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RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:02 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2011 5:42 pm
Sorry for getting this up so late guys, lots of college work as first exams are coming up. Anyways... Kenseth finally got the win, Jimmie Johnson actually crashed... at Lowe's no less... must be because River Rat picked him. And then there is Kyle in second, a very odd 1-2 at this track, but someone still managed to get both of them which makes me wonder if this person has a cheat sheet... yes I'm talking about you ILL55INI... anyways, lets see how the rest of us did, and who the other person is (cough, me) that is eliminated.


1.) D2Moo-              277 (93) (5 bonus) (Brought us all to 'fantasy' school during this segment.)

2.) ILL55INI-           272 (96) (5 bonus) (Got the cautions exactly right too... same as D2Moo... maybe ILL55INI has a time machine?)

3.) Foreplus-            250 (80) (0 bonus) (Only female remaining makes it to the final round.)

4.) Sfrye-                 240 (80) (1 bonus)

5.) Bored at Work-    234 (54) (3 bonus) (Put up just enough of a lead to buffer himself from Jimmie's late downfall.)

6.) Fogducker-          233 (58) (0 bonus) (Didn't have a great week, but it was good enough.)


7.) Roushfenwayguy- 227 (76) (1 bonus) (Made a valiant effort with Kahne, but in the end, it just wasn't enough.)

8.) River Rat-            188 (49) (0 bonus) (At least he's going out in style... if finding the worse chaser is considered style...)

So for the first time since this game began, I will not be making picks, I know it will be hard trying to make picks without having my amazing picks to guide you, but I believe all of you can get through without me... and now for the new handicap lists that will last for the rest of the game.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Greg Biffle (replaces Kasey Kahne)

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Juan Pablo Montoya

Mark Martin

Paul Menard (from +4 to +2)

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Martin Truex Jr. (from +2 to +4)

Jeff Burton

Brian Vickers

Regan Smith

Jamie McMurray

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

J.J. Yeley (replaces Tony Raines)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

The bonus should be of no surprise to those that have played my game before, that is the safety pick, since this is Talladega.

The safety pick is simple, pick someone that IS IN A HANDICAP LIST, their handicap is reduced by 2 (I.E., Greg Biffle, if used for your saftey pick, has no handicap, and Bobby LaBonte has his reduced to +2.) Here is the new rule to the safety pick this year. IF AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR DRIVERS FINISHES BELOW 20TH, AND YOUR SAFETY PICK FINISHES AHEAD OF YOUR WORST FINISHING DRIVER, THEN YOUR SAFETY'S POINTS ARE USED INSTEAD OF YOUR OTHER DRIVER. The only difference from before is the below 20th part, if both your drivers finish in the top 10, and your safety pick wins, sorry but you can't use him, the safety pick is used to prevent catastrophy from wrecks, not to essentially give 3 picks.

REMEMBER: In this segment, you may only use a driver once and only once, and this segment lasts until the end of the season, that means that you must pick 10 different drivers, I'll keep track of which one you have and haven't picked.

For me this week... oh yeah.. I'm not picking... well... you know what, it is my game, I'm going to put in 'ghost picks' for the rest of the season, just to see how I would have fared just incase I did survive... so I'll go with Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski... and Jaime McMurray (+2) for my safety.

Roushfenwayguy- Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski (safety = Jamie McMurray (+2 handicap)

Foreplus- Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle (safety = Jeff Burton (+2 handicap)

D2Moo- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (safety= David Ragan)

Sfrye-  Trevor Bayne (+8 handicap), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (safety = David Ragan)

Bored at Work- David Ragan (+2 handicap), Trevor Bayne (+8 handicap) (no safety: Didn't read rules) (+3 bonus)


ILL55INI- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (safety= Juan Pablo Montoya)

Common Picks:

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:24 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Well my picks blew this week along with several others.  Misery does like company.  At least there is 4 weeks to recover.

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:48 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Kevin Harvick and Dale Jr.(Safety pick: Juan Pablo Montoya)

That was the first time that I picked Matt Kenseth this season, so that worked out well for me. I don't trust him as much as I do other drivers but I had no other choice last week.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:32 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

David Ragan  and Trevor Bayne   safety pick Jeff Gordon

Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 2:33 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Well I knew last week that I was dead man walking long before the green flew.  I think I had a driver either blow up or jack up the wall on all three races in this segment.  However, Thanks for doing this game RFG, it was fun.  I feel good to have lasted into the chase.  Good luck everyone else, and hope to play this next year.

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:10 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Glad I made it to the end

Now it's time for feast or famine

Trevor Bayne and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Safety-David Regan)

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:29 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Matt Kenseth  Greg Biffle

Safety - Jeff Burton

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 2:15 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Here we go.......

Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (Safety pick  David Ragan)

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