We are starting to get down to the wire, and all these people racing their tires off is showing it... alright, so that might have been because the track was newly paved, but it still really shook up the standings, oh and by the way, the correct bonus was 1... that's right, only Dale Earnhardt, because he didn't race, got the point for people, but other than that this track shook up the standings in more ways than one. Now lets see how the standings are after week 1:
1.) Floridawhite- 69 (+7) The only one to avoid the mess that was Greg Biffle.)
2.) ILL55INI- 59 (+3)
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- 58 (+5)
3.) Bradman- 54 (+1)
4.) Fsu1dogs- 40 (+2) (Don't worry, you are not alone)
So the standings are starting to show some difference, with many picking Biffle, Mark Martin, or both... although Mark looked really good. Anyways, now we will see if Martinsville is any more predictable, and the battle plans people have for this track. Is it worth it to burn both the good drivers of Jimmie/Denny now, or save them? I know one thing though, only Florida can pick Greg Biffle.
+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
The bonus for this week, well this will be fun since we are at Martinsville, guess how many drivers finish on the lead lap. +5 for the exact amount, +3 if you are 1-3 off, +2 for 4-6 off, +1 for 7-10 off, nada for any more than that. So as long as people get lapped, I'm guessing everyone should get at least 1 point.
I still don't want to burn Jimmie or Denny just yet, but I would be stupid not to go with a Hendrick driver not named Kasey Kahne, so I will go with Jeff Gordon. I will also side with Clint Bowyer, as he is a pretty safe bet to reach a top 10 here, and he is fourth in the chase for now.
(Drivers crossed out indicate drivers you can no longer use.)
(AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PICKS, drivers will be named that one person or nobody can use, so make sure to check the bottom as well as next to your name to know who you can't pick.)
Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer (Bonus=18) Brad Keselowski
Floridawhite- Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin
ILL55INI- Clint Bowyer
Only Floridawhite can choose Greg Biffle.