Well race fans this crazy NASCAR season is about to be a wrap this weekend! I will admit from my side of the street this has been the wackiest 36 weeks that I have ever seen. It has been a very large challenge, from my standpoint, in trying to keep up with NASCAR races and the quickly changing landscape as they brought this sport back up to speed. Equally as challenging was trying to make this fantasy league operate with some semblance of order and keeping the chaos to a minimum! It tasked my organizational skills to the max! There was times, also, that I thought that maybe I had one too many!
But here we are getting ready to crown champions in all three of the top tier touring series this weekend, and on Monday morning some of us will be beginning to experience 93 days of racing withdrawals!
OUR PHOENIX SELECTIONS
For the last week of the season we have another one of those opportunities for some of the players to ambush the two leaders on the scoring pylon, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Amber The Extremely Lucky Cheddar Head.
Speaking of The Cheddar Head she is teaming up with Carlton The Doorman and they are together supporting Kurt Busch for the last race of the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, the Hammack brothers are hanging together with their support for probably the unhappiest driver in the Cup garage, and the winningest driver in 2020, Freaky Fast Kevin Harvick. Even though Harvick has nine “W’s” to his credit this year, his poor performance in the final Round of Eight eliminated his team from running for the championship this weekend. Nevertheless, these two players, Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff and Jim, aka Chiefy, are betting the farm that he will drive his car like he stole it Sunday right into Victory Lane, and add some excitement to the Championship race at Phoenix.
This week we have seven players who are out on their own individual limbs for Phoenix. Some players seem to be on very secure and mature limbs, while there are a few players who are who are hanging out on some very young and thin limbs!
Probably the most secure branch is the limb that Jeremy The Coach has perched himself onto with his choice of William Clyde Elliott, II, aka Chase. Remember that Chase has came off of arguably the biggest win of his young career at Martinsville! Did you hear the Sireen down at the Pool Room a squealing in Dawsonville, GA, Sunday night?
Linda The Cookie Mom also has positioned herself on a rather secure limb while she is rooting for ol Sliced Bread, Joey Logano.
Our resident accountant, Dan The Numbers Cruncher, has held on to his Kyle Busch choice until the championship weekend at Phoenix and it appears to be very strategic for The Numbers Dude!
Does Snoopy Dawn know something that none of the rest of the players have figured out so far? Snoopy is riding shotgun this weekend with The Rocket Man, Ryan Newman.
The remaining three players have really gone out onto the really thin whispy new limbs of said tree! Edie The Las Vegas Super Star is pushing all her chips for That Jones Boy, Erik, in his last ride for joe Gibbs Racing.
Equally as risky of a choice is the selection that Carole, aka Rudy, has this weekend. Even though part of the future of NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports will hinge on the success of one William Byron, this weekend may be a little premature to select him, in light of the pressure of the Championship Weekend.
Lastly our present pylon leader, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, may need to be drug tested prior to the Sunday race! La Bandita is riding all weekend with young Christopher Bell. Could Leavine Family Racing secure its very first Cup win on its very last Cup race before liquidation? Well, there have been bigger underdogs succeed in days gone by!
Have some of these players had one too many?
Good luck to all!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR BELTS TIGHT AND LET’S GO RACIN’!