Posted on: August 16, 2010 12:44 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2010 4:03 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 24

Well, congratulations to Kevin Harvick on yet another win, holding off Hamlin and the Roush attack that was making a charge... was really hoping for a caution for my guys... anyway, lets see who picked him... just 1 person, and guess who it is considering that Section isn't here? That's right, Bored at Work does it again, however, he also picked Jeff Burton... considering there were some Edwards, Hamlin lineups, he won't have the lead, but let's see the whole standings:

Top Lineup- Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick- 365

PODIUM

1.) Berlyn-                340 (Berlyn is back on top, finally putting all her struggles behind her.)

Tigersman-               340

3.) Coach-                335 (The best RFR lineup possible, and shows a very strong performance.)

NON-PODIUM 300 CLUB

4.) Hard to Beat-       311 (Picked two great drivers that nobody else chose.)

5.) Floridawhite-        307

6.) Obxyankeefan-    306

7.) Bored at Work-    301 (Jeff Burton really ruined bored at work's win, luckily his +20 bonus pushed him over 300 pts.)

8.) Mikeyfan-            300

250 CLUB

9.) Roushfenwayguy- 297

10.) Chokin Colts-       288 (Not the best handicap drivers, but a good lineup nevertheless.)

11.) Edwardsfan-         278 (Picking his favorite driver paid off for once this season.)

12.) ILL55INI-             263

SEMI-DANGER ZONE

13.) Bradman-            247 (Though he had a top 3, Jeff Gordon ruined his day.)

Fsu1dogs-                  247 (Refer to Bradman's comment.)

MARKED MAN (needs to overcome at least an 86 pt. deficit, ouch...)

15.) M56Nascar-          161 (Gets blasted down to a deep cellar considering how well everyone else did.)

Winning Drivers Chosen:

ILL55INI-            7
Mikeyfan-            7
Bored at Work-     7 (+1)

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Fsu1dogs-           6
Chokin Colts-       6
 
Coach-               5 
Tigersman-         5

Floridawhite-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4
Berlyn-                4

M56Nascar56-      3
Edwardsfan-         3

Hard to Beat-       2

Bradman-            1


10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Jaime McMurray

Kasey Kahne

David Reutimann

Joey Logano

Martin Truex Jr.

A.J. Allmendinger

Juan Pablo Montoya 

Paul Menard

(No changes to +10 handicap list except for order.)
+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Sam Hornish Jr.

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

(Brian Vickers out of +20, Bobby in)
+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Robby Gordon

Travis Kvapil 

Kevin Conway

David Gilliland

(N/A, Brian Vickers)

David Stremme

Joe Nemechek

(Joe Nemechek and Brian Vickers in, Bobby LaBonte and Mike Bliss out.)

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th )


I already stated who I'm going with here, and I'm sticking to them, I mean Kurt and Kyle are soo good here, and though I'm afraid of a Busch bros. lineup, this is the place to do it at.

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

Floridawhite- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin (RFG super random autopicks) (I know he maybe still on vacation, so since he planned 3 weeks ahead before, I'll cut him a break, as I know he still cares about the game, just did a random pick with the top 15 drivers... else he would have gotten Scott Speed and Reed Sorenson : /. Thought next week I will give him regular autopicks should he not be here.)

Bradman- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Edwardsfan-  Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth

Berlyn- Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton

ILL55INI- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

Coach- Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch


bored at work- Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap), Jamie McMurray (+10 handicap)

Mikeyfan- Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap), Kurt Busch


Tigersman- Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle

Chokin Colts- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

M56Nascar- Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch


obxyankeefan- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

fsu1dogs- Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin
 

HardtoBeat- Tony Stewart, Elliot Sadler (+20 handicap)

Common Picks:

Kyle Busch- 10

Kurt Busch- 7

Jimmie Johnson- 2

Lineups with Busch bros.- 5

Posted on: August 9, 2010 2:06 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2010 11:16 am
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 23

Well, we had 4 lineups that picked the unstoppable lineup of Ambrose and JPM, good thing I decreased their handicaps or else everyone probably would have picked them, lol. Not to say that Chokin Colts didn't choose a great lineup either, he got 1st and 5th, anyway, lets go to the standings, where I'm sure all but a few did very well and those that chose one wrong driver will suffer the consequences.

Top Lineup- Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch/ Marcos Ambrose/ A.J. Allmendinger (+10 handicap)- 365

PODIUM

1.) Bored at Work-    689 (365) (+1) (I forgot to add your +20 bonus to last week, so I added it now... perfect lineup... bored at work wins again... why am I not surprised... lol)

2.) Obxyankeefan-    646 (311) (-1) (Considering his unorthodox pick of Sam Hornish, he did very well.)

