Alright, the long awaited day has begun, its time to start postng our picks in this league. Now, it should be known, that like nascar, sometimes kinks need to be worked out and there needs to be some changes in the rules everyonce in awhile. I do reserve those rights, especially when I am not in first ;-). I am the Bill france Jr., I am the CBS administrator of this league. But I promise to be fair. First off, lets say we post an early pick for a no chancer and he does not make the race. In fairness, you have 2 options, you can A repick or B I will revert your pick to be the slowest qualifier of the go or go homers. This is fair for all because those who make late picks can choose to still pick the slowest of the go or go homers. I hope you all find this fair. Secondly, any penalty points accumulated by your driver for on the track issues (like Carl Edwards and his oil cap) will affect your scores. However, if your driver curses I will not hold you accountable for those actions. That being said onto the picks for this week.
This week we are at the 1.5 mile cookie cutter track Texas Motor Speedway. This means I will get a good snooze in during the middle of the race ;-). So here are my pics.
Winner- I am going to go with Jimmie Johnson even though I am an avid Hendricks hater, except for Mears. the reason behind my pick is his success at the track over his career. He has 1 win, 4 top 5's and 7 top 10's, he has also avgeraged a top 10 finish here throughout his career. Yes I know HMS is struggling some, but seriously, who thinks they wont be coming back with a vengence here in the near future.
Dark Horse - Anyone who does not pick this man is absolutely nuts. He has been the class of the field at the cookie cutters (california and LV), even though he got caught cheating. That would be Carl Edwards, he posted back to back victories as in the COT, and I think he and his crew got this car on these tracks figured out. Remember people this must be a driver outside the 12 twelve in the standings!!!!!!!!!
No Chance- Dario Franchitti, why? Dodges have not seemed to be overly impressive other than at Daytona, add that to the fact that he is a Rookie, and I don't think he's got a shot of finishing a top 35 unless 8 cars end up out of the race.
Alrighty, Gordon 24 and I did such a great job at picking a loser, that our driver Dario Franchitti did not even make the race, therefore we had to adjust our "no chance driver", and we are both going with the same pick, Michael McDowell. I figure he is a rookie who has crashed already this weekend. This means that he will either A be cautious and will not be up to speed with the others, and/or B he has yet to figure out the track meaning he could be all over the track.