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There was no doubt, Saturday night, that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski road the strongest horse, leading 199 of the 267 laps during The Quaker State 400! That Team Penske Miller Lite #2 Ford was bad fast all the way down to the radiator hose! Notwithstanding the fast that Team Penske gets their motors from Roush-Yates, it appears that Team Penske is definitely the class of the Fords these days, not Roush-Fenway Racing.
Movers and Shakers
Even though “Jeremy The Coach”“, our current leader, did not score the most points this week, just 37 points, he did, however, score enough to stretch out his lead over the second place position. I know that “Jeremy The Coach” wishes to thank Kevin Harvick, his sponsors, Budweiser, Jimmy Johns, Rheem, Nationwide Insurance, and all the people the partners that makes it all possible for his driver to be able to finish seventh!
The players who did hit it big in The Quaker State 400, and rightly selected the race winner were, “Jim, aka, Chiefy”, Brandon, and Zee, all grabbing a nifty 48 points, as Brad K. put on a driving clinic at Kentucky!
Both Dawn, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” and his old man, “Leon The Former Airline Captain, Part-Time Cotton Picker and Strawberry Picker, Undercover Cardiologist, Elephant Driver, and Your Most Humble Sheriff” each grabbed a cool 40 points as Matt Kenseth meticulously picked his way through the field to finish in fourth place.
As previously mentioned, “Jeremy The Coach” did not score the most points in The Quaker State 400, however, his 37 points was enough to keep him firmly in the lead for the fourth week!
There were four of our finest who each tallied up 36 points. For “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, who picked up the win in the feature at Petaluma Speedway in the 600cc wingless mini sprints last night, and “Carlton the Doorman”, their 36 points came from the tenacity of Joey Logano’s ninth place finish. Both Lonna and “Jerry The Buschwacker” received their 36 points from a valiant run from Kasey Kahne, who rallied to finish eighth.
Finally, rounding out the top five scorers were Carole and “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” each garnering 34 points from Jimmie Johnson’s tenth place finish.
Since the standings are still so very close, there was a few monumental changes, some bumps in the road, and four players who maintained their status quo.
It appears that the Gandy Clan were the big leaders in the change movement Sunday! Doug, Jr. dropped in the standings, like a bad habit! He plummeted twelve places, from sixth place all the way down to seventeenth spot! Meanwhile, like father, like son, Doug fell and incredible eleven places, landing in fourteenth place!
Conversely, Brandon had a really outstanding day, as mentioned above, successfully picking Brad K. to win the race. That pick catapulted Brandon up eight spots on the totem pole, to rest comfortably now in fourth place.
Another big mover this week was our resident accountant, “Dan The Numbers Cruncher”. “The Numbers Dude”, showing his prowess with the figures this week, fell four spots while “Sticking With The Biff”, and landing outside the top ten, now in eleven place.
Lonna, with her choice of Kasey Kahne, was able to meander up three spots in the standings this week, now hanging out in sixth place.
Just a side note observation: There are nine (9) players within eleven (11) points of each other. That is almost one half of The Redneck Fantasy League positions in question! How tight is that competition?
Straight From The Crapper
This week the winner of “the crappiest pick of the week” was a no brainer. However, we do have a tie for that lovely award. Nevertheless, since they are a father and son team I am sure that will play well together, and share this very deserving award! Both Doug and Doug, Jr. picked the phenom, and my hands down pick for Rookie of The Year, Kyle Larson, in The Quaker State 400. However, Larson made an early exit after his right front tire exploded, catapulting Larson into the fence on lap 70, thereby awarding this dynamic duo only 4 points!
Even though “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” had a good “points day”, grabbing 40 big ones, it still was not enough to extricate him from the excrement that we call “The Outhouse” this week!
Next week NASCAR is back where the season started, Daytona. and from the cursory first look at next week’s picks, many are going with the 2014 Daytona 500 winner!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!