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What turned out to be a gruelingly long Sunday, it took almost 12 hours to run the first race of the Chase that included a 90 minute delay in the start of the race, as well as more than a five hour rain delay in the middle of the race. At the conclusion of the evening, Matt Kenseth emerged as the winner of the GEICO 400. With that victory, Kenseth increases his points lead over Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick, as the Chase gets underway.
Movers and Shakers
Carlton was the sole player who had selected Kenseth as the winner of the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland, Sunday. For Carlton’s efforts he was rewarded with the maximum points, 48 big ones!
“Leon The Most Humble Sheriff” was on a roll as well, Sunday. Following his back-to-back winners, “The Sheriff”, on Sunday, was seen at the local corner tavern guarding the Miller Lite tap!
“Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” was seen Sunday having her hand in the Wrigley’s Doublemint gum package all day. In fact, during the extended rain delay she was the queen of the bubble blowing. Nevertheless, while she was chewing the Doublemint gum, and rooting for Kyle Busch, those activities resulted in her gathering up 43 points for the first race of The Chase!
Both “Jerry The Buschwacker” and “Jeremy The Coach” did very well Sunday, scoring 42 points. Jeremy and Jerry were seen hanging out around, and very near, their favorite Budweiser beer wagon, cheering on Kevin Harvick to win the GEICO 400.
Likewise, “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” and Edie scored very well securing 40 points for their Sunday afternoon and night totals. Bernie and Edie had put all their marbles in the Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s #48 Chevy at Chicagoland.
Additionally, seen not far from “Jerry The Buschwacker” and “Jeremy The Coach” was Dawn, “A&M Aggie Sue”, “Richard The NASCAR Picker”, and “Leon The Most Humble Sheriff”, all of which were sighted hunkered down near the Miller Lite keg, cheering on “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski. These illustrious four players were rewarded 38 points for Keselowski’s finish.
Lastly, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” selected “Oops I have spun all by myself” Clint Bowyer. For that pick, Jason garnered 35 points.
There was not an abundance of movement this week in the standings. The top eight places in the standings remained steady in their positions. Nevertheless, Carlton, with his winning pick of Matt Kenseth, rocketed up four positions from thirteenth (13) to ninth (9) place!
Jim and Carole were fortunate that their selections rewarded them enough points to move away from the front porch of “The Outhouse” this week! Both Jim and Carole, climbed up two places in the standings Sunday.
Straight From The Crapper
Even though Marc did not have “the crappiest picks” of this week, just a microscopic 10 points. Nevertheless, it was a small enough total to allow Marc to share his place “on the two-seater-throne” in “the Outhouse” this week, along with our resident “Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, David”!
Notwithstanding Marc’s position as “The Co-Governor of The Gas House”, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” secured the least amount of points, 8 in total, and fell two places in the standings. For David’s very weak showing Sunday, he reassures us that, even though he can manipulate a midget on dirt, he has a very difficult time selecting a winning driver on the pavement!
We salute you David for the “crappiest picks” for the week!
Next week NASCAR moves into the Northeast, Louden, N.H. for the second race in The Chase.
Good luck to all.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!