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With the official beginning of summer at hand, also, the single biggest racing weekend, the Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600, not to mention, the fact that this is the holiday that we have set aside to recognize and honor our military, past and present, it is also the last race of the first segment of The Redneck Fantasy League.
Let’s take one last look at how things stack up for the final race of segment #1.
At the top of the totem pole the race for the money paying positions, places one through five. For the last few weeks it has been a race for the top between one household, Dawn and Carlton Lutz! With just one race to go, Dawn has a ten point lead over her spouse, Carlton, for the top spot on the totem pole. Nevertheless, the lead could swap one more time between those two!
The remaining podium spots, positions 3-5, are extremely tight. Presently, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” rests, somewhat uncomfortably, in third place, just 3 points behind Carlton. Meanwhile, yours truly, “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, aka Captain Blowdri”, is quietly sneaking up on “The Tie Dye Dude”, just 4 points behind!
Back in 5th place, and ready to pounce on the four other leaders, is “Jeremy The Coach”! “The Coach” is just 6 points behind his “old man”.
Now just on the outside of the money positions, and definitely trying to claw his way into some segment dollars, is “Jim, aka Chiefy”! Old “Chiefy” is lying just one (1) point behind “The Coach”. The results this weekend will bear heavily on whether “Chiefy” is in or out of the money. Thirteen (13) points behind “Chiefy” is Zee in 7th place. With a good finish from her pick, Carl Edwards, she could make a move to grab some segment #1 money!
Lying back in 8th place is “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”. For her to make it to the money Sunday, she will need a “Hail Mary” type of a Sunday!
The Charlotte Picks
This week Joey Logano has a group of four players betting the farm on his success. In fact, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, freshly back from her four month stay in Atlanta, Carole, “Dan The Numbers Cruncher”, and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff”, hanging out at their local oil change facility, putting in five fresh quarts of that liquid gold, Pennzoil, in the own hot rods!
Kasey Kahne, hoping to break out of his season long slump, has two players, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” and “Jeremy The Coach”, rooting loud and rooting hard for him. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprise to see both of them sitting at their computer comparing insurance rates with what they have and Kahne’s sponsor at Farmer’s.com!
Here it is the 12th race of the season, and who would have thought that the two players that are shopping a Lowe’s this weekend, “Jim, aka Chiefy” and “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit” would be asking themselves a very serious question. “Here we are picking “Mr Six Pack”, Jimmie Johnson, and he has not won a race yet. Is this the week that Johnson closes the deal, and wins his first race of the year!”
Lastly, both Marc and “A&M Aggie Sue” are “sticking with The Biff” this Sunday.
The remaining six players, all have independent choices, and therefore, are “in bidnez” for themselves this week!
Straight From The Crapper
For all those envious players who are not vying for “The Outhouse Award”, it has come down to a four player race! Presently, “Jerry The Buschwacker” has a 10 point lead, and is sitting very proudly “on the throne”!
However, there is a three player contingent that is “making a run” on “The Outhouse”! Standing just outside, and fiercely guarding the front door, is Edie, just ten (10) points behind “Jerry The Buschwacker”. Additionally, just one step and 1 point behind Edie is “Dan The Numbers Dude”. One false “move”, and a good day, by either “The Buschwacker” or Edie, would allow “The Numbers Cruncher” to slither into and garner “The Outhouse Award”!
Lastly, Marc sits just 1 point behind “Dan The Numbers Dude”. And like both Edie and “The Numbers Cruncher”, Marc could very easily wrestle the control of “The Outhouse” away from either of his closest competitors! It could be a really stinky fight to become “Prince/Princess of The Poophouse”!
Notwithstanding all the fun that we all anticipate that we will have this weekend while we are all enjoying special things with our families, I urge you all to remember what this holiday weekend is really all about, honoring our veterans!
Most importantly I urge you to remember, it is not about the war, it is about the warrior!
Say a prayer for peace!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!