Denny Hamlin

(WOMR file photo)

The NASCAR travelling circus motors into one of it’s iconic, and most historic race tracks, Darlington.  It is the egg-shaped track that saved a fish pond by it’s design, and only race track that that has garnered enough respect from the drivers, and fans alike, to have two nicknames, let alone just one!  Those two nicknames are very appropriate for this facility, “The Lady In Black”, and “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, and those nicknames says it all!  That’s right this Friday night (Nationwide) and Saturday night (Sprint Cup), NASCAR will let “the big dawgs eat” in South Carolina under the lights!

With just two races left for us in this segment, there are a couple of money places that are still up for grabs!  However, with Karen having a 32 point lead on the second place player, Dan, and barring a complete collapse on her part, it is safe to say that she will definitely wind up in the money, most likely winning all the marbles.  Notwithstanding that fact, and after analyzing the compete standings, there are quite possibly nine to ten players that are in a position put themselves into the top five, or the money positions!

Obviously, Darlington and Charlotte will determine the final results, two tough tracks.  From my standpoint, there is nothing better than primetime racing under the lights!

“The Lady In Black” picks

This is a very interesting weekend of choices. More than half, nine players all total, have individual picks this weekend at “The Track Too Tough To Tame”.  Nevertheless, there are four drivers who have two players each rooting for them this weekend.  Zee and Carlton have settled fort “Mr. Five-Time”, Jimmie Johnson.  Marc and David are rooting for “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski to come alive at Darlington.  Jeremy and Jim are hoping that Jeff Gordon comes out of his slump to grab the checkered flag this weekend.  And finally, Sue and Jason are thinking that it is time for Kasey Kahne to log a victory!

As I have previously stated, nine players are in “bidnez” for themselves this weekend!

For those of you who are not totally familiar with the history of Darling, follow this link to read my historical account of Darlington!


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