Jerry The Buschwacker Takes The Lead

Brad Keselowski

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 BelleThe 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”?

Check out the results of the Brickyard 400.

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

Kyle Busch Has It At Indy This Week

Kyle Busch

This week NASCAR rolls into the most historic racing venue in the good ol US of A, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In addition to dealing with all the iconic history of this racing facility, the competitors will be making one last effort to punch their ticket into the Playoffs, which begins the following week after Indy.  For those drivers and teams that are outside the top sixteen (16) players in points, these are desperate times and they are desperate men!

 

Our Indy Picks

 

Nearly one-quarter of The Redneck Fantasy League, five players in total, are banding together supporting a former Cup champion this week at Indy.  Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Zee, aka Sissy, Ol skid-Marc, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man are cheering and rooting for Kyle Busch at this historic venue.

Another driver with a large contingent of rooters this week is Kevin Harvick.  Four players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Jeremy The Coach, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.  

Meanwhile, Kilimanjaro Bobby, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Jim, aka Chiefy are of the same opinion, that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski will hoist the trophy Sunday evening at Indy.

With equal support is the soon-to-be-unemployed Martin Truex, Jr.  The three players rooting for Truex this week are Lonna The Quilt Angel, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Linda B. the Cookie Mom.

There are three drivers with two players each in their rooting section. Carlton The Doorman is teaming with Kathy The Church Forecloser at Indy in their support for “Young Money”, the Elk Grove, CA, native, Kyle Larson.

A&M Aggie Sue and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are hoping that Joey Logano can, in the words of the late sprint car racer, Bryan Clauson, “Park It”!  Both players are hoping to drop a big number into their 3rd segment totals to give them a big shot in the arm early in the segment!

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and Carol, aka Rudy are giving moral support to another driver that may be in the unemployment line, and or may be changing employers at the end of this season, Kurt Busch.

After scrutinizing this week’s picks it may be the first time that we have only one “independent thinker” for the week.  Usually, there are a few, but this week it is just Amber “The Cheddar Head” that is in bidnez all by her lonesome self in her Indy choice!

Good luck to all!

Just remember that desperate people do desperate things in desperate times!

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

The Coach, The Cheddar Head, And The Mudslinger Start Off With a Bang

Brad Keselowski

By a matter of inches, Brad Keselowski won the race off pit road under the final caution in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

That narrow margin was all the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford needed to secure a stunning victory in one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ marquee races.

On the flip side, Keselowski’s first victory of the season left Kyle Larson bitterly disappointed. Larson led 284 of the 367 laps in addition to winning the first and second stages of the race. But the work of Keselowski’s pit crew proved decisive.

Keselowski controlled the final restart on Lap 348 and pulled away, as Larson faded to third and had to fend off a determined charge by Kevin Harvick to hold that position. It was Joey Logano who passed Larson for second on Lap 352, giving team Team Penske a 1-2 finish and the organization its first win at Darlington since 1975.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

There are three players who, to begin this segment, had fantastic results racking up a cool 55 pointsDavid The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Jeremy The Coach, and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head were all riding shotgun with the Bojangles Southern 500 victor, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski. With this timely win, this unlikely duo will launch themselves into the lead as the starting gate was lowered this weekend at Darlington.

 

The Movers and The Shakers

 

Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker were fully supporting Team Penske’s Joey Logano.  Both players were really hoping that “Sliced Bread” would be driving his hot rod into Victory Lane after the checkered flag waved at Darlington.  Logano wasn’t able to pull off the win, but he did reward these players with a very nifty 50 points.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle latched onto 44 points when Erik Jones rolled across the start/finish line in eighth place.

Next, we have a motley trio consisting of Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, as well as Linda B. The Cookie Mom grouped together scoring a much needed 39 points.  While Chiefy and The Cookie Mom were betting the farm on Kurt Busch, Rudy was riding high with “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.  Both drivers delivered the same score to their rooters.

