This week NASCAR migrates to New England. Both the CWTS and the MENCS will be racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway located near Louden, NH. It is the second race in the playoffs and the urgency level begins to ratchet up past 5 on the volume level!
This is the last time that there will be a playoff race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Beginning next year Bruton Smith is moving this race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to one of his other race tracks, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Your Most Humble Sheriff is looking forward to that because I have been getting media credentials at that race track for the last four years!
I have digressed!
Our Louden Choices
The overwhelming choice by the fantasy league players this week is the soon to be unemployed Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Matt Kenseth. Six players, Jeremy The Coach, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, ol Skid-Marc, Snoopy Dawn, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff have banded together this week hoping that Kenseth will rack up his first win for this season, punch his ticket to round 2, as well as possibly getting him an interview for a new job.
This week we have four players that have banded together in support of the second hottest driver in the Cup series, “Young Money”, Kyle Larson. That quartet consists of Kathy The Church Forecloser, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Bernie The Bay Area Bandit.
Additionally, there is a totally unmatched trio that includes Kilimanjaro Bobby, Carole, aka Rudy and Cole The Redneck Understudy. This motley crew will be all in and hoping that “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski can punch his ticket to the second round of the playoffs.
Oddly enough, this week there is a large contingent of players, eight in all, who are beating the drum for their own particular drivers. This is highly unusual that that there would be eight players with individual picks in one week. So for one third of the fantasy league, those players are totally and absolutely in bidnez for themselves! Furthermore, with that many players having solo picks, there is ample opportunity for some players to make great gains on the leaderboard this week.
Good luck to all!
With Louden being the middle race of this three race elimination segment, the bottom four drivers in points of the sixteen drivers are in a position whereby they need a great finish and are just barely “staying alive”!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’ GO RACIN’!