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RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

Posted on: October 26, 2009 3:54 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2009 8:59 am

Alright, first, to explain about the bonus, I will put your original score first, then the bonus (pos. or neg.) then your final score in bold. I'll quote Berlyn by saying, "Wow. If i'm looking at it correctly at the people who got the bonus on the nose. Me, RFG, and Edwardsfan." Well actually there are only two, me and Edwardsfan. Berlyn you said that you wanted Tony Stewart for 10th, and he ended up in 9th ahead of Tony Stewart, so you were as close to nose as possible without actually being there.

Alright, but as far as the winner goes, nobody got him, but there are only 6 people, so I don't expect us to even get obvious winners anymore every race. Anyway, next week is Talladega, and I know what everyone is thinking... "oh crap, if my driver crashes I'm done, please don't let my driver crash." Don't worry, the bonus this week will lighten up those incidents hopefully. And we did get 3 people with the runner up man so nice job there, anyway, lets get to the standings shall we?

1.) Roushfenway-  175 (bonus = 20) =           195 (Just as if he got the winner.)

2.) Bradman-       175 (bonus = 10 - 3 = 7) = 182

Floridawhite -       175 (bonus =  10 - 3 = 7) = 182

4.) Berlyn-           160 (bonus = 10 - 1 = 9) =  169

5.) Edwardsfan-    147 (bonus = 20) =             167   

6.) Tenacfan-       103 (bonus = 5 - 7 = -2) =   101 

So everyone gained off that bonus... except for the person that needed it most. But Tenacfan is the underdog, so I'm sure he'll pull something out of the hat to get back into this. Roushfenway and Edwardsfan were the major beneficiaries of this, because although berlyn was just 1 away from her's, it made Edwardsfan get 11 points closer to her, and made the gap between them pretty much nothing. It also broke some of the ties with Johnson. Anyway, let's get to the handicaps, then the bonus.

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd (the bonus line)

David Reutimann

 Macros Ambrose

Jeff Burton

Casey Mears

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jaime McMurray

+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

A.J. Allmendinger

Elliot Sadler

Martin Truex Jr.

Sam Hornish Jr.

Reed Sorenson

Bobby LaBonte

David Ragan

David Stremme

(Brad Kesolowski whenever he races.)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Paul Menard

Robby Gordon

Michael Watrip

Scott Speed

John Andretti

David Gilliland

Regan Smith

+34 handicap (picked 2x in a session will make +0 2nd time)

Anyone below 38th!

Alright, now for the bonus, you may notice that there is a (the bonus line) next to the +10 handicap. Well that has to do with the bonus this week. The bonus is that you get to choose a second driver, however, that driver must be on this +10 handicap list or higher. In addition that bonus pick will get -10 points, in other words, people that are exactly on the +10 handicap get their handicaps taken away.
Now hold on Roushfenwayguy, isn't this pretty much a second pick? The answer is no, for this driver will only be counted if he accumulates more points than your real pick, and your real picks points are then disregarded. In addition, this driver will count as you picking him for the segment! Used or not! I wanted to make that clear, however, I really don't think that will affect too many people too much, I don't believe many would pick Jeff Burton or Kevin Harvick or someone like that outside of this opportunity. If they would, then think carefully about who you choose for this bonus, for he may not even matter. Here are two examples of the bonus, however, I believe it is more clear cut this time:

Ex.1: Jimmie Johnson crashes and finishes 36th, getting 48 points, while your bonus pick, Robby Gordon, got 20th, racking up 103 points, and then he gets a +30 bonus, minus 10. Your Johnson pick would be disregarded in all aspects except being used up for the segment, and you get 123 points from Robby Gordon as your total score.

Ex.2: Jimmie Johnson finishes 10th, getting 140 points, while your bonus pick, Robby Gordon, got 20th, racking up 103 points, with +20 for bonuses... your Johnson pick would count for 140 points, and that would be your total. Robby Gordon would then be unusable by you for the rest of the segment.

This pick is optional if you don't want to waste a lower teir driver for the segment. However, you will not have any safety barrier, and thus, if your driver crashes, you could be done. Also if both of your driver's crash, there isn't much I can do, your pretty much toast, so make sure your pick counts. A pick that doesn't crash a lot would be ideal for a back-up, even if you don't think he will do the best.

Alright, your bonus picks will be in parenthesis, next to your real pick. As for me, I'm going to use my Smoke card right now in hopes that actually doesn't go up in smoke here. For my back-up pick, Casey Mears seems like the most consistent option from what he has done recently.

Berlyn- Mark Martin (back-up= Kevin Harvick)

Roushfenway- Tony Stewart (back-up= Casey Mears)

Edwardsfan- Jeff Gordon (back-up = Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

Bradman- Kurt Busch (David Ragan = back- up)

Floridawhite- Kurt Busch (back up = Marcos Ambrose)

Tenacfan- Tony Stewart (back up = Bobby LaBonte (+10 handicap))

Common Picks:

Tony Stewart - 2

Kurt Busch - 2


Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2009 10:35 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

oh well. when i checked the sprint cup page it had Tony as 10th cause i wasn't sure. No big deal. I was close. lol

ok to win


Mark Martin

bckup Harvick

i hate picking for dega.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 9:52 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

This week, I'll take Kurt Busch, and David Ragan as a backup...... Can't wait for this race!!!

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2009 6:08 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

Winner- Jeff Gordan
Backup- Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2009 9:37 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

Sorry I thought this was like the bonus last week. For my Bonus pick this week I want Bobby LaBonte

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2009 5:22 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

OK, here goes nothing!

For the Talladega crapshoot I'll take Kurt Busch, and for my back-up I'll go with Marcos Ambrose.

 - Floridawhite

Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2009 10:00 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 7

I'm going with Tony Stewart this week
And for my bonus I'm picking Casey Mears to finish 20th

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