As “the regular season” winds down in 2016, NASCAR makes its last trip into “The Last Colosseum”, the Bristol Motor Speedway. What was once The Race of the race season, and tickets were just impossible to get with a five year waiting list, it will be very interested to see just how many spectators are sitting in their seats when the green flag waves!
Nevertheless, there will be 22 people who will have a vested interest in the outcome of this short track race. It will very interesting to see if this weekend there are any paybacks administered! As we all know, race car drivers have a very long and very good memory! Additionally, we also know that if the drivers feel slighted the short tracks is a place where paybacks can be administered!
Our Bristol Picks
The overwhelming vote of confidence, by our players, this week goes to Matt Kenseth. Riding the Matt Kenseth train is Linda The Cookie Mom, Kathy The Church Forecloser, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey and Carole, aka Rudy.
Meanwhile “the three amigos”, Snoopy Dawn, Jim, aka Chiefy and Cole The On Demand Baseball Player are huddling together and pledging all their support to Denny Hamlin Saturday.
Another trio of players have banded together this week to support William Clyde Elliott, Jr., better known as Chase! Those three players consist of Carlton The Doorman, Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie and All-Around Edgy Dude, and Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle.
There are four more drivers with a rooting section of two players each this week.
Skid-Marc and A&M Aggie Sue are hoping that the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 of Martin Truex, Jr. can drive his Toyota into Victory Lane Saturday evening.
Both Doug The Gandy Candy Dude and Jerry The Buschwacker are hanging tight and tough with “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski!
Additionally, Bobby Blue Crush and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star are collaborating together rooting for “Freak Fast” Kevin Harvick!
Lastly, Dan The Numbers Cruncher and The Bossman, Water-Cooler Leon are hoping that Jimmie Johnson can rebound from his year-long funk and drive his Lowe’s Chevy into Victory Lane.
When the race is over do you think that there will be some lost tempers, some bruised egos,and some crumpled sheet metal? I think that you can count on that!
With just two races left in this segment to try to get into position to grab some Redneck Fantasy League money, some players have a clear path and some will need “a little help from their friends”!
Good luck to all at Bristol!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!