Alright, another session is over with a bang, as Mark Martin finally won his first race in 97 races. Great job to him, but since he had a +20 handicap, those that chose him jumped in the standings, 3 people, Uscfannv, me, and Fsu1dogs, who once again got a winner, now has the titles of: having the most winning drivers so far, having winners in 2 consecutive races, and having the highest score in the league, so far, and probably ever, with two winners, both drivers leading the most laps, and a +20 handicap all to go with that, it will be nearly impossible to break a record such as that, really great job Fsu1dogs, his score will show above 400 here, and the rest of the standings. Also uscfannv and I got the max record possible (w/o handicaps, it maybe impossible to reach those scores too.) This really just goes to show how overinflated Martin is right now, and you have 1 more session to cash in on it.
1.) Fsu1dogs- 410 (also first in 400 club, and maybe the last)
2-3.) Uscfannv and Roushfenwayguy- 390
4.) Tenacfan- 330
5.) Bradman- 310
6-8.) Floridawhite, Tigersman, and M56nascar- 304
9.) Spikesgator- 299
10.) Bondkbond- 272
11.) Chicagolaw- 263
12.) Superjags- 258
13.) Edwardsfan- 228
14.) Section- 215
15.) Mikeyfan- 213
16.) Berlyn- 205
17.) Tobasco Kat- 196
18.) Plaid- 193
So plaid came within one position whithin Tobasco Kat, if Carl finished 9th instead of 10th, Tobasco Kat would be going home, its sad to see Plaid be the first one to go home, but it would be sad to see pretty much anyone go home. But this really shows how much just 1 position makes, and that winning sessions, and handicaps, those little points can end up being huge, and saving you from elimination. Berlyn will also need to come in this week to make sure she doesn't get another michael waltrip pick, lol.
Handicap list again:
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.
This is the win column, with Fsu in the lead, and 2 new entrants to the huge 1 win tie.
M56nascar, Mikeyfan, Spikesgator, Floridawhite, Chicagolaw, Edwardsfan, Roushfenwayguy, Uscfannv and Superjags=1
And remember, if Jimmie Johnson, Kurt or Tony (though I think only Jimmie was chosen, as well as Clint.) For the bonus, you still might be able to get it, especially if Gordon crashes here.
Here is where this week's picks will go: I decided to go with Kurt Busch, since he has the best overall finish here, is probably the biggest improvement this year, and got second at Daytona last year, something tells me that its finally time for another Talladega win for Kurt.
Fsu1dogs- Tony Stewart (+10 on any pick)
Uscfannv- Tony Stewart (RFG autopick)
Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch
Tenacfan- Tony Stewart
Bradman- Denny Hamlin
Floridawhite- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
Tigersman- Kyle Busch (RFG autopick)
M56nascar- Mark Martin (+20 handicap)
Spikesgator- Kyle Busch
Bondkbond- Matt Kenseth
Chicagolaw- Clint Bowyer
Superjags- Tony Stewart
Edwardsfan- Jimmie Johnson
Section- Jeff Gordon
Mikeyfan- Michael Waltrip (+10 handicap)
Berlyn- Tony Stewart
Tobasco Kat- Jeff Gordon (RFG autopick)
Tony Stewart- 5
Mark Martin- 2
Jeff Gordon- 2
Kyle Busch- 2