Gonna SKIP the top part for now.POSTING RESULTS down below because I know folks are anxious to see who made the Final Round of the ChaseA - Back to usual as we see Harvick had the most picks (71). He also ran the best and finished as the winner. He picked up 91 points this week. Hamlin had second most picks and he screwed most of us. He spun out and seriously damaged his car. The 60 folks that picked him took a hit as he finished 28th and only scored 16 points. It gets worse from there. Elliott had 18 picks and spun out all by himself on lap 9 and damaged his car also. He finished 32nd and only scored 9. And we need to add in Keselowski who crash. He had six picks; finished 39th and only scored two points. I want to note all three of these guys spun out on their own. Truex had the third most picks with 42; and he scored OK but should have been more. Since he won last week; he had no desire to race for stage points and pitted just before the stage ended. He only scored 44. Kyle Busch got 33 picks and was only about a 5-8 place car all day. He ended up finishing seventh and scored 48 points (fourth best). Kurt Busch and Eric Jones had 20 picks each. Kurt finished ninth and scored 42 while Jones was tenth and grabbed 53 points. A second place finish in stage two gave him a boost and he was the third highest scoring A driver. Logano had some issues but he battled through and was able to score 56 points for the seven folks who picked him. B - In this group also; it reverted back to the way it has been the previous several weeks and Larson got the most picks (62). He ran a good race but got shuffled back by a pit penalty and ended up finishing 12th and scored 51. Almirola had 52 picks and ran a great race. He led 62 laps and finished second; even won a stage. He scored 73. Byron got 41 picks while Bowman got 27 and Suarez got 16. Suarez finished third and scored 54 while Bowman finished fifth and scored 55. These two guys rounded out the top three scorers for the B group. Byron had a pit penalty also and finished 17th; scoring 27. Jimmie Johnson looked the best he has looked in a while and even led 40 laps. He too spun out all by himself and had such damage he was out of the race. He ended up 34th and scored 18 for the 8 folks who picked him. Stenhouse also had eight picks and he ran well. When Keselowski crashed; Stenhouse had no where to go and run into him. He finished 40th and got one point.C - Back to "normal" Hemric has the most picks (54). He ran well most of the day and ended up being the best C driver finishing 16th and scored 30. Preece had run the best of the C drivers all day remaining in the top 15 and on the lead lap. It looked like on the final lap I saw Preece coasting onto pit road as the leader took the checkered flag. I suppose this is what ruined his run. Preece finished 23rd scoring 21 points. T Dillon had 29 picks and finished 18th and scored second best points of 23. McDowell had 20 picks; Wallace 12 and Ragan three. They finished 25th. 24th and 35th respectively.D - Finally we get down to the D drivers. LaJoie was the most picks with 43. I was surprised when John Hunter Nemechek had the second most picks with 13. Kligerman had 12 picks. Like several other top level drivers LaJoie spun himself out (twice actually) and crashed out. He ended up 38th and only scored three points. Nemechek was the best D driver as he finished 21st and scored 20 points. Kligerman finished 22nd and scored 19 points. That was a big surprise to me as it was the first time Nemechek had ran anywhere near 500 miles in a race. This kid has been a disappointment to me in the Xfinity series but he sure looked good in a mediocre Cup car.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXWeekly Winner - ANTHONY NASCA Winning score - 475 MAX score - 488 Low To Cash - 448
CONGRATS to this weeks winner ANTHONY N for this weeks win with a 475. He beat out Ron C1 who scored 464. Close behind was Don G with 463; Jordan M2 455; and Skip H2 452. THE REST of the cashers were within FOUR POINTS of fifth. Zach J was last cash at 448. Close scoring.Segment leader - DOUG M - 3851 Low To Cash - JOE R - 3733Segment - Man this battle to win the segment is a real dog fight. It's been within 15 points for the top four for the last several weeks. Last week it got tighter; and this week it closed up even more. Ray slipped from the lead this week as Doug M jumped into the lead. He holds a teeny tiny ONE points lead over Jay S as we go into the final race at Homestead. Anita moved up into third and is only TWO points out of the lead. Ray slid back and landed in fourth; but never fear he is only SEVEN points behind Doug. MAN it's a real battle.ADD To this that Terry J moved from 35 out to now just 28 from the top spot. Then we see a decent size drop as Terry S is sixth 84 back. Ron C1 is -93 and Ron C2 is -101. Michael R now sits at -103. In fact all the rest of those in the money are within 118 points of the lead. From seventh back to last cash is only 25 points.It's a real battle for those just OUT of the money also. 20th place is only 50 points from the money while 31st is only 100. 14th through 16th is 11 to 14 points out of the money. People are REALLY gonna have to study up on who they want to pick so they can grab some cash.Someone can go from 16th all the way up to eighth with only 30 points. On to the Overall....
