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RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Posted on: November 8, 2010 7:07 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2010 11:55 am
Two weeks to go until its all over, and once again thinks are being shaken up after many chase drivers such as the busch bros and the Jeffs all had bad days. Lets find out what really happened in the standings:


1.) Chokin Colts-       826 (308) (+0B) (+3) (Leader) (Only one to pick two top 10 drivers this week.)

2.) Bradman-            807 (296) (+15B) (+4) (-19)

3.) Coach-                798 (281) (+10B) (+2) (-28) (Two decent picks keeps him in the hunt.)


4.) Fsu1dogs-           788 (212) (+15B) (-3) (-38) (Moves from first to out of the podium due to two bad drivers.)

5.) ILL55INI-            783 (217)  (+0B)  (-3) (-43)


6.) Tigersman-          745 (212) (+15B) (-3) (-81) (Two not very good picks brings Tigersman down in the pack.)

7.) Berlyn-                724 (245) (+0B)    (0) (-102) (Everyone got a win with Hamlin, but Berlyn couldn't back her win up.)

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 704 (242) (+0B)    (0) (-122) (Kenseth did fantastic, but Kyle could have ended any hope of a two time champ.)

So a lot of shake-ups in the top 6, and even 122 over two races is  a possible feat, though a hard one. Nobody that was in the podium last week is in the podium this week!

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 the next five races, you are not permitted to use the same driver twice w/o a 34 point penalty, thus making it so that everyone must choose 10 unique drivers thoughout the final five races, good luck to all! All your ineligible drivers will be crossed out next to your name before you make picks.

For the bonus this week: I'm using this one again:

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 finishes, 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.

For my two drivers, I finally decided to use Johnson at the track of Pheonix. I also decided to lay my hands on smoke, as he can finish well here, and I need him to. My bonus is Harvick to finish 5th.

Roushfenwayguy- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (Bonus= Kevin Harvick (5th))

Bradman- Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch (-34 handicap) (Bonus= Paul Menard (24th)) Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards Kurt Busch, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon

Berlyn- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (Bonus= Carl Edwards (8th)) Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch (bonus= Jimmie Johnson(6th)) Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman

Coach- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (bonus= Ryan Newman (8th)) Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer

Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle (bonus= Kyle Busch (8th)) Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman

Chokin Colts- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (bonus= Dale Earnhardt Jr. (27th)) Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle Kasey Kahne, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman

fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (bonus= Mark Martin (8th)) Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer

Nobody may choose Denny Hamlin!

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Tony Stewart-      2

Kurt Busch-          2 (1 illegal)

People that chose 8th place for their bonus: 4 (Is 8th place easy to predict or something... considering that all of them are rooting for different drivers, I don't think so...)


Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 11:53 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Ya Fsu is great whenever he picks his driver for any bonus... if we both make it to this point next season I might just copy his bonuses if they involve Mark Martin, lol.

Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2010 11:10 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Congrats to FSU on nailing the Bonus right on the money. Mark Martin did in fact finish 8th as predicted.


Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 8:41 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

I want to go with Jimmie, but I'm better served by keeping him for the final race....


Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch


Jimmie Johnson finishes in 6th...

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 6:59 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch (Bonus Dale Jr - 27th)

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 3:27 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch

On top of the Denny Hamlin fiasco, you also have used up Kurt Busch already, if you do not change him out, you will encounter a 34 point penalty. Make sure to check out all the slashed out drivers next to your name, those are the people you can no longer use.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 3:23 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

"Whyyyyyy can nobody take Denny Hamlin?... I don't like that at all., or has everyone used him already? I don't remember haha."

No its not that I'm being a jerk, every has used him, most of us (including you) at Martinsville where he got one of his wins. Remeber that you can't use someone again during this whole last five weeks, so yes, everyone has used him.

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:51 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

what the hay.

i'll go with Jimmie Johnson as well.

hmmmm for my 2nd driver I hate to be a copy cat but i had planned on using this person one of the last 3 races and i'm running out of time so i guess i will....

Tony Steward

my bonus is Carl Edwards finishing 8th

think all of those are legal

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:25 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Whyyyyyy can nobody take Denny Hamlin?... I don't like that at all., or has everyone used him already? I don't remember haha

Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch ***Bonus Paul Menard to finish 24th

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:16 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

My recovery picks for PIR

Jimmie Johnson
Kevin Harvick    (bonus Mark Martin 8th)

Good Luck to all and enjoy the race Coach!

Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 8:39 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Like Roush....I've "saved" Johnson for this week at PIR, especially since I'll be there.

Jimmie Johnson (using Gordon's crew)
Jeff Gordon (using Johnson's crew)

Bonus (Ryan Newman 8th place)

Thanks RFG, and I hope everyone enjoys the race.


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