Posts Tagged ‘NASCAR’
Last week in fantasy racing, I fell from the 87th percentile to the 84th percentile. I hope to do better this week. Unfortunately, Hendrick Motor Sport’s intermediate track programme has let me down thus far this evening. Even crew cheif Chad Knaus has admitted that the Hendrick organization is behind on the intermediat tracks this year, but given the prestigious history of Hendrick Motor Sports, I don’t think this slum will last, so I am once again picking Jimmie Johnson to win this week. Here are all four of my picks.
Good luck fantasy racers!
Once again, the time has come for this weeks fantasy NASCAR picks. After last weeks exciting race at “the paperclip” in Martensvillle VA, I am now in the 87th percentile overall on Yahoo! Fantasy sports, and in 6th place out of 50 in my league.
This weeks race, the Samsung 500 will be held at Texas Motor Speedway, as we leave my beloved short track behind for the 1.5 mile intermediate track. We can expect high speeds at this track, and an average pit window of 50-55 laps. The track qualifying record here is held by Brian Vickers (196.235 mph, 27.518 seconds, 11-3-06) , but you won’t see him in my fantasy picks this week. Instead, I will lead my team with the highest average finish at this track out of any active drivers. That is Jimmie Johnson, with an average finish of 9.2 over the last 9 races.
Here is my team in it’s entirety:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Wish me luck!
Okay, first and foremost, I want to make a pledge to myself to post more regularly on this blog. Daily if at all passable. I just haven’t been keeping up with this lately like I would like to. I have been to absorbed in playing video games and such.
Now for an update on work. Last week I was sent home early one more day, but as of Friday, they started giving us our hours back, and as of Monday they called most people back from layoff, although some would not return. I had submitted my resume to a few employers on Monster.com in the meantime, but most of the offers I have received thus far have been less than tempting.
Now on to more fun matters, this weeks fantasy NASCAR picks:
Dale Earnhardt. Jr.
P.S…. When I was proofreading this post I discovered, ironically, that the word blog is not recognized by the wordpress spell checker. Nor is the word “wordpress”.
Unfortunately, due to my lack of internet access for the last two races, I was unable to update my picks. Still, my team raced on without me. I now have 1,063 fantasy points, placing me in the 66th percentile overall on Yahoo! The current leader has 1,405 points. This week I am back in full force, and ready for some short track racing at Bristol. Here are my drivers for this week.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Check back to see how I do!
Here are the results from my NASCAR fantasy team as of race 1.
Jimmie Johnson finished 27th after winning the pole and leading 1 lap, earning me 48 points. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 9th after leading 12 laps, earning me 84 points. Mark Martin led no laps and finished 31st, earning me 30 points. Dale Jarrett led no laps and finished 16th, earning me 60 points.
I earned a total of 222 points for the week, placing me in the 33rd percentile of all the yahoo fantasy NASCAR teams. The top teams earned 370 points.
I was a little surprised at how well Dodge did in the Daytona 500 they really took me by surprise. However, I am still not ready to pick any Dodge teams for next weeks race at California. Instead I am going with two Toyotas and two Fords.
My Picks for the Auto Club 500