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RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Posted on: September 20, 2010 4:49 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2010 3:14 pm
 
Well, I didn't get the see the race, because I was at a BigE event around by area, but Bowyer winning is pretty darn exciting nevertheless. Anyway, looks like nobody was bold enough to pick Jimmie Johnson as their one lap down guy... who would have thought? And in addition, if you think you did bad this week, you probably did, but don't fret because with all the Smoke and Johnson picks, you are probably not alone, let's see how bad the pain is... (the number in parentheses represents the amount you got from the bonus pick.)

Top Lineup: Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray (+10 handicap)- 375

PODIUM

1.) Mikeyfan-           365 (He got the top 2, yet not the perfect lineup... still almost a lock for the next round though.)  (+0)

2.) Edwardsfan-         305 (Carl shines a light for Edwardsfan to make it to the finals this year(well...maybe it was mostly Hamlin...)) (+0)

3.) M56Nascar-          251 (Not even a top 5 driver and he gets on the podium...) (+0)

225 CLUB

4.) ILL55INI-             249 (Not even his +15 bonus could put him over 250.)

5.) Berlyn-                246 (Hey, you were good at picking a loser in this game!(Logano)...oh... but it cost you in this game too...) (-10)

DANGER ZONE

6.) Coach-                223 (+10)

7.) Fsu1dogs-           222 (Apparently betraying your favorite driver gets you bonus points now...) (+10)

8.) Bradman-            220 (+0)

9.) Tigersman-          200 (+0)

10.) Floridawhite-       184 (Fuel and suspension issues... ah another day in misery land.) (+0)

Chokin Colts-            184 ('Refer to above post.') (+0)

12.) Obxyankeefan-   176 (+10)

13.) Roushfenwayguy- 166 (Some help that +20 handicap was...) (+0)

Well, it wasn't bad this week, it was awful. I mean apart from two people that pretty much just received immunity for this race no matter what happens, anyone else could be eliminated this week, especially since two people are being eliminated and not just one. Also last year's winner of the whole contest is in last right now... just thought I'd point that out... hopefully we can have a better next week... at least hopefully me so I can stay in this thing Tongue out.)

So for the next two weeks any drivers combinations are game for both weeks, even the same one for both, so don't worry about picking an illegal lineup, all of them are legal so long as you pick two drivers.

10 handicap: 13th through 20th

Ryan Newman

Jaime McMurray

Mark Martin

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

Kasey Kahne

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

+20 handicap: 21st through 28th

Joey Logano

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard

Marcos Ambrose

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

+25 handicap: 29th through 35th

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil 

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

Robby Gordon

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

For my bonus for this week, I'm still going to recite bonuses from the previous year, however, I changed up the point system for this year's version of this bonus, take a look:

The rule this week that you must pick a driver that you did not pick as one of your two picks, any driver that is in the top 35 in points, and you must guess where they will finish. Where the driver actually finsihes, and where you chose him to finish will be made a difference and subtracted from your score. The other catch is bonuses for this, if you guess within 10 positions of where that driver actually finishes, you get 10 extra points (if your driver is exactly 10 positions away from where you guess, you will receive one bonus point). If you guess within 5 pos., then you get 15 extra points, if you guess exactly where they finish, then 30 points will come your way. If your driver finishes more than 10 pos. away from your guess, then you will not be penalized, you will get 0 points. Here are two examples:

Ex. 1: Roushfenway chooses Jeff Gordon to finish 2nd... Jeff Gordon finishes 5th, so: 5-2 = 3, plus 15 points added to your score since he was within 5 pos. of your guess, since the 3 is subratracted from your score, 15-3 = 12 points added to your score!

Ex. 2: Edwardsfan chooses Carl Edwards to finish 2nd... Carl Edwards finsihes 32nd, so : 32-2 = 30, no bonus, so 0 points would be subtracted from you score.

Well, I need to try to make good picks... consistency maybe nice here since people will crash at Dover... I will go with Carl Edwards here... but Kenseth or Johnson... I'm afraind to pick both, augh I'm going with Johnson, but I may change depending on qualifying. For my bonus pick, I'll pick Greg Biffle to finish 8th.

Roushfenwayguy- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (bonus= Greg Biffle (8th))

Floridawhite- Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle (bonus= Jeff Gordon (4th))

Bradman- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (bonus= Kevin Harvick (9th))


Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin (bonus = Jamie McMurray (15th))

Berlyn- Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton (bonus = Carl Edwards (3rd))

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch

Coach-  Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch (bonus = Matt Kenseth (5th))

Mikeyfan- Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap), Kyle Busch (bonus= David Reutimann (6th))


Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle (bonus = Carl Edwards (5th))

Chokin Colts- Joey Logano (+20 handicap), A.J. Allmendinger (+20 handicap) (bonus= Jimmie Johnson (5th))


obxyankeefan- Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart (bonus= Dale Earnhardt Jr. (22nd))

fsu1dogs- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson (bonus= Mark Martin (14th))

M56Nascar- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (bonus = Tony Stewart (3rd))

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 5

Carl Edwards- 3

Kyle Busch-    3

Matt Kenseth- 3

Greg Biffle-     2

And Mikeyfan, let me just say that you are lucky that I have no rules for NASCAR penalties, else you would be in the danger zone right now.

Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:53 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Dover:

Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 10:13 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

i was gonna pick kyle and jeff for sure

wasn't sure bout the other but i like them so i ain't gonna change



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2010 6:06 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Thanks florida!  Got the ear protection.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 3:31 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Picks for Dover:

Matt Kenseth & Greg Biffle (Bonus pick - Jeff Gordon to finish 4th)

 - floridawhite Cool

PS: Hey Tigersman have a great time at the race; there's NOTHING like being there, remember the earplugs!



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2010 10:41 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

I'm heading down to Dover this weekend to see my first Cup race (other than on TV of course).  Get to cheer on my drivers in person!  Got great seats too.  My wife is a teacher and the father of one of her students had some extra tickets.  Can't wait.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2010 11:21 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Johnson & J.Gordon.....bonus is Stewart in 3rd.



Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 6:19 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Sorry RFG...I just re-read your rules for the Bonus Pick:

I'll take Matt Kenseth to finish 5th

Thanks again.

Coach



Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 6:17 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Jimmie can't have Bak2Bak bad finishes in the Chase? Can he?

Jimmie Johnson
Kyle Busch

Bonus: Jimmie 5th place



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:47 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

I'm staying with the same two drivers that I picked last week - Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle.  They can't be bad two weeks in a row.  I'll take Carl Edwards to finish 5th for my bonus pick.



Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 11:45 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 2

Well its that time of the season, and time to hop onto the RFRacing Bandwagon,
Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, bonus: Kevin Harvick finishes 9th


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