3.) Coach-                636 (316) (0)

NON-PODIUM 600 CLUB

4.) Edwardsfan-         632 (365) (+5) (Biggest mover.) (One of the many that chose the perfect lineup.)

5.) Bradman-            631 (312) (-1)

6.) Mikeyfan-            619 (365) (+4)

7.) ILL55INI-            613 (316) (0)

8.) Floridawhite-        608 (304) (-3) (Duplicated his score from last week with picking 2 weeks in advance.)

9.) Chokin Colts-       604 (350) (+1)

500 CLUB

10.) Tigersman-          584 (280) (-5) (Biggest faller) (One of the few that couldn't top 300 this week.)

11.) Berlyn-                577 (365) (+3) (Breaks out of her slump in a big way.)

12.) M56Nascar56-      547 (257) (-4) (Considering how well everyone else did, it left M56 falling down the elevator without an E-Brake.)

13.) Roushfenwayguy- 540 (316) (0) (The lineup that hasn't finished below 3rd in 6 starts did, but it was still good.)

14.) Hard to Beat-       526 (280) (-2) (The two Sprint road veteran team was good, but not great like what most other people had.)

450 CLUB

15.) Fsu1dogs-           486 (276) (0) (Would be a decent score for any week except this one.)

ELIMINATION CLUB

16.) Spikesgator-        417 (225) (0) (Who would have guessed that Jimmie Johnson would be the death of someone?)

Well, with the great roadcourse the only person that chose a driver outside the top 20 got eliminated, it didn't help that he was in last before this week even began, and if you get the lowest score for two weeks in a row... well there's just no way your going to get out of elimination is there? So Spikesgator will be leaving the competition just moments before the chase, which is coming up in just two more sessions! Can you hang on until then??? Also Bored at Work won another session... I have made my decision on what your reward will be Bored at Work (So long as obx or Mikeyfan don't win the next two session in a row.) However, you will have to wait until the chase to find out what it is, stay tuned!

ILL55INI-            7
Mikeyfan-            7 (+1)

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Fsu1dogs-           6
Bored at Work-    6 (+1)
Chokin Colts-      6 (+1)
 
Coach-               5 
Tigersman-         5

Floridawhite-        4
Spikesgator-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4
Berlyn-                4 (+1)

M56Nascar56-      3
Edwardsfan-         3 (+1)

Hard to Beat-       2

Bradman-            1

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Jaime McMurray

Kasey Kahne

David Reutimann

Joey Logano

Martin Truex Jr.

A.J. Allmendinger

Juan Pablo Montoya 

Paul Menard

(No changes to +10 handicap list except for order.)
+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Sam Hornish Jr.

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

(Brian Vickers out of +20, Bobby in)
+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Robby Gordon

Travis Kvapil 

Kevin Conway

David Gilliland

(N/A, Brian Vickers)

David Stremme

Joe Nemechek

(Joe Nemechek and Brian Vickers in, Bobby LaBonte and Mike Bliss out.)

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th )

Well, Carl Edwards has been on a roll and is great here, definetely using him... after that... I'll choose Jimmie Johnson, as I have no plan of using him at Bristol.

Roushfenwayguy- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch week 24 pre-set)

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin

Bradman- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon

Edwardsfan-  Carl Edwards, Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap)

Berlyn- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)

Coach- Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle


bored at work- Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton (+20 bonus)

Mikeyfan- Denny Hamlin, David Reutimann (+10 handicap)


Tigersman- Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards

Chokin Colts- Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap)


M56Nascar- Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon

obxyankeefan- Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)

fsu1dogs- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon


Spikesgator-


HardtoBeat- Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards-      7

Denny Hamlin-    5

Jeff Gordon-        3

Jimmie Johnson- 3

Kasey Kahne-      3

Posted on: August 2, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: August 9, 2010 1:38 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 22

Well, a RFR driver finally won, that must mean Bradman got a win... oh wait, he wanted all chevies... but those that decided to use Stewart now instead of later got rewarded nicely. Pretty good week except for a few people. And as for avg. finish, I decided to abolish that since it no longer counts for anything.

Top Lineup- Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart- 365

PODIUM

1.) Obxyankeefan-    335 (Competing with bored at work for most session wins.)

