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Fear is a part of life. You either run with it, or you run from it!
Many NASCAR race teams fear both Daytona and Talladega. Their fear is that both of these two tracks, totaling four races during the season, could impose a catastrophic results for their championship hopes! The fall race at Talladega is in the middle of the Chase, is referred to as “the wild card race”, and it has dashed many team’s dreams of lifting that coveted trophy at the end of the year!
Today Jamie McMurray, drivng the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing #1 Cessna Chevy, grabbed his second career win at Talladega, both being in the Fall, followed by “the Pied Piper of Talladega”, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
At the end of the race at Talladega, the Chase lead changed hands as a results of “the wild card race”! Jimmie Johnson emerged as the new Chase leader by 4 points over Matt Kenseth. Notwithstanding the aforementioned NASCAR fact, there was no change in our top three positions in The Redneck Fantasy League standings, all three players had Dale Jr.as their pick!
Movers and Shakers
As I reported in my previous post, there were seven players that were riding with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Talladega, three of those seven were already sitting in positions 1-3. The seven that were riding shotgun with Dale Jr. this Sunday were, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, Carole, “Jeremy The Coach”, “Jim, aka Chiefy”, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, Carlton, and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff”. All seven players logged 43 points for Junior’s second place finish at Talladega.
Marc was the second highest scored of the race. He had selected Martin Truex, Jr. and was rewarded 36 points for Truex’s 8th place finish.
Dawn and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” grabbed 35 points for for Clint Bowyer’s 10th place finish.
“Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” was rewarded with 34 points by “sticking with The Biff”!
“Richard The NASCAR Picker” got 33 points as a results of Jimmie Johnson finishing 13th.
Lastly, Zee, who was rooting for Kevin Harvick all day accumulated 32 points today.
This week the totem pole really did not incur a large scale change. Four players moved two spots. That was the largest movement this week, unlike some of the weeks lately. Both Carlton and “Jim, aka Chiefy” moved up two spots this week. Conversely, “A&M Aggie Sue” and “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” did a pole dance and slide down two spots.
Additionally, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, Carole, and Zee all slotted up one spot in the standings. Conversely, “Richard The NASCAR Picker”, Edie, and “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” all slithered down one spot!
Straight From The Crapper
Well folks, the player with the crappiest picks is also the person who positions himself as “The Governor of The Gashouse”, “The Prince of The Pooper” and “The Ogre of The Outhouse”, our man “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”! Not only did David score a paltry 15 points, the smallest tally of the week, making him the player with “the crappiest picks of the week! Additionally, those 15 points drove him directly to the front porch, and deposited him squarely into the “The Outhouse” this week!
Don’t rest too comfortably in your new roll as “The Throne Master”, David! Zee is patiently standing at the front door with the key in hand, and only 6 pints away from “unseating” you!
There are now just four races left in the Chase. The racers go from the largest track on the circuit, Talladega, to the smallest track on the circuit, Martinsville. With Martinsville being the slowest track, and the fact there are a few rivalries that have some unsettled paybacks, I mean business to square, it could be a very interesting short track race. If you get my drift!
As I have always maintained, when racing at Bristol, Martinsville, and Richmond, the crew members should be required to check their egos, tempers, and most importantly, their weapons at the pit gate prior to entering the facility! I will guarantee you all that there will be some bruised egos, some lost tempers, and some crumpled sheet metal, as the sun sets next Sunday evening!
No doubt that there is going to be some bad company!
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!