As “the dog days of summer” creep up on us, our choices seem to mimic the wide variation of the summer temperatures that prevail at this time of the year! We have three drivers that have a cheering squad of three players each, four drivers with two players rooting for them, as well as our growing list of eight independent thinkers!
This week the haulers will be unloading their hot rods in Brooklyn MI, just about 60 miles west of Detroit city, at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit, Michigan International Speedway. This weekend the Cup drivers will be topping out at speeds of around 210 mph as the toss their machines into turn number 1, front straight is curved but much longer than the back straight! I have never been that fast in a car on the ground, however, I have been that fast in an airplane. That was back in my USAF Pilot Training days doing a single engine heavyweight approach and landing in a T-38, a supersonic fighter type aircraft. FYI approach speed for that was around 215-220 mph. I can say without any equivocation, it was eye-watering!!
Our Michigan Selections
As was mentioned previously, we have a group of three drivers with rooting sections of three this week. Alphabetically speaking, William Clyde Elliott, Jr., aka Chase Elliott, comes up as the first driver for discussion. There is a very diverse trio of men that are backing Chase this week, Carlton The Doorman, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Leon The Retired Airline Captain, The Strawberry Picker, Elephant Driver, Part-time Cardiologist, and Your Most Humble Sheriff. This trio just may have picked Chase at a track where he will chalk up his very first MENCS victory for Hendrick Motorsports.
Nest we have a trio of ladies banding together in their unconditional support for the “Freaky Fast One”, aka Kevin Harvick! This motley crew of females backing “Happy Harvick” includes A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom, who love nothing better than to walk away from MIS with the max points for the race, 60 big ones!
Lastly. “Young Money’s” rooters are about as mismatched of a threesome as could have been conjured up in your wildest dreams. This group consists of Karen The Highly Opinionated Southen Bell, ol Snoopy Dawn, and Doug The Mongoose and Gandy Candy Man! Diverse would be a gross understatement in describing this group. Nevertheless, they are betting the farm that Kyle Larson will end up victorious at MIS.
Next in our discussion for the week are the four drivers with a pair of rooters each. This week Bobby Blue Crush and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey are solidly behind the Dale Jr. replacement driver, Alex Bowman. They are putting all their chip in for “Bowman The Showman” at Michigan.
Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy The Coach have banded together to support “The Wildman of Missouri”, Clint Bowyer.
Meanwhile, Kathy The Forecloser and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty are solid in their support for Kurt Busch, who is trying desperately trying to distance himself from his former moniker of “The Outlaw”!
Rounding out this discussion, both Ol Skid-Marc, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher are teaming up to support Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, this week. Neither of these two must think that ol JJ has peaked in his career and may be sliding down the other side of the hill.
For Michigan, we have a large contingent of “independent thinkers”, eight players in total. So that means that approximately one-third of the fantasy league have their own opinions on who will be hoisting the hardware Sunday evening at Brooklyn, MI. Notwithstanding their independence, they are still just plainly in bidnez for themselves this week!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!