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Jimmie Johnson arrived in Charlotte, N.C. in mid-May for the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 with people asking him when he was going to win a race this year. Now the questions from the media are starting to take an opposing view! Sunday Johnson left Dover, DE with people wondering if that team is just starting to hit it’s stride, and when they/he would next lose a race. Quite the opposing questions that have been asked for the last 11 weeks!
Johnson has now logged back-to-back victories, adding his ninth win at Dover in the FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks!
Movers and Shakers
Dawn, who finished second last segment, and grabbed some of that Redneck Fantasy League money, has shot out of the gate like a cannon with a winner at Dover! Likewise, one of our “rookies”, Brandon, has rocketed of off the launchpad, picking Jimmie Johnson, as well! Both Dawn and Brandon grabbed a cool 48 points to begin the second third of the season.
Another of our first-timers, Lonna, came out of the dugout swinging for the fences Sunday. She was the only player that had picked Matt Kenseth for Sunday, and that driver gave her a second highest score of 42 points.
Likewise, a trio of players faired very well with the selection of Denny Hamlin. “Jim, aka, Chiefy”, “Jeremy The Coach”, and “Bernie the Bay Area Bandit” scored a nice 39 points Sunday, putting them into a tie for second place on this first week of segment number two.
Marc, who spent most of last segment solidly in control of, and firmly on the throne, in “The Outhouse”, was rewarded by Tony Stewart’s 7th place finish, a nice 37 points!
Our first segment winner, “Carlton The Doorman”, as well as ‘Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”,and Edie, all ran with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at “The Monster Mile”. For their efforts, each logged 35 points.
Rounding out the top five scorers for Dover are “Jerry The Buschwacker”, “A&M Aggie Sue”, “Doug The Former Mudslinger-Turned Kettle Corn Dude”, and “Dan the Numbers Cruncher”, all grabbing 30 points for Carl Edwards’ 14th place finish.
Since this is the first week of the segment there is no comparisons to make over the previous week’s standings.
Straight From The Crapper
Since all the players faired fairly well this week, it is, once again, a stretch to award “the crappiest pick of the week” to the following two players! But it is what it is! The three players who scored the least amount of points, 28, are Carole, Doug,Jr., and Zee! What a change. Usually the award goes to a player who really has a BAD day, 28 points really is not a very bad day at the race track! Nevertheless, 28 points was the least scored among the group.
It is only apropos, however, that in this first week we have a tie between two women, my sister, Zee, and my cousin, Carole, and one of our “newbies”, Doug, Jr. for the honor of being “The Prince/Princess of The Poophouse”. It appears that they are getting an early foothold on “the Outhouse Award” for this segment!
Next week NASCAR rolls it’s traveling show to the honeymoon capital of the East Coast, the Pocono mountains of PA. You might know “the tricky triangle”, better as Pocono Raceway.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!