Lonna The Quilt Angel Leaps Into The Lead

Erik Jones

In a wild war of attrition that went to two overtimes, Erik Jones outdueled Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway to seize the first victory of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

In a Coke Zero Sugar 400 that went eight laps beyond its scheduled 160, Jones passed the reigning series champion on the backstretch of the final lap and held on to win by .125 seconds. Jones battled back from damage sustained in a multicar wreck on Lap 65, an accident that cost him a lap.

The final circuit was the only one Jones led.

“How about that race, boys and girls?” Jones shouted to the fans in the grandstands after his celebratory burnout in front of the flag stand. “My first Cup win, My first win at Daytona, my first superspeedway win—what an awesome day, man!

“There’s so much smoke in the car from that burnout, I can hardly breathe, but what an awesome finish.”

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week Ol Skid-Marc blew all the players out of the water!  Skidz, obviously, used his crystal ball to select Eric Jones this week at Daytona.  His timing in selecting young Jones to win his first race, his first restrictor plate race and his very first win at Daytona is quite remarkable!  All this good mojo at Daytona paid Ol Skidz 40 points!

The Movers and Shakers

 

The restrictor plate racing at Daytona took its toll on many players this week.

Lonna The Quilt Angel joins Ol Skid-Marc scoring 40 points this week.  However, The Quilt Angel was riding shotgun with, and rooting loudly for, “the bumper car chauffeur”, and the driver responsible for two of the “Big Ones” at Daytona, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. With her big score this week, The Quilt Angel takes over the fantasy league lead this week.

Doing almost as well this week is Zee, aka Sissy and Jeremy The CoachSissy and The Coach racked up a very nifty 35 points via Martin Truex, Jr’s second-place finish.

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star emerged this week as the third highest scorer, adding a mediocre 19 points from Jimmie Johnson’s 23rd place finish, after all this race turned into a high-speed demolition derby!

Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman salvaged 18 points while rooting for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is the pair of Lindas.  Both Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty and Linda B. the Cookie Mom were supporting Kyle Busch this week.  These ladies added 13 points to their second segment totals.

As was mentioned previously, Daytona turned into a 180 mph blender, turning perfectly good race cars into piles of crumpled sheet metal, and turning our fantasy league upside down!

The biggest mover this week is Zee, aka Sissy.  By adding 35 points to her totals this week, and being in the bottom half of the scoring pylon last week, Sissy rocketed up the leaderboard eight (8) positions to land in 7th place.

Also making a big move this week is Edie The Las Vegas Super Star.  The Vegas Super Star shot up five (5) spots to now reside in 12th place.

Meanwhile, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Carole, aka, Rudy, moved four (4) places when the checkered flag waved at Daytona.  The Quilt Angel moved up four places to take over the fantasy league lead this week.  But Rudy fell off of the deep end and now sits in 17th place.

A&M Aggie Sue and Jeremy The Coach jumped around on the leaderboard three (3) places.  When all was said and done at Daytona Aggie Sue dropped three positions to sit in 13th place.  However, The Coach stepped up his game and climbed up three places to reside in 18th place.

Rounding out the top five movers is a group of six players, Jerry The Buschwacker, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Jim, aka Chiefy, Ol Skid-Marc, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.

This week Skidz scored 40 points, moved up two places, and finally escaped from “The Outhouse”!  But The Buschwacker, The Candy Man, Chiefy, The Throttle Jockey, and The Bay Area Bandit all slipped down two places to hang out in 3rd, 8th, 14th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd, respectively.

 

Straight From the Crapper

 

This week “The Crappiesr Pick of The Week” award is shared by five players who only managed to score a single point at Daytona. Those five sharing the award this week include Carole, aka Rudy, Snoopy Dawn, A&M Aggie Sue, AmberThe Cheddar Head, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

As was mentioned above, Ol Skid-Marc was evicted from “The Outhouse”.  The new occupant of “The Outhouse” this week is Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.

Next weekend NASCAR rolls into Sparta, KY, and the Kentucky Speedway.

