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The Bristol Motor Speedway did not disappoint the fans this evening. It lived up to it’s rough and tumble image! As I have often said, all drivers and all of the crewmembers should check their egos, their feelings, and of utmost importance, their weapons at the pit gate. It is just much safer that way! By the end of the race tonight there was bruised egos, lost tempers, and crumpled sheet metal! Could that be described as a success story?
This evening Matt Kenseth broke out of his “mini slump” and grabbed his fifth victory of the season, in his Joe Gibbs Racing #20 Dollar General Toyota.
Movers and Shakers
Nobody picked Matt Kenseth this week, therefore, no player scored the maximum points this week. Nevertheless, Marc and “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” did pick the second place finisher, Kasey Kahne, as their choice fro Bristol. Their reward for that pick was 42 points!
“Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” was the second highest point-getter. She was riding high with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and gathered up 35 points for Dale Jr’s 10th place finish at Bristol.
“Dan The Numbers Cruncher”, Carlton, and yours truly, “Leon The Humble Redneck Sheriff”, each scored 33 points from the 11th place finish of Kyle Busch.
Clint Bowyer’s 14th place finish gave Jim 31 points.
Lastly, “Jeremy The Coach” was awarded 29 points when Aric Almirola finished 15th Sunday at Bristol.
There were three players that moved the most this week. “Bernie the Bay Area Bandit” with her pick of Kasey Kahne, and the 42 points that were associated with it, catapulted her up four positions in the standings. She moved from 14th place to 10th place for this segment!
Moving equally as much, only in a downward spiral, was Dawn and “Jason The Latent tie Dye Hippie” falling four spots. Dawn fell from 8th to 12th place, while Jason tumbled from 9th to 13th place this week.
“Jerry the Buschwacker” toppled 3 spots, going from 11th place to land in 14th place.
The only players that held serve on their positions were the “three amigos” that are at the bottom of the totem pole, “Richard the NASCAR Picker”, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey’, and our brand new “Outhouse Award” recipient, Carole!
Straight From The Crapper
Even though David escaped from “the Outhouse” this segment, his pick of Jimmie Johnson gave him the lowest score of this week, a whopping 8 points. That pick really smelled like crap this week!
Similarly, “A&M Aggie Sue”, “Richard The NASCAR Picker”, and Dawn had a pick that reeked like a port-a-potty. All three gathered only a mere 10 points for their efforts this week!
“Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” did not do much better this week, gaining a minuscule 11 points!
As I mentioned above, Carole proved to everyone this segment that she excelled in having “the crappiest picks” on a weekly basis, and therefore, has earned the dubious honor of being the second “Outhouse Award” recipient!
We all need to salute her for her “crappy results”!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!