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It was just over two years ago that A.J. Allmendinger was the focus of a failed NASCAR drug test that ultimately cost him his job as the driver of the Team Penske “Blue Deuce”, and nearly cost him his livelihood in auto racing.
Fast forward to the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen. Again, “The Dinger” is back in the spotlight! This time Allmendinger was climbing out of his JTG/Daugherty Scott Products #47 Chevy in Victory Lane, logging his and the race team’s first NASCAR victory!
The Movers and Shakers
The top two players are the only two players, “A&M Aggie Sue” and to maintain their position in the standings this week!
This week nobody had the foresight to pick the darkest of the dark horses! Having said that, I will make a note that “The Dinger” did lead the most laps at Sonoma back in June! Nevertheless, it is great to see good things happen for A.J. and this one horse race team owned by Tad and Jody Geschickter, as well as “Big” Brad Daugherty!
The big scorers this week grabbed a nifty 40 points! “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, Dawn, “David the Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, Lonna, and Brandon, all did very well for themselves. All had Carl Edwards as their pick, with the exception of Brandon who was rooting for Kyle Larson.
Carole had a “very good points day”. She was riding shotgun with Joey Logano all day,and was rewarded with 38 points.
After being on “the Danica bandwagon” last week, Marc gathered up a vey nice 37 points via Kevin Harvick’s 7th place finish.
This week “Jeremy The Coach” was “sticking with The Biff”, and that paid dividends to the tune of 36 points.
Rounding out the top five scores this week is Doug, Jr. and Edie. Both players were hanging out in the copilot’s seat of the JGR #20 with Matt Kenseth, and for that they each received 35 points.
Eighteen of the twenty players exchanged places this week.
The single biggest mover this week was Zee. Unfortunately for her the 11 points that she gathered up from Jeff Gordon allowed her to plummet eight (8) places this week, landing in 11th place.
Likewise, “Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude”, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, and “Dan the Numbers Cruncher” all rapidly advanced to the rear, to the tune of losing seven (7) places. “The Kettle Corn Dude” rest in 15th place, “The Buschwacker” sits in 17th, and “The Numbers Dude” is slipped into 18th place!
Also falling this week is “Jim, aka Chiefy”. “Chiefy” fell five spots, now sitting in 9th place.
Continuing their fall from grace this week was “Carlton The Doorman” and “Leon The Retired Airline Pilot, Strawberry Picker, Part-Time Cardiologist, Pakistani Elephant Driver, and Your Most Humble Sheriff”! “Carlton The Doorman” sits at the front door of “The Outhouse”, while we have a new “Prince of The Poophouse”, “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff”!
The positive side of the movement scale there was widespread changes. Carole, Brandon, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, and “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” all climbed up the totem pole five places, Carole landing in seventh, Brandon in 8th, David in 13th and Jason in 14th.
Edie clawed her way out of “The Outhouse”, and moved up to 16th place.
Doug, Jr. and “Jeremy The Coach” both stepped up three spots this week.
Dawn, Lonna, and “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” all moved up two spots this week.
Straight From The Crapper
This week we have a new “Guardian of the Gashouse”, yours truly! It seems that the 17 points was poor enough for “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” to take up residence on the throne in “The Outhouse”!
This week it was a close race for “the crappiest picks of the week”! However, the hands down winner is “Jerry The Buschwacker! “The Buschwacker” scored a microscopic four (4) points!
Next week the NASCAR traveling circus rolls back into Michigan International Speedway, the backyard and home sweet home of Ford and Chevy.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN”!