Lastly, A&M Aggie Sue added 35 points to start her segment off when Kyle Busch rolled across the checkered flag in seventh place.

Since this was the very first race of the segment, there was no movement.  I lined ’em up and let the big dog eat!

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

Both Kathy The Church Forecloser, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Doug The Gandy Candy Man was only able to score 1 microscopic point at Darlington.  Even though this trio scored the same low score, they were rooting for two different drivers.  Both The Church Foreclose and The Candy Man were pulling for Clint Bowyer, while The Las Vegas Super Star was solidly behind Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson.  This trio starts out this segment sharing “The Crappiest PIck of The Week”!

Likewise, this trio starts off the segment sharing the coveted “Outhouse Award” this week!  Sure hope that it isn’t too crowded in there!

Next week NASCAR rolls into the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and with just one race left, there are several drivers who can only make the playoffs by living out their dreams and winning the race at IMS

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

Truex Leads The Way With Support At Darlington

Martin Truex,Jr.

As the season winds down, NASCAR heads approximately 80 miles to the southeast of Charlotte to one of the oldest race tracks on the NASCAR schedule, “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, Darlington Raceway.  Even though Darlington is not a superspeedway, and even though Darlington isn’t the fastest race track on the schedule, winning Darlington carries a lot of prestige for the drivers, and punches their ticket to the next round of playoffs.

Most all of the NASCAR drivers dream of winning at “The Track Too Tough To Tame”!  These dreams are real and are substantive!

FYI: Most of you will be reading this post as I reposition my motorhome from two months of 70 laid back degrees on the Southern Oregon Coast to the heart of Wine Country, Calistoga, CA.  This weekend, in Calistoga, will be some of the finest wingless 410 sprint car races, as well as the mighty screamin’ midgets.  It will also be a weekend of hanging out with a few of our Redneck Fantasy League brethren, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, (actually been hanging out with her and her hubby, as well as Jim, aka Chiefy and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star for the last two months!), as well as watching and encouraging David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey racing his mighty midget at Calistoga!

For the next four weekends, Your Most Humble Sheriff will most definitely be #WorkingOnMyRedneck with photo credentials at Calistoga and the Vegas NASCAR race weekend.  The additional weekends will include The Gold Cup at Chico and the last weekend of Sept at Perris Auto Speedway for more wingless 410 sprinters to end the summer vacation.

Our Darlington Choices

 

This week the fantasy league has sought out seven drivers to support for annual ‘Throwback Darlington” race.  In just the last few years the management at Darlington has struck upon a theme that has rekindled the fervor at Darlington with the classic throwback theme.  It has really caught on and has turned out to be extremely popular.  The above photo is a dead giveaway that Martin Truex, Jr. is the favored driver this week in The Redneck Fantasy League with a rooting section that includes Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Ol Skid-Marc, Snoopy Dawn, and yours truly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.

With nearly as much support at Darlington, this week is “The Delivernator”, Denny HamlinHamlin has an unlikely trio of players, Bobby Blue Crush, Zee, aka Sissy, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher, who all are hoping to start off the last segment of 2018 with some big numbers!

There are five drivers that have lined up the support of two players each this week.  Kathy The Church Forecloser and Doug The Gandy Candy Man believe that Clint Bowyer can snag his third win of the 2018 season, at least they are hoping so.

Kurt Busch has been drafted by the duo of Jim, aka Chiefy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.  Both players will be following the progress of last week’s race winner, “The Outlaw”, at “The Lady Dressed In Black”.

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Bernie The Bay Ara Bandit are joining forces in the support of the younger Busch Brother, “The Shrub”.  If past is prologue, and keeping up with Kevin Harvick, it just may be the time that “Rowdy”, aka Kyle Busch, notch another victory on his 2018 resume.

Even though Brad Keselowski has been somewhat quiet so far this season, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head think that “Blazingly Bad” Brad will bust out of his slump and score a victory at Darlington.

Lastly, Carlton The Doorman and Jerry The Buschwacker are putting all their marbles into the marble bag of “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano.

