As the haulers roll into the little hamlet of Martinsville, VA, and the race at Martinsville Speedway, the first segment of our fantasy league reaches the halfway point. Last week the teams were racing on a fast, wide, low banked two-mile track. This week, however, the NASCAR Cup and Truck series will be racing on the smallest track on the schedule the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway.
Our Martinsville Choices
This week we have an equal split in deciding which driver is the favorite for the week. We have four players riding the bandwagon of Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, and four players riding shotgun with Freaky Fast Kevin Harvick.
The cheering section for Mr. Seven-Time this week includes Kathy The Church Forecloser, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, as well as Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff. The HMS drivers need to step up and stake their claim quickly by winning if they want to be competitive.
Those supporting The Freaky Fast Dude this week consists of Carole, aka Rudy, Ol Skid-Marc, A&M Aggie Sue, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher.
Next up on the discussion block are three drivers that have 3 supporters each for “The Paper Clip”. The first od these three drivers, alphabetically speaking, is Kyle Busch, aka Rowdy. Those players backing “The Shrub” this week consist of Carlton The Doorman, our points leader, Bobby Blue Crush, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey.
The players that are backing William Clyde, Jr., better known to all as Chase Elliott, are hoping that he can drive the family No. 9 Chevy into Victory Lane, and join in the celebration of Chase’s first Cup victory include Zee, aka Sissy, Cubic Dollars Don, as well as Jeremy The Coach. Not only will these three players be happy campers if Chase “burns it down” at Martinsville, but the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Hall will be blaring so loud that it will be heard all the way down in Atlanta!
Lastly Jim, aka Cheify, Snoopy Dawn and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty are all banking that “The Delivernator”, Denny Hamlin, will be putting a win on their front porch as the Sun sinks in the West Sunday!
Good luck to all!
Now that NASCAR has survived the big high-speed tracks, Martinsville is the first short track of the 2018 season. Because it is a small half-mile track there is one thing that you can say with confidence; either someone is in your way or you are in someone’s way. Therein lies the problem with short track racing. It is the place that cultivates bruised egos, lost tempers and/or some crumpled sheet metal. My only suggestion is that all crewmembers check their weapons at the pit gate! Additionally, I would strongly suggest that you all keep your hands to yourself!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULLY YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!