Joey Logano expected a bump from Kevin Harvick in the two-lap overtime Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, but the bump never came.
Instead, Harvick pulled up beside Logano in the center of Turns 1 and 2 on the final lap of the FanShield 500, but Logano sped away with a hard charge off Turn 2 and cruised to the finish line with a margin of .276 seconds.
With the victory—his second at Phoenix and the 25th of his career—Logano is the first multiple winner of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, having previously taken the checkered flag at Las Vegas in the year’s second event.
Logano won on Sunday at the one-mile track in the Sonoran desert despite snafus that might have thwarted a lesser driver. On Lap 133, Logano’s crew was flagged for an uncontrolled tire, sending the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to the rear of the field for a restart on Lap 138.
THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE GO FAST
For the fourth week in a row not a single player was riding shotgun with the race winner, Joey Logano. So far in this segment there has not been a single player to select the race winner. So once again I will put this award back on the shelf in anticipation that one of these races a player will select the race winner!
THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Five players, nearly one half of the fantasy league, was riding shotgun with “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick at Phoenix Raceway this weekend, and scored the most points for the race. Even though Harvick came up one position short, second place, he still delivered 54 points to his rooters. Those players who had put all their marbles into the marble sack of Harvick includes Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Snoopy Dawn, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Jeremy The Coach.
Carole, aka Rudy and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head faired very good this weekend. Both ladies were rooting for “The Shrub”, aka Kyle Busch. Rowdy’s 3rd place finish put 46 points into these ladies’ coffer this weekend.
Meanwhile, Carlton The Doorman, Linda The Cookie Mom, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher added a very nice 35 points into their buckets Sunday.
Lastly, the player who was atop of the scoring pylon last week, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit could only gather up 31 points from Kurt Busch at Phoenix.
We have a new leader this week and Snoopy Dawn is her name! More on that later.
Everyone, save Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head and Carole, aka Rudy, changed positions this week! The single largest mover was the player who was our leader, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit. The Bandit fell from grace this weekend and plummeted four (4) spots to now reside in 5th place.
Both Edie The Las Vegas Super Star and Carlton The Doorman moved three positions. The Vegas Super Star rocketed up three spots, really spacing herself far, far away from her earlier home, The Outhouse. She is not sitting comfortably in 7th place. The Doorman dropped like a hot potato and resides in 10th place.
The rest of the fantasy league, six players in all, moved two places this week. Our new leader, Snoopy Dawn, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Jim, aka Chiefy, and Jeremy The Coach all climbed up two (2) places to rest in 1st, 3rd, 7th, 9th, and 11th places, respectively. Unfortunately, Linda The Cookie Mom and Dan The Numbers Dude fell two spots to now sit in 9th and 11th places, respectively.
STRAIGHT FROM THE CRAPPER
Thirty-one (31) points on any other week would be a very respectful score in the fantasy league. Unfortunately that is not the case this week. This week our former leader, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, grabbed 31 points and was only enough to win The Crappiest Pick of The Week award.
Other great news in the fantasy league is that we have a new occupant of The Outhouse this week. It has been quite a while since Dan The Numbers Dude has inhabited The Outhouse. Fortunately for him, it is rumored that the previous occupants did some really cool redecorating and it apparently is looking really good inside!
Next week NASCAR rolls south down I-85 to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA .
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR BELTS TIGHT AND LET’S GO RACIN’!