Sorry I've been a busy college boy this week with first exams coming in all directions. Anyways, Kenseth won, and Jr. is out, so remember DO NOT PICK Jr. Regan Smith luckily is taking over for his spot, so I will keep his handicap the same. But that big one took out so many drivers, this is sure to be a shook up standings. How much did those bonus picks help? Lets find out:
1.) Bradman- 162 (79) (+13) (Got saved 8 points from Kyle... not that you needed it though...)
2.) Floridawhite- 154 (73) (+8) (Bayne saved you 2 points.)
3.) Fsu1dogs- 149 (67) (+5) (Look at it this way, Kahne would have only gotten you 5 points now, you still look pretty safe.)
4.) Tenacfan- 133 (67) (+3)
Roushfenwayguy (Ghost picks)- 127 (74) (+18) (Got saved 13 points with the Burton safety.)
5.) Sfrye- 122 (72) (+2)
6.) ILL55INI- 114 (76) (+18) (Got saved 17 points with Kyle, but still has a long rope to climb to safety.)
Segment 2: You are allowed to keep one driver from week 3-4 or 4-5, but not both. If you recycle a driver, you can't reuse them (Virtually this means that if you choose a driver week 3 and get rid of them week 4, you can't use them week 5). In addition, you are not allowed to keep the same driver during all 3 races. These are similar rules to weeks 3-14, but different since there are 3 weeks here instead of two. Just like segment 1, the bottom 2 will be eliminated this segment.
Handicap lists are revamped, and will stick for segments 1 and 2 of the chase (I doubt much will chase for segment 3 though). The lists have also been increased to include one more driver in each bracket, which means that the top 13 are taken into considering, or in other words all non-chase drivers.
+2 Handicap: 13th-20th
Kyle Busch (new to handicap list)
Brian Vickers (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 14th)
Mark Martin (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 15th)
Carl Edwards (new to handicap list)
Ryan Newman (new to handicap list)
+4 Handicap: 21st- 28th
Jeff Burton (+2 to +4 handicap)
Jamie McMurray (+2 to +4 handicap)
Juan Pablo Montoya (+2 to +4 handicap)
+6 Handicap: 29th- 35th
David Ragan (+4 to +6 handicap)
David Reutimann (32nd by avg finish)
Sam Hornish Jr. (takes over A.J.'s spot)
+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th
The bonus for this week is to guess the amount of cautions throughout the race, however this bonus has a very small window for error since this stat usually stays at or below 10... not that it can't go higher, but there isn't much variety. Bonus figures are:
+5 if you guess the amount exactly
+3 if you are 1 off
+1 if you are 2-3 off
None if you 4 or more off.
Hopefully all those that try get at least 1 point.
Well... I can't use Jimmie, but I can keep Brad, so I'm going with Brad and Kasey Kahne.
NOTE (Drivers listed first can not be used by you this week, drivers listed after the ____ indicates that you can use one, but not both. If no drivers are listed after the ____, this means you used one driver two weeks in a row, so as long as you don't use the same week 3 drivers, you are safe to have any lineup (week 4 lineups with Jr. are also not shown since you won't pick him this week.)
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne (Bonus:9)
Fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr.
Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano
Sfrye- Matt Kenseth (-8 handicap), Kevin Harvick Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson______ Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne
Tenacfan- Tony Stewart (-8 handicap), Ryan Newman Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards
ILL55INI- Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle
Bradman- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson______ Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick