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With just five races left in the Chase, and the season, NASCAR moves back into the deep South. This Sunday is not just another race and race track, no sir.
This week it is Talladega, baby!
It is the longest track that NASCAR visits during the season, a whopping 2.66 miles around this high banked, high speed facility. If you are not totally familiar with the location of Talladega,it is in Central Eastern Alabama, about 110 miles west of Atlanta,GA. To be more specific, it is located at the corner of Mayhem and Courage, just on the south edge of I-20!
Our Talladega Picks
This week it is not surprising that NASCAR’s most popular driver for the past 10 years is also this week’s most favored driver amongst the players to win. There are seven players, that is almost one half of The Redneck Fantasy League, that are hoping that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. can return to his former glory as “The Pied Piper of Talladega”! Those individuals consist of Carlton, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, “Jim, aka Chiefy”, “Jeremy The Coach”, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, Carole, as well as “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff”. All are hoping that they can celebrate a victory with Dale Jr. this Sunday!
Meanwhile, “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” and “A&M Aggie Sue” are hoping that the current Chase points leader, Matt Kenseth, will lead both of them to the promised land with a victory.
Lastly, both Dawn and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” are hoping that Clint ” I sure hope that I don’t spin out all by myself again” Bowyer can win his third Fall Talladega race in the last four years.
Having not mentioned the other seven players, it is safe to assume that they are “in bidnez” for themselves this week!
This race will be the first time in three years that “Your Most Humble Sheriff” and “Chiefy” will be watching the race, not from their seats high up in the OV Hill South Tower, row 73, but from the comforts of their home and flat screen TVs! It seems that ol “Chiefy” had to have some medical work on his well used right hand, with some work to get done on the left next month. All in all, that precluded the Talladega trip this year.
Good Luck to all this week!
With seven players all rooting on Dale Jr. this week, there will probably not be any large scale movement from within the ol totem pole after the checkered flag falls at Talladega!
Notwithstanding the fact that even though ol “Chiefy” and “Your Most Humble Sheriff” are not sitting in their seats this week at Talladega faintly hearing the sounds of Lynard Skynard, if you listen very carefully I think we all can hear the band addressing ol Neil Young right now!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!