Lonna The Quilt Angel Sneaks Into The Lead

Kasey Kahne


Some race tracks and stadiums are big and have a special beauty, but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is steeped in one thing that most of those other facilities are not, an iconic, fabled and ghostly history.  Names like “Super Tex”, A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, the Unsers, Bobby, Al, Sr. and Al, Jr, “Lonestar JR”, Johnny Rutherford, Rufus Parnell “Parnelli” Jones, Mario Andretti, “my homie” Billy Vukovich, car owner “Mr 500″, Andy Granatelli, car builder A.J. Watson, Dale Earnhart, Sr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Dale Jarrett, just to name a few that are all part of the names that became legends at this racing facility!

This week NASCAR held its annual summer extravaganza at this world famous racing facility and none of the favored drivers were able to drive their race car into Victory Lane!  No none of the favorites were there leading the pack as the checkered flag waved.  In semi-darkness, as the sun set behind the frontstretch grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne did all he could to dispel the shadow overhanging his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his racing career.

With a phenomenal restart in the second overtime of Sunday’s Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, Kahne cleared race leader Brad Keselowski through the first two corners and crossed the overtime line on the backstretch before NASCAR called the record 14th caution of the race.

That ended the event with Kahne in the lead, and when he took the checkered flag under yellow a lap and a half later, the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had his first victory since an eleventh-hour win at Atlanta in August of 2014 that propelled him into NASCAR’s postseason.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Once again this week nobody had selected Kasey Kahne to win the Brickyard 400, therefore this award returns to the shelf.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

We have a new leader after Indy.  Lonna The Quilt Angel scored 44 points which was enough for her to slip into the lead by 5 points over Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver.

Leading off this week’s highest scorers are five players, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Kathy The Church Forecloser and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  All five players racked up 44 points from Kevin Harvick and his 6th place finish.

Linda The Cookie Mom was really hoping that Joey Logano could get an “unencumbered” victory this week and secure his place in the playoffs.  However, he did not win the race, but nevertheless gave her 43 points for his 4th place finish.

Bobby Blue Crush was riding shotgun with Matt Kenseth at Indy and added a very useful 42 points to this totals.

Meanwhile, Jerry The Buschwacker was the only player who put all his fortunes on Jamie McMurray this week.  The Buschwacker cashed out of the race with 27 points.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a quartet that includes Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Zee, aka Sissy, Carole, aka Rudy and Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle.  This quartet added 23 points to their totals this week by way of Kyle Busch’s 34 place finish, as well as his two stage wins at Indy.

This week only four players remained in their previous spots at the end of the Indy race.  Then that would mean that 17 players changed places on the totem pole.

The biggest movers this week is a group of three players that includes Jim, aka Chiefy, Carlton The Doorman and Cole The Redneck Understudy.  All three players slid down four (4) places this week to land in 6th, 10th and 12th, respectively.

Next is a trio of players that includes Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Dan The Numbers Dude and Linda The Cookie Mom.  All three players climbed up three (3) spots on the leaderboard siting now in 4th, 8th and 9th place, respectively.

There were five players, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Bobby Blue Crush, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and ol Skid-Marc who moved two (2) spots after the checkered flag fell.  The Quilt Angel, Blue Crush, The Church Forecloser and The Bay Area Bandit all moved up two (2) places landing in 1st, 3rd, 7th and 17th, respectively.

Lastly, there was a quintet of players, Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver, Snoopy Dawn, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Jerry The Buschwacker and Carole, aka Rudy all moved one spot.  The Buschwacker climbed up one spot to sit in 13th place.  Conversely, The Ageless Sprint Car Driver, Snoopy, The Redneck Understudy and Rudy all slipped on spot to now reside in 2nd, 5th, 11th and 14th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Carlton The Doorman had a rotten day at the race track only scoring one (1) microscopic point from Chase Elliott.  That score earned him the title of “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”!

Stop me if you have heard this story!  Jeremy The Coach maintains his foot hold on “The Outhouse Award” again this week!  However, his lead is very slim, just 4 points.

