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Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way, and captured Chase race number 3, The AAA 400 at Dover. “Mr. Five-Time”, Jimmie Johnson, proves that old saying that we are all familiar with is true, “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going”!
The Movers and Shakers
Winning the AAA 400, Jimmie Johnson has made five of our players “whole”! This might be the biggest payday Sunday in the Redneck Fantasy League in many, many segments! “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, Dawn, “A&M Aggie Sue”, Carole, and lastly, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” all were riding the Lowe’s Chevy all the ay to the winners circle Sunday! These five individuals all scored the maximum points today, 48 big ones.
Next in the pecking order of scoring this week was “Jeremy The Coach” and our new points leader, “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”. Both of these players grabbed a cool 40 points, via the finish of TLVW, ol Kylie Busch.
Quite uncharacteristically for “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, however, was where he finished this afternoon. David finished as the third highest scorer for this week! I would like to think that his one week stint back as “The Governor of The Gashouse”, “The Prince of The Poop House”, etc, might have given him an impetus to pick up his NASCAR game! Nevertheless, David picked Matt Kenseth to win, and for that he was rewarded nicely with 38 points.
Three players each gathered 35 points this week. Carlton was putting all his marbles in the bag of Greg Biffle. Meanwhile both Marc and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” were sipping the 5Hour Energy Drink along side of, and rooting for, Clint “I kept my car from spinning out this week” Bowyer.
And lastly, there were three players who secured 31 points this week. Those three players are; Edie, “Dan The Numbers Cruncher”, and “Richard The NASCAR Picker”.
The biggest mover this week is Zee! Unfortunately for Zee, her movement was equivalent to an elevator in free fall! Zee tumbled seven places in the standings, landing in 14th place!
Likewise, our former points leader, “Richard The NASCAR Picker”, dropped out of the lead. “The NASCAR Picker” plummeted four places to land in fifth position.
Additionally, “Jerry The Buschwacker” scored 29 points from Truex, and fell three spots.
On the positive side, “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” climbed up four spots this week, residing in ninth place.
Finally, both “A&M Aggie Sue” and Dawn each moved up three spots this week, landing in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Straight From The Crapper
This week the duel between Marc and “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” continues. It looks like David’s selection of Matt Kenseth got him out of “The Outhouse”, momentarily. You could say that, Kenseth’s seventh place finish allowed David to escape “the little building out back”, and grasp a breath of fresh air for the week, and quite possibly realigning David’s expectations!
Having said all that, it is Marc’s turn on the coveted throne. The race for “The Governor of The Gas House” is extremely close, however. This week there is only one point that separates “The Prince of The Poop House”,Marc, and his arch rival, David, who is, as the song goes, “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”!
Notwithstanding the above mentioned “crap-slinging crusade”, my sister, Zee, wins, without the least bit of competition, this week’s “crappiest pick of the week” award! Zee was riding on, and tapping into I am afraid, the Miller Lite beer wagon this week. However, much to her consternation, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski yielded her a paltry seven (7) points for the week!
There are just seven more races left in this segment. It is too early to predict who will win, and who will loose, this segment. Once again, if you look closely at the totem pole, there are pockets of players that are tied, and/or are very close, thereby making up for the large scale movement that keeps occurring weekly.
Good luck to all this week!
Next week NASCAR takes on the track at Kansas.
Thirteen drivers, seven races, one championship, who will be the last man standing?
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL HOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!