(WOMR file photo)
Even though the last two laps of the race was very exciting watching Kyle Larson trying to run down Kyle Busch for the sweep at California, the real headline for the weekend was the enormous amount of tire failures that occurred in pracitice Saturday, as well as in the race Sunday!
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss, Tony Stewart, on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart. In addition to passing those two drivers KyBu was doing his best holding off a late race charge by “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, to became the fifth winner in five Cup races in 2014.
Movers and Shakers
This week there were three players who picked ol Kylie Busch to win the race are, our resident “Prince of The Poop House”, Marc, Dawn, and “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”. These players were the highest scorers with 47 points this week!
“David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” had a very good weekend, selecting my pick for the Sprint Cup Rookie of The Year, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson to win. Just as a reminder that Larson won on Saturday, and dang near swept the weekend. However, he (Larson) settled for a second place on Sunday. David, an excellent dirt track racer in his own right, no doubt sees what we all see in Kyle Larson, a first class racer, period! Anyway, David grabbed a cool 42 points, with a little help of his friend Kyle Larson!
The second generation of “The Bros. Hammack”, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, and “Jeremy The Coach” were the next highest point getters! They each gathered up 41 points while they were “California Dreamin”!
Meanwhile, Carole quietly logged 34 points via Carl Edwards performance Sunday.
Lastly, Carlton managed to pick up 29 points from Clint Bowyer’s hard work Sunday.
The single biggest movers this week was “Jim, aka, Chiefy”, Ol “Chiefy” dropped like a new pretty prom dress this week! Ol “Chiefy” only received a paltry 4 points, thereby plummeting five (5) spots landing in 7th place!
“Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, “A&M Aggie Sue”, Edie, and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” all dropped two spots this week.
On the positive side of the movement scale, both “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” and “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” rocketed up four spots in the standings this week.
Straight From The Crapper
This week there was a tie among four players for “the crappiest picks of the week”! Edie, “Jim, aka, Chiefy”, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” all successfully scored in the single digits. All four players “were sticking with The Biff” this week. For their loyalty to Greg Biffle, each came home with just four (4) points this week!
Even though Marc is still “The Guardian of The Gas House”, his picking of the winner, and scoring 47 points, has significantly closed the gap between him and David. Marc now only has a five (5) point margin, and could definitely escape from “the throne” next week with a reasonable choice at Martinsville!
Next week NASCAR moves to the paper clip of Martinsville! Even though the drivers have just left SoCal where is it love, peace, and harmony, just remember those same drivers will have a major case of “the chapped buttocks” when the checkered flag falls at Martinsville!
But for the last week we have all been “California Dreamin”!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!