2.) Bored at Work-     324

3.) Coach-                320

NON-PODIUM 300 TIED CLUB

4.) Bradman-            319

5.) Tigersman-          304

Floridawhite-             304

230 CLUB

7.) ILL55INI-            297

8.) M56Nascar-         290

9.) Edwardsfan-         267

10.) Chokin Colts-      254

Mikeyfan-                  254

12.) Hard to Beat-       246 (Handicaps takes him out of the danger zone... not that he still can't be eliminated.)

DANGER ZONE

13.) Roushfenwayguy- 224 (Popular Denny got a top 5, but Jimmie ruined my driver's day.)

14.) Berlyn-                212 (Once avg. finish leader, now slipping down the tubes.)

15.) Fsu1dogs-           210 (With Kurt's failiure, has Fsu's bad session finally come?)

16.) Spikesgator-        192 (Picked the worst possible JGR drivers.)

So pretty good considering nobody picked the winner, but with 8/12 chasers in the top 10, you had to expect something like this would happen.

ILL55INI-            7

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Mikeyfan-            6
Fsu1dogs-           6

Chokin Colts-      5 
Coach-               5 
Bored at Work-    5
Tigersman-         5

Floridawhite-        4
Spikesgator-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4

M56Nascar56-      3
Berlyn-                3

Edwardsfan-         2
Hard to Beat-       2

Bradman-            1

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

(Jeff Burton at the Glen only)

Jaime McMurray

Kasey Kahne

David Reutimann (+20 for the Glen only)

Joey Logano

Martin Truex Jr.

A.J. Allmendinger

Juan Pablo Montoya (no handicap at the Glen)

Paul Menard

(Boris Said for road courses)

(No changes to +10 handicap list except for order.)
+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Marcos Ambrose (no handicap at the Glen)

Elliot Sadler

Sam Hornish Jr.

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

(Ted Musgrave and Steve Park for road courses)

(Brian Vickers out of +20, Bobby in)
+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Robby Gordon (+10 handicap only for the Glen)

Travis Kvapil 

Kevin Conway

David Gilliland

(N/A, Brian Vickers)

David Stremme

Joe Nemechek

(Joe Nemechek and Brian Vickers in, Bobby LaBonte and Mike Bliss out.)

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th unless otherwise listed)


Well, Tony Stewart in the last 5 years here has 3 wins, and 5 top 5s, hard to argue with that... and of course Ambrose has never finished outside the top 5 here, also since I can't pick Hamlin with 4 for 4 in top 10s makes those two easy.

Roushfenwayguy- Tony Stewart, Marcos Ambrose

Floridawhite- Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose (JJ & Hamlin week 23 pre-set)

Bradman- Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch

Edwardsfan- Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya 

Berlyn- Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose

ILL55INI- Tony Stewart, Marcos Ambrose

Coach- Marcos Ambrose, Tony Stewart


bored at work- Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya


Mikeyfan- Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose


Tigersman- Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon

Chokin Colts- Juan Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards


M56Nascar- Tony Stewart, Mark Martin

obxyankeefan-  Marcos Ambrose, Sam Hornish Jr. (+20 handicap)

fsu1dogs- Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick


Spikesgator- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart


HardtoBeat- Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon

Common Picks:

Marcos Ambrose- 10

Tony Stewart-      8

Juan Pablo M.-    5 (All lineups with JPM also have Ambrose... with the exception of Chokin Colts.)

Jeff Gordon-        3

Posted on: July 26, 2010 9:01 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2010 1:44 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 21

Well, have a lot to do and probably not enough time to do it, I'll try my best to get this all done by the end of today. Anyway, Indy, just like Chicagoland, didn't end up so good, as Jimmie, Jeff, Reutimann and Montoya, pretty much all of the most popular picks went down in flames... this should leave to no surprised that Section and RAK will be eliminated, but let's see if I made a miscalculation.

Top Lineup- Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap), Kevin Harvick- 375

600 CLUB... The First Time Nobody Has Reached It.

PODIUM

1.) Bored at Work-    582 (252) (0) (Once again... he wins... I'll have a reward for you at the chase should you make it and you still have the most amount of session wins.)

2.) Floridawhite-        558 (290) (+2) (Two decent weeks for Florida puts him in a much better than decent position.)

3.) ILL55INI-            521 (191) (-2) (It's never advised to follow Coach's picks :P)

NON-POIUM 500 CLUB

4.) Chokin Colts-      505 (269) (+5) (Only person to pick Harvick here, and it paid off.)}

5.) Edwardsfan-        502 (244) (0)                                                                          } 4 point seperation

6.) Mikeyfan-           501 (184) (-3) (MWR must not want you as a fan.)                      }

400 CLUB

7.) Obxyankeefan-   490 (249) (0)

8.) Hard to Beat-      481 (242) (0)

9.) Bradman-           462 (306) (+9) (Biggest mover) (306) (Almost tripled his score! Huge rebound.)