My thoughts about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the history associated with that historic facility:

Race car drivers enter the track via the tunnel between turns one and two that leads to the IMS Museum.  However, only legends get to kiss the bricks, drink the milk, and get their likeness inscribed on to the trophy at the end of the day!

Tonight I think that Kasey Kahne may be humming along with Uncle Cracker and Kid Rock on his plane ride back to Charlotte!  He wins the race, punches his ticket to the playoffs, and quite possibly might have saved his job for one more year at Hendrick Motorsports!

Next week NASCAR returns to Pocono.

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

Kevin Harvick Has The Vote For Indy

Kevin Harvick

It is the “dog days of summer” and “the boys of summer” will be “back home  in Indiana” this weekend!

NASCAR rolls into the intersection of 16th and Georgetown Streets, the mecca of open wheel racing, the very historic and holy grounds known as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There is so much history associated with this old, but yet very vibrant, racing facility in the heart of Speedway, Indiana.

 

Our Indy Picks

 

Leading in this weeks picks to win the race at Indy is Kevin Harvick.  In “Freaky Fast” Harvick’s hip pocket this week are Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Kathy The Church Forecloser, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  All five of these players, if “Happy Harvick” is successful in logging another victory, will more than likely rush down to Jimmy John’s and grab one of their favorite sandwiches Sunday in celebration!

In observing the supporters this week for Jimmie Johnson, it is an all guy thing.  Strange you might think?  Or could it be that these four guys, Jim, aka Chiefy, Jeremy The Coach, Skid-Marc, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, who were spotted this week at Lowe’s, are just all superb DIYers!  I’m just sayin…..!

Meanwhile, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Carole, aka Rudy, as well as Doug the Ageless Sprint Car Driver are hoping that “Rowdy”, Kyle Busch, could finally post a victory and break his year long winless drought!

Lastly, both Snoopy Dawn and A&M Aggie Sue are solidly behind the hottest Cup driver this year, Martin Truex, Jr. 

This week we have a very high number of independent thinkers, seven in all.  Those seven players, as week all know, are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

Can you hear Don Henley faintly in your ears?

“Nobody on the road,
Nobody on the beach.
I feel it in the air,
The summer’s out of reach.
Empty lake, empty streets,
The sun goes down alone.”

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

Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver Increases His Lead

Denny Hamlin

“The Chowda” has been served!  

Denny Hamlin stormed to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Hamlin, who had a “crustation fixation”, led 54 of 301 laps in the No. 11 Toyota, taking the checkered flag of the Overton’s 301 with a .509-second margin of victory over a fast-closing Kyle Larson, who was “selfish for shellfish”. Hamlin’s third win at the 1.058-mile track was the 30th of his career in NASCAR’s premier series, marking the first triumph this year for Joe Gibbs Racing.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Nobody selected Denny Hamlin, who was a “wicked pissa” today, to win at Louden.  Therefore, this award will go vacant this week.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

The highest scorer this week is Carole, aka Rudy, who added 49 points to her totals for Martin Truex, Jr’s third place finish.

There were six players, A&M Aggie Sue, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Linda The Cookie Mom, Kathy The Church Forecloser, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, who were banking on Matt Kenseth lifting up the “Lobsta”!.  All six players added 46 points to their 2nd segment totals

Snoopy Dawn and Jim, aka Chiefy each were rooting for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.  For their foresight each player added 40 points to their totals.

Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman and David the Mudslinging Throttle Jockey each racked up 36 points from Kurt Busch’s 8th place finish at Louden.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Zee, aka Sissy.   Sissy was riding shotgun with “Mr. Seven Time”, Jimmie Johnson ,and received 33 points for JJ’s 10th place finish.

Only three players, Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver, Carlton The Doorman, Zee, aka Sissy, remained in their previous position after the checkered flag flew at Louden.  Using basic math that means that 18 players have changed places this week.