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

Could Logano Add Another Daytona Victory To His Resume?

Joey Logano

This weekend NASCAR makes its annual July return to where the season starts, Daytona International Speedway.  The July race is vastly different from the February race in many ways.  In February the temps can be extremely cold or moderately warm, with cool to moderately warm track temps with a very high grip level.  The July race will have high daytime temps, high humidity, high track temps and a slick race track.

 

Our Daytona Selections

 

This week we have two drivers that have a rooting section of four players each.

Alphabetically the first of those two drivers to discuss is Kurt BuschJerry The Buschwacker, Jim, aka Chiefy, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Bobby Blue Crush, will be voicing their exuberance for the elder Busch Brother, formally known as “The Outlaw”.

The players who are backing Logano’s attempt to add a July Daytona victory to his resume are Carole, aka Rudy, Snoopy Dawn, Amber The Cheddar Head, as well as Dan the Numbers Cruncher.  These four players could really use a shot in the arm by Logano driving his hot rod into Victory Lane Saturday evening!

There are four drivers that have a pair of players cheering them on this week at Daytona.

Doug The Mongoose and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are getting very creative in their selection for Daytona,  Both players are backing Aric Almirola this week.  Apparently, both players are thinking that Almirola can duplicate his very strong and a near-win performance back in February.  Almirola was just about a half mile short of the start-finish line when Austin Dillon drop-kicked him into the fence to take the win away.

Next, the pair of Lindas, Linda B. The Cookie Mom and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, are gleefully supporting the Chicagoland winner, the junior Busch man, Kyle.  The pair of Lindas or, mathematically speaking, Linda squared would really love to see Rowdy go back-to-back and add another July Daytona victory to his resume!

Meanwhile, the Knapp sisters, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Kathy The Church Forecloser are putting all their marbles into Chase Elliott’s marble bag this week.  Both are hoping to see young William Clyde Elliott, Jr. drive his hot rod into Victory Lane, celebrate his first Cup victory, have the siren atop the Dawsonville pool hall activated, and let everyone know that he has arrived on the Cup scene!

Lastly, Zee, aka Sissy and Jeremy the Coach are banding together to root on the surging Martin Truex, Jr. on to victory this week.

That leaves six players this week that is in bidnez for themselves!

This week at Daytona, the plate racing is such that you can’t lift out of the gas, you can’t cut anyone any slack, and you most definitely can’t back down!

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

Jerry The Buschwacker Shrinks His Narrow Lead

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch emerged from a fender-clashing battle with Kyle Larson in the final lap Sunday to win the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

Larson slid past Busch in Turns 1 and 2, brushing past him as his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet drifted high. Busch then applied the front bumper of his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota to Larson, who spun after a prolonged slide through Turns 3 and 4.

Busch led the final 59 laps after jumping to the top spot with a speedy final pit stop. He pulled even with Kevin Harvick with a series-best fifth win of the season. His second Chicagoland win was the 48th of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Unfortunately, this week nobody had selected Kyle Busch as their guy to win the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland.  Therefore, this weekly award will go back into The Redneck Fantasy League vault till the green flag waves at Daytona next weekend!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

The biggest scorers for this race is a trio consisting of Zee, aka Sissy, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  All three players were fervently rooting for “Young Money”, Kyle Larson to catch and pass “Rowdy”.  I am sure that all three players were on the edge of their seats for the last five laps and screaming at the top of their collective voices willing Larson, with all of their might, to get around Kyle Busch for the victory!  This trio added 52 points to their totals this week.

Another group of three players that include Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carole, aka Rudy, and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty racked up a score of 50 points at Chicagoland.  All three players were betting the farm that Kevin Harvick could have added yet another win to his fantastic season totals.  Nevertheless, these ladies added 50 points to their second segment totals.

Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Doug The Mongoose was riding shotgun with Martin Truex, Jr. at Chicagoland.  Truex rewarded these two players with a very nice 48 points after the checkered flag flew Sunday.

Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue, Jerry The Buschwacker, and Amber The Cheddar Head were cheering on “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski and hoping that Kez could slip out of his 2018 season funk and post a victory at Joliet.  He didn’t post a victory but he did give them 38 points for his 9th place finish.

Round out the top five scorers of the week is our resident accountant, good ol Dan The Numbers Cruncher!  So The Numbers Dude took home 36 points from his support of Kurt Busch.

This week there was movement throughout the scoring pylon.  Only four of the twenty-two players this week remained in their previous slot.

The biggest movers of the week are Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Snoopy Dawn.  Both players plummeted precipitously from their previous positions six (6) spots to now reside in 11th and 18th, respectively.

Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Edie The Las Vegas Super Star moved four places in the standings this week.  The Lemonade Lefty stepped up four (4) places to sit in 2nd, The Mongoose and The Doorman also stepped up four places and are tied for 6th position.  However, The Las Vegas Super Star was not nearly as fortunate this week, falling four spots to reside in 17th place.

Meanwhile, we have five players, Linda R. The Lemonade LeftyJim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as Zee, aka Sissy who moved up three (3) spots when the checkered flag waved.  Lemonade LeftyChiefy, Rudy, Blue Crush, and Sissy now own the 3rd, 12th, and tied for 13th, and 15th, respectively.

Four players, Lonna the Quilt Angel, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Jeremy the Coach all moved two positions this week.  This quintet now owns the positions of 5th, 9th, 15th, and 19th, respectively.

Rounding out the top five scorers this week is A&M Aggie Sue. Aggie Sue dropped one place to sit in 10th place at the end of the day.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

You know that the players, in general, had a good race when “The Crappiest Pick of the Week” award goes to two players who scored 23 points!  Once again we have to split the award between two of our players, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy the Coach.  Both players were rooting for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson.

Once again this week Ol Skid-Marc remains firmly entranced in “The Outhouse”!

Check out the results of the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Next week the NASCAR crew will really be running down their dreams, it is Daytona, baby!

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

“Young Money” Is the Choice For Chicago

Kyle Larson Pit Stop

This week NASCAR rolls into “The Windy City”!    In actuality, the race track is located in Joliet, Illinois, about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  Joliet may be more famous for its federal prison, as well as the home of The Blues Brothers, Joliet Jake and Ellwood Blues, than for its racing complex that includes the 1 1/2 race track, the world-class NHRA drag strip, and the 3/8 mile dirt track.

 

Our Chicago Choices

 

This week one-fourth of the fantasy league, five players in total, have united in their choice for “Young Money”, Kyle Larson.  Those four players include Carlton The Doorman, Zee, aka Sissy, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  This group collectively are hoping that Larson can shake off the gremlins, drive his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy to the front of the field, and into Victory Lane for the winning celebration.

There are three drivers, this week, that have a cheering section of three players each.  “Freaky Fast” Harvick has in his corner Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carole, aka Rudy, and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty.

Likewise, there are three players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Lonna The Quilt Angel, and Jeremy The Coach, who are putting all their marbles into the marble sack of “Mr. Seven-Time”, Jimmie Johnson.

Additionally, A&M Aggie Sue, Jerry The Buschwacker, and Amber The Cheddar Head are backing “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski at Chicagoland.

This week we also have three drivers with two cheering players by their side.  In Clint Bowyer’s copilot seat this week at Chicagoland is Bernie the Bay Area Bandit and Linda B. The Cookie Mom.  Both ladies are hoping that Bowyer can drive his SHR Ford into Victory Lane and hoist the hardware high over his head Sunday.

Meanwhile, Edie the Las Vegas Super Star and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff has decided that Joey Logano has an excellent of putting his Team Penske Ford into Victory Lane after the checkered flag flies.

Lastly, Jim, aka Chiefy and Doug the Gandy Candy Man are hoping that the 2017 MENCS champ can register back-to-back wins at two diversely different race tracks.