10.) Berlyn-               456  (249) (+1)                     }

11.) Spikesgator-       455 (205) (-5) (Biggest faller) } 2 point seperation

12.) Fsu1dogs-           454 (257) (+1)                     }

13.) Tigersman-         432 (249) (+2) }

14.) M56Nascar-         431 (196) (-4)  } 1 point seperation

300 CLUB (Actually has more than just the person (or in this case people) eliminated.)

15.) Roushfenwayguy- 395 (196) (-3) (Hendrick's best got less than 200 points... I thought it wasn't possible.)

16.) Coach-                388 (191) (-3)

17.) Section-              342 (183) (-1) (Well, you did better than last week at least...)

18.) RAK-                   340 (181) (-2) (Refer to Section's comment.)

From a rating of 1 to 10 of how good this session did, it was a -10... truly awful, all of you should be ashamed, even you Bored at Work, because we expect you to get over 600 points every session now, lol. And nobody got the winner, cmon guys he won at Daytona... thought at least one person (cough Bradman) would be brave enough to take him.

ILL55INI-            7 
Section-              7

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Mikeyfan-            6
Fsu1dogs-           6

Chokin Colts-      5
RAK-                  5
Coach-               5 
Bored at Work-    5
Tigersman-         5

Floridawhite-        4
Spikesgator-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4

M56Nascar56-      3
Berlyn-                3

Edwardsfan-         2
Hard to Beat-       2

Bradman-            1

The handicap lists are now revamped, will show additions and subtractions.

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Jaime McMurray

Kasey Kahne

David Reutimann

Joey Logano

Martin Truex Jr.

A.J. Allmendinger

Juan Pablo Montoya 

Paul Menard

(No changes to +10 handicap list except for order.)
+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Sam Hornish Jr.

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

(Brian Vickers out of +20, Bobby in)
+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Robby Gordon

Travis Kvapil 

Kevin Conway

David Gilliland

(N/A, Brian Vickers)

David Stremme

Joe Nemechek

(Joe Nemechek and Brian Vickers in, Bobby LaBonte and Mike Bliss out.)

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th)

(Avg. will be put here sometime in the future)


This week, I can't argue with Denny at Pocono, I also can't argue with my favorite driver, I have to go with the same lineup I chose last Pocono.

Roushfenwayguy- Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (JJ & Hamlin 23, Marcos Ambrose & Jeff Gordon week 22 pre-set.)

Section-

Bradman- Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson

Edwardsfan- Denny Hamlin, Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap)

Berlyn- Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer

ILL55INI- Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton

Coach- Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick

bored at work- Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson


Mikeyfan- Denny Halmin, Kyle Busch


Tigersman- Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson

Chokin Colts- Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch


M56Nascar- Denny Hamlin, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

obxyankeefan-  Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin

fsu1dogs- Mark Martin, Kurt Busch

Spikesgator- Joey Logano (+10 handicap), Kyle Busch


RAK-


HardtoBeat- Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

Common Picks:

Denny Hamlin-  9

Kyle Busch-       4

Jimmie Johnson- 4

Kurt Busch-       2

Tony Stewart-    2

Kevin Harvick-   2

Juan Pablo M.-  2
Posted on: July 11, 2010 1:29 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2010 8:08 am
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 20

Well, all in all we had a pretty bad week, but wait! David Reutimann won, that must mean that Mikeyfan got a win... oh wait, no he didn't... nobody (cough, Edwardsfan) even picked the second placeman of Carl Edwards! We will just have to see how bad things turned out.

Top Lineup: David Reutimann (+10 handicap), Carl Edwards- 375

PODIUM

1.) ILL55INI-            330 (Gordon did great, Kahne with his handicap did great as well.)

Bored at Work-         330

3.) Mikeyfan-            317  (Despite not picking Reutimann he did pretty good.)

200 CLUB

4.) Floridawhite-        268

5.) Edwardsfan-         258

6.) Spikesgator-        250

7.) Obxyankeefan-    241

8.) Hard to Beat-       239

9.) Chokin Colts-       236

10.) M56Nascar-         235

11.) Berlyn-               207

DANGER ZONE

12.) Roushfenwayguy- 199

13.) Coach-                197 (Busch bros. not very potent this time.)
           VS.
      Fsu1dogs-            197

15.) Tigersman-         183

16.) Section-              159 (Look at the bright side, things can only go up from here right???)

RAK-                         159

18.) Bradman-           156 (Falls down on his face again, truly a surprise after getting runner-up last season.)

