Jimmie Johnson

(WOMR file photo)

This is week number three of the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.  That can only mean that NASCAR is rolling back into the Monster Mile at Dover, DE, for an action packed, high banked, high speed, weekend of racing!  It is at this time that there is starting to be the weeding out process begins.  This is where the old saying starts to have some teeth, “if you can’t run with the big dogs, stay up on the porch”!


Our Monster Mile Picks


This week the favorite pick by our players comes as no surprise to me!  It appears that almost one third, five players to be exact, of this fantasy league is thinking alike!  Ol “Mr Five-Time”, Jimmie Johnson, garners up a huge following, five players to be exact.  Those five players who are holding out for a big win from J.J..are; “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, “A&M Aggie Sue”, Carole, and Dawn.

Pretty boy, Kasey Kahne, is riding high this week with support from three players.  Could that be the results from an insurance refund check?  Nevertheless, Edie, “Dan The Numbers Cruncher”, and lastly, “Richard The NASCAR Picker” are looking for, quite possibly, a payoff from “an insurance job” this week! (Kinda reminds me of my days of living in New York City!)

The Las Vegas Weasel (TLVW), ol Kylie Busch is still hanging in this Chase picture.  Unlike the previous Chases that he has been a part of, the leaves have not yet fallen of off this Busch!  Nevertheless, ol Kylie has the support of both “Jeremy the Coach”, as well as “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” this Sunday.

This week Martin “Why are my sponsors pulling the plug on me” Truex, Jr.has the full confidence of “Jerry The Buschwacker” and “Jim, aka Chiefy”.  Both are hoping that Truex can pull off a victory in, what may be considered, his home race track.  Truex has one of his two Sprint Cup victories at Dover.

The last driver to enjoy multiple players on his side this week is Clint “I can’t believe that I have spun my car out with nobody else around me” Bowyer.  This week both Marc and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” are hoping that ol Clint can keep his 5Hour Energy Toyota headed in the right direction!


The Standings


Even though “Richard The NASCAR Picker” is leading the standings this week, that lead is marginally close.  His lead is only a very slim three point advantage! With “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” tied for second, and just three points behind “The NASCAR Picker”, there could be another shakeup at the top of the totem pole after Dover.

Just five points behind “The Bay Area Bandit’ and ‘Your Most Humble Sheriff” lurks “Jeremy the Coach” and “Jerry The Buschwacker” tied for fourth place. Moving back to the next spot in the standings, 6th, sits “The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, eagerly awaiting a slip up by the aforementioned players.

Back in 8th place only one point behind “The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” is Zee and “The Numbers Dude” tied with 126 points.  Just 8 points behind this duo is a three way tie for 10th place with 118 points!  The three-way tie consists of Dawn, Carlton. and that die hard Texas A&M rooter, Sue.


The Crappy Outlook


And of course I would be remiss in my duties if I were not to mention the race within the race……………… the race for “Outhouse”!  Presently “The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” holds the title of “Governor of the Gas House”.  However, Marc must have eaten something that absolutely doesn’t agree with him, because he is making a large charge to that little house out back!  Marc is only two points away from capturing his spot on the throne!  But for now Marc is on the outside looking in, so to speak.

Lastly, Carole is only seven points away from being the “Princess of the Poop House”!

So folks, there you have a Reader’s Digest look at the “State of the Standings”, week three!

This week NASCAR heads over the The Monster Mile, just a couple miles away from a place that I flew through, during my USAF days, Dover AFB, Delaware.


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