Snoopy Dawn Sneaks Into The Lead With One Race To Go

Kyle Larson & Owen Larson

“Young Money”, Kyle Larson, steamed to his third victory of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, making a bold move in an overtime restart for his third straight Michigan International Speedway win.

Larson led only the last two laps, the last one being the money lap, of the 202-lap event in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet.  Larson split Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones on the last restart and charged to the lead like a warm knife through butter!  This was “Young Money’s” third win in a row on the 2-mile track, and was the fourth win of his career in NASCAR’s top division.

Today it was Kyle Larson who won the race, not the car, not the team.  Kyle was obviously the driver who wanted the win more than anybody else at Michigan!

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week we have three players who will be sharing this award.  Even though Kyle Larson won the race this week, he did not score the highest amount of points.  Nevertheless, this trio, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Snoopy Dawn and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff all racked up a cool 45 points from “Young Money’s” victory.

With the 45 points scored at Michigan, Snoopy Dawn easily slipped onto the top of the leaderboard with just one race remaining in this segment!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Scoring the highest totals this week are Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Jeremy The Coach.  Both players were riding shotgun with, most likely the strongest horse all race, Martin Truex, Jr. and secured 52 points for the race.

Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Linda The Cookie Mom gathered up 41 points from “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick’s 13th place finish.

The unlikely trio consisting of Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Lonna The Quilt Angel, as well as Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle all banded together in support of Chase Elliott.  For their support and effort Chase’s finish yielded 37 points towards their 2nd segment totals.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Cole The Redneck Understudy, who was hanging out with Trevor Bayne and received 32 points.

Late into the segment the movement that occurs in The Redneck Fantasy League is usually incrementally small.  This week the movement fell right into that observation.  There were only four players, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Zee, aka Sissy and Jerry The Buschwacker that remained in their previous spots.

The largest mover this week was Carole, aka Rudy falling down three (3) spots to now sit in 13th place.

There are nine players this week moving two (2) places.  Snoopy Dawn, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Linda The Cookie Mom, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Jeremy The Coach all climbed up in the standings sitting now in 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10, and 18th, respectively.  Conversely, Bobby Blue Crush, Jim, aka Chiefy, Dan The Numbers Cruncher and A&M Aggie Sue fell down to now reside in 3rd, 4th, 11, and 21st, respectively.

The remaining seven players moved just one spot.  Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Pick, as well as Your Most Humble Sheriff, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all climbed up one place to sit in 7th, 12th, 14th, and 20th, respectively.  However, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carlton The Doorman and ol Skid-Marc slithered down one place to sit in 8th, 15th and 19, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week Jim, aka Chiefy stand alone in his quest for “The Crappiest Pick of The week”!  Chiefy could only muster up 14 points from Joey Logano this week.

This week we have a new player winning “The Outhouse Award“.  The new occupant, “The Princess of The Poophouse” is A&M Aggie Sue.

Next NASCAR rolls into “The Last Colloseum”, Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sith three wins so far this season, it seems like “Young Money” may be successful in “running down a dream”!

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

Denny Hamlin Gathers Support For The Pure Michigan 400

Denny Hamlin

With just four races left in “the regular season” NASCAR moves back into the Irish Hills of Michigan, about 90 miles to the west of “Motown”, Detroit City!

 

Our Michigan Selections

 

Garnering the most encouragement this week is “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, who has Carole, aka Rudy, Skid-Marc, Jerry The Buschwacker, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher are in his corner and on his pit box at Michigan.

Additionally, there are three players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Doug The Gandy Candy Man are all in the corner of young Chase Elliott this weekend.

Likewise there are three players, Snoopy Dawn, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff who are riding shotgun with “Young Money”. Kyle Larson, at this very fast 2 mile facility.

There are three drivers that have gathered up a two player rooting section.  Both Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Linda The Cookie Mom think that “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick can lead the field to the checkered flag Sunday evening.

While Bobby Blue Crush and A&M Aggie Sue think that Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, will emerge from his summer vacation  rested and add another win to his resume Sunday.

Lastly, Jeremy The Coach and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit hope that Martin Truex, Jr. is still on a hot streak that would allow him to go back-to-back and grab another victory before the playoffs start at Chicago.

There are five players that are in bidnez for themselves this week.

Good luck to all this week!

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

I would like to just mention that I am “remembering” a music icon who passed away, a victim of Alzheimer’s, Tuesday afternoon .  To many Glen Campbell was that good ol country boy from Delight, Arkansas who could pick and sing.  Additionally, he was the crooner that sang Johnny Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mine”! The accompanying video is his daughter, Ashley, and the song that she wrote and sang about her dad.

Bobby Blue Crush Slips Into The Lead After Watkins Glen

Martin Truex, Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. surged to his fourth victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday, winning a fuel-conservation battle at Watkins Glen International.

Truex led a race-high 24 of the 90 laps in the I LOVE NEW YORK 355, his Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota maintaining a .414-second margin at the checkered flag. His first win on the 2.45-mile track was the 11th of his Monster Energy Series career.