For the math majors in the fantasy league, and for those keeping a tally, we have only three players who consider themselves independent thinkers this week.  Yep, only three players are in bidnez for themselves this week.

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

The Buschwacker Stretches His Lead

Martin Truex, Jr.
A clever pit strategy by Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn set up the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to cruise into Victory Lane at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday.

It was Truex Jr.’s second career win in Sonoma, and his third win this season. Truex also won this race in 2013.

Kevin Harvick, the defending race winner, finished second. Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.

The winning pit-road fake out came when the No. 78 pit crew readied for Truex Jr. to come in for a final pit stop on Lap 73 of the 110-lap, 218.9-mile race — but only did so to lure Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to pit road. Harvick had a small lead over Truex Jr. at the time.

Harvick brought his No. 4 Ford in for tires and fuel, while Truex Jr. continued racing for seven more laps on the 1.99-mile road course — giving him much fresher tires to catch the leader, Harvick, when he finally did come to pit road on Lap 80.

Truex Jr. passed Harvick with 19 laps remaining and held on until the checkered flag. In all, Truex led a race-high 62 laps.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

Linda B. The Cookie Mom saved her usage of Martin Truex, Jr. for just the right race, the right and left turns in Wine Country, Sonoma Raceway!  For the Truex win, The Cookie Mom racked up 40 points.  Even though she picked the winner, she was the second highest scorer of the week, you will notice that there were players who scored more points this week.  Now you can see the beauty of stage points, and what effect that they play on the scores!  The Cookie Mom will be the second highest scorer this week.

 

The Shakers and Movers

 

This race we can see the importance of stage points.  Even though The Cookie Mom picked the winner, Martin Truex, Jr., he did not score any stage points to add to the race-winning total of 40 points.  Kathy The Church Forecloser, however, selected Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson as her man for Sonoma.  Even though Jimmie Johnson finished in 11th position, it gave her 41 points and made The Forecloser the top scorer of the week!

Next up for discussion is a really shaky duo comprised of Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.  Both of these players were riding shotgun with “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin.  Hamlin had a really strong run in the mid-portion of the race he did maneuver his hot rod back to claim 10th place and “deliver” 37 points to these men.

Five players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Bell, Jerry The Buschwacker, Bobby Blue Crush, Amber The Cheddar Head, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit rallied to score 35 points when the checkered flag fell at Sonoma.  All players were rooting for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick, who finished in second place.

Lastly, there was a quartet of players, Carole, aka Rudy, A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as Ol Skid-Marc, that were hanging all race with Kyle BuschOl Rowdy rewarded this motley crew with 32 points from his fifth-place finish.

Seventeen players exchanged positions this week.  The biggest mover was Jim, aka ChiefyOl Chiefy fell down like a Prom dress this week, dropping seven (7) spots to rest in 15th place.

Not too far behind Ol Chiefy is Jeremy The Coach!  The Coach slipped, stumbled and fell five (5) places to now sit in 19th place.

Whereas Linda B. The Cookie Mom fared pretty well Sunday.  The Cookie Mom stepped up three (3) places on the scoring pylon holding down the 19th place this week.  She appears to be putting some space between her and The Outhouse!

Six players, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Amber The Cheddar Head, A&M Aggie Sue, Doug The Mongoose, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Edie The Las Vegas Super Star all moved two spots.  The Highly Opinionated One, Aggie Sue, The Mongoose, and The Las Vegas Super Star all stepped up two places to sit in 5th, 8th, 9th, 10, and 13th, respectively.  The Lemonade Lefty and The Doorman both dropped two places to sit in 6th and 11th, respectively.

Rounding out the top five movers is a group of eight players, which include Kathy The Church Forecloser, Lonna the Quilt Angel, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Snoopy Dawn, Bobby Blue Crush, and Zee, aka Sissy.

 

Straight From the Crapper

 

Once again this week we have a pair of players in a dead heat for “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”.  Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Jeremy The Coach were riding high, and most likely, gloating early in the race when their man “The Dinger” was dominating in the race.  It looked like A.J. Allmendinger had a little something for the other 39 cars early in the race.  However, a missed shift on a restart, shifting from second gear accidentally back into first gear, caused many of the expensive moving parts in both the block and the cylinder head to move to areas not designed to house those moving parts, and causing engine failure!

