“Young Money”, Kyle Larson, steamed to his third victory of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, making a bold move in an overtime restart for his third straight Michigan International Speedway win.
Larson led only the last two laps, the last one being the money lap, of the 202-lap event in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson split Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones on the last restart and charged to the lead like a warm knife through butter! This was “Young Money’s” third win in a row on the 2-mile track, and was the fourth win of his career in NASCAR’s top division.
Today it was Kyle Larson who won the race, not the car, not the team. Kyle was obviously the driver who wanted the win more than anybody else at Michigan!
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
This week we have three players who will be sharing this award. Even though Kyle Larson won the race this week, he did not score the highest amount of points. Nevertheless, this trio, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, Snoopy Dawn and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff all racked up a cool 45 points from “Young Money’s” victory.
With the 45 points scored at Michigan, Snoopy Dawn easily slipped onto the top of the leaderboard with just one race remaining in this segment!
The Movers and Shakers
Scoring the highest totals this week are Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Jeremy The Coach. Both players were riding shotgun with, most likely the strongest horse all race, Martin Truex, Jr. and secured 52 points for the race.
Meanwhile, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Linda The Cookie Mom gathered up 41 points from “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick’s 13th place finish.
The unlikely trio consisting of Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Lonna The Quilt Angel, as well as Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle all banded together in support of Chase Elliott. For their support and effort Chase’s finish yielded 37 points towards their 2nd segment totals.
Rounding out the top five scorers this week is Cole The Redneck Understudy, who was hanging out with Trevor Bayne and received 32 points.
Late into the segment the movement that occurs in The Redneck Fantasy League is usually incrementally small. This week the movement fell right into that observation. There were only four players, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Cole The Redneck Understudy, Zee, aka Sissy and Jerry The Buschwacker that remained in their previous spots.
The largest mover this week was Carole, aka Rudy falling down three (3) spots to now sit in 13th place.
There are nine players this week moving two (2) places. Snoopy Dawn, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Linda The Cookie Mom, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Jeremy The Coach all climbed up in the standings sitting now in 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10, and 18th, respectively. Conversely, Bobby Blue Crush, Jim, aka Chiefy, Dan The Numbers Cruncher and A&M Aggie Sue fell down to now reside in 3rd, 4th, 11, and 21st, respectively.
The remaining seven players moved just one spot. Leon The Retired Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Pick, as well as Your Most Humble Sheriff, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey all climbed up one place to sit in 7th, 12th, 14th, and 20th, respectively. However, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carlton The Doorman and ol Skid-Marc slithered down one place to sit in 8th, 15th and 19, respectively.
Straight From The Crapper
This week Jim, aka Chiefy stand alone in his quest for “The Crappiest Pick of The week”! Chiefy could only muster up 14 points from Joey Logano this week.
This week we have a new player winning “The Outhouse Award“. The new occupant, “The Princess of The Poophouse” is A&M Aggie Sue.
Next NASCAR rolls into “The Last Colloseum”, Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sith three wins so far this season, it seems like “Young Money” may be successful in “running down a dream”!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!