It’s been a historic two weeks for Brad Keselowski. The No. 2 Ford driver executed a hard-nosed pass of Denny Hamlin with two laps remaining in Monday’s rain-delayed Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard to win his first race at prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one week after visiting Victory Lane in the “crown-jewel” Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Keselowski earned Team Penske its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the track to go with the storied organization’s 17 Indianapolis 500 trophies – including one this May.
The 34-year-old Michigan native finished runner-up in this race last year and positioned himself to one-up the effort thanks to a late-race pit strategy call by his crew chief Paul Wolfe. On a restart with three laps remaining, the 2012 Cup champion muscled by Hamlin on fresher tires. He beat runner-up Erik Jones – who later maneuvered around Hamlin – to the start/finish line by 0.904 seconds.
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
This week we have three players who skillfully selected the race winner, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski, and was rewarded a very much needed 49 points for their effort! Those three players include Bobby Blue Crush, Snoopy Dawn, and Jim, aka Chiefy.
The Movers and The Shakers
We have a new leader after the Indy race!
Jerry The Buschwacker and Carole, aka Rudy, racked up 46 points when the checkered flag waved at Indy today, thanks to Kurt Busch’s 6th place finish. Those 46 points were just enough to rocket The Buschwacker into the lead for this second race of segment number three.
There is a quintet of players, that is five for those who do not speak the quintet language! Those five players include Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, David The Cross Country Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Zee, aka Sissy,Ol Skid-Marc, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man. All five players added 35 points to their scores this week.
Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head and Dan The Numbers Cruncher teamed up together to log 33 points this week at Indy. Everybody, with the exception of The Cheddar Head had selected Harvick. The Cheddar Head was riding shotgun with Chase Elliott.
Rounding out the top five scorers of the week is Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist, Strawberry Picker, Sojourner, and Your Most Humble Sheriff. The Sheriff was putting all his marbles into the marble sack of “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, and added 31 points to his two race totals.
Only two people remained in their previous spots after Indy, David The Cross Country Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, 2nd place, and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, last place.
As often happens early in the segment, there were wild gyrations on the totem pole this week! The largest mover of the week was Linda B. The Lemonade Lefty who plummeted like a lead balloon this week dropping nine (9) spots, landing in 18th place!
While Kilimanjaro Bobby moved nearly as many places this week, rocketing up eight (8) in all to sit now in 9th position.
Snoopy Dawn had a very good week also climbing up seven (7) places to move into 7th place.
A trio of players moved four (4) places on the leaderboard after the rain-delayed Brickyard 400 was completed. That trio consists of Jerry The Buschwacker,Jim, aka Chiefy, as well as Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle. The Buschwacker and Chiefy had some positive movement on the board moving up four places to land in the lead and 5th places, respectively. Conversely, The Highly Opinionated One dropped like a hot potato falling down to 10th place.
Lastly, there are five players who moved three (3) spots this week. This second quintet consists of Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, and Dan The Numbers Dude. Skid-Marc.Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Dude all stepped up their game climbing up three places to rest in 12th, and a tie for 13th, respectively. All the while, A&M Aggie Sue and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff fell three (3) places to rest in a tie for 13th and 16th, respectively.
Straight From The Crapper
We have a threesome that will be sharing “The Crappiest PIck of The Week Award”. this prestigious award goes to Lonna The Quilt Angel, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Linda B. the Cookie Mom. All three women were banking heavily on Martin Truex, Jr. and lost the farm!
Remaining deep in The Outhouse this week is The Las Vegas Super Star, however, The Quilt Angel is not that far outside of the front door, just seven (7) points! Both ladies are starting this segment with a huge disadvantage!
Next week NASCAR makes its second appearance in “Sin City”, Lasa Vegas and Your Most Humble Sheriff will be hanging out with “the big dogs”! It is the first race of The Playoffs and who will be “tougher than the rest”?