After adding up the players who have joined forces above, the total is seventeen (17).  The remaining five (5) players remain totally independent and in bidnez for themselves at Darlington.

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 Everyone Off, Wins

Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch survived the chaos of the Bristol Night Race on Saturday to capture his sixth career win at Bristol Motor Speedway — and his first since 2006.

Busch led the final 24 laps of the 500-lap, 266.5-mile race in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for his first victory of 2018.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

None of our players selected Kurt Busch this week as their dark horse winner for the last race in the second segment!  Either they had already used up their “Outlaw” pick earlier in the segment, or they had just given up on Busch The Elder this year.  So this award will go back into closet till the 3rd segment opens up at “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, aka Darlington.

KuBu had not scored a victory since his 2017 Daytona 500 victory to start that year off.  It may be reasonable to think that the12-year drought at Bristol may have been cause for Kurt, possibly, to hum an old Lady Gaga tune when he rolled into the track and saw the winner’s trophy this weekend.

“It’s been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I’m back in town
And this time I’m not leaving without you”

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Slightly more than one-quarter of The Redneck Fantasy League ended the second segment pooling their choices on a driver who has finished second to Kyle Busch about a half a dozen times!  I am not sure if those six players “COLLUDED”, or was it just a huge coincidence!   Nevertheless, Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Linda B. The Cookie Mom were all hoping that when “Young Money” pitted with 12 laps to go for a splash of gas and four “fresh feel goods”, he would drive right on by the leader, KuBu for the victory.

Our points leader and 3rd segment winner, Lonna The Quilt Angel partnered with Jeremy The Coach in supporting Team Penske’s newest driver, Ryan Blaney.  Blaney ran fairly strong all race, finishing in 7th place and delivering 46 points for these individuals.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Doug The Gandy Candy Man were hanging with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano, this week.  During the middle part of the race, it looked like “Sliced Bread” may have the car to beat.  But as we have witnessed from time to time, the car that is really good in the early part of a night race sometimes fades during the later portion of the race.  But Logano delivered 45 points for these two players.

Zee, aka Sissy, ended her segment scoring 39 points when Eric Jones crossed the finish line in 5th place.

Finally, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff snuck in as the fifth highest scorer of the week.  The Sheriff was really hoping that Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, could drive his hot rod up on the second floor of the media center to Victory Lane at Bristol.  Johnson failed to hoist the hardware again this week, but he did grab a 9th place finish and deliver 32 much-needed points to The Sheriff, who has been in a huge freefall for the last four races!

Because of the closeness of the scores throughout the leaderboard, twenty of the twenty-two players changed places.  the only two players who remained in their previous position was Lonna the Quilt Angel and Zee, aka Sissy.

The biggest mover in the final week of segment #2 is Bobby Blue CrushOl Blue Crush plummeted six (6) places to finish off this segment landing in a tie for 12th position with Doug the Gandy Candy Man.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Kathy The Church Forecloser each moved five (5) places.  The Las Vegas Super Star ended the segment on a big positive note climbing up to 10th place.  The same cannot be said for The Church Forecloser this week.  No, The Forcloser ended the segment on a big downward slide to land in 17th place.

Next up is a group of six players that moved three (3) spots.  Those six players include Jim, aka Chiefy, Jeremy The Coach, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Doug The Mongoose, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, as well as Carole, aka Rudy.  Four of these players, Chiefy, The Coach, The Highly opinionated One, and The Gandy Candy Man, ended the segment on a positive note moving up to land in 4th, 5th, 11th, and 13th, respectively.  However, Your Most Humble Sheriff and Rudy dropped like a hot potato landing in 15th and 16th, respectively.