The largest movers this week are Dan the Numbers Cruncher and Carole, aka Rudy. The Numbers Dude did not fair so good this week tumbling three (3) places to sit in 11th this week.  Conversely, Rudy moved up three places to rest in 13th position.

Six players, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bobby Blue Crush, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Jerry The Buschwacker, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit all shifted two spots on the leaderboard.  Both Chiefy and Your Most Humble Sheriff stepped up two (2) places siitting now in 2nd and 7th, respectively.  Whereas Blue Crush, The Buschwacker, The Highly Opinionated One, as well as the Bay Area Bandit all slithered down two (2) places resting in 5th, 14th, 16th, and 19th, respectively.

Eight players, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Snoopy Dawn, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Linda The Cookie Mom, Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Jeremy The Coach all moved one spot this week. Snoopy, The Church Forecloser, The Redneck Understudy, Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue and The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all climbed up one place. Unfortunately, The Quilt Angel, The Las Vegas Super Star, and The Coach slipped one spot this week.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

You know that most all of the players did very well when “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” goes to someone who scored 16 points.  That player with just 16 points is Bernie The Bay Area Bandit!

We have a new “Prince of The Poophouse” this week.  Jeremy The Coach just could not stand smelling “clean fresh air” last week.  Therefore, he issued an eviction notice to The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and resumed control of “The Outhouse”!

Now that the checkered flag has waved in New Hampshire, the NASCAR haulers have spent “the weekend in New England” and now will be heading back to their shops, then onto the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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

Will Matt Kenseth Emerge From A Season Long Slump At Louden?

Matt Kenseth

As we race into the second half of the second segment of 2017, NASCAR rolls into the Northeast.  All the haulers are on their way to Louden ,New Hampshire- which is approximately 84 miles northwest of downtown Boston, MA.  This is the first of two races at this facility for 2017.  However, beginning in 2018 Louden will loose the second race during, which occurs during “The Playoffs” in late September, to Las Vegas.

For those who have not taken notice of the overall scores this segment, the race at the top of the totem pole is just as hard fought and just as close as the race for the bottom of the totem pole is this week!

 

Our Louden Picks

 

This week nearly one quarter of the fantasy league, five players in total, are onboard with Matt Kenseth at Louden.  Those five players include A&M Aggie Sue, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Linda The Cookie Mom, Kathy The Church Forecloser, as well as Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Picker, and of course Your Most Humble Sheriff.  All five players are hoping that the senior driver at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth, can finally claim his first victory for the 2017 season.

There are five drivers, this week, that have a cheering section of two players each for “The Magic Mile”, also known as the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy The Coach appear to be of the mindset that Louden is the place that Clint Bowyer can dig out from his several year winning slump.  Now that he is driving the Stewart-Haas Racing No.14 Ford he has his best chance of adding wins to his resume.

Kurt Busch has attracted Carlton The Doorman and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey to his rooting section this week.

Jerry The Buschwacker and Kilimanjaro Bobby are backing William Clyde Elliott, Jr., better known as the second generation driver from Dawsonville, GA, Chase Elliott.

Rounding out our choices for Louden this week is the duo of Snoopy Dawn and Jim, aka Chiefy, who are loudly and proudly putting all their marbles in the sack of “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.

This week we have a group of six players who have not joined forces with any of the other players, and therefore are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

As the haulers drive up I-95 along the Eastern Seaboard from Charlotte to Louden, NH, and pass near or through the greater Boston area, I wonder if any of those drivers will be hearing this Dave Loggins tune in their head?

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

Doug Holds On To A Minuscule One Point Lead After Kentucky

Martin Truex, Jr.

It was nearly a full moon over the Kentucky Speedway Saturday night, and it shined brightly for Martin Truex, Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch, who was dominant early, and Kyle Larson on a final overtime restart to win the Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Truex, who stayed out on old tires, shot ahead on the final restart and maintained his lead as multiple cars back in the pack wrecked and the race ended under caution.