Overall leader - Zeke J - 14752 Low To Cash - Terry S - 14108Overall - Zeke is still leading; but man did Zeke take a bath this week. He finished 66th. WOW I wonder how that will impact his standings in the Chase... we'll see in a few minutes.Doug chopped off a huge chuck of points this week but he is still 165 points behind Zeke. Looks like Zeke is gonna hold on to win the overall. It also appears Doug will claim second place. He is 230 points ahead of Terry J who is in third....... then it gets Very interesting. Michael R is in fourth -465. Now toss in Arlene who is -467. Add in a pinch of Joe R at -478; then some Bobby W1 at -508 and you have a recipe for a major battle to finish in the top five. Close behind is Skip H2 at -529.Then we have a minor drop back to Mark F in ninth at -555; Geoff M -578; and Anita -582. Finally we have Terry S at -622 and last cash is Terry S at -644.BIG GAP back to Scott Ervin who is the first one out of the money at -81. Mark H is -82; David F2 is -86; Ray M is -90 and David F1 is -96. There's a shot any of these folks can have a good week and jump into the money. We'll see in a week. A couple folks could have a bad week and new folks jump into those spots.THE CHASE QUALIFIER - CUT LINE - 4th = Zeke J - 17281WOW - I was certainly curious if Zeke's bad week might knock him all the way out of the Finals. Turns out he just barely managed to hang on and edge out Jay S by four points. The four that advanced to Miami are Terry S; Anita; Doug M and Zeke. As mentioned Jay missed by four points; next was Alex who missed by 28 points.Check out the CHASE Page to see where everyone stands as Round Three ended. REMEMBER these four that advanced get first through fourth place money.(CLICK RD START TAB) The rest are playing for sixth through tenth. This sheet shows the points after adjustments this weeks adjustments. It includes 12,000 base points; points won THIS segment; and any bonus points you have won the entire race season.You can see who is in the money right now and who is just barely out. I haven't figured it as I write this - but I bet it's gonna be close to see who grabs the rest of the cashOK I'm back. As mentioned Zeke eeked in to make the final four. As mentioned; when you fail to advance you fall back to your base points (12,000) and additional scores. This evens the playing field for everyone who fails to make it to the last race.STANDINGS as we see now Jay S is in fifth; and has had a great segment (as referenced by him being in second place in Segment 4 standings.) Mark H is in sixth; but it's a tight pack starting with him. Mark H is only 27 points above the cash line. Ron C1 is 25 above and we see Ron C2 23 up. Arlene is just barely in there in ninth place four points ahead of last cash Jim H.NOW we have another tight pack as Bobby W1; Mark B and Geoff are all within 16 points of Jim who has a death grip on that last cash money right now. Bobby W2 is -28; John M -46 and Alex is -50. REAL TIGHT BATTLE when you see that from sixth down to 16th is within 77 points. Fred R1; Andre and Don G are all within an additional 14 points.... very tight. Super 7 leader - Zeke J - 2599 Low To Cash - Doug M - 2585Super 7 --- This week was the LAST race in the Super 7. Zeke held the lead by a 14 point gap over Doug. Michael R had moved up into third but is 73 points behind Zeke. This race; with all it frammin' and bammin' saw Doug bypass Zeke and win the Super 7 by ONE tiny points. Credit Michael for making a huge move and he just missed winning by SEVEN points. Great competition and congrats to Doug from grabbing the win and the $25 first place prize. Zeke will get second place money of $10Until Next Race - HOMESTEAD - We HAND OUT MONEY after next week. I'll be double checking points; Pay-outs etc during the week so I have all that done and certified.I want to thank EVERYONE for playing this season. I HOPE ALL of you have had a good time; and will return in 2020.It's certainly going to be an interesting season next year; and then even MORE interesting in 2021; so I am really looking forward for the next two seasons. Hope all of you will hang in there. It's the most fun you can have for just a couple bucks a week :-)Below is a copy of the weekly results that will remain here all season.
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