Alright, now we have gotten through the first 5 races of the season, and true qualifying will come into place. Also I did horrible in fantasy, as Greg and Matt hit the Bristol walls hard. And Kevin Harvick, the guy everyone though would do good, went down after a crash with Todd Bodine and Kurt Busch, and luckily Kurt rebounded, but not Harvick. All of you who picked him will find that you have to fight for your survival now, and everyone can thank Michael Waltrip for getting into Todd Bodine. And by the way, berlyn's pick was Carl Edwards. Anyway, here are the standings for this week:
1.) Spikesgator- 195
2.) Tabasco- 175
3.) Chicagolaw, Floridawhite, and Uscfann- 170
6.) Mikeyfan and Bondkbond- 160
8.) Plaid- 151
9.) Roushfenwayguy- 130
10.) Berlyn- 128
11.) Sford- 124
12.) Fsu1dogs, Bradman, Tenacfan, Edwardsfan, and Superjags- 118
17.) Tigersman- 112
18.) Section and M56nascar- 73
First, there were a LOT of people that picked Carl Edwards, lol. Need to think of someone besides the backflip king for almost a 3rd of the group. Second, just like I said, Kevin Harvick investors came out with pain, as they are the only ones below 100 points, the technical danger mark. However, you guys just need one good pick to rebound yourselves, but both of you guys will need to at least get a driver who finishes above 30th, meaning that if the driver you pick has a mistake, you might be hitting the trail, think long and hard about your picks you two. Congratulations to Spikesgator, the only one picking the winner this week, and Jimmie Johnson users, as they picked him when he got his best Bristol finish. And remember, Berlyn got an extra 10 points for being the winner last week, so don't ask why Berlyn is ahead of everyone else that picked Carl Edwards, the answer is right here.
And now, the bonus winners are.... nobody!! But Ryan Newman pickers were very close, as he just squeezed into 27th place, that kind of sucks for me, and that could have really helped Section. In a little bit, I may come up with another bonus prize that will be more obtainable.
Also, like I promised, the new handicap lists are in! Now anyone who likes Michael Waltrip will lose a little help, and those people who are fans of Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Joey Logano, and others can cash in big now. Here are the new handicap lists:
Sam Hornish Jr.
Anyone not in the top 35 after the first 5 races, some on the list including David Gilliland, Paul Menard, and Dave Blaney.
Remember, this list will be used for the next 5 races, so even if a driver moves ahead into the top 35, or the top 20, their handicaps will stay the same. Play the handicap game wisely, as it can give you a little cushion compared to other drivers if they crash out, I.E. Kevin Harvick.
Here is where these week's picks will go, as for my pick, I am going to go with Jeff Gordon to get his first win of the season, and increase his points lead even more.
1.) Berlyn- ???
2.) Fsu1dogs- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
3.) Chicagolaw- Jeff Gordon
4.) Plaid- Denny Hamlin
5.) Sford- John Andretti (+20 handicap) (random autopick)
6.) Floridawhite- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
7.) Tabasco- Kasey Kahne
8.) Tigersman- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
9.) M56nascar- Jimmie Johnson
10.) Uscfannv- Jeff Gordon
11.) Bradman- David Ragan (+10 handicap)
12.) Section- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
13.) Mikeyfan- Jimmie Johnson
14.) Bondkbond- Jimmie Johnson
15.) RoushFenwayGuy- Jeff Gordon
16.) Tenacfan- Tony Stewart
17.) Edwardsfan- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
18.) Superjags- Jimmie Johnson.
19.) Spikesgator- Denny Hamlin
Mark Martin- 5
Jimmie Johnson- 4
Jeff Gordon- 3
Denny Hamlin- 2