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To say that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has been living in the dark shadow of his legendary Dad is such a gross understatement that there is really no phrase that can adequately measure the validity of that idea! Nevertheless, Dale, Jr. just accomplished something that his famous father never did, that is to win two Daytona 500’s. After last night’s 6:20 rain delay that included, a tornado warning in the vicinity of the race track, and torrential downpours, the HMS #88 National Guard Chevy held off the hard charging, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth for his second Daytona 500 win. Earnhardt’s first Daytona 500 victory came back in 2004.
All Sunday afternoon all I could think about during the rain delay was, is there anyone who can stop the rain?
Movers and Shakers
There were six players, one third of the total population of our fantasy league, that were riding the Dale Jr. bandwagon Sunday! Those players who were a temporary citizen of JUNIOR NATION, for the Daytona 500 were Karen “The highly opinionated Southern Belle”, Dawn, Carlton, Carole, Zee, and Leon “Your Most Humble Sheriff”. All six of those players scored the max points of 48 big ones.
Jerry “The Buschwacker” grabbed 42 points from the efforts from “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski’s third place finish.
Dan “The Numbers Cruncher” selected “Old Six Pack”, Jimmie Johnson, and for that “The Numbers Dude” logged 40 points Sunday.
Jimmy, “Chiefy” was hoping that last year’s winner, Matt Kenseth, could pull off a repeat win. The best that Kenseth could muster Sunday was a sixth place finish. Nevertheless, “Chiefy” was rewarded with 38 points.
Now for the week’s “dark horse” pick comes from none other than David “The Mudsolinging Throttle Jockey”! He selected a rookie, Austin Dilllon, driving the black #3 for his grandfather, Richard Childress, and received 36 points.
Straight From The Crapper
The first week of the season finds Marc unchallenged, in his quest to be the first segment “Outhouse Award” winner, scoring a skimpy nine (9) points with his selection of Tony Stewart!
Next week NASCAR moves out to the Valley of The Sun, Phoenix International Raceway in particular.
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!