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Earlier this week Stewart-Haas Racing made public that Ryan Newman would not be retained in the SHR #39 Quicken Loans Chevy next year, a real downer to start the Indy week. Wednesday night Newman countered the “downer” with a second place finish for Turner-Scott Racing, in the first ever Camping World Truck race on dirt at his present employer’s race track, Eldora Speedway.
Fast forward a couple of more days to Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, if you will. The soon to be unemployed Newman pulls off a pole run during qualifying to knock off “Mr. Five-Time”, Jimmie Johnson, who sat on the pole for more than an hour.
On Sunday Newman pulls off his self proclaimed “dream come true” scenario, he wins the Brickyard 400 at Indy! What a cool day for Ryan Newman!
Movers and Shakers
Unfortunately nobody picked Ryan Newman this week, therefore, none of our players were able to score the maximum points for the week. Nevertheless, there was a whole handful of players, six in all, that were rooting for “Mr. Five-Time”, Jimmie Johnson, the runner-up for Indy. “Karen the Unofficial Mouth Of The South”, Zee, Jim, Edie, “Jeremy The Coach”, and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” all gathered up 44 points in the Brickyard 400.
Both Carole and “Bernie The Bay area Bandit” scored 40 points, thanks to their choice of Tony Stewart, and his 4th place finish.
“Richard The NASCAR Picker” gathered up 39 points when Matt Kenseth finished 5th.
“Jerry The Buschwacker”, being a loyal die hard fan of TLVW (Kyle Busch), scored 34 points when his man, KyBu, pulled out a 10th place finish.
Marc, who is stlll the points leader, grabbed 32 points with his choice of Carl Edwards Sunday.
The biggest mover this week is “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”! Unfortunately, David, with his pick of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., plummeted seven (7) spots on the totem pole, landing in 14th place.
The next biggest movers this week was “Dan the Numbers Cruncher”, “Karen The Unofficial Mouth Of The South”, and “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”. Both Dan and Karen climbed up in the standings five (5) places, Karen now resides in 8th place and Dan now is in 7th place. Contrast the fact that Dawn dropped like a hot potato five (5) places, landing one spot from the front door of “the crapper”, in 16th place!
“Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” also did not fare too well this weekend, falling four (4) positions, now sitting in 11th place.
Jim, one of the big scorers this weekend, moved up three (3) places to 12th on the totem pole.
Straight From The Crapper
With just four more races in this segment Carlton has gathered up a ten (10) point lead in his attempt to unseat David from being a back-to-back recipient of our most prestigious “Outhouse Award”! Carlton has secured that ten (10) point lead from his closest competitor, his wife Dawn. Could it be that they, Dawn and Carlton, are conspiring to take this award out of state, and all the way to Florida?
Notwithstanding the Lutz’ run on the cellar, Jim is only 11 points from Dawn, and 21 point out from Carlton. Jim could still make a bonzai run on those two and sweep “The Outhouse Award” away from that husband and wife team!
Even though “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” is in 14th place, three spots from the bottom, he is still only 23 points from “the crapper”!
Next week nascar rolls back into the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway.
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!