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Jeff Gordon won his fourth race of the season Sunday when he beat the field to the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. But even more relevant news broke further back in the field as the Chase playoff field was trimmed down from 16 to 12 drivers.
Movers and Shakers
The player that sat atop the leaderboard last week, “A&M Aggie Sue”,continues to lead us once again this week. She was the only one to pick Jeff Gordon at Dover, and for that choice she grabbed 47 points.
Brad Keselowski’s second place finish was music to the ears of “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey” allowing David to log a very nice 43 points.
Zee, Brandon, and “Doug, Jr. The Crown Prince of Kettle Corn”, all were rooting for “Mr. Six-Pack”, Jimmie Johnson, Sunday. Johnson seems to be awaking from his mid-summer funk, finished third, and awarded those three players a nifty 41 points.
Additionally, there were six (6) players who logged the same score, albeit from two different drivers at Dover. “Jim, aka Chiefy” and “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” were cheering on Matt Kenseth, and his fifth place finish gave those two 40 points. Also getting 40 points for this race were Marc, “Jerry The Buschwacker”, Dawn, and “Leon The Retired Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Picker, NASCAR Photo-journalist, and You Most Humble Sheriff” all received their 40 points via Joey Logano’s fourth place finish.
Rounding out the top five scorers this week are “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”, and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher”, each getting 34 points from Carl Edwards’ 11th place finish. Meanwhile, Lonna chose Kyle Busch, and she, too, grabbed 34 points.
Thirteen of the twenty players changed position this week. The first three players, “A&M Aggie Sue” , Zee, and “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, remained in the respective slots this week. Brandon still hovers in 11th place,15th place “Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude” is holding station, and “Jerry The Buschwacker” was unchanged in 16th place.
The player who made the largest move in the standings this week was “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit”, dropping four (4) spots, sitting now in 9th place.
Another big negative mover was “Dan The Numbers Dude”, falling three (3) spots to 10th place.
Lonna, Carole, and “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie” all lost one spot this week.
Conversely, Marc and “Doug, Jr. Crown Prince Of Kettle Corn”,climbed up three (3) spots this week, residing in 5th and 6th, respectively.
Both “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle” and “Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff” climbed up two (2) spots on the totem pole.
Lastly, “Jim, aka Chiefy” and Edie moved up just one spot this week.
Straight From The Crapper
You know that everyone had a reasonably good week when the person who wins “the crappiest pick of the week” award scored 24 points! I, once again, had to dig very deep to give out this award this week. Nevertheless, the award goes to Carole this week.
We have a return visitor controlling the throne in “The Outhouse” this week. Edie only rented out the throne last week! This week “Carlton The Doorman” headed up a coup, ousted Edie from “The Poophouse”, and returned to the head of “The Head”!
Next week NASCAR rolls into the Midwest to the Kansas Speedway. Carry on my wayward son!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!