NASCAR Pick 'Em 2019 - Phoenix #2

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by pjmolo, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    The deadline for submittal of picks for the next race is Friday, November 18th, noon Eastern time.

    2019 current standings - #34.jpg
     
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  2. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

  3. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Hey @pjmolo -- You're still alive for the championship. If you pick two winners at Phoenix and Homestead *and* @Clutch gets 41 each week (No-Pick in a full field of 40 cars)... then you'll both have 537 points and you will own the tiebreaker.

    So in that case, it will be down to you and @Elliott_Fan_9.

     
  4. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    @ToyYoda needs to get one more point, and not make a pick at Homestead.
     
  5. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Creeping up on that mark of the beast.
     
  6. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Try to keep me ahead of jws626. Check is in the mail.
     
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  7. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    So who is @Elliott_Fan_9 going to pick this week?
    Elliot has to win to get into the top four....and Logano is fourth in points but needs to watch Chase.....

    So I'd guess that he will pick Chase for Phoenix.
     
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  8. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    If EF9 picks the winner of both remaining races and Clutch’s picks both finish 31st, they’ll be tied.

    So they’ve got that going.
     
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  9. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Oh sweet we're doing short nicknames now, call me T84
     
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  10. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    You be nice or I’ll have to flip you over.
     
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  11. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    That movie came out last weekend
     
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  12. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Close but no cigar.

    If @Elliott_Fan_9 picks the winner in each of the last two races, he'll end up with 519 points.

    For him to be tied with @Clutch at the end, @Clutch's picks in those races will need to total 64 points, an average of 32 points per race.

    @Elliott_Fan_9 would then win the tie-breaker.

    @Clutch can clinch the championship at Phoenix if he can somehow finish the race with a 40 point lead over @Elliott_Fan_9.
     
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  13. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    fyi

    The "Chicago Way" requires cash, preferably in a small brown paper bag with a rubber band around it.
     
  14. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    We know that @Elliott_Fan_9 will be using Chase Elliott and Joey Logano in the last two races while @Clutch has been reduced to having to use drivers from the "C Group."

    However, the 13 "C Group" drivers that @Clutch has used to date have an average finish of approximately 18th place.

    Can the magic continue ?
     
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  15. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Will Chase Elliot finish the race without engine expiry or wrecking. :idunno:
     
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  16. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Go Kyle! Like...seriously this time
     
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  17. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I was way off.

    There’s no way now. :D
     
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  18. Elliott_Fan_9

    Elliott_Fan_9 Formerly JJ_14

    Logano, Chase.

    Those are my two picks in order.
     
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  19. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    i taking harvick this weekand and a who cares for last one
     
  20. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    points.jpg
     
  21. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    If I pick the winner and @Clutch ’s pick finishes 211th, we’ll be tied.
     
  22. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    You should sell me your Harvick.
     
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  23. dirtfan

    dirtfan Team Owner

    I've got a Harvick - let's deal :cool:
     
  24. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    ^^ prolly thinkin’ he’s way overdue for a mid-thirties finish.

    Or two. :cool:
     
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  25. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    With two races left @jws926 has three "A Group" drivers left, including Harvick.

    go figure . . . .:idunno:
     
  26. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Saving him for next year. :D
     
  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I still have Logano for a trade.
     
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  28. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Currently taking offers on McMurray... I'll wait
     
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  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  30. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Extra front-dogforce ;)
     
  31. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Driver picks for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway.

    The "Big Three" were the most popular picks this week. Kyle Busch was selected by six players, Kevin Harvick was selected by five players, and Martin Truex Jr. was selected by three players.

    What with the 62 point lead @Clutch has over second place @Elliott_Fan_9, the game's championship could very well be decided by this race.

    Seems to me that if @Clutch's pick, Landon Cassill, is able to finish within 22 positions of Joey Logano, there would be virtually no way for @Elliott_Fan_9 to pass @Clutch in the final race at Homestead.
    Let's go racing boys and thanks to all for participating. :cheers:

    #35 - Phoenix #2 picks.jpg
     
  32. Elliott_Fan_9

    Elliott_Fan_9 Formerly JJ_14

    Thanks @pjmolo . Logano is quite good at these type of tracks. He has a win here in '16. Also has a win @ Richmond & a couple wins @ New Hampshire; similar tracks.:idunno:
     
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  33. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    @Clutch's performance with "C" drivers has been outrageous. Below I have listed Clutch's score and that driver's average 2019 score. Of the 13 C-list drivers used so far, Clutch was worse than average only once... when Brendan Gaughan placed 27th at Talladega, his worst result of four races entered. That's freakin' unbelievable.

    The Commissioner should investigate performance enhancing drugs or rocket fuel or something. C-list drivers step up their game when they're driving for Clutch to the tune of 5.4 positions per race. This has netted Clutch a gain of 70 points (5.4 points X 13 races) and I for one am highly suspicious..:dual9mm:

    DiBenedetto 12 (average = 18.4)
    McDowell 13 (average = 23.9)
    Hemric 7 (average = 22.8)
    Buescher 13 (average = 17.9)
    Preece 18 (average = 22.9)
    Ty Dillon 20 (average = 20.5)
    Chastain 22 (average = 28.0)
    Bubba Wallace 12 (average = 23.6)
    Kligerman 26 (average = 26.5)
    Matt Tifft 25 (average = 26.0)
    Gaughan 27 (average = 19.2)
    D. Ragan 11 (average = 26.0)
    J.H. Nemechek 21 (only one race = 21)

    13 "C" Drivers = 17.4 (average = 22.8)
     
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  34. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Um Gaughan was on track for a top 5 at Talladega before he was flipped.....just sayin' :cool:
     
  35. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Maybe they have really strong Vitamin C where he's from?
     
  36. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Where I am it's Vitamin Sea.
     
  37. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    But did any of his "C" drivers score him a win? I think not!
     
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  38. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    In this game, there’s only one win worth having.

    Outstanding performance, albeit tainted by the fact that it’s always tomorrow in New Zealand.
     
  39. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Game management has been wondering about the continued above average performances by @Clutch's C-list picks as, increasingly, it looks a bit sus.

    Note that only two C-list drivers were used in the first half of the season (DiBenedetto and McDowell), ostensibly to allay any suspicion that something shady might be in the works.

    Note also that it's already Saturday morning where he's at (New Zealand) when the picks are due (noon Friday Eastern time). Due to some quasi-space-time continuum, might he already know the results of practice and qualifying before he even submits his pick ?

    Also, is it possible that @Clutch has been getting assistance in making his picks from his fellow kiwi mates? When I asked him about it, @Clutch responded by saying "Oh, chur, mate! No worries! It's all good!"

    Finally, the investigation came to a complete standstill when it was determined that he's apparently got some type of diplomatic immunity.

    Time to grab another stubbie out of the chilly bin, mates.
     
  40. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    That's too funny!
     
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