Meanwhile, Dan the Numbers Cruncher, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all moved two (2) spots.  The Bay Area Bandit and The Buschwacker moved positively this week steeping to 8th and 9th, respectively.  However, The Numbers Dude, The Lemonade Lefty, and The Throttle Jockey all fell down to end up in 6th, 7th, and 19th, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers this week is a group of seven players that include Amber The Cheddar Head, Carlton The Doorman, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Skid-Marc, and A&M Aggie Sue.  The Cheddar Head, The Church Forecloser, The Cookie Mom, as well as Ol Skid-Marc stepped up one position ending their segment in  2nd, 17th, 18th, and 21st place.  Whereas The Doorman and Aggie Sue fell one spot to land in 3rd and 22nd place, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

A&M Aggie Sue single-handedly wins “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award with her single-digit score of 7 points.

A&M Aggie Sue ended the segment with a “big run” on “The Outhouse”!  She was successful in evicting Ol Skid-Marc out of his warm fuzzy comfort zone, and taking over The Outhouse!

 

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

Young Money Has The Vote At Bristol

Kyle Larson Pit Stop

This week the NASCAR haulers roll northeast up I-81 to the Northeast corner of Tennesse and the Southern border of Virginia.  At this location of the country is an area known to racers as “Thunder Valley”.  It the location of the Last Great Colosseum, the fastest half-mile race track in the world, Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

Our Bristol Choices

 

Nearly one-third of The Redneck Fantasy League, six players in total, are hoping that “Young Money”, the Elk Grove, CA native, Kyle Larson, this week at world’s fastest half-mile race track will not let them down.  Those six players who are betting the farm on Larson are Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Cheddar Head, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.

Meanwhile, one-fifth of the players, four players are all in for “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  The list of those who are in Hamlin’s corner this week consists of Carole, aka Rudy, Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, as well as Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

These two drivers have the support, when combined, just about one-half of all players in The Redneck Fantasy League!  That is a sizable chunk of the players.

Additionally, we have two drivers, this week that have a couple of players each rooting for their success at Bristol.  Jerry The Buschwacker and Lonna the Quilt Angel are teaming up to root home young Ryan Blaney.

Lastly, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Bell and Doug The Gandy Candy Man are really hoping that Joey Logano will not let them down and can add his second 2018 win to his resume this week at Bristol, baby.

I have mentioned fourteen of our players above.  Doing math in public, twenty-two minus fourteen leaves eight players that are independent thinkers this week.  But what we really know is that those eight players are actually in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all at Bristol!

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

Lonna The Quilt Angel’s Lead Is Reduced Marginally

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick is just plainly bad company!

“Freaky Fast” Harvick thoroughly dominated the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for his seventh victory of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The victory is his second career win at Michigan and 44th of his premier series career.

Harvick was the runner-up in the spring at Michigan, getting snookered by rain and Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer’s strategy. Harvick also notched his 11th and 12th stage wins of the season to take all the playoff points from the race. Harvick led 108 of the 200 laps on the day.

Michigan native Brad Keselowski finished second, while Kyle Busch took third place for the second straight week.

Austin Dillon came home in fourth — the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet’s best finish since winning the season-opening Daytona 500. The No. 12 piloted by Ryan Blaney completed the top five.

For the second straight race, trouble came early for some top contenders. Joey Logano pitted on a pace lap to replace the left front shock after a crew miscommunication. Martin Truex Jr. and William Byron were involved in a Lap 15 incident off of Turn 2 after contact between the two. Truex Jr. rebounded and held the lead in Stage 2 but gave up the lead with 11 laps to go in Stage 2 and ran out of fuel on the final lap. His trouble increased as he pitted with pit road closed and suffered an uncontrolled tire, as well, on the stop. That effectively took him out of contention for the win. The 2017 champion finished in 14th.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

It seems that Jim, aka Chiefy, saved his choice of Kevin Harvick for the right time, Michigan!  Ol Chiefy racked the maximum points of 60 big ones, the most of any player this week.  “Happy Harvick” was extremely dominate and swept the stages and led 108 laps of the 200 lap race!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

Also having a very good race weekend at Michigan was Bernie The Bay Area BanditThe Bay Area Bandit racked up a nifty 52 points from Kyle Busch’s third-place finish.

