Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

(WOMR file photo)

This week the drama level is peaking at a feverish level!

As it stands this week NASCAR returns to “Sweet Home Alabama”, the Talladega Superspeedway, and with this race being the elimination race for the Contender Round, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Jr., are on the outside looking in.  Add to the fact that there was, to put it kindly, some hurt feelings, and bruised egos after Charlotte, there could be some fireworks at Talladega.  Even though this is a very fast track, and it is driven with your right foot flat on the mat, could there be some pay back from Denny Hamlin and Matt Keseth towards “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski?

Would it be “poetic justice”, or “good old boy” justice that somebody takes out “Bad Brad” this weekend, and prevent him from advancing to the next round?

I’m just saying………………….!

 

Our Talladega Picks

 

There is no surprise at all that a massive portion of The Redneck Fantasy League has crammed themselves into the Diet Mountain Dew Hendrick Motorsports #88 Chevy driven by the Pied Piper of Talladega, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.!  This week eight (8) players finally have seen the light!  “Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle”, “Doug The Former Mudslinger and Pyschic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude”, “Jerry The Buswchwacker”, “Jeremy The Coach”, “Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Password Queen”, “David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey”, “Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie“, as well as “Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Strawberry Picker and Cardiologist, Former Elephant Driver, The Current Outhouse Award winner, and Your Most Humble Sheriff” are all hoping that JUNIOR can win the race, and punch his ticket for advancement to the next round.

Zee, Dawn, and “Dan The Numbers Cruncher” are all riding with “The Rocket Man”, Ryan Newman, this week.

Lastly, Edie and “Carlton The Doorman” are hoping that Jimmie Johnson can win the race, and thus transfer intro the next round of the playoffs.

The remaining seven players that have not been mentioned above all have independent choices this week, and as such, are “in bidnez” for themselves at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Good luck to all this week!

Note to myself: I really wished that Jim and I were back in our old seats high above the tri-oval for this race because it is going to be very exciting.  From those seats I could always hear Lynyrd Skynyrd hauntingly laying down those famous guitar licks!  Nevertheless, I will be in front of my flat screen TV rooting on my favorite driver in the GEICO 500 by using my “Dale Call”!

Keep in mind that Sunday there will be desperate drivers doing desperate things in desperate situations!

TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!

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