Truex took the lead for the final time in the 88th lap as, one by one, his competitors made last-ditch stops for fuel. Truex had just enough gas left for a burnout near the start/finish line.

A fast-closing Matt Kenseth took second place in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota. Rookie Daniel Suarez, the Stage 2 winner, came home a career-best third in the JGR No. 19. Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer completed the top five.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week Skid-Marc was the only player to be riding shotgun with Martin Truex, Jr. at Watkins Glen International, adding 58 big points to his totals.   With that choice, Truex, ol Skid-Marc catapulted himself out of “The Outhouse” with a nice little margin in his hip pocket!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Following Skid-Marc as second high scorers this week is a duo consisting of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carlton The Doorman and Linda The Cookie Mom.  All were riding along with a extremely frustrated and very disappointed ol Kylie Busch today.  These players racked up 42 points for the race.

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Bell was backing Denny Hamlin, even though he usually tanks when she selects him to win the race. Notwithstanding that important Southern Belle factoid, “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, brought his hot rod home in 4th place and paid big dividends of 38 points to The Opinionated One.

Snoopy Dawn was banking that Kurt Busch, formally known as “The Outlaw”, could put some nice numbers in their bank at The Glen.  The driver formally known as “The Outlaw” put 34 points in her column today.

Rounding out the top five scorers for the week is Edie The Las Vegas Super Star.  The Vegas Super Star gave the rookie Erik Jones a shot and he didn’t disappoint her at The Glen.  Jones finished the race in 10th place, rewarding her with 33 points.

Although there was not huge scale movement, sixteen players slithered around on the leaderboard this week.  Through basic math you can figure that five players, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Carole, aka Rudy, Zee, aka Sissy and Jerry The Buschwacker remained in their previous spots.

The biggest movers after the checkered flag flew was the duo of Lonna The Quilt Angel and Skid-Marc, moving three (3) places..  Ol Skidz climbed up three places, rocketing out of “The Outhouse” to land in 18th place.  But The Quilt Angel fell from being the fantasy league leader last week to sit now in 4th place.

Both Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff fell two (2) spots to reside in 8th and 15th, respectively.

The remaining 12 players either moved up one spot or slipped down one spot this week!

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Lonna The Quilt Angel wins “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award by scoring just 12 points her choice of Ryan Newman.

Even though David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey scored 32 points this week, it was not a largest enough score to preclude him from securing his position in “The Outhouse” this week!

Next stop for NASCAR is the Irish Hills of Michigan and the Michigan International Speedway.

Just a thought:  This year Martin Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn have transformed Furniture Row Racing from “the little engine that could” to the winningest Cup team so far in 2017, that is totally “hot stuff”!

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

Logano and Bowyer Are Favored At The Glen

Clint Bowyer

This week NASCAR unloads their hot rods in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at  Watkins Glen International.  The race track and the hamlet of Watkins Glen is located just a few miles to the southwest of Lake Seneca in the area of Corning, Ithaca, and Elmira, NY.  Once a year NASCAR unloads in the heart of upstate New York and the racing action gets furious.  In order to survive you need to adopt a “New York State of Mind”!

 

Our Watkins Glen Picks

 

This week we have two drivers that have three players in their corner and rooting vigorously for them.  Hanging in the corner of Clint Bowyer this week are Carole, aka Rudy, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, as well as Jerry The Buschwacker.  Bowyer is winless so far this season, but he has shown flashes of speed and brilliance over the last few races.  This might be the race that Clint Bowyer adds his second road race victory on his resume.

Likewise, Doug The Dandy Candy Man, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are joining forces and betting the farm that their pick, Joey Logano, can break out from his mid-season funk, and pull a rabbit out of his hat at Watkins Glen and win the race.

Moving further down the food chain, there are four drivers that have a pair of rooters on their side at The Glen.  We will list these four drivers alphabetically.

Riding on the coattails of the former “Outlaw”, also known by his given name of Kurt Busch, is the husband and wife team of Carlton The Doorman and Snoopy Dawn.  Given the information that was put out in the media today, Kurt really needs to up his game.  It appears that for the rest of the season KuBu will be interviewing for another job for 2018.

Kathy The Church Forecloser and Linda The Cookie Mom are banding together this week for “Busch the Younger”, “The Shrub”, aka Kyle Busch.  Both of these ladies are really hoping that ol Kylie can get it done at The Glen.

Meanwhile, Cole The Redneck Understudy and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, together, are teaming up and hoping that “The Delivernator“, Denny Hamlin, will burn it down Sunday evening.

Lastly, Bobby Blue Crush and Jeremy The Coach are all in with Jamie McMurray.

Here we are in the middle of summer and families are heading off to their favorite vacation spot.

Some folks like to get away,
Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood
But I’m takin’ a Greyhound on the Hudson River line
I’m in a New York state of mind

Good Luck to all.

