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RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

Posted on: November 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 11:50 am
 

1 final week, Carl Edwards did his backflip finally, and only 1 person picked him, Chokin Colts! The Jimmie Johnson bandwagon for this week did well too though with a 5th. Let's get to the standings now and see how close the final race will be:

PODIUM

1.) Chokin Colts-     1159 (333) (+0B) (0) (Leader) (Carl Edwards may have just gotten Chokin Colts the title to this game.)

2.) Fsu1dogs-          1123 (335) (+30B) (+2) (-36) (Getting the bonus exactly right keeps him close to Chokin Colts.)

3.) Coach-               1087 (289) (+4B) (0) (-72) (Pretty good week to pick both the chase RH drivers.)

IN THE CHASE

4.) Bradman-           1082 (275) (+10B) (-2) (-77) (Still in the hunt although the 34 point penalty did hurt, sorry though, I should have tried harder to get to you.)

5.) Tigersman-         1070 (325) (+10B) (+1) (-89) (Leaps right back into the chase picture with a fantastic week.)

VIRTUALLY ELIMINATED

6.) ILL55INI-            1026 (243) (+14B) (-1) (-133) (Bowyer may have just knocked out ILL55INI, Kyle didn't help much either.)

7.) Berlyn-               994  (270) (+3B) (0) (-165) (When the last two in the standings have the same lineup, its usually not a good sign...)

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 985 (281) (+14B) (0) (-174) (After smoke's mediocre performance, in this game there will be no repeat champion.)

So five people are within 100 points of first place, with two drivers, we have seen that a different like that can easily happen should you pick a really good lineup. The big question is, will Chokin Colts be able to hold off Fsu and the rest of the field?

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 decided to try something new. You must choose one of the drivers you used in the first four races of this segment (meaning you can't pick a driver you choose for Homestead) and predict how well they will finish compared to the rest of the drivers you already used. I'll give examples down below. Scoring is as followed: Highest finishing driver: 30 bonus points, second highest=25 points, 3rd 20 bonus, 4th 15, 5th gets 10, 6th gets 5. If your driver that you chose finishes 7th or 8th among your other drivers, then you get no bonus. Below are some examples:

Ex.1: Mikeyfan used Johnson, Hamlin, Harvick, Stewart, Kenseth, Edwards, Biffle and Kurt Busch during the first four races. Mikeyfan chooses Johnson, and he finishes behind Hamlin, Harvick and Edwards, Mikeyfan would receive 15 bonus points.

Ex.2: Same drivers as above, Mikeyfan chooses Stewart, Stewart finishes 35th, behind Johnson (1st), Hamlin (2nd), Harvick (3rd), Kenseth (10th), Edwards (11th), and Kurt Busch (16th), and ahead of Greg Biffle (39th), Mikeyfan would receive no points since his driver was 7th in comparison to the others.

Any questions on this rule I will take, as I wouldn't be surprised if some were confused by this. The drivers you can choose will be crossed out as your ineligible drivers to choose on this race (Bradman will only have 7 to choose from, slight advantage, but the 34 point penalty is more harsh than any bonus he will receive.)



I decided to save Harvick, and Edwards (should have used him last race) for this race, and I'm not going to refuse to use these hot drivers with my last chance I have to choose them.) For my bonus, who else but Denny Hamlin, hopeufully too many do not follow suit, as I know everyone can choose him for the bonus.

Roushfenwayguy- Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards (bonus= Denny Hamlin)

Bradman- A.J. Allmendinger (+20 handicap), Kevin Harvick (bonus= Kurt Busch) Matt Kenseth, David Ragan,

Berlyn- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (bonus= Kyle Busch) Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards (bonus= Denny Hamlin) Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman


Coach- Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap) (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer


Tigersman- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman


Chokin Colts- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle Kasey Kahne, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman


fsu1dogs- Joey Logano (+20 handicap), Mark Martin (+10 handicap) (bonus= Juan Pablo Montoya) Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer

(Opposites of these statements are guidelines for drivers eligible for your bonuses.)

Nobody may choose Denny Hamlin!

Only ILL55INI may choose Jimmie Johnson!

Only Berlyn and ILL55INI may choose Carl Edwards!

Only Berlyn and Coach may choose Kurt Busch!

Only Tigersman and Chokin Colts may choose Jeff Gordon!

Common Picks:

Kevin Harvick- 3

Carl Edwards- 3

Jeff Gordon- 2

Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2010 4:35 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

Well, I saved the best for last, 1 and 2, but I don't know if it was enough to make a comeback.

Last week screwed it up for me.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2010 11:15 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

While I appreciate the help Chokin, just looking at the first paragraph made everything harder...Tongue out Second, I still need to keep tabs of all the people that everyone can't choose so I know who to compare everyone's bonuses to. thanks for the handicap help though, I have a feeling I've forgotten some here and there... though i think i got all of them throughout the season...



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2010 10:49 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

Homestead:

I'll go with Jimmie Johnson of course and Carl Edwards since he's heating up.

Bonus: Denny Hamlin



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2010 9:17 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

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Roushfenwayguy- Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards (bonus= Denny Hamlin)

Bradman- AJ Allmendinger (+20 handicap), Kevin Harvick ( bonus = Kurt Busch)

Berlyn- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (bonus= Kyle Busch) 

 
ILL55INI- Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman

Coach- Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap) (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) 

Tigersman- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) 

 
Chokin Colts- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (bonus= Jimmie Johnson)

fsu1dogs- Joey Logano (+20 handicap), Mark Martin (+10 handicap) (bonus= Juan Pablo Montoya)





Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2010 5:31 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

Well RFG...it's been a great season. Thank you so much for running this very creative game. I've enjoyed it very much, and truly can't believe I've made it to the end, hopeing to pull a Kevin Harvick and pass the leaders for the Championship.

Here are my picks for Homestead:

Jeff Burton
Kasey Kahne

Bonus: Jimmie Johnson

Thanks again!
Coach



Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:26 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

... Well I'm taking a different route from everoyone else....
I'll take AJ Allmendinger and Kevin Harvick, and for my bonus I'll take Kurt Busch.. He hurt me last week, come help me this week,




Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 7:22 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon - Bonus (JJ)



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2010 1:33 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

hmmm give me

Edwards and kurt busch lol

and for my bonus?

kyle busch



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 7:50 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

I'm going out on a bit of a limb because these two haven't finished very good recently but I figure (hope?) they're due for top 5 finishes (maybe even a win).  Although, even if they finish well, I'm not sure I can make up 89 points on Chokin.  My picks for Homestead = Jeff Gordon & Tony Stewart.  Bonus pick....hmmm.  Has to be either Hamlin or Johnson...I'll take Jimmie Johnson as my bonus pick.

Great game this year RFG.  Very competitive and lots of fun.




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 7:16 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

RFG
First and foremost a big thank you for running this contest and I hope you do it again next year for what I hope is my title defense.Mark Martin had a rough year but as he is my favorite driver it is only fitting to finish the season with Mark and the kid.


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