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.)
IN THE CHASE
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)
CHASING THE CHASE
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
Juan Pablo Montoya
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
+20 handicap: 21st through 28th
Sam Hornish Jr.
+25 handicap: 29th through 35th
+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!
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...)