REMEMBER RACE IS SATURDAY NIGHT this coming weekend. We'll be at Kentucky. One of the Super 7 events.OK we'll see if I can't get back to writing my blog. LOVED the race; hated it was cut short - but GLAD to see Haley win. He's a good guy and works hard to be good. I belong to FOE and it's a great thing to see our car win. We are having our National Convention this week and he will be there.As far as the race only the folks that had Keselowski was in trouble before "the big one". Then Elliott; Harvick; Blaney; Bowman; Stenhouse; Logano; Hamlin and others got caught up. LOTS of folks that had few picks (or no picks) finished in the top 10. Elliott finish near the bottom but was still fourth highest scoring points in the A group. Let's check it all out below. Amazing that the MAX score was just 429. Usually that number won't even cash...A - The most picked A driver was Logano who had 62 picks; He got caught up in the big wreck but scored 43 points - Amazing this was STILL one of the top four scorers for A drivers. A drivers scoring so little was a large reason for such low scores. Hamlin had 43 picks and Kyle Busch got 40; Elliott had 33 folks pick him while Keselowski got picked 32 times. ALL of these guys were in a wreck. In fact I think ALL of the A drivers were in some sort of major wreck at one point or another. Kurt Busch looked to be the sure winner as he was leading with it looking like it may rain at any minute. But when NASCAR called "one to go" he come in for fuel and tires; bringing in several other cars. Kurt got back on the track in tenth place and that's where he finished. He scored the second most A driver points (34). Kyle Busch battled back and scored 32; Truex finished down in 22nd place, but was also one of the low scoring A driver points (20). What a weird way for A drivers to score their points. SO... long story short; If you had Keselowski you had the worst finishing A driver who only scored five points. But Hamlin, Harvick, Bowyer, and Blaney all scored from 20 to five points. Horrible A scores all around. B - Bowman picked up the most picks in the B group (48). But he only scored 32 points. NOW; having the right B drivers could have moved you up a LONG way this week. Stenhouse had 35 picks; followed by Johnson (28) Newman and Almirola (23); Jones (20) and A Dillon (18). Dillon looked to be a great pick as he won stage two and was leading when they had the big wreck. OH what might have been.... As it turned out the highest scoring B drivers was Byron with 61 points. Only seven people picked Byron. Johnson finished third and scored 54 points. Third best B driver was Newman. 23 folks had him and got his 46 points. These three drivers alone account for 160 points. Remember Max score was only 429. Other B drivers scoring poorly was A Dillon (29 points); Stenhouse (34); Jones (18); Bowman (20); and Larson (25). IT was a big drop from even the best "bad" drivers who scored 30-ish points up to the best B drivers who got around 55.C - Most of the C picks were split between two drivers. DiBenedetto got the most (41) and Buescher (40). Then we had McDowell (18) and T Dillon (17). Turns out that T Dillon scored the most points (46) while DiBenedetto scored second most (36). McDowell scored 28 and Buescher 25.D - Had a NICE assortment of D drivers picked this week. Only ONE person picked Haley (Jordan M2). Most picked was Gaughan (24); followed by Lajoie (16); and Chastain (14). Also picked was Tifft, Klingerman, and Cassill. With the win Haley scored 64 points. The next best D driver was Lajoie (42 points). Gaughan scored 23 and Chastain scored 11.Weekly Winner - Tim C & Zach J Winning score - 358 MAX score - 429 Low To Cash - 324
CONGRATS to this weeks winnerS Tim C and Zach J tied for high score this week This is three times we have had a tie for the win. This gives us 20 winners in 18 races. This is Zach's first week this year; and Tim is our first two time winner for 2019. I was speaking of how these type tracks produce low scores and the "average" winning score was 416. I figured with the picks spread out so much; maybe someone would break through with a good score. Looks like we ALL got caught in a trap and ALL the scores sucked. WOW max score was only 429; and that is lower than the average low to cash. Low to cash this week was 324. 100 points less than the average score. One thing about it; scores were so low probably no one took a real big hit right out of the box. In fact; all the way down to 61st place was within 75 points of last cash. Scores were very tightly packed as it wasn't but but about 100 points from winning to last place.Segment leader - Tim C & Zach J Low To Cash - Anita M - 324Segment - this weeks segment leader board is a mirror image of this weeks scores (since it is just one week)
Overall leader - Zeke J - 7552 Low To Cash - Scott Ervin - 7141Overall - Much the same here as in the segment standings. Zeke holds on to his lead. Terry is second and Skip H2 is in third. Doug M and Arlene K round out the top five. Zeke's lead remains at about 190 points; but it's a tight battle from second through sixth. Terry has 7358 and in sixth place we see Michael R with 7287. That's just about a seventy point gap. From sixth place to seventh place there is a gap of about 30 points. BUt then from seventh to last cash (13th) it is only 73 points. As mentioned before. This is race #18 - so we are just 1/2 way through the 2019 season. Players still hundreds of points can get into the money paying spots and it's wide open; even for the win.Super 7 leader - Doug M - 1325 Low To Cash - Tim C - 1314NO Changes hereSuper 7 --- KENTUCKY IS RACE #4 - Charlotte was race #3 of the Super 7. Zeke went into this weeks Super 7 race in the lead by 45 over Patricia B -Zeke's bad week saw him drop down to fourth place 41 points behind new leader Doug M. He has 1325 and Tim C is in second with 1314. Jordan M2 has 1293 and Zeke 1281. This is wide open yet as we have FOUR more races yet in this competition.THE CHASE QUALIFIER - So far we have had 18 weeks and 20 different weekly winners. Eight folks also get in via points and this week we see that Arlene had a bad week and dropped back from the lead into third. Skip H2 now has the lead at 7331. Doug also leap frogged Arlene and has 7303. Arlene is still right in there with 7301. It's almost 90 points back to Joe R in fourth. This is where it REALLY gets interesting. Joe has 7214 in fourth and in fifth spot Bobby W1 has 7199; Mark F has 7149 while we see Blaine S2 and Steve B tied with 7147. That's only a 67 point gap from Joe to the cut line; and SEVERAL others are hot on their heels. We see Geoff with 7144; Scott Ervin has 7141 while Anita has 7138. These three are 20 or less behind. Gary L is only an additional 10 markers back. EIGHT races to go before we make the cut here and every point counts.The Rookie of the Year chase... so far it's too early to even pick a front runner; but Zeke is on a roll and I'd say has a slight lead in the Rookie Chase. Three rookies we have a weekly win, and two more are in the Chase via points right now. Until Next Race - Take careBelow is a copy of the weekly results that will remain here all season.
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