that on the ride back to Charlotte they were replaying the the race and the the regular seasonin their minds thinking about all the  “what ifs”……..  I’m just saying.

Next week it is off to the windy city, Chicagoland Speedway, for the first race of the playoffs.  In actuality, Chicagoland Speedway is not in Chicago.  It is really located to the Southwest of Chicago in Joliett, IL. The complex there houses a world class NHRA dragstrip, as well as a 3/8 dirt track.

Good luck to all!

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

Can Denny Hamlin Go Back-To-Back?

Denny Hamlin

This week NASCAR rolls north un I-95 to the capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA for the last race of “the 2017 regular season”.  Being that this is the last chance for some drivers to stake their place in the playoffs, it would not be a stretch of the imagination to see some very aggressive driving Saturday night! Add to that fact that this is a short track where egos and feelings get bruised, where tempers are lost,  where sheet metal gets crumpled and where all crew members must check their weapons at the pit gate prior to entering the racing facilities, there will be some drivers and crew members leave the track with a chapped rectum!

 

Our Richmond Choices

 

Nearly one quarter, five players in all, are rolling with “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, at Richmond.  Those five players this week includes Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Snoppy Dawn, Cole The Redneck Understudy, as well as A&M Aggie Sue.

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Carole, aka Rudy and Linda The Cookie Mom are banding together to back “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, in his attempt to add another victory, playoff points, and possible championship to his 2017 resume.

Additionally, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Bobby Blue Crush and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are steadfastly backing “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano and his last minute effort to make the playoffs this year.

Rooting for Ryan Blaney this week at Richmond is Carlton The Doorman and Kathy The Church Forecloser.

Meanwhile, Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey are supporting “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick, and both are hoping that he can show the field the fast way around Richmond.

Lastly, Skid-Marc and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are pooling all their resources in hopes of Brad Keselowski adding one more victory to his tally before “The Playoffs” begin next at Chicagoland.

Since Richmond is the last race before The Playoffs, for many of the teams to have a chance to get there, they will have to “set the world of fire” Saturday night!

Good luck to everyone.

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

Your Most Humble Sheriff Starts Off With A Bang!

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin made a huge mistake on Sunday night!

Then the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota made an even bigger world class comeback to win one of NASCAR’s most prestigious races.

Running down race leader Martin Truex Jr. from 20 seconds back after missing the entrance to pit road on Lap 313 of 367, Hamlin won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 for the second time, finishing off a sweep of the throwback Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series/NASCAR XFINITY Series weekend at Darlington Raceway.

On tires that were 10 laps fresher than Truex’s, Hamlin exited pit road in 14th-place on Lap 315 after missing the entrance the first time and methodically began to chop into Truex’s lead. With just over two laps left, Hamlin was closing fast, as Truex was fighting to maintain control of his car on worn-out rubber.

Truex grazed the wall on Lap 365, then cut a tire and bounced off the wall again as Hamlin rushed past. Two laps later Hamlin had his second victory of the season and the 31st of his career.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff was the only player with knowledge aforethought to select “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin. to win the race!  So The Part-Time Cardiologist, Strawberry Picker and Elephant Driver started out this segment with a very cool 57 points, which positioned him to the top of the totem pole starting this segment!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Both A&M Aggie Sue and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle fracked up a nice beginning to this segment logging 49 points from Martin Truex, Jr’s 8th place finish.

Five players racked up 43 points this week.  Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Snoopy Dawn and Carlton The Doorman were “rolling the bones” for Kevin Harvick.  “Freaky Fast” Harvick’s 9th place finish paid off handsomely for this trio.  Also receiving 43 points at Darlington included Lonna The Quilt Angel and Dan The Numbers Cruncher, who were betting the farm on ol Kyle Busch this week.

Doug The Gandy Candy Man did well for himself, gathering up 33 points from “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski’s 15th place finish.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Zee, aka Sissy and Jim, aka Chiefy.  Sissy and Chiefy were fully supporting Matt Kenseth’s effort to win the race and punch his ticket to the playoffs.

