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RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:38 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 8:52 pm
OK, so after last week, we still have 17/18 people, since everyone has made picks, none of these people will be eliminated, yet we still need 1 more person in order to keep this game going for the rest of the season, so get someone to come on to this game. I'm also keeping registration open for this game until week 3 WHEN THE GREEN FLAG DROPS, not some stupid stuff where I lock everything before the scheduled start when you don't even know what's going to happen, only when the green flag drops since making picks anytime after that would give an unfair advantage. Anyways, lets get to the standings to see how people did week 1:


1.) Berlyn-               79 (Well, her RCR faith certainly paid off this race.)

2.) Floridawhte-        78 (The only one to pick the winner, but still not first... winning drivers are more important if you make it to the chase anyways...)

3.) Edwardsfan-        78


4.) Section-              74

5.) Fsu1dogs-           73

6.) Foreplus-            72


7.) Roushfenwayguy- 64

8.) Mikeyfan-            64

9.) D2Moo-               61 (Well, the handicaps sure do help, second place helps too.)

10.) Tigersman-          60


11.) Sfrye-                 49 (Going out on a limb because these two weeks don't count... well lets just leave at they don't count.)

12.) Fog-                   46 (Picked the lowest possible scoring driver.. which is Jimmie Johnson? What's going on???)

13.) Tenacfan-           45

14.) Metrojethro-         42 (Tough trying to learn this game on a track like Daytona.)

15.) River Rat-            34 (Jeff Gordon seemed like a good pick...)

16.) Hoosierguy-          31 (He got more points off handicap bonuses than race finishing points.)

17.) JOEpesci-              0 (Starting week 2)

So as excepted, there were some that did good, and some that got hit by Daytona's return to pack racing. Remember that there are bonus points in the next segment to whoever wins this one, so it is definetely worth trying if you still stand a chance to at least get into the top 3. It also looks like those handicap drivers (cough, Patrick and Bayne) didn't really pay off too much, we will have to wait and see if any handicap drivers start to become viable as Pheonix is a much better indicator.

RULES ON WINNING DRIVERS LIST: Whoever gets the most winning drivers (that makes the chase) will get a +3 bonus throughout all 3 segments, which could really make the difference between someone getting eliminated or saved. The second most will get +3 through the first 2 segments, and third gets the bonus for only the first segment. Remember that ties get rounded down, so if there is a 2 way tie for second, both people get treated as if they got 3rd, and if there is a 3 way tie for second, all of them get treated as if they got 4th, or in other words all of them get no bonuses.

Winning Drivers List:

Floridawhite-            1

Everyone else-         0

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Greg Biffle

Paul Menard

Martin Truex Jr.

Marcos Ambrose

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

Mark Martin

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

David Ragan 

Joey Logano

Brian Vickers

Regan Smith

David Reutimann

Jamie McMurray

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

J.J. Yeley

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

For me this week, remember when Matt Kenseth won the last 500? Ya so I'm picking him. Also Jimmie Johnson is so dominant here, that its hard to pick against him.

Roushfenwayguy- Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

Mikeyfan- Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. (+2 handicap)

D2Moo- Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards

Tigersman- Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne

Metrojethro- Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer

Berlyn- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson

Foreplus- Carl Edwards, Jaime McMurray (+4 handicap)

Fsu1dogs- Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (+2 handicap)

River Rat- Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne

Floridawhite- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Sfrye- Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch

Section- Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin

Tenacfan- Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch (RFG handicap)

Edwardsfan- Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards

Hoosierguy- Regan Smith (+4 handicap), Tony Stewart

Fog- Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon

JOEpesci-  Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman

ILL55INI- Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick

Bradman- (Must make picks week 3)

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards-       4

Kyle Busch-          4

Jeff Gordon-         4

Tony Stewart-       4

Jimmie Johnson-  3

Kasey Kahne-       2

Matt Kenseth-       2

Denny Hamlin-      2


Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:01 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Bradman we are still open to more players, as long as you make a pick on week 3 you will be OK to join.

And for ILL55INI, I always post the blog and on the message board every week, maybe I just need to bump it up more near the start of each race, which might explain why you didn't see it.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 10:33 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Still need another player? I need to make up for my fail of an attempt last year

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:51 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:49 am

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Didn't see the thread anywhere so wasn't sure whether you guys were playin another season but since you are, I'll re-join.

Picks for Phoenix:

Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:44 am

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2


PLease highlight Jeff Gordon as my top pick.

Thank you.
As long as your preferred highlighted pick is first, even if you do not highlight them I will automatically make them your highlighted driver, now if you listed Jeff Gordon second, then you need to let me know... just for future reference... incase some (cough, hoosier) wants to make a correction.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:17 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2


PLease highlight Jeff Gordon as my top pick.

Thank you.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 6:02 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Smith, Stewart

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 5:02 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Biffle and Edwards 

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 7:58 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:16 pm

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 week 2

Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch

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