Bradman- 246 (84) (+20) (Too bad all these points were just to avoid elimination, but has momentum going into the finals.)
Fsu1dogs- 231 (82) (+9)
Floridawhite- 221 (67) (+12)
ILL55INI- 202 (88) (+21) (This week right here, shows that you should never give up.)
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- 198 (71) (+18)
Tenacfan- 182 (49) (-3) (Refer to Sfrye's comment.)
Sfrye- 175 (53) (-3) (Even with a good bonus score, it would have been an uphill battle.)
Segment 3: This is the final stretch, and the hardest as far as picks go. You must change your drivers each and every week, and you may not use a driver more than once. In other words, you must choose 10 unique drivers, so choose wisely, and plan ahead, I will keep a tally of the drivers each person still alive used. The champion will be decided after the final race from the final group of only four people. And yes, this means that only the last 5 races matter for getting first in the standings.
I reccomend all of you plan out your lineups for the whole chase so that you do not run into conflicts, as I already have my list all set.
+2 Handicap: 13th-20th
Brian Vickers (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 14th)
Mark Martin (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 15th)
+4 Handicap: 21st- 28th
Juan Pablo Montoya
David Gilliland (+6 to +4 handicap
+6 Handicap: 29th- 35th
David Ragan (+4 to +6 handicap)
David Reutimann (32nd by avg finish)
Sam Hornish Jr.
+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th
For the bonus, guess how many drivers finish in the EXACT position they are in the chase standings WHERE ONLY CHASERS count (so someone that finishes 11th of the chasers counts as 11th, even if they finish 32nd. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will finish last... since he won't race, so 1 is guarenteed.)
+5 if you guess exactly right
+3 for within 1
+1 for 2-3
0 for 4 or more
For my picks this week, I am going to burn Keselowski right now, as I feel this is his one shot to build more of a lead before the other two sharks get to their best tracks. I will also go with Greg Biffle, because RFR is good at Kansas, Homestead, and Texas, so I will try to use what I believe will be the best, one for each of those 3 tracks.
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle (Bonus: 2)