This weekend is the culmination of the 1st segment of The Redneck Fantasy League. It is the last chance that some players have to make a run on the money and a position on the podium for this segment! NASCAR will be rolling into the plains of Mid-America, about 7 miles southwest of the Kansas City airport. Kansas City, Kansas, where the dust swirls in the wind, the thunderstorms build fast and grow tall, and next week the cars will top 200 mph as they are sailed off into turns 1 and 3!
Our Kansas Picks
This week the third-generation race car driver from Team Penske, Ryan Blaney, has impressed enough of the players to make him the favorite at Kansas. Some of you are asking yourself how is Ryan Blaney a third-generation race car driver? Many may know that Ryan’s dad is Dave Blaney, who spent a few years in NASCAR racing for Bill Davis, and was Ward Burton’s teammate. Some of you may recall that Dave was one whale of a sprint car driver, chauffeuring a winged 410 sprinter in the World of Outlaws Tour, too. But I am guessing that not many may know that Dave’s dad, Lou Blaney, also was a top notched sprint car driver in the Midwest, back in the day.
This week there are four players backing Blaney, one-fifth of the fantasy league, those players include Don The Engine Builder, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, as well as Leon The Former Airline Captain, Part-Time Cardiologist and Strawberry Picker, as well as Your Humble Most Sheriff.
After one full year at the Cup level, racing a car out of the Furniture Row Racing stables, an affiliate of Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017, Eric Jones has now had eleven races with the parent team, JGR. It would appear that this week Jones has gained the confidence of three of our players. Carlton The Doorman, Snoopy Dawn, and Carole, aka Rudy, are betting the farm that this young gun can win the race, drive his Camry into Victory Lane, and hoist the hardware.
There are four drivers this week with a pair of players cheering them on to victory. Jerry The Buschwacker and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey still have faith in Kasey Kahne, even though he is now driving for one of the lower budgeted teams, Leavine Family Racing. Nevertheless, both The Buschwacker and The Mudslinger are putting all their marbles in Kasey’s sack this week at Kansas.
Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Dan The Numbers Cruncher seem to be also putting their money on a slight underdog this week. Both players are placing all their support behind the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran, Jamie McMurray. They obviously think that McMurray still has the fire burning in his belly.
Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue and Linda B. The Cookie Mom will be riding shotgun with Ryan “No Neck” Newman at Kansas.
Lastly, Jim, aka Chiefy and Zee, aka Sissy are teaming up with the 2017 Cup champ, Martin Truex Jr. Lest we do not forget, last year he was the king of the mile and a half tracks!
That leaves seven players this week who have put themselves in the class of independent thinkers. Not to confuse things here at The Redneck Fantasy League, we call a spade a spade, and those seven players really are in bidnez for themselves!
Good luck to all. When the Sun sets in Kansas may you be more than just “Dust In the Wind”!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’ GO RACIN”!