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“Mr. Four-Time”, Jeff Gordon, stole one today at Pocono, when the heavens opened up, slightly past the half-way point of the Pennsylvania 400, and it rained like turning on a fire hose!
All this occurred, the down pour of water, after a restart on lap 91. In that restart, the leader, Jimmie Johnson, drove it deep into turn #1. Unfortunately, Johnson got loose, and in turn got Kenseth loose. Kenseth slid up into the wall, then started down the track, only to get T-boned by Hamlin, and then the carnage began to take its toll!
After the smoke cleared, it was Jeff Gordon who led the cars to the yellow flag. As the cars motored around awaiting the track to get cleaned up, the faucet let loose, and the down pour happened! Because of the rain delay at the beginning of the afternoon, and coupled with the down pour that occurred beginning on lap 91, NASCAR decided that the rain would not let up in time to dry the track before darkness would overcome the facility. Therefore, NASCAR declared the race official!
Movers and shakers
The largest movers this Sunday were Marc and Bernie. Marc’s winning pick of Jeff Gordon, has propelled him up four positions in the standings from 11th place to 7th place. Bernie’s pick of Denny Hamlin, he is the driver that T-boned Matt Kenseth on lap 91, caused her to plummet four places in the standings to 15th today.
There wer six players that moved three places, either up or down. The players that moved up three places are; Jerry, Carlton, and Edie. The three players that moved three spots in the negative were; Jeremy, Carolyn, and Karen.
On closer scrutiny, the only players who did not move this week, is our leader, Jason, Zee, Leon, and of course, David! That means that 13 out the 17 players, once again moved around in the standings.
With just three races left in this segment, there are still some very close races amongst several positions within the fantasy league standings.
Despite the transmission trouble that befell Dale Earnhardt, Jr. today, and notwithstanding the carnage that occurred on lap 91, Junior left Pocono still in the points lead!
Next week NASCAR moves to it’s second, and last, road course of the season. It is time that the series moves to scenic up state New York, to Watkins Glen.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISER DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!