As was witnessed last week NASCAR is in the midst of their East Coast “short track tour”. It will cover two more of the next three weeks. The only exception is that NASCAR is making a slight detour for a pit stop just outside Ft. Worth, TX. This weekend it is the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at the Bruton Smith owned Texas Motor Speedway, within an earshot of DFW airport and even closer to the 1,198 acre Alliance Airport. The Alliance Airport is a joint venture that is owned by the City of Ft. Worth and the Hillwood Development Company, one of many Ross Perot owned companies! (A small history lesson!)
Our Texas Picks
This week we have a pair of drivers that are co-favorites to win, based on the choices of the Redneck Fantasy League players. This could be billed as the Kevin and Jimmie Show, or the Harvick and Johnson Thrill Show, or since part of the winner’s loot is a pair of “six shooters”, it could be just billed as “The Largest Wild West Show” in the country!
Nevertheless, both Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson have a rooting section of three players each. Mr. Seven-Time has Jeremy The Coach, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, as well as Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle who all in at the sports betting window for Jimmie Johnson..
Likewise, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Linda The Cookie Mom and Lonna the Quilt Angel are hoping that “Freaky Fast” Harvick can close the deal at TMS this weekend.
We also have two drivers that are carrying the votes of two players each.
Carole, aka Rudy and Kathy The Church Forecloser are holding the line for “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin. While both Jerry The Buschwacker and A&M Aggie Sue are teaming up to support the elder Busch brother, formally known as “The Outlaw”, currently, however, he is reverting back to his given name of Kurt!
Now those of you who are mathematicians, we have accounted for 10 players’ picks. That leaves 11 players, more than half of the fantasy league, who are going solo this week and therefore are in bidnez for themselves!
Other than twice a year for NASCAR and once for IndyCar races, “does Ft. Worth ever cross your mind”?
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL UP YOUR GLOVES, FLIP DOWN YOUR VISOR, AND LET’ GO RACIN”!