Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by pjmolo, Nov 4, 2019.
The deadline for submittal of picks for the next race is Friday, November 18th, noon Eastern time.
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.
@ToyYoda needs to get one more point, and not make a pick at Homestead.
Creeping up on that mark of the beast.
Try to keep me ahead of jws626. Check is in the mail.
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.
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.
Oh sweet we're doing short nicknames now, call me T84
You be nice or I’ll have to flip you over.
That movie came out last weekend
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.
The "Chicago Way" requires cash, preferably in a small brown paper bag with a rubber band around it.
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 ?
Will Chase Elliot finish the race without engine expiry or wrecking.
Go Kyle! Like...seriously this time
I was way off.
There’s no way now.
Those are my two picks in order.
i taking harvick this weekand and a who cares for last one
If I pick the winner and @Clutch ’s pick finishes 211th, we’ll be tied.
You should sell me your Harvick.
I've got a Harvick - let's deal
^^ prolly thinkin’ he’s way overdue for a mid-thirties finish.
With two races left @jws926 has three "A Group" drivers left, including Harvick.
go figure . . . .
Saving him for next year.
I still have Logano for a trade.
Currently taking offers on McMurray... I'll wait
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.
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.
@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..
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)
Um Gaughan was on track for a top 5 at Talladega before he was flipped.....just sayin'
Maybe they have really strong Vitamin C where he's from?
Where I am it's Vitamin Sea.
But did any of his "C" drivers score him a win? I think not!
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.
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.
That's too funny!
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