(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)
In a race whose aftermath left hometown driver Kyle Busch with a bloody forehead, Martin Truex Jr. passed the faltering car of Brad Keselowski on the white-flag lap and cruised to a sweep of all three stages in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
As Truex approached the checkered flag to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for the first time this season and the first time at LVMS, Joey Logano’s Ford slid up into Kyle Busch’s Toyota in a battle for third position. Busch spun into the inside wall on pit road and limped across the finish line in 22nd place.
Things changes so “fast” in the last two laps!
The Fraternal Order Of The Go Fast
We have two players who selected Martin Truex, Jr. this week to win the Kobalt 400, Carlton The Doorman and Zee, aka Sissy. This duo really came out of Vegas big winners with a nifty 60 points added to their grand totals!
The Movers and Shakers
A trio of players, Jim, aka Chiefy, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff banded together to support the only beerwagon in the field today, the Miller Lite Ford driven by “Blazingly Bad” Brad Kesekowski. It looked like Keselowski was going to bring the field to the checkered flag, but his luck soured this week, his hot rod faltered, and Truex powered past him for the win. Nevertheless, these three players grabbed 48 points.
Both Kathy The Church Forecloser and Dan The Numbers Cruncher were riding shotgun with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano all day long. I wonder if they too were backing Logano during the pit road melee that broke out between ol “Rowdy” and “Sliced Bread”? No matter what their allegiance was, these two racked up 39 points for the race.
A&M Aggie Sue logged 31 points while rooting on Denny Hamlin today.
Rounding out the top five scorers for the week are Cole The Redneck Understudy, Jeremy The Coach, Skid-Marc, Carole, aka Rudy and Linda the Cookie Mom. All five scored 18 points and were backing ol “Rowdy” Kyle Busch today.
Editor’s Note: After Kyle’s pit road show he might want to drop the “Rowdy” as his nickname1 He didn’t appear to be able to back up and or “hold his mud” against the pit crew of the Team Penske No.22 Ford. He, “Rowdy”, made one fatal error in judgement. Never start something when there are more of them than there is of you!!! It is a basic math problem of addition and subtraction!
With NASCAR’s new point system our standings resemble a fruit smoothy or, for that matter, anything else that comes out of a blender!
The single biggest mover this week was Zee, aka Sissy who catapulted up fifteen (15) spots from a tie in The Outhouse to land in 5th place!
We have two players that also moved double digit numbers. Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff climbed up the scoring totem pole eleven (11) positions, vacating his half of The Outhouse this week to rest comfortably in a tie for ninth place with Bobby Blue Crush. Meanwhile, Snoopy Dawn crumbled and slid down the scoring pylon eleven (11) spots landing in 15th place.
Edie The Las Vegas Super Star had a very celebratory race at Las Vegas stepping up ten (10) positions to sit in third place. David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey didn’t fair so well at Vegas, falling ten (10) places to land in 13th place.
Killimanjaro Bobby slithered down the totem pole eight (8) places this week, falling from the leader to sitting now in on 9th place.
Lastly, there are three players who moved around six places. Both Kathy The Church Forecloser and Dan The Numbers Dude moved up six (6) places to reside in 4th and 12th, respectively. Unfortunately, Lonna The Quilt Angel did not have a good Sunday this week. The Quilt Angel fell six (6) positions and now sits in 16th place.
This week the standings just changed so “fast”!
Straight From The Outhouse
Once again we have a tie for The Crappiest Pick of The Week. Snoopy Dawn, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit all were hanging out with “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick this week. That early exit from the race earned these players just one (1) microscopic point this week, and shares in The Crappiest Pick of The Week award!
This week our man Doug the Gandy Candy Man is the lone occupant of The Outhouse!
Next week NASCAR travels 299.7 miles Southeast to the Phoenix International Raceway
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!