NASCAR Pick 'Em 2019 - Michigan #2

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by pjmolo, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I'm happy.. just started with my better driver picks and Larson got me a 3rd.. my second best finish of the year next to Logano at Richmond
     
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  2. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Congrats to @Blaze for taking this week's "Highest Finishing Pick" award as his pick, Kevin Harvick, was the winner of the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

    Additional congrats to @Spotter for having the most upward movement in the standings for the second week in a row as his pick of eighth place finisher William Byron enabled him to move up six spots.

    Continued congrats to @Clutch who has increased his lead over second place to a season high 83 points and has now held onto the top of the leader board for 15 consecutive races.

    #23 - Michigan #2 results.jpg
     
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  3. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I can't believe Bowyer did this to me, I was expecting at least a top ten. :p
     
  4. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Logano. P2 to P17.
     
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  5. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    @Turtle84 are you OK? Falling 8 floors gotta hurt! :eek:
     
  6. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    My driver finished 25th and I moved up a spot, lol.
     
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  7. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Yes Bowyer and Almirola disappointed.
     
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  8. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Surprisingly few good picks
     
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  9. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    It's even worse when your backmarker finishes 36th the week you pick him, then he decides to finish 7th the following week.
     
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  10. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    What I love about this game is that it's all about skill. No luck involved at all. [​IMG]







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  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

     
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  12. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I broke out the calculator and I have to gain an average of 17.30769230769231‬ points a race on @Clutch to beat him. Good luck wid dat. :D
     
  13. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Not very precise.
     
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  14. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Luck is certainly a factor ... not sure it trumps (sorry) stupid.

    My Michigan pick sat on the pole ... ran up front ... held the lead ...

    Blew a tire and raced his way back to the front, went in for service, authorized his credit card for $80 and found out he needed $87.39 worth of fuel. Third became 19th.
     
  15. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D:D
     
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  16. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Well I only have 2 decent drivers left......
     
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  17. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Rather like having 2 sets of new tires in the truck with 13 races left on the schedule ... and no credit.

    No reason your strategy won't work.







    i really must give some thought to using some sort of sarcasm emoji thing ...
     
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  18. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Come on, .. you couldn't see that
    Any response from you implies sarcasm :D
     
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  19. Turtle84

    Turtle84 IG model

    Almirola chucked me off a high rise :(
     
  20. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    The only strategy involved is getting as few points as possible every week.
     
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  21. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Clearly, I've been doing it all wrong.


    I will wait for Homestead to decide whether or not to follow along with your plan next year.
     
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  22. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Sure, but in the mean time I'd suggest trying to reduce your points per race ASAP ;)
     
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  23. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Next year I'm drawing names out of a hat rather than trying to use strategy
     
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  24. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    With how this game works, I really think the hat technique is just as good as trying strategy. Everyone will have to use the same drivers anyway and we have learned that even drivers who perform well at certain tracks can still cost you a bunch of points. I will probably go with the hat strategy too, that way I can blame the hat instead of myself.
     
  25. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Now ya'll know why I use my technique. I usually get a top ten or better but not this year.

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  26. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    @Johali's driver selection technique resulted in him using primarily "C Group" drivers during the first 18 races and he finished the first half of the season with a dismal average of 24.3 points per race.

    However, so far in the second half he's been in top form with an average of 8.0 points per race.

    If he can keep that pace up he's got a decent chance of finishing in the top ten. :D
     
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  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    But not first. We come to win only. :biggrin:
     
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  28. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    After all of this time you know that's my goal. If I get a top ten every year, I'm good to go. This is the toughest damn race game that I've played but I love it. :booya:

    Sez the newcomer in seventh with two lower A's and four B's left. Two of which should be C's. :D
     
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  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Butt-slammed with malice.

    Sounds like something I would have written.
     
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  30. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Been reading your stuff for 5 years now, I'm a slow learner. :D
     
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  31. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    and the key word here is New comer and only 76 yrs young.
     
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  32. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  33. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Now after Bristol you can add a 30th. Ouch!
     
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