A very unlikely trio of players fared very nicely at Michigan adding 45 points to their 3rd segment totals.  That threesome includes Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Bell, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Amber The Cheddar Head, all three needed, and received, a good showing this week from Kurt Busch.

Meanwhile, Carole, aka Rudy, had selected the 2018 Daytona 500 winner, Austin Dillon, which paid off handsomely for her with a much needed 39 points.

Rounding out the top five scorers is Linda R. The Lemonade LeftyThe Lemonade Lefty was the only player to choose “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  Even though Hamlin won the pole, early in the race he fell back off of the pace and toiled in obscurity until the closing laps of the race, whereby he motored up to 8th place and rewarded her with 34 points.

Once again the standings look like it was poured into a blender, pushed the pulse button, and then poured out.  There were only two players who remained in the previous position, our leader Lonna The Quilt Angel, as well as Bobby Blue Crush, the remaining twenty players changed places.

The biggest movers of the week are Jim, aka Chiefy and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, shooting up the leaderboard like a bottle rocket, climbing up nine (9) places landing in 7th and 10th places, respectively.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Kathy The Church Forecloser took the opposite approach.  Both of these players plummeted down five (5) spots to crash into the 15th and 18th places, respectively.

Meanwhile, Jerry The Buschwacker, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, and  Doug The Gandy Candy Man all moved four (4) places.  The Buschwacker and The Candy Man stumbled and fell down four places on the scoring pylon to rest in 11th and 16th places, respectively.  Conversely, The Highly Opinionated One stepped up four places to land in 14th place.

Falling three (3) spots this week is David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, now holding down the 17th place.

Rounding out the top five movers this week is a group of six players that includes  Carlton The Doorman, Amber The Cheddar Head, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Carole, aka Rudy, as well as Linda B. The Cookie MomThe Doorman, The Cheddar Head, Rudy, and the Cookie Mom all moved up two places to rest in 2nd, 3rd, 13th, and 18th, respectively.  Whereas, The Numbers Dude and The Lemonade Lefty fell down two spots to sit in 4th and 5th, respectively.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

This week we have two players sharing “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award.  Both Zee, aka Sissy, and Ol Skid-Marc were riding shotgun with William Byron this week and were only able to scrounge up one (1) microscopic point at Michigan!

That one point that Ol Skidz scored this week was more than enough to evict A&M Aggie Sue out of The Outhouse and control!

Next week NASCAR returns to The Last Great Colosseum, Bristol Motor Speedway.

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

Can Chase Go Back-To-Back?

Chase Elliott

This week NASCAR rolls back into the Irish Hills of Michigan for the second and final race of the season at Michigan International Speedway.  Even though this race track is centrally located, right in the middle of nowhere, it is, in fact, less than 90 miles from the heart of Motown, Detroit city.  Both Ford and Chevrolet take great pride in putting one of their respective hot rods into Victory Lane each time they race at MIS.

 

Our Michigan Selections

 

Many of our players, five this week, are banding together and are full-throated in their support at Michigan for the kid who stepped out from the long shadow of his legendary father last week, Chase Elliott.  Those five players include our present leader, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Jeremy The Coach, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, as well as Doug The Gandy Candy Man who are collectively hoping that Chase could show the field the fast way around MIS and lead the field to the checkered flag.  Could Chase go back-to-back?  Could this be magic?

Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Amber The Cheddar Head are fully backing the driver formally known as “The Outlaw”, but is more recognizable now as Kurt Busch, this weekend at Michigan, and hoping that he can punch his ticket into the Playoffs with a victory.

There are four drivers that have amassed a rooting section of two players each for Michigan.  Zee, aka Sissy, and Ol Skid-Marc have pulled out the stops this week with their choice.  Sissy and Ol Skidz are really hoping that the rookie, William Bryon, can get his first very MENCS win and add another victory to the Hendrick Motorsports tally Sunday.  Maybe this could be magic?