So all in all, not very great... we had 7 people below 200, and I'm pretty sure that's a new record, also the closest person to the podium not in the podium is 32 points off even getting 300... not the kind of buffers people were looking for with a track like Indy coming up... and with two people getting eliminated this session, there are a lot of people that will be scrambling to make sure they get good picks or they could go home.

ILL55INI-            7 
Section-              7

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Mikeyfan-            6
Fsu1dogs-           6

Chokin Colts-      5
RAK-                  5
Coach-               5 
Bored at Work-    5
Tigersman-         5

Floridawhite-        4
Spikesgator-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4

M56Nascar56-      3
Berlyn-                3

Edwardsfan-         2
Hard to Beat-       2

Bradman-            1


10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Martin Truex Jr.

Joey Logano

Jaime McMurray

David Reutimann

Juan Pablo Montoya

Kasey Kahne (He is still here and flying low this year... probably can't wait for Hendrick.)

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard


+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

Brad Kesolowski

David Ragan

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

Elliot Sadler

Marcos Ambrose

Regan Smith

(Steve Park at Indy)

(N/A... or in other words Brian Vickers)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil

Robby Gordon

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

David Stremme

Mike Bliss

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th)

(The handicap lists will be revamped after Indy, and will remain until the chase.)

(Some drivers maybe added to this list to reduce their handicaps for Indy, though unlikely.)

Well, over the last 5 Indy starts, either Tony Stewart or Jimmie Johnson have won all of them, so I'll pick Jimmie, and since I can't pick Tony, I'll go with Mr. top 5s a lot Jeff Gordon.

Roushfenwayguy- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

Floridawhite- Tony Stewart, Mark Martin (JJ & Hamlin 21 & 23, Marcos Ambrose & Jeff Gordon week 22 pre-set.)

Section- Jeff Gordon, David Reutimann (+10 handicap)

Bradman- Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards (Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson pre-set)

Edwardsfan- David Reutimann (+10 handicap), Tony Stewart

Berlyn- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

Coach- Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

bored at work- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton


Mikeyfan- David Reutimann (+10 handicap), Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap)


Tigersman- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart

Chokin Colts- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch pre-set.)


M56Nascar- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

obxyankeefan- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart 

fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart

Spikesgator- Denny Hamlin, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)


RAK- Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)


HardtoBeat- Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)


Common Picks:

Tony Stewart-     7

Jeff Gordon-       7

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Juan Pablo Montoya- 5

David Reutimann- 3

Posted on: July 4, 2010 10:58 am
Edited on: July 10, 2010 8:11 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 19

Oh the carnage that is Daytona... I really should have put a safety pick in for this week shouldn't I? Anyway, 9 people were still able to find the winner, though most struggled with their second driver... after that big wreck, and wrecks all over it made things really bad for this week, we will just have to see how bad it is.

Top Lineup: Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)- 375

PODIUM

1.) Obxyankeefan-   671 (355) (+5) Best lineup chosen this week, the only one with two drivers in the top 5!

2.) Section-              657 (346) (+5) Had an amazing week where so many others struggled.

3.) ILL55INI-            648 (288) (-1) Thanks to Harvick his Stewart pick didn't blow him up.

NON-PODIUM 600 CLUB

4.) Tigersman-         646 (355) (+5)

5.) RAK-                   629 (269) (-2) Avoids havoc due to random autopicks... must have been his strategy...

6.) Spikesgator-        610 (245) (-5) Well Kahne was a great pick at least.

7.) Hard to Beat-       606 (355) (+7)

500 CLUB

8.) Fsu1dogs-           573 (291) (+4)

9.) Bored at Work-    549 (346) (+8) (Biggest mover) HUGE rebound from last week!

10.) Bradman-            542 (220) (-5) Well at least the handicap made Ragan's horrible finish seem like a 31st.

11.) M56Nascar-          538 (208) (-7) Jr. did good... as for Kyle Busch...

12.) Edwardsfan-         512 (225) (-1) Edwardsfan's faith in Edwards paid off this week.

13.) Chokin Colts-       510 (244) (0)

400 CLUB

14.) Floridawhite-        485 (174) (-7)

15.) Mikeyfan-            479 (251) (+1)

16.) Coach-                448 (251) (+2) Made 250 despite the McMurray pick thanks to handicaps.

17.) Roushfenwayguy- 432 (141) (-8) (Biggest faller) Third worst score ever in this game this week!

SAFETY CLUB

18.) Berlyn-                363 (131) (-3) Tied for the worst score ever in this game for a weekly score...