For Truex, it was the 10th victory in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career and his third this season, all coming on intermediate tracks. Truex won the first two stages of the race, this marking the second time this season the No. 78 Toyota has swept all three stages (also accomplished at Las Vegas).

Truex seemed to be in control of the race, running his lead to upward of 14 seconds over Larson when the caution came out on Lap 265 for fluid on the track from Kurt Busch’s No. 41 Ford. Truex then did not pit as contenders behind him — notably Larson and Busch — came to pit road. That set up the final restart, where Truex was able to hold off the other cars to get the win.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Kathy The Church Forecloser, Bobby Blue Crush and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star selected Martin Truex, Jr. to win at Kentucky this week and are enshrined in the fraternity this week.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

As was mentioned above Kathy The Forecloser, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as Edie The Las Vegas Super Star all racked up the maximum points possible from the victory of Martin Truex, Jr.—-60 points!

Lonna The Quilt Angel was the only person who was hanging out with “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, this week.  The Quilt Angel received 43 well earned points.

Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman and Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver was rooting for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick to win the race.  Even though that did not happen at Kentucky, The Doorman and The Gandy Candy Man added 42 points to their totals.

Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Linda The Cookie Mom were riding shotgun with “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, this week and added 40 points to their 2nd segment totals.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a quartet that includes Carole, aka Rudy, Skid-Marc, Zee, aka Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher, who were all solidly behind Chase Elliott this week.  These five players all added 36 points to their 2nd segment totals.

There was a fair bit of movement on the leaderboard this week, with Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as Carole, aka Rudy all remaining in their previous spots..  But the single biggest mover this week is Jerry The Buschwacker stumbled and fell six (6) positions, landing in 12th place.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star rocketed up the totem pole five (5) spots to sit in tie for 6th place.

Conversely, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle dropped out of the top five like a hot potato!  The Sheriff and The Highly Opinionated One fell four (4) spots and now sits in 9th and 14th places, respectively.

Kathy The Church Forecloser climbed up three (3) spots now sitting in 10th spot.

Rounding out the top five movers this week is Carlton The Doorman.  The Doorman climbed up two (2) places this week to rest in 6th place.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

We have a tie for “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”.  Both Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey were firmly behind “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski this week.  “Bad Brad” was involved in an early race wreck, exited the race, scoring just one point for both The Buschwacker and The Throttle Jockey. Scoring just one minuscule point gives these two a share in “The Crappiest Pick of the Week” award!

Finally we have a new “Prince of the Poophouse” this week!  For the first five weeks of this segment Jeremy The Coach was solidly in control of “The Outhouse”. However this week The Coach has been evicted from his familiar digs by David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey!

As was mentioned at the beginning of this post that nearly full moon over Kentucky that shined so brightly on Martin Truex, Jr., was really more like a “bad moon rising” for the rest of the field.

Next week NASCAR loads up and rolls up the Eastern Seaboard, unloading northwest of Boston in Louden N.H.

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

Could Chase Elliott Be The Victor In Kentucky?

Chase Elliott

Now that the Coke Zero 400 has been raced, the 4th of July fireworks have been fired off, it is time to roll through the Kentucky Speedway this Friday night. By the time most of you might click on this post I will be setting up the ol RV just north of Coos Bay, Oregon in a place called Osprey Point RV at Lakeside, OR for a few weeks.

 

Our Kentucky Selections

 

This week we have a full house of selections for Kentucky,  As the photos suggests Chase Elliott is the favorite for the fantasy league.  There are four players, Carole, aka Rudy, Skid-Marc, Zee, aka Sissy and Dan the Numbers Cruncher that are putting all their fortunes on the line hoping that Elliott scores his first Cup victory at Kentucky.

Not to be outdone is the trio of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Bobby Blue Crush who are all in with Martin Truex, Jr. at Kentucky.

Another trio of wishful players includes Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, A&M Aggie Sue, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff who are betting the farm that Kurt Busch, formally known as “The Outlaw”, can get his second victory of the season.

There are five drivers this week that have a cheering section of two players each.