Meanwhile, Kathy The Church Forecloser and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff have put all their support behind “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, this week in hopes that he can lock himself into the Playoffs with a victory.

Additionally, Bobby Blue Crush and Linda B. The Cookie Mom are riding shotgun with “Sliced Bread’, Joey Logano.  Both would love to see Logano add another victory to his 2018 totals this week.

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star would love to see Jamie McMurray steal the show, pull off some magic, drive his hot rod into Victory Lane, and hoist the hardware at Michigan.

Once again we have six players who think of themselves as independent players.  However, we all know the truth, they are really in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all.

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

Lonna The Quilt Angel Stretches Her Lead

Chase Elliott

History will record that Chase Elliott won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by a whopping 7.560 seconds over reigning champion Martin Truex Jr.  But what history will not record is that Chase has been working on a dream of winning races at the highest NASCAR level, like his father did a few decades earlier.  What history will not record is that, with the retirement of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., there is a gaping hole left in the sport and a question to be answered as to who will take over the role of the fan favorite race car driver.

Today, race fans, that question has been answered!  And his name is Chase Elliott!

That historical description, however, doesn’t do justice to Elliott’s magnificent drive over the final 32 laps of Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen, with Truex hounding him every inch of the way before running out of fuel with two corners left.

“Holy cow, I don’t know what to say—just so thrilled, so emotional, so much relief,” said Elliott, who notched his first win in NASCAR’s foremost series in his 99th start, after recording eight second-place finishes. “Working on three years, I hadn’t won one.

“I came here with a great opportunity today, and I was able to get it done.”

The victory came with a sense of accumulating tension that was almost palpable, as Truex repeatedly closed up on Elliott in the braking zones but couldn’t make a run off the corners.

And then there was the final lap. There were audible gasps when Elliott wheel-hopped into Turn 1 and lost the six-car-length advantage he had built on the second half of the 2.45-mile road course on the penultimate lap.  We all had seen this movie before when Elliott could not close the deal.  However, this movie had a much different, a much anticipated, and a much happier ending at The Glen.

After finishing second eight different times, just like his dad did, William Clyde Elliott, Jr. won his first MENCS race at a road course, just like his dad, Awesome Bill From Dawsonville, did several decades ago.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Only one player had the foresight to bet the farm on Chase Elliott at The Glen, Bobby Blue Crush.  Even though Kilimanjaro Bobby selected the winner of the race, Chase did not deliver the most points this week.  Blue Crush racked up 50 points with the win.

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

The highest scoring the layer this week is our resident dirt tracker, David The Mudslinging Throttle JockeyThe Throttle Jockey was riding through this Finger Lakes region race course with the driver who was in hot pursuit of Chase in the closing laps, Martin Truex, Jr.  Even though Truex did not win the race, with his stage points and the points from the race, delivered 51 much-needed points to The Throttle Jockey.

As mentioned above Bobby Blue Crush racked up 50 points, making him the second highest scoring player.

Carlton The Doorman had an equally good outing in update New York.  The Doorman saved his usage of Kyle Busch til NASCAR arrived at this high-speed road course.  Fortunately, KyBu had a good outing, finished in 3rd place, and delivered to The Doorman 43 points.

Meanwhile, Jeremy The Coach and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, betting the farm on Jamie McMurray, was rewarded with 35 points from Jamie Mac’s seventh-place finish at The Glen.

Rounding out the top five scorers for the week is a duo consisting of Snoopy Dawn and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  This unlikely duo was packed up and riding shotgun with the only international driver in NASCAR, Daniel Suarez.  Both Snoopy and The Sheriff added 34 points to their 3rd segment totals.

When the checkered flag flew and the race concluded, the leaderboard reflected that nineteen (19) players changed places!  Only our leader, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, and the Princess of The Poophouse, A&M Aggie Sue, remained in their previous places.

The biggest mover this week is Kathy The Church ForecloserThe Church Forecloser dropped like a hot potato eight (8) places to land firmly in 13th place.

