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Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night. Unfortunately, none of our players had the foresight to pick ol Jeffie at Kansas this week, therefore, nobody scored max points this week. However, Dawn was fortunate enough to have Kevin Harvick this week, and that was enough to catapult her back into the lead, with just one race left in the segment!
Movers and Shakers
There were not an abundance of high scores among our players this week. Most of the scores were mid range, with only two players grabbing scores above 40.
The highest scorers were Dawn and “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”. Each of them had been rooting for the “Freaky Fast” Jimmy John’s Chevy of Kevin Harvick, and consequently logged a cool 44 points.
“A&M Aggie Sue”, as well as “Dan The Numbers Dude”, faired well, scoring 33 points, as a results of Ryan Newman’s 11th place finish in the 5hr Energy 400.
Both “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” were rewarded 32 points when “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski came home in 13th place Saturday night.
Additionally, Carlton, Zee, “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, and Carole each logged 28 points by “sticking with The Biff”.
Lastly, rounding out the top five scorers was “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” who accumulated 26 points, as the sole player hoping that Hamlin could go back-to-back in victories.
As far as a large scale movement amongst the players, this week 14 of the 16 players traded positions. However, the movement was only by one or two positions. That is a testament to the fact that the competition is still very keen this far into the segment.
Our leader, Dawn, has scampered off to a 10 point lead over her roommate and hubby, Carlton. Not to be overlooked is “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” who has closed in on second placeholder, Carlton. There is just three (3) points separating second and third place! Likewise, there is just four (4) points between “Your Most Humble Sheriff” in fourth place and “The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”, in third place. “Jeremy The Coach” is barely clinging on to 5th, the last money paying position. Not to be overlooked is“Jim, aka Chiefy”, lurking just one (1) point behind in sixth place.
Straight From The Crapper
This is the second time this segment that I am really digging deep to come up with a player/players that have “the crappiest picks of the week”. Nevertheless, that award is shared by four of our illustrious players this week, Edie, “Jim, aka Chiefy”, “Jeremy The Coach”, and “Jerry The Buscheacker”. Each of these players gathered the lowest amount of points for the week, 21 points.
Going into the last race of this segment, the race for “The Outhouse Award” is really heating up! “Jerry The Buschwacker” has a ten (10) lead on his closest competitor, Edie. Notwithstanding that fact, there are three players making a last minute “run for “the crapper”! The trio of Marc, “Dan The Numbers Dude”, and Edie are separated only two (2) points, and any of those three could be poised to oust “Jerry The Buschwacker” from his semi-comfortable environs of “the throne”! It will be very interesting to see “who gets a good run” on “The Buschwacker”!
With just more race in this segment, NASCAR finally puts on a race in their own backyard, Charlotte, North Carolina. In fact, the next two weekends will feature races from all three touring series there, in addition to the All-Star, wreckers or checkers, race!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET”S GO RACIN’!