Well, the nine week NASCAR racing hiatus has been given a reprieve! This weekend NASCAR will be the first of this nation’s sports to be given the green light, with many caveats! The haulers are making a short 104.2 mile drive to the Darlington Raceway!
There will be no spectators in the grandstands, a restricted support crew for each team, a restricted group of media, and also a closely monitored protocol for interviewing drivers and crew members. This week the Darlington race is truly the petrie dish for sports!
I don’t know about you, but I am “Almost In Paradise”!
OUR DARLINGTON PICKS
For those who have been solidly confined to their four walls for the past nine weeks there was was huge earth shaking event that affects NASCAR for the remaining races of this season. You will not see Kyle Larson in his familiar Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevy Camaro. In fact “Young Money” more than likely not be seen in any NASCAR race car for the remaining races in 2020. Follow this link to read about the rapid fire actions that took place within 72 hours and ended, albeit temporarily, Larson’s NASCAR career for now.
Having pointed you all in the right direction as to why Larson is no longer in his CGR race car, let me tell you who will be in his place in that hot rod. For the rest of the season Matt Kenseth has agreed to jump behind the wheel for Chip Ganassi Racing. So the above photo that accompanies this post does not indicate that Larson is the choice this week, it will tell you that the majority of the fantasy league has jumped right onboard with the former Cup champion, Matt Kenseth, in his first race back, Darlington 1.
Three players, one third of the the fantasy league, has opted to jump all over the Wisconsin native as he re-emerges from his two year retirement. Those who are standing behind Kenseth “one more time for old time sake”, are Jeremy The Coach, Linda The Cookie Mom, and Dan the Numbers Cruncher.
Additionally, another one third of the group consisting of Snoopy Dawn, Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff think that 2020 free agent “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski has an excellent shot and hoisting the hardware Sunday evening.
On the other hand, Jim, aka Chiefy and Edie The Las Vegas Super Star are holding out for, what could be Clint Bowyer’s lame duck season, to pull off a darkhorse win at Darlington.
Lastly, Carlton The Doorman and Carole, aka Rudy, have put all their marbles in the marble sack of that young Jones boy, Erik. Both are hoping that Jones can punch his ticket to this wacky, weird playoffs that may require much creativity this year to complete.
For our first week back there is only one lone player, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, that is standing alone and completely in business for herself with Chase Elliott as her man!
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL. YOUR BELTS TIGHT AND LET’S GO RACING!