Bobby Blue Crush, on the other hand, rocketed up six (6) positions to sit in 6th lace this week.

Having almost as good of a race weekend as Blue Crush is David The Mudslinging Throttle JockeyThe Throttle Jockey climbed up five (5) spots to sit comfortably in 14th place.

Carlton The Doorman fared pretty well this weekend moving up three (3) positions to be in contention for some Segment Money and owning the 4th place this week.

Lastly, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star stumbled this week falling two (2) spots to rest in 10th place.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

The Crappiest Pick of The Week this week is solely owned by Kathy The Church Forecloser.  The Church Forecloser had put all her marbles into the marble sack of Joey Logano who retired very early in the race with mechanical issues.  Sliced Bread’s early exit from the race earned her a whopping one (1) point for the race!

No matter how poorly The Church Forecloser did this week it was not even close enough to drop her into The Outhouse.  No, A&M Aggie Sue still controls The Outhouse, and is not too close to an eviction notice yet!

Just an FYI:  The siren atop the Dawsonville Pool Hall resurrected the old tradition from the Awesome Bill From Dawsonville days.  Sunday, they let the siren sound after Chase’s victory at The Glen!

Next week NASCAR rolls back into Michigan for the final race there for 2018.

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

Blazingly Bad Brad And The Former Outlaw Share The Glen Headlines

Kurt Busch

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!

That’s right folks, this week the NASCAR haulers are in a “NY State of Mind“, and are heading once again to the Northeast, to the beautiful Finger Lakes country of western/upstate New York.  The tiny picturesque hamlet of Watkins Glen is located 79 miles southwest of Syracuse and 86 miles southeast of Rochester, right at the southern tip of Lake Seneca.  NASCAR makes its annual summer visit to this unique, and very fast, upstate New York race track.

I have flown in and out of both Syracuse and Rochester in my Eastern Airline days of the 1980’s, and it is truly a beautiful part of New York state!  But this weekend, race fans, it is time to turn left and right and to get down on the loud pedal and let the big dog eat!

Our Picks At The Glen

 

We have two groups of three players each who share the spotlight this week at Watkins Glen.  Obviously, the accompanying photo would suggest that Kurt Busch, formerly known as “The Outlaw”, is one of the two drivers that leads off our Watkins Glen International discussions this week.  Joining the KuBu bandwagon this week is Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, and good Ol Skid-Marc.

Likewise, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski is sitting tall with support at The Glen.  Backing the former Cup champion this week includes Carole, aka Rudy, Zee, aka Sissy, and Jim, aka Chiefy.  All three players are hoping that Kes can resurrect his old ways, get to the front of the pack, repeat one of his more memorable races with KyBu and Marcos Ambrose at The Glen, pull out a win, and hoist the hardware at the end of the Sunday.

This week both Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Jerry The Buschwacker are teaming up to support and back “The Kansas Wildman”, Clint Bowyer.  Bowyer is a good road racer and has a victory under his belt at Sonoma in 2012.  Could he add the other road course to his resume this week?

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty are together in their support for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie JohnsonOl JJ is in the longest winless stretch of his illustrious and celebrated Cup career.  Each week his rooting section is hoping that this is the week that ol JJ will drive his HMS hot rod into Victory Lane and celebrate.

Jeremy The Coach and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit are teaming up together to root Jamie McMurray on to Victory Lane at The Glen.  Some may think that this choice is out on a limb.  Oh but contrare my friends, Jamie Mac came up through the road racing of go-karts and he can handle the lefts and rights at The Glen!

Rounding out the choices this week is the fact that Snoopy Dawn and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff teaming up together rooting on the only international driver in the field, Mexico’s own Daniel Suarez.  For those that are not necessarily in the know, Suarez’ early racing days down South of the Border was heavily ladened with road course races.  This could be his breakout Cup race.

After analyzing the above 14 players choices, we have 8 players remaining that are independent thinkers, or as we say here in The Redneck Fantasy League, they are in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all!

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

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