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RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Posted on: August 23, 2010 5:18 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2010 8:01 pm

Well, we got a lot of people that picked the winner, 10 to be exact, but there were also a lot that feel off the mark, like Jimmie and Denny, which will make these standings very interesting... let's see what happened, oh and one more thing, I figured out that Floridawhite had Denny during week 23, thus, I gave him an illegal lineup, lol. That pick got replaced with Kurt Busch:

Top Lineup: Kyle Busch, David Reutimann (+10 handicap)- 380


1.) Tigersman-          677 (337) (Got the high score for both weeks, that's a winning formula.)

2.) Berlyn-                650 (310) (Backs up last week with a winner.)

3.) Obxyankeefan-    639 (333)


4.) Bored at Work-    637 (336) (He picked two drivers not even in the chase, didn't get the winner, and yet only lost to the high score of the week by 1, that's bored at work for you.)

5.) Roushfenwayguy- 630 (333) (The leader of the Busch bros. followers, since I picked them first, lol. Obviously a great lineup)

6.) Chokin Colts-       621 (333)

500 CLUB

7.) ILL55INI-             596 (333)

8.) Coach-                 593 (258) (Got the winner, and the worst finishing chaser.)

9.) Floridawhite-         576 (269)

10.) Mikeyfan-            560 (260)

11.) Edwardsfan-         550 (272) (He picked two drivers in the top 10... but the lowest in the top 10.)

12.) Bradman-            505 (258)

13.) Fsu1dogs-           503 (256) (Winner keeps him alive... barely...)


14.) Hard to Beat-       494 (183) (Two non- top 25 bicks puts hard to beat all the way down to the first tie for elimination :O)

M56Nascar-                494 (333) (Put up enough of a fight to overcome a huge deficit and (maybe) stay in the game.)

No, both of you are not eliminated, but for the first time this season, we have a tie for elimination, so I will explain here what will happen to you two, and congratulations to Tigersman on a great session!

FOR M56 and HtB only: Although you two are tied, someone needs to be eliminated, however, that elimination will be determined next race. Its simple, pick a lineup, and if you win, you keep those points toward the session in progress and stay in the game, loser is out and won't get a chance to make picks for Richmond. Both of you CAN NOT pick the same lineup, lineups go by first come first serve, so the quicker you make yours, the better since the other player can't choose your picks. Should they do so w/o noticing, the person that chose those same picks second will be eliminated (hate for you to be eliminated that way but rules are rules). If you two get a tie, then whichever person had the BETTER FINISHING drivers will move on, and that's about it, good luck to both of you.

I will also take this time to explain the chase, this applies for everyone that makes it there obviously:

Weeks 27-28: A free for all, meaning you could have the same lineup both weeks, in addition, bonuses maybe thrown in. (revised from original) 2 people will be eliminated!

Weeks 29-31: You may switch one or both of your drivers, like weeks 3-14, yet this is a 3 week peroid, if you switch away from a driver, you can't pick him again, in addition, bonuses maybe thrown in. (You also can't keep 1 driver for all 3 weeks) 3 people will be eliminated! (Bored at Work's bonus will be activated this session, should he make it here.)

Weeks 32-36: You must use 10 different drivers throughout the whole contest, like weeks 15-26, in addition, bonuses maybe thrown in. The champion will be crowned at the end!

Winning Drivers Chosen:

ILL55INI-            8 (+1)

Mikeyfan-            7
Bored at Work-     7

Roushfenwayguy- 7 (+1)
Fsu1dogs-           7 (+1)
Chokin Colts-       7 (+1)
Coach-               6 (+1)
Tigersman-         6 (+1)

Obxyankeefan-    5 (+1)
Berlyn-                5 (+1)

M56Nascar56-      4 (+1) (Eliminated???)
Floridawhite-        4

Edwardsfan-         3

Hard to Beat-       2 (Eliminated???)
Bradman-            2 (+1)

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Jaime McMurray

Kasey Kahne

David Reutimann

Joey Logano

Martin Truex Jr.

A.J. Allmendinger

Juan Pablo Montoya 

Paul Menard

(No changes to +10 handicap list except for order.)
+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Sam Hornish Jr.

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

(Brian Vickers out of +20, Bobby in)
+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Robby Gordon

Travis Kvapil 

Kevin Conway

David Gilliland

(N/A, Brian Vickers)

David Stremme

Joe Nemechek

(Joe Nemechek and Brian Vickers in, Bobby LaBonte and Mike Bliss out.)

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th )

For me, I'm going to stick with Kurt Busch, he's great here and won last time around, I'll also go with Matt Kenseth whom has been heating up recently, and he's great here.

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth

Floridawhite- Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon

Bradman- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards

Edwardsfan-  Jamie McMurray (+10 handicap), Carl Edwards

Berlyn- Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray (+10 handicap)

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)

Coach- Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards

bored at work- Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)

Mikeyfan- Denny Hamlin, David Reutimann (+10 handicap)

Tigersman- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (+20 bonus)

Chokin Colts- 
Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

obxyankeefan- Carl Edwards, Joey Logano (+10 handicap)

fsu1dogs- Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray (+10 handicap)

M56Nascar- Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)
HardtoBeat- Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards- 7

Kurt Busch-    4

Kasey Kahne- 4

Jaime McMurray- 3

Denny Hamlin- 3

Matt Kenseth- 2


Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2010 9:42 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

I've got a lot riding on these picks - Thanks for the special message regarding the rules!

I'm gonna go with Denny Hamlin & Ryan Newman

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2010 9:10 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25


Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 7:26 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

I'll take Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2010 5:45 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Edwards and Kahne save my butt.....maybe

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2010 10:15 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

can't remember who i can or can't pick to be honest. Berlyn, I will always keep track of who you can't pick next to your name where I put down your picks, as long as nothing is there, its very likely that its an odd week, meaning the new session has started and all drivers are fair game.

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:24 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

can't remember who i can or can't pick to be honest.

if i can harvick and mcmurray

if not then edwards and mcmurray or harvick

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2010 2:25 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Carl Edwards and Joey Logano

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2010 7:52 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

For Atlanta, Let's go with

Denny Hamlin

David Reutimann

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2010 6:21 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Wow! I had the high score last segment!  Just goes to show that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while! Wink
At Hotlanta, I'll take Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch.

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2010 2:51 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Kasey Kahne and Juan Pablo Montoya

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