Once again this week, good Ol Skid-Marc is holding down the fort in the comfy confines of The Outhouse!  The race for The Crapper is heating up between Skidz and his closest competitor, David The Mudslinging Throttle JockeyThe Mudslinger is only 9 slim points away from evicting Skidz out of “The Poophouse”!

Check out the results of the Toyota/Savemart 350k from Sonoma Raceway.

So the race teams have pulled out of Sonoma, CA for their long, two day, non-stop drive back to Charlotte, with a quick turnaround for their trip to Chicagoland Speedway.

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

Could Harvick Repeat At Sonoma?

Kevin Harvick

After having the Father’s day weekend off, the NASCAR haulers are taking the long haul back out West to the heart of “Wine Country”, Sonoma Raceway.  This is the first of two road course races during this stretch of summer.

 

Our Sonoma Choices

 

Many of our fantasy league players have very good memories.  They remember that “Freaky Fast” Harvick was able to get to the front late in the race, leads the pack to the checkered flag, drink the Napa wine, hoist the trophy, and more importantly, cash the big check at the end of the day last year!

Siding with, and rooting for, Harvick this week are six players, slightly more than one-quarter of the fantasy league, include Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Jerry The Buschwacker, Bobby Blue Crush, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well Amber The Cheddar Head.  As the title indicates, these players believe that “The Closer” can go back to back at Sonoma!

Carole, aka Rudy, A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, and Ol Skid-Marc are all in Kyle Busch’s corner this weekend.  These four players are hoping and wishing that “Rowdy” will drive his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota into the Winner’s Circle Sunday afternoon.

Additionally, Snoopy Dawn, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, as well as Lonna The Quilt Angel think that the elder Busch, Kurt, will drive his SHR Ford into Victory Lane, drink the wine, and hoist the trophy.

Lastly, Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff are banding together thinking that Denny Hamlin can get his JGR Toyota to the front of the pack and be the first car to the checkered flag Sunday evening.

For those keeping score this week we have enumerated fifteen players and their choices.  That leaves six players that have become independent thinkers this week.  That is right, they have become in bidnez for themselves!

If you are coming to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!

Good luck to all!

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

Jerry The Buschwacker Increases His Lead

Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer scored on a soggy day at Michigan International Speedway, claiming Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for his second win of the season.

Bowyer’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford led eight of the 133 laps in the FireKeepers Casino 400, which was shortened from its scheduled 200-lap, 400-mile distance because of rain. Bowyer’s 10th win of his premier-series career was his first at the 2-mile track.

Bowyer took advantage of the quick two-tire stop during his final trip to pit road. Crew chief Mike Bugarewicz’s call bore fruit as Bowyer held off Harvick on the final restart before rain stopped the event.

Kevin Harvick led a race-high 49 laps and finished second in Stewart-Haas’ No. 4 Ford. Pole-starter Kurt Busch led 46 laps and completed a 1-2-3 sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing, a first for the organization. Kyle Busch took fourth with Paul Menard rounding out the top five.

The race started 2 1/2 hours late because of early afternoon showers and was halted short of the 400 miles because the rain returned to the race track.

 

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week we have a pair of players, not to be confused with a pair of plyers, that both were riding the Clint Bowyer bandwagon at MIS.  Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy The Coach were riding shotgun all race with “The Wildman from Emporia, Kansas”, Clint Bowyer.  Bowyer’s crew chief “Buga” rolled the dice and Clint laid the hammer down, ran like a scolded ape til the heaven opened up and poured rain to end the race!  Both of these players racked up 57 points out of a possible 60 point race!

 

The Movers and Shakers

 

A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as Linda B. the Cookie Mom were betting the farm on “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick.  The second place finish of The Closer added a cool 52 points to their second segment totals this week.