Well, a fitting end due to this Daytona, Berlyn, the highest average person before this session, ends up last, just showing how unpredictable this race was. And thus due to her ending up in the last position, she will be the activator of the save... which will make things oh that much more interesting the next session, as two people will be eliminatedSurprised!!!

ILL55INI-            7 (+1) 
Section-              7 (+1)

Roushfenwayguy- 6
Mikeyfan-            6 (+1) 
Fsu1dogs-           6 (+1)

Chokin Colts-      5
RAK-                  5
Coach-               5 (+1) 
Bored at Work-    5 (+1)
Tigersman-         5 (+1)

Floridawhite-        4
Spikesgator-        4
Obxyankeefan-    4(+1)

M56Nascar56-      3
Berlyn-                3

Edwardsfan-         2
Hard to Beat-       2 (+1)

Bradman-            1

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Martin Truex Jr.

Joey Logano

Jaime McMurray

David Reutimann

Juan Pablo Montoya

Kasey Kahne (He is still here and flying low this year... probably can't wait for Hendrick.)

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard


+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

Brad Kesolowski

David Ragan

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

Elliot Sadler

Marcos Ambrose

Regan Smith

(N/A... or in other words Brian Vickers)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil

Robby Gordon

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

David Stremme

Mike Bliss

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th)


PODIUM

1.) Berlyn-                  7.44 (+1.31) (0)

2.) Obxyankeefan-      7.89 (2) (-.86) (+2)

3.) Bored at Work-       8.11  (2) (+.11) (0)

NON-PODIUM SINGLE DIGIT GROUP

4.) Mikeyfan-              8.44 (2) (+.81) (-2)

5.) ILL55INI-              8.56  (-.69) (0)
 
6.) Section-                8.89 (-.86) (+1)

7.) RAK-                     9 (-.5) (0) (-1)

8.) Tigersman-            9.78  (1) (-.72) (+2)

DOUBLE DIGIT GROUP

9.) Chokin Colts-         10.33 (+.33) (-1)

10.) Roushfenwayguy-  10.89 (+.76) (-1)

11.) Fsu1dogs-            11.11 (-.39) (+1)

12.) Coach-                 11.56 (+.56) (-1)

13.) Spikesgator-         12.89 (-.86) (+3)

14.) Edwardsfan-          13.22 (-.16) (0) (4th)

15.) M56Nascar-           13.22 (-.28) (+1) (5th (twice))

16.) Hard to Beat-        13.25 (-.89) (+1) [Has 1 less segment scored than everyone else.]

17.) Floridawhite-         13.44 (+.06) (-2)

18.) Bradman-             15 (-.63) (0)



Incase you guys missed it, during this two week session of Chicagoland and Indy, not one but two people will be eliminated since Berlyn
activated the save.

For my first week in Chicagoland, I'm going with Kevin Harvick, as well as Smoke yet again.

Roushfenwayguy- Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick

Floridawhite- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson

Section- Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson

Bradman- Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle

Edwardsfan- Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), Jimmie Johnson

Berlyn- Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton

ILL55INI- Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)

Coach- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

bored at work- Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap)


Mikeyfan- Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards

Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch

Chokin Colts- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart

M56Nascar- Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman

obxyankeefan- Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), Kevin Harvick (+20 bonus)

fsu1dogs- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch

Spikesgator- Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart

RAK- Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson


HardtoBeat- Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin

Common picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 7

Kevin Harvick- 5

Kasey Kahne- 4

Tony Stewart- 4

Kyle Busch- 3

Kurt Busch- 3

Jeff Gordon- 3

Denny Hamlin- 2

Ryan Newman- 2

Posted on: June 28, 2010 11:56 am
Edited on: July 3, 2010 11:13 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 18

Well, usually when Jimmie Johnson wins, unlike last week, will signify that we had a good week. This time that signal didn't disappoint, as we had someone get a perfect score, and 2 others very close to it. So it looks like everyone did the job of building up their buffers for Daytona, but did everyone do good here? Lets find out!

PODIUM

1.) Spikesgator-         365 (Once again he is sitting pretty after the first segment race with perfect picks.)

2.) ILL55INI-             360 (Got the 1,3 which the 3 almost won too.)

RAK-                        360

NON-PODIUM 300 CLUB

4.) M56Nascar-          330 (Yup, SHR did fantastic with 2 top 5s this race.)

5.) Bradman-            322 (He finally got a winner!)

6.) Obxyankeefan-    316 (Gets very high due to making picks on the pick 3 game... maybe he though he already made picks for this one.)

