Martin Truex Jr. won the race off pit road on the final green-flag pit stop of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, sparking him to the win at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
The speedy stop propelled Truex past rookie Chase Elliott, who had led 75 laps until the caution came out on Lap 262 of the 270-lap overtime race. The race was the first of 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
Carlton The Doorman was the only player to have had the foresight to select Martin Truex,Jr. this week! With that selection The Doorman grabbed 44 points and scaled up the totem pole five spots this week.
The Movers and Shakers
Bobby Blue Crush logged 37 points from “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski’s 5th place finish at Chicagoland, maintained his spot on the leaderboard, and has kept himself in the money this early in the segment.
The third highest scorers this week consists of an unlikely trio, Snoopy Dawn, Karen The Extremely Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff. All three of these players were laying low and riding shotgun with Denny Hamlin, and were rewarded nicely for their undercover work with 36 points.
Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star teamed up with one of her Las Vegas-ites, Kyle Busch, and received 34 points from his 8th place finish.
Rounding out the top five scores this week is Zee, aka Sissy who secured 32 points from Matt Kenseth’s 9th place finish.
This week was very unusual in that ten players, nearly half of The Redneck Fantasy League, remained in their previous week’s position! Using normal math, that would leave 12 players who have shifted or exchanged places on the weekly totem pole.
Both Water Cooler Leon and Carlton The Doorman rocketed up the leaderboard, moving up five (5) places and now residing in 7th and 11th places, respectively.
Another duo, Linda the Cookie Mom and Skid-Marc, had a large movement this week (no pun intended). Unfortunately, both of these players plummeted down the totem pole four (4) spots, landing in 12th and 15th, respectively.
The Bothers Hammack, Jerry The Buschwacker and Jim, aka Chiefy, stumbled and fell this week. Both slid down the leaderboard three (3) spots to rest this week in 9th and 16, respectively.
Rounding out the top five movers is basically the rest of the fantasy league! There are six players who moved one spot, either up or down this week.
Straight From The Crapper
You know that the players did very well this week when “The Crappiest Pick of The Week” winner scored 21 points! Nevertheless, this award will be shared by four of our players, Jerry The Buschwacker, Linda The Cookie Mom, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Occasional Stalker, as well as Jason The Latent Tie Dye Hippie and All-Around Edgy Dude.
For the third week in a row we have the same player controlling “The Outhouse”, Kathy the Church Forecloser! However, I must say that the race for the Outhouse has tightened with week, with The All-Around Edgy Dude just two (2) away from taking control!
With Martin Truex, Jr’s win in the first Chase race, could this be magic? Could this little team that could, really be a factor in The Chase? Could this be the beginning of one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR history?
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!