Since this is the first race of the segment there were no movers, only shakers!

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

The person who secured “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award got a two-for-one!  You see since this is the first week of the new segment, the person who has the crappiest pick of the week would also be the one who wins “The Outhouse Award”, as well!  As they say to the victor go the spoils!  This week Kathy The Church Forecloser goes 2-for2!

Next week NASCAR is on to Richmond for the last race of “the regular season”.  It is the last time for many drivers to fulfill their 2017 “river of dreams”!

Good luck to all!

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

Could Joey Punch His Ticket This Weekend?

Joey Logano

In case you haven’ noticed, we are in the middle of the dog days of summer, the days are hotter, the racing is racier, and the tempers are getting shorter! Having said all of that, we are starting our third and final segment, there are just two races left in the ‘regular season’, and it is time for a few drivers to “let the big dog eat”, if they are going to secure a place in the 2017 playoffs.

 

Our Southern 500 Picks

 

Nearly one quarter of our fantasy league, five players, have put their sights on Joey Logano.  Cole The Redneck Understudy, Jerry The Buschwacker, Skid-Marc, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Jeremy The Coach are putting all their marbles in the marble bag of “Sliced Bread” this weekend.  Even though he has a victory earlier in the season, it was deemed an “encumbered” victory because of a post race penalty.

Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Bobby Blue Crush, Snoopy Dawn and Carlton The Doorman are solidly rooting for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.

There are four drivers that have a rooting section of two players each.  Both the second segment winner, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are supporting Kyle Busch for the Bojangles’ Southern 500.

Carole, aka, Rudy, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are banding together to offer their support for Jimmie Johnson.  Both are hoping that “Mr. Seven-Time” can prevail, win the race, and drive his hot rod into Victory Lane at Darlington.

JIm, aka Chiefy and Zee, aka Sissy will be tag-teaming and backing Matt Kenseth.  They are hoping that Kenseth can grab a victory and punch his ticket to the playoffs.

Rounding out the Darlington picks is an unlikely pair consisting of A&M Aggie Sue and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle who are backing the hottest driver in 2017, Martin Truex, Jr.

Good luck to all!

With all the wind, rain, flooding, loss of life and major devastation going on in SE Texas, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of those folks.  I can only hope that my relatives down there will persevere and come out stronger on the other side.

Who’ll stop the rain?

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

Lonna The Quilt Angel Wins The Second Segment

Kyle Busch

In a race fraught with tension, and with a pack of drivers with desperate agendas chasing him to the finish line, Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones to complete a sweep of all-three NASCAR touring series with Saturday night’s keystone victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event at the .533-mile concrete track, Busch capped a long weekend that saw him win Wednesday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event and Friday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

Having accomplished the same feat at Bristol in 2010, Busch was the only driver in NASCAR history to achieve the three-series sweep in the same week at the same track. Now he’s the only driver to have done it twice.

Dicing through traffic on the final 79-lap green-flag run, Busch crossed the finish line 1.422 seconds ahead of Jones, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, who will join the race winner as a teammate at Joe Gibbs racing next year.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week the race winner produced the most points for our players.  Both Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Lonna The Quilt Angel racked up a very cool 53 points with ol “Rowdy”, Kyle Busch, winning the race.  That 53 points scored by The Quilt Angel was enough to catapult her to the top of the leaderboard just in time to snatch the lead from Snoopy Dawn and win the second segment!

Jerry The Buschwacker finished off the segment with 49 points from Matt Kenseth’s 4th place finish, and that made him our second highest points grabber this week.

This next unlikely trio, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bobby Blue Crush and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit gathered up 41 points via Kyle Larson’s 9th place finish.

Ol Skid-Marc rebounded from his really average result last week to add 37 points to his tally as a results of Joey Logano’s 13th place finish.

Rounding out the list of top five scorers this week is another trio of players that includes Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and yours truly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  This group of players racked up 36 points from “Mr. Seven-Time”, Jimmmie Johnson’s 11th place finish.

