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RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Posted on: September 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2011 1:12 pm
Well, we have finally reached the chase, but not without a casualty, however, we had two people with the winner, ILL55INI, and Spikes, which desperately needed it, and this will get him more bonus points in the chase... that is if he survived... let's see who made it and who is going to be left behind:


1.) ILL55INI-             175 (92) (+6) (Cruises to the lead with 1 point off the best score possible.)

2.) Roushfenwayguy- 164 (80) (+4)

Tigersman-               164 (73) (0)


4.) Bored at Work-     163 (79) (+2)

5.) Sfrye-                  160 (75) (-1)

6.) River Rat-            151 (73) (+2)

>140 CLUB

7.) Spikesgator-        146 (83) (+3) (Got the winner to salvage an average of 73 points per race, very good for most other weeks, this week its enough to get by.)

8.) D2Moo-               142 (49) (-7) (Jimmie Johnson dropped D2Moo like a bullet, but Johnson likely won't let that happen again come the chase, that or Kurt and Jimmie are going to do something fierce.)


9.) Foreplus-             140 (62) (-1) (Ambrose didn't end up being the handicap driver of choice this week.)

Fogducker-               140 (54) (-6) (A tie for last, on the week we enter the chase, the week I announced the rule of keeping ties, wow this worked like clockwork.)

So it figures that we keep all 10 people for the chase, just like what happened last year, and so these two weeks basically ended up being for nothing other than collecting wins, kind of like what was going on in the actual pre-chase. Anyways, here is how the format will run, pay attention to these rules if you wish to optimize your lineups and to avoid penalties:

Segment One will last 2 races, weeks 27-28, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at this point. Any drivers are allowed both weeks. (Incase of tie, the tie will carry into segment two, lineups will not be allowed to be identical.)

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Spikesgator, for picking 6 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first two segments in the chase!

Tigersman, for picking 5 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first segment in the chase!

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Just a few adjustments, taking out Allmendinger and the hot Keselowski, and adding in Kahne and Menard, other than that just some shifting like with Truex.

The bonus for this week is simple, pick a driver (that you didn't choose already) that is in the handicap listings of +4, +2 or no handicap, and predict their exact finish position. If you get their position exactly right, you get +5 points, if you are off by 1-2 positions, you get +3, 3-5 gets you +2, and 5-10 gets you +1.

IE: RFG chooses Jimmie Johnson to finish 10th, Jimmie Johnson finishes 11th, so RFG gets 3 bonus points.
IE: RFG chooses Jimmie Johnson to finish 10th, Jimmie Johnson finishes 1st, so RFG gets 1 bonus point.

My first driver for Chicagoland is Jeff Gordon, he's on a roll, and he's great here. My second is Kevin Harvick, wow I'm being creative after Richmond aren't I...

Roushfenwayguy- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (Tony Stewart- 9th)

Spikesgator- Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards (Martin Truex Jr.- 14th) (+3 bonus)

Tigersman- Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin (A.J. Allmendiger- 10th) (+3 bonus)

Foreplus- Kevin Harvick, Marcos Ambrose (RFG autopicks)

D2Moo- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (Bobby LaBonte- 27th)

Sfrye-  Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon (David Ragan- 16th)

River Rat- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin (Jeff Gordon- 7th)

Bored at Work- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth (Jimmie Johnson- 5th) (+3 bonus)

Fogducker- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards (Paul Menard- 18th)

ILL55INI- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (Kasey Kahne- 15th)

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards-  6

Jeff Gordon-   3

Matt Kenseth- 3

Denny Hamlin- 2

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 1:13 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Bonus Paul Menard 18th

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 12:08 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:18 am

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth

bonus: Jimmie Johnson finishes 5th

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:22 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson for Chicago (Bonus: Kasey Kahne-15th)

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 1:26 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Thought I was a goner before Richmond.

Good luck all... The chase drivers will shine every race.

Kyle Busch

Carl Edwards (Martin Truex Jr.-14th)


Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:43 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth (Bobby Labonte 27th)

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:41 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin (AJ Allmendinger - 10th)

Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:33 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

I'm glad I hit refresh before I posted and saw the explaination.  I thought the bonus was to pick a +4 or lower and was thinking about picking Joe at 39th.  Wink


Carl Edwards
Denny Hamlin

Bonus (Jeff Gordon 7th)

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:16 pm
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Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:14 pm

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Does your explanation mean that I can pick the same drivers for the next two weeks?
For this week and next week only yes, you can pick both of the same drivers if you really want to.

And by +4 or higher, do you mean +4, +6, and +8, or +4, +2 and even?
Ya, i was implying higher in the standings, so +4, +2 and even, the reasoning for this is that someone could just pick a start and park guy like Joe Nemechek to finish 43th and they would probably be right on the money, so I just wanted to avoid that situation.

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