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

Lonna The Quilt Angel Holds On To A Very Slim Lead

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch took advantage of Kevin Harvick getting loose, fed him a fender to move him out of the way, passed him on Lap 144 of 160 and drove away with the victory in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Busch ended a winless streak that stretched back to Indianapolis in 2016, a stretch of 36 races, and captured his first career victory at the Tricky Triangle. Busch now has 39 wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and has won a points race at every track in the series except for Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch, in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, overcame a competitive field and rebounded from last week when he and Martin Truex Jr. wrecked on a restart while both cars were on the front row with less than 50 laps remaining.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Cole the Redneck Understudy were riding shotgun with “The Shrub”, Kyle Busch at Pocono.  With the victory at Pocono KyBu gave this pair a nifty 50 points to their 2nd segment totals.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Following Chiefy and The Redneck Understudy with 48 points added to their totals are Jeremy The Coach and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.  Both players were betting the farm on “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski this week.

Snoopy Dawn also fared well this week putting 44 points in her second segment bank from Clint Bowyer’s 6th place finish.

After having three semi-terrible weeks mid way through this segment, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle has rebounded with a respectable score of 43 points from Kevin Harvick’s 2nd  place finish.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is a trio that consists of Bobby Blue Crush, A&M Aggie Sue and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey. Each player racked up 37 points from Denny Hamlin’s 4th place finish.

This week there were only three players that remained in their previous places, our leader Lonna The Quilt Angel, A&M Aggie Sue and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.

The biggest mover this week was Carlton The Doorman, who could only muster up 6 points to add to his 2nd segment tally card and fell five (5) places to now sit in 15th place.

There are four players, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Carole, aka Rudy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Jerry The Buschwacker, who moved four (4) places after the checkered flag flew at Pocono.  The Redneck Understudy, Rudy and The Bay Area Bandit climbed up four (4) spots to sit now in 7th, 10th, and 13th, respectively.  Whereas, The Buschwacker slid four spots to sit now in 17th.

Meanwhile the trio of Jim, aka Chiefy, Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Linda The Cookie Mom moved three (3) spots.  Chiefy was the only one to move up on the leaderboard.  He sits in the money at 3rd place.  But  Doug The Ageless Sprint Car Driver and The Cookie Mom stumbled three spots to sit in 5th and 12th, respectively.

Next up is a quartet consisting of Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Bell, Jeremy The Coach, as well as ol Skid-Marc, who migrated two (2) places in the standings.  The Highly Opinionated One and The Coach both stepped up two (2) spots to sit now in 13th and 19th places, respectively.  But  Your Most Humble Sheriff, and Skid-Marc slipped down two positions to sit now in 6th and 21st, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers, moving just one place either up or down is the rest of the fantasy league!

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

We have four players, Carlton The Doorman, Skid-Marc, Linda The Cookie Mom and Kathy The Church Forecloser that racked up a single digit for their Pocono score this week.  Of those four poorly performing players we have a tie for “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”!  This award will be shared between Kathy The Church Forecloser and Jerry The Buschwacker.  Both were rooting for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, but were only able to add a microscopic 2 points to their totals this week.

Lastly, we have a new “Prince of The Poophouse” this week.  Ol Skid-Marc has evicted Jeremy The Coach from his very comfortable and very familiar digs in “The Outhouse”!  With just three races to go, the race is on for control of “The Outhouse”!

Next week NASCAR moves slides on up to the finger lakes region of upstate New York, to Watkins Glen International for some left and right turns.

An interesting thought:

As the haulers pull out of Pocono and head through some of the small hamlets heading back to I-95 and on to Charlotte, it is a long, long road back to the shops. Not far out of the the race track on their way back home is Nazareth, PA.  I just wonder if sometimes the hauler drivers might be humming along with Levon Helm the following lyrics:

“I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling ’bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand, “No” was all he said.”

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

Denny Hamlin Is The Favorite This Week At Pocono

Denny Hamlin

This week NASCAR returns for its second weekend at “The Tricky Triangle”, Pocono Raceway.

 

Our Pocono Selections

 

This week our selections are all over the board.  It kind of looks like there is total dysfunction within our ranks!  Only by a slim margin of one player is there any real favorite.

Kilimanjaro Bobby, A&M Aggie Sue, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey are all hanging together this week.  This trio is solidly behind “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, at Pocono.

There are five drivers that have a thin rooting section of just two players.  “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski, who just inked a contract extension with Team Penske, has the full confidence of Jeremy The Coach and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.

“Young Money”, Kyle Larson, riding the high wide and handsome groove this week at Pocono will try to bring a victory to Carlton The Doorman and ol Skid-Marc on Sunday afternoon.

Likewise, Jim, aka Chiefy and Cole The Redneck Understudy will be hoping that Kyle Busch can get off the snide, win the race at Pocono, and punch his ticket to “The Playoffs”!

Meanwhile, both Kathy The Church Forecloser and Jerry The Buschwacker have bet farm that Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, will drive his hot rod back into Victory Lane, once again this season.

Lastly, Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff will be riding shotgun with the newly signed Team Penske driver for 2018, Ryan Blaney.

This week we have a large contingent of independent thinkers, eight in total.  Those independent thinkers are once again in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

Wasn’t NASCAR just at Pocono about seven weeks ago? Well here we are again at “The Tricky Triangle”.  Isn’t this “deja vu” all over again?

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

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’!

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