7.) Floridawhite-        311

Section-                   311

250 CLUB

9.) Roushfenwayguy- 291

Tigersman-              291

11.) Edwardsfan-      287

12.) Fsu1dogs-        282

13.) Chokin Colts     266 (Winner spoiled by JPM's aggression.)

14.) Hard to Beat-    251 (JPM ruined Hard to Beat's score too.)

DANGER ZONE

15.) Berlyn-             232

16.) Mikeyfan-         228

17.) Bored at Work-  203 (Its a good thing he got those bonus points, else he would be in last.)

18.) Coach-             197 (Bad day for JPM puts Coach in a bad position.)

Good news: We had 8 people that finished over 300, 4/9ths of our field, almost 1/2, and our podium is almost perfect, much better than last session. The bad news is that Daytona is next week, so anything can happen, especially those not in the danger zone... and to top it all off, all 3 people that are eligible for the save are in the danger zone... we could very well see it get triggered this session, and it can only be used once.

Roushfenwayguy- 6
ILL55INI-            6 (+1) 
Section-              6 (+1)

Mikeyfan-            5
Fsu1dogs-           5
Chokin Colts-      5 (+1)
RAK-                  5 (+1)

Coach-               4
Bored at Work-    4
Tigersman-         4
Floridawhite-        4 (+1)
Spikesgator-        4 (+1)

M56Nascar56-      3
Obxyankeefan-    3
Berlyn-                3

Edwardsfan-         2

Hard to Beat-       1
Bradman-            1 (+1)

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Martin Truex Jr.

Joey Logano

Jaime McMurray

David Reutimann

Juan Pablo Montoya

Kasey Kahne (He is still here and flying low this year... probably can't wait for Hendrick.)

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard


+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

Brad Kesolowski

David Ragan

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

Elliot Sadler

Marcos Ambrose

Regan Smith

(N/A... or in other words Brian Vickers)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil

Robby Gordon

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

David Stremme

Mike Bliss

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th)


Well, I saved Tony Stewart for a reason, no doubt I am using him here... and my other guy... after close examination Kyle Busch is actually a good and safe bet in the summer race, I'll go with him.

Roushfenwayguy- Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch

Floridawhite- Matt Kenseth, Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap)

Section- Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch

Bradman- Kurt Busch, David Ragan (+20 handicap)

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson

Berlyn- Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap), Jimmie Johnson

ILL55INI- Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart

Coach- Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap), Kevin Harvick

bored at work- Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch


Mikeyfan- Jaime McMurray (+10 handicap), Kevin Harvick

Tigersman- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chokin Colts- Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch

M56Nascar- Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch

obxyankeefan- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

fsu1dogs- Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick


Spikesgator- Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap), A.J. Allmendinger (+10 handicap)

RAK- Paul Menard, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (random autopicks)


HardtoBeat- Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick

Common Picks:

Kevin Harvick-    10

Jaime McMurray- 4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.- 4

Kurt Busch-       3

Tony Stewart-   3

Jimmie Johnson- 2

Kyle Busch-         2

Posted on: June 21, 2010 11:32 am
Edited on: June 27, 2010 4:18 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 17

Well, another week another another win for Jimmie Johnson... except that this was on a road course... and Marcos Ambrose fell due to a technicality... so who picked Jimmie? Just one person was willing to stand up to the plate, and that was the doghouse of Fsu, congratulations to him. Let's see how everyone else did though:

Top Lineup: Jimmie Johnson, Robby Gordon (+10 handicap): 375

PODIUM

1.) Bored at Work-    619 (299) (+1)

2.) Berlyn-                596 (298) (+3) (Shows consistency by getting the same nice score twice.)

3.) Fsu1dogs-           594 (329) (+7) (Biggest mover) (Only person this week with the winner, and it shows.)

500 CLUB

4.) ILL55INI-             593 (320) (+5)

5.) Coach-                 587 (277) (-2) (Common picks drop Coach out of podium.)
 
6.) Bradman-            585 (299) (+1)

7.) Obxyankeefan-    577 (289) (-1)

8.) Spikesgator-        576 (211) (-7) (His favorite driver throws away his chance of winning the segment.)

9.) Tigersman-          572 (308) (+3)

10.) Edwardsfan-         561 (308) (+3)

11.) M56Nascar-          552 (277) (-3)

12.) Mikeyfan-            549 (299) (+3)

13.) Chokin Colts-       547 (237) (-10) (Biggest faller) (Late issues for Kurt threw Chokin down the ranks.)

