Ryan Blaney

As the temperatures are heating up, so is the schedule at NASCAR. This week NASCAR heads to Kansas on a short week for a Saturday night race. Fortunately, there was not a huge amount of carnage from Dover that would compound, and impact negatively, the short work week at all of the Cup race shops.

For the last race of the first segment we will be watching a race from the heartland of this country, just west of Kansas City, Kansas, at the Kansas Speedway. Many drivers are hoping and dreaming of breaking out for 2019 by chalking up a victory at Saturday night!


The players have banded together supporting four different drivers at Kansas.

The largest group of supporters, one quarter of the fantasy league, four players, in total, are backing YRB at Kansas. Those four players who are supporting Young Ryan Blaney include Wild Bill The Pretzel Man, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, Linda B. The Cookie Mom, and yours truly, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff.

There are three drivers that have a rooting section of two players each. Leading off this discussion is the fact that Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Snoopy Dawn are fully backing Alex Bowman at Kansas. In light of Bowman The Showman’s two consecutive runner-ups, Talladega and Dover, could this be the race that Bowman breaks through for his very first Cup victory? The Highly Opinionated One and Snoopy are betting the farm that this is so!

Meanwhile, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head and David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey think that “Brazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski will be adding another victory to his 2019 resume this week.

Lastly, Kathy the Church Forecloser and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star will be strapped into to copilot seat of Joey Logano’s hot rod at Kansas, most likely for the ride of their life.

This week we have a large contingent of individual thinkers, eight in total. That is nearly one half of the fantasy league which makes for a large number of players who are in bidnez for themselves! These eight players have a huge opportunity to leap-frog their closet neighbors and finish off the segment with a “Hail Mary”!

Good luck to all!

I have one last thought:

As the haulers unload this week, there is a possibility that the following phrase could be mysteriously occupying some of the drivers thoughts who are over 30:

“I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind!”


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