Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

(WOMR file photo)

It is the first of July, the week leading up to “the midsummer classic”, the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway!  This weekend is also the midpoint of segment #2.  This is also the time in each segment that we, as players, start to look at out position in the standings, look at out remaining picks, decipher them, and evaluate our chances at grabbing some of that “Redneck” money that is dangling out there in front of each and everyone of us!  That is right, it is “go time” for some of us!


Our Daytona Picks


It appears that nearly half of the entire Redneck Fantasy League, nine players total, have finally seen the light!  For the last several years, probably 3-4 years anyway, the one driver who has consistently put himself in a position to win at Daytona has been Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  He has been a bridesmaid many times lately, however, he did seal the deal in February and collect his second Daytona 500!  Therefore, it appears that our players have figured out that, to have a chance at winning some Redneck dollars, it is in their best interest to join JUNIOR NATION this weekend at Daytona!

Being a charter member of that fine organization, I guess that I will have to put together some kind of special secretive meeting whereby I temporarily induct the following players for a one time weekend membership to JUNIOR NATION!  Just for this weekend only, and for only the hours that the race is active, the following players will be allowed to claim temporary membership to the above mentioned club, and can root for the HMS National Guard #88 Chevy driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Temporary membership is now given to Carole, Dawn, “A&M Aggie Sue”, “Jim, aka Chiefy”, Zee, “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”, and lastly, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie”. Yours truly, “Leon The Medically Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cotton Picker and Cardiologist, Former Elephant Driver, and Your Most Humble Sheriff” was granted charter membership back in 2001, therefore, no requirement for a special dispensation for this weekend is needed on my behalf!

This weekend both Brandon and Marc are hoping that “Young Money”, Kyle Larson, can emerge from the shadows of his rookie stripes and claim his first Sprint Cup victory of his blossoming NASCAR career.

Every week so far this season, the Stewart-Haas Racing #4 Budweiser Chevy driven by Kevin Harvick has been “Freaky Fast”.  “Jerry The Buschwacker” is hoping that “Happy” Harvick” can notch another win in his belt.  Likewise, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, fresh off of a mini sprint car dirt track victory of his own at Petaluma, CA, is hoping that the “Freaky Fast” Bud car can light up the field, mimic David’s Saturday nights success, and take home another victory!

In light of the fact that the remaining, and yet unnamed, seven players have individual selections, they most definitely are “in bidnez” for themselves!


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