14.) Floridawhite-        542 (277) (+4)

15.) RAK-                   538 (289) (+1)

16.) Roushfenwayguy- 530 (277) (-3)

400 CLUB

17.) Hard to Beat-       496 (313) (+1) (MUCH better than last week...)

18.) Section-               459 (230) (-1) (Score ruined by Bowyer... but at least its better than last week, lol.)

ELIMINATION CLUB

19.) Tenacfan-            377 (197) (0) (It's never a good thing when you pick the last place guy.)

Well, Tenacfan is the one that got the bad end of the stick this segment... both times... and that's how some of our greatest people in recent years (Fsu) have gone down. All in all though, we didn't have a very good segment, with only one person reaching 600, that's pretty bad... and although the new rule was in effect this segment, I don't believe that it had that big of an impact considering the road course. Congratulations to bored at work though, he regained his winning ways and will get the bonus next segment.

Roushfenwayguy- 6

Mikeyfan-            5
ILL55INI-            5
Section-              5
Fsu1dogs-           5 (+1)

Chokin Colts-      4
RAK-                  4
Coach-               4
Bored at Work-    4
Tigersman-         4

Floridawhite-        3
M56Nascar56-      3
Obxyankeefan-    3
Berlyn-                3
Spikesgator-        3

Edwardsfan-         2

Hard to Beat-       1

Bradman-            0
Tenacfan-            0

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Martin Truex Jr.

Joey Logano

Jaime McMurray

David Reutimann

Juan Pablo Montoya

Kasey Kahne (He is still here and flying low this year... probably can't wait for Hendrick.)

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard


+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

Brad Kesolowski

David Ragan

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

Elliot Sadler

Marcos Ambrose

Regan Smith

(N/A... or in other words Brian Vickers)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil

Robby Gordon

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

David Stremme

Mike Bliss

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 38th)

(First # in parethesis represents segment wins (if any).) (Second number represents how much you went up/down from last segment, where plus means you moved up in avg. and - means you moved down... meaning - is good.) (Third number represents how many pos. you moved up/down.) (Fourth number will only show in case of tie, representing tie breaker of whoever has the best segment finish.)

SAFETY ELIGIBLE

1.) Berlyn-               6.13 (-.58) (0)

2.) Mikeyfan-           7.63 (2) (+.63) (0)

3.) Bored at Work-    8  (2) (-1) (+3)

FIGHTING FOR SAFETY

4.) Obxyankeefan-   8.75 (1) (-.25) (+1)

5.) ILL55INI-            9.25 (-.75) (+4)

6.) RAK-                  9.50 (+.79) (-2)

7.) Section-              9.75 (+1.18) (-4)

DOUBLE DIGIT GROUP

8.) Chokin Colts-         10 (+.43) (0)

9.) Roushfenwayguy-   10.13 (+.84) (-2)

10.) Tigersman-          10.5  (1) (-.21) (0)

11.) Coach-                11 (-.86) (0)

12.) Fsu1dogs-           11.5 (-1.21) (0)

13.) Edwardsfan-        13.38 (-.48) (+2) (4th (twice))

14.) Floridawhite-        13.38 (+.09) (-1) (8th)

15.) M56Nascar-         13.5 (-.38) (+1) 

16.) Spikesgator-       13.75 (-.82) (+1)

17.) Hard to Beat-      14.14 (+.47) (-3) [Has 1 less segment scored than everyone else.]

18.) Bradman-           15.63 (-1.37) (+1)

19.) Tenacfan-           16.88 (+.31) (-1) ELIMINATED


For this race, I always like my man Kurt Busch, and I'm also going with the too hot not to pick Denny Hamlin... sucks that I won't be able to pick Kurt next race, but I'll survive, lol.

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin

Section- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin

Bradman- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton           

Edwardsfan- Ryan Newman, Jeff Burton (Daytona- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson pre-set)

Berlyn- Jeff Burton, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Coach- Denny Hamlin, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

Tenacfan- 

bored at work- Juan Pablo Montoya, Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap) (+20 bonus)


Mikeyfan- Martin Truex Jr. (+10 handicap), Denny Hamlin

Tigersman- Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin

Chokin Colts- Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya

M56Nascar- Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman

obxyankeefan- Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer (RFG autopicks)

fsu1dogs- Tony Stewart, Martin Treux Jr. (+10 handicap)


Spikesgator- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart

RAK- Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch

HardtoBeat- Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya (+10 handicap)

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson-       7

Denny Hamlin-         6

Kurt Busch-              4

Juan Pablo Montoya- 4

Jeff Burton-              3

Tony Stewart-           3

Martin Truex Jr.-       3

 
 
 
 
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