Snoopy Dawn and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are riding shotgun with Matt Kenseth, who is looking for his first win of the 2017 season.

Jim, aka Chiefy and Linda The Cookie Mom are joining forces to support “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, who is also winless in 2017.

The unlikely duo of Carlton The Doorman and Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver will be hoping that “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick is on a hot streak and can log another victory this Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Cole The Redneck Understudy and Jeremy The Coach are  thinking that Joey Logano can win this race without the penalties that made his other victory “encumbered”.

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and David The MudslingingThrottle Jockey are teaming up together to root on “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski on to another win at Kentucky.

After reviewing the choices for Kentucky we have a very unique situation. This week there is only one player that is in bidnez for herself, Lonna The Quilt Angel!

Good luck to all!

Now we all can just hope that this weekend does not replicate last week in Daytona with some “Kentucky Rain”!

“Seven lonely nights and a dozen towns ago”.

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

Doug The Gandy Candy Man Surges Into The Lead

Ricky Stenhouse,Jr.

The major story of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-ColaDale Earnhardt Jr.’s final run at his beloved Daytona International Speedway in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet – turned out to be a footnote to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s masterful victory in a war of attrition that produced a race-record 14 cautions.

The driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, who got his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in his 158th career start two months ago at Talladega, established himself as a restrictor-plate wizard with his second straight superspeedway win, this one after three laps of overtime.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sidestepped a handful of multi-car wrecks, roaring to a stirring victory in overtime Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Stenhouse’s Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford led 17 of 163 laps in the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. He bypassed David Ragan with a lap and a half remaining and held on to the checkered flag.

His second victory of the season was his first at the 2.5-mile track and second of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. His other win in NASCAR’s premier series came in May at Talladega Superspeedway.

 

The Movers And Shakers

 

Not a single player had Stenhouse as their Daytona selection this week and therefore this coveted award goes back to the “water closet” til this weekend at Kentucky!

The restrictor plate tracks, Daytona and Talladega, always throw a huge monkey wrench into the standings.  Those two tracks either make our players a hero or a zero! Saturday night there was a very mixed bag of results.  Most of the players did not have a race that would warrant writing home to Mom about!  It was like “riders on the storm”!

The highest scorer this week happens to be Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Racer.  The Gandy Candy Man grabbed a very cool 42 points from Clint Bowyer’s second consecutive second pace finish!

Bernie The Bay Area Bandit skated cleanly and avoided any major damage by adding 33 points to her totals via Jimmie Jonhson’s 12th place finish.

Likewise, both Snoopy Dawn, not to be confused with Snoop Dogg, and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star emerged fairly well for a restrictor plate, each adding 22 points.  Snoopy received her score from Denny Hamlin and The Las Vegas Super Star was hanging with Matt Kenseth.

Bobby Blue Crush and ol Skid-Marc escaped total restrictor plate racing ruin by scoring 19 points when Kurt Busch rallied to finish 28th Saturday night.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is none other than Jerry The Buschwacker, who scraped together 17 points from his man, Kyle Busch, who finished 20th at Daytona.

As always, the plate tracks play havoc with our leaderboard.  Because of the turmoil that usually goes hand and hand with restrictor plate racing at Talledega and Daytona, the standings following these races always appears to be the results of putting all of the players into a blender and hitting the on switch, or like all the drivers are swept up in a tornado, tossed about, and dumped out on the race track!

The largest mover this week is our new leader, Doug the Ageless Sprint Car Driver, who also happens to be our new leader this week!  The Gandy Candy Man rocketed up six (6) spots to take over as our new leader!

Our other resident racer, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, was the second largest mover of the race.  However, The Mudslinger plummeted down four (4) places landing just 27 points from the front door of “The Outhouse” in 20th position.

There were two players who moved three (3) positions this week, Carlton The Doorman and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.  The Bay Area Bandit is mounting a charge to distance herself from “The Outhouse” and moved up three spots to sit in 17th place this week.  Unfortunately The Doorman slipped three spots to now rest in 8th place.

