Mission accomplished, a record set, and a torch passed to the next generation!
Kyle Busch set a Brickyard record for laps led and became the first driver to sweep both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series race from the pole in the same weekend, but the real symbolism of Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn’t come until the event was over.
As Busch spun his No. 18 Toyota in a celebratory burnout and took his customary bows near the yard of bricks, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon slowly circled the track, driving side by side, waving to fans acknowledging their career accomplishments after what is expected to be their respective last appearances at the Brickyard.
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
Both Snoopy Dawn and A&M Aggie Sue had the foresight, and the good luck, to have Kyle Busch as their selection for the Brickyard 400 at Indy this weekend and were rewarded handsomely with 45 points!
The Movers and Shakers
Likewise, the duo of Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude and Your Most Humble Sheriff, aka Bossman and Water Cooler Leon were seen pushing their shopping buggies up and down the rows of groceries all day at their local Dollar General Store. Notwithstanding that fact, they were rooting extremely loud for Matt Kenseth and it paid off with a nifty 39 points!
Meanwhile, Jim, aka Chiefy and Jeremy The Coach each selected “Mr. Six-Pack”, Jimmie Johnson, and they each added 38 points to their totals.
Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie and All-Around Edgy Dude both picked “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin to drive his car into Victory Lane. He obviously did not win but he did give these two 37 points.
Lastly, Cole The On Demand Baseball Player, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Skid-Marc, Carlton The Doorman and Zee, aka Sissy all were riding shotgun with Kevin Harvick Sunday. These five players all received 35 points when the checkered flag flew.
This week there was only moderate movement within the leaderboard.
The single largest mover this week is Snoopy Dawn climbing up four places standing now in 13th place! Look out world, she is making a very late segment charge to mediocrity.
Second on the Richter Scale of movement is Karen The Extremely Opinionated Southern Belle who slid down the totem pole three places, resting in 16th spot.
However, Water Cooler Leon has quietly moved up two spots to sit just outside of the top five paying positions in 6th place.
Moving up one position this week are A&M Aggie Sue, Skid-Marc and Lonna the Quilt Angel. Conversely slipping one spot this week are Zee, aka Sissy, Carlton The Doorman, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, as well as Bobby Blue Crush.
Straight From The Crapper
You know that most all of the players had a reasonably good race when the lowest score was! Having said all that “the crappiest pick of the week” is rewarded to the tandem of Bobby Blue Crush and Jerry The Buschwacker.
We have more breaking news with a new “Prince of The Poophouse'” and “Ogre of The Outhouse”. Not only did Jerry The Buschwacker tie for “the crappiest pick of the week”, but he also evicted Lonna The Quilt Angel from The Outhouse to take sole possession of it this week!
Next week NASCAR rolls into “The Tricky Triangle”, Pocono Raceway, about 35 miles to the NW of Allentown, PA, the former home of Snoopy Dawn and Carlton The Doorman.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!