Well, after all the luck like with Smoke and Brad that got taken out, Denny Hamlin came to take it from the rest and get the victory... and who chose the winner... nobody... except the guy that was in Maine, and got random autopicks and somehow got Hamlin, but don't worry, he had an awful secondary driver. So lets get right to the standings and see who is going out this week:
1.) Sfrye- 158 (66) (Not the best score, but good enough to win this segment.)
Tenacfan- 158 (78) (I take that back, we actually have a two way tie for first.)
Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 142 (52)
3.) Beardawg- 131 (51) (Remember that you can make picks for the following week early if you are going away.)
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4.) ILL55INI- 129 (52)
5.) Floridawhite- 121 (54)
6.) Fsu1dogs- 120 (81) (Excellent week to burst himself away from the danger zone.)
7.) Bradman- 114 (34) (Well... at least you didn't get eliminated.)
8.) Tigersman- 94 (54)
River Rat- 94 (52) (Our first tie-breaker is about to come into play.)
So not only did we have a tie for first, we also had a tie for last. This means that first off, there will be no bonus for this segment win, however both of you will score a segment win on the average finish statistics.
Second, Tigersman and River Rat and going to go into a one round sudden death. Both of you will be able to make picks at Atlanta (any failiure to make picks will result in elimination). Whoever posts their picks first gets dibs on picks, BOTH OF YOU CAN SHARE ONE DRIVER, BUT NOT BOTH. If a tie still exists, if the tie is due to the +2 bonus for picking the better of the two drivers, whoever didn't get that bonus will emerge as the victor. If a tie still exists, then I will check bonuses through this segment to see whoever scored less bonuses, and that person will win. If a tie still exists, then I will go with who has the best avg. finish through the season, which is Tigersman.
Winning Drivers List:
River Rat- 1
River Rat, Fsu and Bradman are eliminated from any bonus contention.
All others have a chance to receive +3 for the first two segments, but only Tigersman and Beardawg currently have bonuses and can get the +3 throughtout the chase.
Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)
A side note that the handicap lists will not reset until the chase (week 27), so these will stick around an extra week... and more non-chase drivers could be added to the handicap lists.
+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd
Paul Menard (new to handicap list)
Juan Pablo Montoya
+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th
Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)
+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th
(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)
David Stremme (new to handicap list)
+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th
So, Jimmie and Jeff, should I go with the Hendrick duo even with their Michigan woes... well I got nothing to lose so why not?
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap)
Tigersman- (in tie-breaker)
River Rat- (in tie-breaker)
Remember that you have until Sunday night to make picks. Avg. segment finish list to be up soon.