Both Kathy The Church Forecloser and Carole, aka Rudy climbed up two (2) places to sit comfortably in 13th and 16th, respectively this week.

Rounding out the top five movers this this week are five players, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bobby Blue Crush, Linda The Cookie Mom, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as A&M Aggie Sue, who just slipped up or down one spot this week each.  Bobby Blue Crush is the only player of this group who had a positive movement.  Blue Crush sits neatly in 7th place this week. The Quilt Angel, Chiefy, The Cookie Mom, Sissy and Aggie Sue all slipped one place resting in 2nd, 3rd, 14th, 15th and 18th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey single handedly wins “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award, scoring just 1 point this week!

I wished that I had some Earth shaking news about “The Outhouse Award” this week, but I don’t!  It appears that Jeremy The Coach loves the place and has found true solace in “The Outhouse”, because he has been firmly entranced at that location for all five races this segment!

The stop for NASCAR is Kentucky Speedway for another Saturday nigh race this week.

Good luck to all!

Like always, the restrictor plate racing with all its twists, turns, and sheet metal carnage is like a bunch of “riders on the storm”!

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

It Is Dale Jr’s Farewell To Daytona

Dale Earnhardt,Jr.

This is Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s last “official’ race at Daytona!  It is the last time that he will be there driving for Rick Hendrick, it will be last chance to win a race iat Daytona before his retirement.  I am not sure what JUNIOR NATION will do after Homestead.  Me, I am trying to find my niche with a new “favorite” race car driver.

 

Our Daytona Selections

 

As was mentioned above, it is Dale Jr’s last race at Daytona, but it has not swayed many of the fantasy league players from choosing him to get just one more “plate” victory before he moves on to another phase of his racing life.  This week nearly one third of the fantasy league, six players in all, have chosen “The Pied Piper of Plate Racing” just one more time to win at ths historic race track.  Those six players include Cole the Redneck Understudy, Carole, aka Rudy, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Jim, aka Chiefy, Karen The Extremely Opinionated Southern Belle, and of course one of the charter members of Junior Nation, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.

There are four drivers that have put together a rooting section of two players each this week.

Alphabetically, the first of those four drivers to discuss is Kurt Busch, formally recognized as “The Outlaw”  This week Bobby Blue Crush and Skid-Marc are hoping that old KuBu can add the Coke 400 to his win at Daytona in the 500 this year.

Meanwhile, Kyle Busch has put together a coalition consisting of Jerry The Buschwacker and Dan The Numbers Cruncher as his Daytona boosters.

Next on the table is last week’s race winner from deep in the heart of wine countr, Kevin Harvick.  Both Jeremy The Coach and A&M Aggie Sue are hoping that “Freaky Fast” Harvick can go back-to-back with a victory at Daytona!

Lastly, Linda The Cookie Mom and Zee, aka Sissy have put together a deal to ride shotgun with Martin Truex, Jr. for the Coke 400.

Good luck to all this week!

This weekend will begin the independence day celebrations for this country.  Remember that when you are setting of those fireworks it would not be possible without all the sacrifices that our brothers, sisters, moms, dad, our aunts and our uncles have made.  Remember also that freedom is NEVER free!  So when the National Anthem plays and the flyby roars by, stand tall and remember those that only received a one-way ticket to the battlefield!

There are many families that have “Broken Halos, broken wings that used to fly”!

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

Lonna Leaps To Top Of The Leaderboard After Sonoma

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick stretched his fuel over the final 40 laps Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season.

Harvick led 24 of the 110 laps, with his Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford a solid 8.036 seconds in front at the finish. His first victory at the 1.99-mile road course was the 36th of his career in NASCAR’s premier series.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week Jerry The Buschwacker was the only player to ride with Kevin Harvick at Sonoma.  The Buschwacker logged 40 points this weekend in the heart of the wine country and and is inducted into the fraternity!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Even though The Buschwacker selected the race winner, he was not the highest scorer on this weeks road course.  Lonna The Quilt Angel and Carlton The Doorman were actually the highest scorers of the week.  Both The Doorman and The Quilt Angel were riding shotgun with “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, and were rewarded with 46 points at the end of the day.