Kathy The Church Forecloser and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty slid right into being the third highest scorers of the week with a nice score of 46 points. Both were cheering along “The Outlaw”, who, since getting married, is desperately trying to distance himself from that moniker!

Fourth on the scoring pylon is Edie The Las Vegas Super StarThe Super Star was riding shotgun with the younger Busch Brother, Ol KylieRowdy’s fourth-place finish contributed and even 40 points to her totals this week.

Rounding out the top five scorers of the week is our new leader, Jerry The Buschwacker.  The Buschwacker was hanging with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano this week.

This week the movement within the fantasy league looks like someone threw all the names into a blender, hit the high button for 30 seconds, and then poured out the results into a quart container.  The only player who remained in his previous was our leader, Jerry The Buschwacker, the other 21 players swirled.twirled. rocketed and plummeted this week!

Lonna The Quilt Angel rocketed from her previous position like a person shot out of a cannon (geez that was part of the pre-race entertainment this week at MIS).  The Quilt Angel moved up nine (9) place to now sits safely in 2nd place.

Doug The Gandy Candy Man didn’t nearly have a sterling performance as The Quilt Angel had this week.  No, Ol Mongoose stumbled and fell six (6) place to land in 12th place.

Seven players, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, A&M Aggie Sue, Snoopy Dawn, Jeremy The Coach, and Bobby Blue Crush moved four (4) positions.  The Church Forecloser, The Lemonade Lefty, Aggie Sue, and The Coach all improved their positions this week holding down the 3rd, 4th, 11th and 14th places, respectively.  Meanwhile, The Numbers Dude, Ol Snoopy, and Blue Crush slipped down four places to sit now in 6th, 13th, and 18th, respectively.

A group of six players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Zee, aka Sissy, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit moved three (3) spots this week.  The Cookie Mom and Sissy each climbed up the totem pole to sit in 17th and 19th places, respectively.  Whereas The Highly Opinionated One, Chiefy, Rudy, and The Bandito each fell three places to rest in 7th, 8th, 16th, and 20th, respectively this week.

Lastly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Amber The Cheddar Dudette, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey moved two (2) places.  The Cheddar Head stepped up two spots to sit in 10th place this week.  However, Your Most Humble Sheriff and The Throttle Jockey fell two spots to reside in 5ht and 21st place, respectively this week.

 

Straight From The Crapper

 

We have a tie this week for “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”.  Both Ol Skid-Marc and Dan The Numbers Dude selected Jimmie Johnson and received only 17 points from his 20th place finish at Michigan.  I am sure that the brothers will not mind sharing the award this week.

Well, Zee, aka Sissy received her eviction notice this week and was ousted from “The Outhouse” by her son, Ol Skid-Marc Skidz is not that unfamiliar with the floor plan of The Outhouse!  No, he has spent his time there over the last few years.

Next week the Cup drivers have the weekend off to celebrate Father’s Day with their families.

Check out the results of the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

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

The Support Is All Over The Board For Michigan

Chase Elliott

As “the dog days of summer” creep up on us, our choices seem to mimic the wide variation of the summer temperatures that prevail at this time of the year!  We have three drivers that have a cheering squad of three players each, four drivers with two players rooting for them, as well as our growing list of eight independent thinkers!

This week the haulers will be unloading their hot rods in Brooklyn MI, just about 60 miles west of Detroit city, at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit, Michigan International Speedway.  This weekend the Cup drivers will be topping out at speeds of around 210 mph as the toss their machines into turn number 1, front straight is curved but much longer than the back straight!  I have never been that fast in a car on the ground, however, I have been that fast in an airplane.  That was back in my USAF Pilot Training days doing a single engine heavyweight approach and landing in a T-38, a supersonic fighter type aircraft.  FYI approach speed for that was around 215-220 mph.  I can say without any equivocation, it was eye-watering!!