As the segment comes to an end there was one last shake up!  When The checkered flag flew at Bristol 2/3 of the fantasy league changed places, which means the 7 players, Bobby Blue Crush, Jim, aka Chiefy, Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Skid-Marc, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and A&M Aggies Sue remained status quo.

The biggest mover this week is Kathy The Church Forecloser who slithered down the totem pole five (5) spots to finish out this segment in 13th place.

Both Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit each stepped up three (3) spots to finish out in 14th and 15th, respectively.

The quartet consisting of Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda The Cookie Mom, Jerry The Buschwacker and Zee, aka Sissy all moved two (2) positions.  Both The Las Vegas Super Star and The Buschwacker moved up on the leaderboard to finish out the segment in 8th and 17th respectively. However, Linda The Cookie Mom and Zee, aka Sissy slid two places to finish out the segment in 12th and 18th, respectively.

The remaining seven players moved only one (1) spot which includes the second segment winner, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Snoopy Dawn, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Carole, aka Rudy, Carlton The Doorman and Jeremy The Coach.  The Quilt Angel, Your Most Humble Sheriff, and The Coach all moved up one position finishing out the segment in 1st, 6th and 17th place, respectively.  Conversely, The Redneck Understudy, Rudy and The Doorman slipped one place to finish out in 7th, 13th and 16th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week we only have one player who had the misfortunes to log a single digit for their weekly score, Kathy The Church Forecloser.  When you can only muster up 8 points for the race you will be the winner of “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award.

As the segment progressed it became quite apparent to Your Most Humble Sheriff that “The Outhouse Award” would most definitely wind up at the house of Jeremy The Coach.  After all he was the initial member this segment and dwelled there the longest, about eight (8) of the twelve weeks.  But in true fashion The Coach pulled out a rabbit out of his coach’s hat and allowed A&M Aggie Sue to evict him from his familiar digs and claim the second segment “Outhouse Award”!

PS I would be remiss if I did’t let everybody know that our resident midget driver, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, “Parked It” Saturday night at Kern County!!! You could say that our man showed them the fast way around that place and “let the big dawg eat”!  A big two thumbs up, Champ!!!

Next week is a bye week for the Cup drivers.  So we have an extra week to either relish in our successes, or wallow in our failures of the second segment. Just take refuge in that it “takes all kind of kinds”!

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

Kyle Larson Gathers Most Of The Support At Bristol

Kyle Larson

This week NASCAR makes its second and last visit in “The Last Colloseum”, Bristol Motor Speedway, for a Saturday night race.  As “the regular season” winds down, not only are there a few drivers dreaming about the playoffs, some of our players are knee deep in  a “river of dreams”!

 

Our Bristol Choices

 

As this segment comes to a close and the Bristol night race is eminent, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, leads to way with four players in his hip pocket.  That quartet consists of Jim, aka Chiefy, Bobby Blue Crush, Jeremy The Coach, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit all are hoping to end the second segment on a very high note and a great score from a Larson victory!

With nearly as many supporters this week, “Mr. Seven-Time”, Jimmie Johnson, has a trio of rooters that consists of Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Karen The highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  It is safe to say that each of these players would love to end the segment with a big number!

Meanwhile, Cole The Redneck Understudy and Dan the Numbers Cruncher are putting all their marbles inside the marble sack of Kurt Busch this weekend.  Even though Kurt has been in a season long funk since winning the opening race, the Daytona 500, they are thinking that this will be the race that KyBu emerges from that summer long slump.

Lastly, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Lonna The Quilt Angel are backing “The Shrub”, Kyle Busch, at Bristol.

This week we have an usual event.  We have eleven (11) players who have banded  behind four drivers.  However, we have ten (10) players who are independent thinkers at Bristol.  That means that nearly one half of the fantasy league this week have individual selections and are in bidnez for themselves.

Good luck to all this week!

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
From the mountains of faith
To a river so deep
I must be looking for something
Something sacred I lost
But the river is wide
And it’s too hard to cross

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

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