Brad Keselowski

(WOMR file photo)

This week is the keystone race of the season.  When the checkered flag falls at Richmond there are a few things that will be self evident.  First of all, the sixteen positions will be set to start The Chase. Secondly, there will be some mashed, mangled, and crumbled sheet metal.  Lastly, and more importantly, there will be some egos bruised, some tempers lost, some trash talking, and quite possibly a left hook or a right cross thrown!

Welcome to short track racing at Richmond International Raceway!


Our Richmond Picks


As the title to this post declares, there is really no clear cut favorite driver this week.  Suppport for the drivers, by the players, are widely spread across the board for Richmond.

Let’s dive into the picks for this week.

After celebrating the end of summer last weekend, Zee, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Password Queen, and Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie and All Around Edgy Dude are hoping for another weekend celebration if Blazingly Bad Brad Kesekowski is able to roll his Miller Lite beerwagon into Victory Lane.

Talk about celebrating, Jim, aka Chiefy, Doug, Jr. The Crowned Prince of Kettle Corn, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all are ready to party with Jeff Gordon, should he lead the pack to the checkered flag Saturday night.

Likewise, Karen the Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Dawn and Carole would be popping a cork if Joey Logano were to drive his Shell/Pennzoil Ford into Victory Lane.

Additionally, the three players who would most like the Freaky Fast Kevin Harvick to escape the bride’s maid tag, that has been hung on him over the past couple of months are Jeremy The Coach, A&M Aggie Sue, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.,

Not to be outdone, Edie and Carlton The Doorman have all their marbles in Kyle Busch’s marble sack this week.

Lastly, Cole The On Demand Baseball Player and Jerry The Buschwacker are expecting a FedEx delivery from The Delivernator, Denny Hamlin.

For those who are counting, that totals up to sixteen players who are teaming with other players this week.  By simple subtraction that leaves six players who are independent thinkers.  They may be independent thinkers, however, we all know that they are really in bidnez for themselves!

Good luck to all, and remember from Charlotte, “well it is a long way to Richmond rollin’ north on 95”!


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