Kyle Busch emerged from a fender-clashing battle with Kyle Larson in the final lap Sunday to win the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
Larson slid past Busch in Turns 1 and 2, brushing past him as his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet drifted high. Busch then applied the front bumper of his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota to Larson, who spun after a prolonged slide through Turns 3 and 4.
Busch led the final 59 laps after jumping to the top spot with a speedy final pit stop. He pulled even with Kevin Harvick with a series-best fifth win of the season. His second Chicagoland win was the 48th of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
Unfortunately, this week nobody had selected Kyle Busch as their guy to win the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland. Therefore, this weekly award will go back into The Redneck Fantasy League vault till the green flag waves at Daytona next weekend!
The Movers and Shakers
The biggest scorers for this race is a trio consisting of Zee, aka Sissy, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey. All three players were fervently rooting for “Young Money”, Kyle Larson to catch and pass “Rowdy”. I am sure that all three players were on the edge of their seats for the last five laps and screaming at the top of their collective voices willing Larson, with all of their might, to get around Kyle Busch for the victory! This trio added 52 points to their totals this week.
Another group of three players that include Kathy The Church Forecloser, Carole, aka Rudy, and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty racked up a score of 50 points at Chicagoland. All three players were betting the farm that Kevin Harvick could have added yet another win to his fantastic season totals. Nevertheless, these ladies added 50 points to their second segment totals.
Both Jim, aka Chiefy and Doug The Mongoose was riding shotgun with Martin Truex, Jr. at Chicagoland. Truex rewarded these two players with a very nice 48 points after the checkered flag flew Sunday.
Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue, Jerry The Buschwacker, and Amber The Cheddar Head were cheering on “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski and hoping that Kez could slip out of his 2018 season funk and post a victory at Joliet. He didn’t post a victory but he did give them 38 points for his 9th place finish.
Round out the top five scorers of the week is our resident accountant, good ol Dan The Numbers Cruncher! So The Numbers Dude took home 36 points from his support of Kurt Busch.
This week there was movement throughout the scoring pylon. Only four of the twenty-two players this week remained in their previous slot.
The biggest movers of the week are Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Snoopy Dawn. Both players plummeted precipitously from their previous positions six (6) spots to now reside in 11th and 18th, respectively.
Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Doug The Gandy Candy Man, Carlton The Doorman, as well as Edie The Las Vegas Super Star moved four places in the standings this week. The Lemonade Lefty stepped up four (4) places to sit in 2nd, The Mongoose and The Doorman also stepped up four places and are tied for 6th position. However, The Las Vegas Super Star was not nearly as fortunate this week, falling four spots to reside in 17th place.
Meanwhile, we have five players, Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty, Jim, aka Chiefy, Carole, aka Rudy, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as Zee, aka Sissy who moved up three (3) spots when the checkered flag waved. Lemonade Lefty, Chiefy, Rudy, Blue Crush, and Sissy now own the 3rd, 12th, and tied for 13th, and 15th, respectively.
Four players, Lonna the Quilt Angel, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Jeremy the Coach all moved two positions this week. This quintet now owns the positions of 5th, 9th, 15th, and 19th, respectively.
Rounding out the top five scorers this week is A&M Aggie Sue. Aggie Sue dropped one place to sit in 10th place at the end of the day.
Straight From The Crapper
You know that the players, in general, had a good race when “The Crappiest Pick of the Week” award goes to two players who scored 23 points! Once again we have to split the award between two of our players, Lonna The Quilt Angel and Jeremy the Coach. Both players were rooting for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson.
Once again this week Ol Skid-Marc remains firmly entranced in “The Outhouse”!
Next week the NASCAR crew will really be running down their dreams, it is Daytona, baby!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!