 

Our Michigan Selections

 

As was mentioned previously, we have a group of three drivers with rooting sections of three this week.  Alphabetically speaking, William Clyde Elliott, Jr., aka Chase Elliott, comes up as the first driver for discussion.  There is a very diverse trio of men that are backing Chase this week, Carlton The Doorman, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Leon The Retired Airline Captain, The Strawberry Picker, Elephant Driver, Part-time Cardiologist, and Your Most Humble Sheriff.  This trio just may have picked Chase at a track where he will chalk up his very first MENCS victory for Hendrick Motorsports.

Nest we have a trio of ladies banding together in their unconditional support for the “Freaky Fast One”, aka Kevin Harvick!  This motley crew of females backing “Happy Harvick” includes A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom, who love nothing better than to walk away from MIS with the max points for the race, 60 big ones!

Lastly. “Young Money’s” rooters are about as mismatched of a threesome as could have been conjured up in your wildest dreams.  This group consists of Karen The Highly Opinionated Southen Bell, ol Snoopy Dawn, and Doug The Mongoose and Gandy Candy Man!  Diverse would be a gross understatement in describing this group. Nevertheless, they are betting the farm that Kyle Larson will end up victorious at MIS.

Next in our discussion for the week are the four drivers with a pair of rooters each.  This week Bobby Blue Crush and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey are solidly behind the Dale Jr. replacement driver, Alex Bowman.  They are putting all their chip in for “Bowman The Showman” at Michigan.

Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy The Coach have banded together to support “The Wildman of Missouri”, Clint Bowyer.

Meanwhile, Kathy The Forecloser and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty are solid in their support for Kurt Busch, who is trying desperately trying to distance himself from his former moniker of “The Outlaw”!

Rounding out this discussion, both Ol Skid-Marc, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are teaming up to support Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, this week.  Neither of these two must think that ol JJ has peaked in his career and may be sliding down the other side of the hill.

For Michigan, we have a large contingent of “independent thinkers”, eight players in total.  So that means that approximately one-third of the fantasy league have their own opinions on who will be hoisting the hardware Sunday evening at Brooklyn, MI.  Notwithstanding their independence, they are still just plainly in bidnez for themselves this week!

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

Jerry The Buschwacker Leaps Into The Lead

Martin Truex, Jr.
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Martin Truex Jr. rallied to victory in Sunday’s Pocono 400, securing his second win this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Truex led twice for 31 of the 160 laps in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota. His second win at Pocono Raceway was the 17th of his career in NASCAR’s top division.

Truex won the race’s first stage but fell back to 14th during the intermission’s pit stop when a tire hit the jack, slowing the left-side tire change. From there, Truex stormed back into contention, taking the top spot for the final time on Lap 140 and leading the rest of the way.

The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast

 

This week the award goes to two of our players who had all their fantasy league marbles inside the marble sack of the race winner and the 2017 MENCS champ, Martin Truex, Jr.  Both Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jerry The Buschwacker were riding high as Truex was able to hold off the hard-charging pair of Kyles, Larson, and Busch, for the win.  Both of these players racked up a very nice 57 points for the race!

Both Doug The Gandy Candy Man and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff ended the day smiling very broadly with 52 points added to their totals.  Both players were rooting for “Freaky Fast’ Kevin Harvick and were rewarded nicely for his fourth-place finish at Pocono.

Meanwhile, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle came out smelling like a rose this week with her choice of Kyle Busch.  “Rowdy” deposited 51 points into her Redneck Fantasy League bank account this week.

Likewise, Carole, aka Rudy, was giggling all the way to the bank this week with a score of 43 pointsRudy was cheering on “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, and hoping that he had something left in his tank for Truex.  Unfortunately, Larson had nothing for Truex in the closing laps at Pocono.

Rounding out the top five scores this week are Kathy The Church Forecloser and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty.  Both of these ladies racked up 38 points this week.  Their scores were the same, but they chose different drivers, The Forecloser was riding shotgun with young Ryan Blaney and The Lemonade Lefty was hanging with Chase Elliott all race.

