Clint Bowyer scored on a soggy day at Michigan International Speedway, claiming Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for his second win of the season.
Bowyer’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford led eight of the 133 laps in the FireKeepers Casino 400, which was shortened from its scheduled 200-lap, 400-mile distance because of rain. Bowyer’s 10th win of his premier-series career was his first at the 2-mile track.
Bowyer took advantage of the quick two-tire stop during his final trip to pit road. Crew chief Mike Bugarewicz’s call bore fruit as Bowyer held off Harvick on the final restart before rain stopped the event.
Kevin Harvick led a race-high 49 laps and finished second in Stewart-Haas’ No. 4 Ford. Pole-starter Kurt Busch led 46 laps and completed a 1-2-3 sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing, a first for the organization. Kyle Busch took fourth with Paul Menard rounding out the top five.
The race started 2 1/2 hours late because of early afternoon showers and was halted short of the 400 miles because the rain returned to the race track.
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
This week we have a pair of players, not to be confused with a pair of plyers, that both were riding the Clint Bowyer bandwagon at MIS. Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy The Coach were riding shotgun all race with “The Wildman from Emporia, Kansas”, Clint Bowyer. Bowyer’s crew chief “Buga” rolled the dice and Clint laid the hammer down, ran like a scolded ape til the heaven opened up and poured rain to end the race! Both of these players racked up 57 points out of a possible 60 point race!
The Movers and Shakers
A&M Aggie Sue, Zee, aka Sissy, as well as Linda B. the Cookie Mom were betting the farm on “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick. The second place finish of The Closer added a cool 52 points to their second segment totals this week.
Kathy The Church Forecloser and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty slid right into being the third highest scorers of the week with a nice score of 46 points. Both were cheering along “The Outlaw”, who, since getting married, is desperately trying to distance himself from that moniker!
Fourth on the scoring pylon is Edie The Las Vegas Super Star. The Super Star was riding shotgun with the younger Busch Brother, Ol Kylie. Rowdy’s fourth-place finish contributed and even 40 points to her totals this week.
Rounding out the top five scorers of the week is our new leader, Jerry The Buschwacker. The Buschwacker was hanging with “Sliced Bread”, Joey Logano this week.
This week the movement within the fantasy league looks like someone threw all the names into a blender, hit the high button for 30 seconds, and then poured out the results into a quart container. The only player who remained in his previous was our leader, Jerry The Buschwacker, the other 21 players swirled.twirled. rocketed and plummeted this week!
Lonna The Quilt Angel rocketed from her previous position like a person shot out of a cannon (geez that was part of the pre-race entertainment this week at MIS). The Quilt Angel moved up nine (9) place to now sits safely in 2nd place.
Doug The Gandy Candy Man didn’t nearly have a sterling performance as The Quilt Angel had this week. No, Ol Mongoose stumbled and fell six (6) place to land in 12th place.
Seven players, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, A&M Aggie Sue, Snoopy Dawn, Jeremy The Coach, and Bobby Blue Crush moved four (4) positions. The Church Forecloser, The Lemonade Lefty, Aggie Sue, and The Coach all improved their positions this week holding down the 3rd, 4th, 11th and 14th places, respectively. Meanwhile, The Numbers Dude, Ol Snoopy, and Blue Crush slipped down four places to sit now in 6th, 13th, and 18th, respectively.
A group of six players, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, Zee, aka Sissy, and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit moved three (3) spots this week. The Cookie Mom and Sissy each climbed up the totem pole to sit in 17th and 19th places, respectively. Whereas The Highly Opinionated One, Chiefy, Rudy, and The Bandito each fell three places to rest in 7th, 8th, 16th, and 20th, respectively this week.
Lastly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Amber The Cheddar Dudette, and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey moved two (2) places. The Cheddar Head stepped up two spots to sit in 10th place this week. However, Your Most Humble Sheriff and The Throttle Jockey fell two spots to reside in 5ht and 21st place, respectively this week.
Straight From The Crapper
We have a tie this week for “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”. Both Ol Skid-Marc and Dan The Numbers Dude selected Jimmie Johnson and received only 17 points from his 20th place finish at Michigan. I am sure that the brothers will not mind sharing the award this week.
Well, Zee, aka Sissy received her eviction notice this week and was ousted from “The Outhouse” by her son, Ol Skid-Marc. Skidz is not that unfamiliar with the floor plan of The Outhouse! No, he has spent his time there over the last few years.
Next week the Cup drivers have the weekend off to celebrate Father’s Day with their families.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!