Both Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Jim, aka Chiefy racked up 43 points from “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski’s third place finish.

As was mentioned above, The Buschwacker picked the winner and logged the third highest score, 40 points.

There are eight players, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Snoopy Dawn, Bobby Blue Crush, Jeremy The Coach, Skid-Marc, Bernie The Bay Ara Bandit, A&M Aggie Sue, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all added 32 points to their second segment totals via Ky Busch’s 5th place finish.

Linda The Cookie Mom and Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Racer each added 30 points to their totals this week.

Once again there was wide scale movement from within the fantasy league.  The biggest movers this week are Carlton The Doorman, Jerry The Buschwacker and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle.  The Doorman and The Buschwacker rocketed up five places this week landing in 5th and 6th, respectively.  But The Highly Opinionated One plummeted five places to sit in 10th place this week.

Round out this list are Dan The Numbers Dude and Carole, aka Rudy slipped three spots after Sonoma, and reside in  9th and 18, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle is awarded “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” for her eleven (11) points scored at Sonoma!

For the fourth straight week Jeremy The Coach is in solid control of “The Outhouse”!  However his is closing the gap on his nearest competitor, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, narrowing the gap to just  this week!

Witht the advent of stage racing, the road races have become much more of a “thriller’ these days!

Next week it is back to Daytona for NASCAR.

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

“The Shrub” Has The Confidence Of Most Of The Players For Sonoma

Kyle Busch
The NASCAR haulers are “Westbound and down, loaded up and trucking” for Sonoma by the time you will read this!  NASCAR is returning for their last trip to California for 2017, and this weekend will be the first road course race of the season!

“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 Altimas gassed up
She’s done put the map up there on the dash
I’m all tore up just tryin’ to man up
Dammin’ these tears up but can’t hold ’em back” (Big and Rich)

 

Our Sonoma Picks

 

After checking out our choices for this week it has become very obvious that many of our players are looking back at 2015 when “The Shrub”, Kyle Busch, came back from his horrific crash at Daytona, set NASCAR on fire, and won the 2015 Cup championship.

With that in mind, I selected the above photo for this week’s post that I snapped at LVMS as ol Kylie came to a stop suffering from a “helmet fire”!  When he climbed out of his race car he was hostile, he was fuming and smoke was pouring out of his hot rod from the long slid down pit road. Within seconds KyBu was about to go charge Logano’s pit box to express his displeasure with “Sliced Bread”.  We know what happened after that!

This week eight players, more than one third of the fantasy league, thinks that ol KyBu will lead the field to the checkers, hoist the trophy and swig the red wine Sunday! Those players riding shotgun with ol Kylie are David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, A&M Aggie Sue, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Skid-Marc, Jeremy The Coach, Bobby Blue Crush, Snoopy Dawn, and of course, Leon Your Extremely Humble Sheriff!

There are three players, Carole, aka Rudy, Zee, aka Sissy and Dan The Numbers Cruncher, who belief that “Young Money”, Kyle Larson may be on a roll and could go back-to-back- in Victory Lane.

Additionally, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda The Cookie Mom, as well as Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver and Dandy Candy Man are backing Kurt Busch, previously known as “The Outlaw”!

Both Lonna The Quilt Angel and Carlton The Doorman think that this week both Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing will break out of the season long slump and drive into Victory Lane.

Lastly, Jim, aka Chiefy and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star are betting the motorhome, and the farm, that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski will drive his Team Penske Ford into Victory Lane.

Then we have three players who are playing the field and hoping that their independent picks will trump the favorites and win.  You could read that they are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all this weekend.

Look real hard and you just might see me on TV around the race track snapping photos to used later on this site, as well as WorkingOnMyRedneck.com!

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

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