Since there were so many players tied last week after the first race of the segment, the movement this week is not really illustrative of the actual happenings within the standings, it was almost all negative movement with the exception of Your Most Humble Sheriff!  I don’t recall this happening in this fashion before!

The single biggest movers this week consists of a quartet of players, Jeremy The Coach, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, and Ol Skid-Marc. All four dropped like a prom dress this week, falling down the totem pole fifteen (15) places!  These four players have landed near the bottom of the scoring pylon in 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st positions, respectively!

Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Zee, aka Sissy, did not fare much better this week,  The Las Vegas Super Star and Sissy and tumbled fourteen (14) places to land in 16th and  22nd place this week, respectively.

Meanwhile, Bobby Blue Crush and A&M Aggie Sue fell from grace in double digits, as well this week.  Both players fell eleven (11) places to now sit in 14th and 15th places, respectively.

Amber The Cheddar Head also fell down the totem pole, losing ten (10) positions to land in 12th place.

Rounding out the top ten movers this week is a very unlikely duo of Carlton The Doorman and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.  Both of these players lost seven (7) places to now reside in 10th and 17th places, respectively.

 

Straight From The Outhouse

 

This week we have the largest group of players ever who demonstrated their ineptitude in picking winners simultaneously!  We have six players who will be sharing “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” award.  Those six players include Zee, aka Sissy. Jeremy The Coach, Ol Skid-Marc, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, and our resident midget racer (no he is not a “little person” that runs track!), David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  These half-dozen players could only muster up a single digit ,8 points, for their efforts this week.

We have a new “Princess of The Poophouse” this week!  With a week of just scoring 8 points, Sissy has taken full and sole control of “The Outhouse”!

Check out the results of the Pocono 400.

Next week NASCAR heads to just west of Motown USA, the Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, MI.

For those of you who have plummeted to the bottom of the ol totem pole this week, you may feel like it is raining on your parade!

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

Hamlin Seems To Be The Favorite For Pocono

Denny Hamlin

This week NASCAR rolls up into Eastern Pennsylvania to “the Tricky Triangle”, aka Pocono RacewayPocono Raceway is located about equidistant between Allentown and Wilkes-Barre, just a few miles south of I-80 in the Pocono Mountains.  This race track attracts many of its fans from the metro Philly and NYC area since the track is driving distance from both cities!  (Back in 1980-1982 I flew out of NYC and lived out in Queens, in Woodhaven near Aqueduct Park, the horse track.)

 

Our Pocono Selections

 

As the photo that accompanies the title of this post would suggest, many in the fantasy league think that Denny Hamlin is the man this week at Pocono.  Those players who are all in for “The Delivernator” are Zee, aka Sissy, Jeremy The Coach, Skid-Marc, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda R The Lemonade Lefty, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.  All eight of these players are really hoping that Hamlin can hoist the hardware Sunday and deliver a huge score early in the segment for them.

“Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski has a very sizable rooting section for the Pocono race this week.  The players that are jumping onto the “Bad Brad” bandwagon this week include Carlton The Doorman, his better half ol Snoopy Dawn, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.

Meanwhile, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff and Doug The Gandy Candy Dude are rolling the bones and putting it all in for “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick this week.

Lastly, Jerry The Buschwacker and Lonna The Quilt Angel are teaming up and cheering on Martin Truex, Jr.!

That leaves eight players who have struck out on their own this week,  Those eight players may think that they are independent thinkers.  But oh no, they are really just in bidnez for themselves!

By the time most of you read this post I will be well on my way on the first leg of my summer RV road trip with Jim, aka Chiefy and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star guarding my “six” the whole trip!.  The first stop is Fresno, CA where I can agitate and irritate my two sons, Jason The Latent Tie Hippie and All Around Edgy Dude and Jeremy The Coach.  I am sure that my sister, Zee aka Sissy will tolerate my visit, as well.  LOL!!  But I am most interested in visiting with my two grandchildren!

While I am back in Fresno I am going to take a little trip by the house that I grew up in.  You know they say that you can’t go back home again.  Well, that was “the house that built me”!

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

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