NASCAR fantasy game: Post-Talladega, pre-Kansas picks

Congrats to all of you who picked Denny Hamlin to win at Talladega! Let me just check the list here to see who that was.

*checks list*

*checks again*

*scratches head*

Wait a minute. NO ONE picked Hamlin to win at Talladega? Wow. That’s the first time we’ve all failed to pick the winner.

Anyway, let’s move on to Kansas Speedway. The popular picks this week are Clint Bowyer (50 votes), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (39), Greg Biffle (35) and Matt Kenseth (32). If you’re wondering why so many people are on board with Stenhouse, just remember he had a really good run at Kansas last year and could have won if not for an ill-timed caution.

wbrice4 Allgaier
YenndeeZ Allgaier
Carlajarvi Allgaier
MrsDMVH * Allmendinger
cswiecki84 Almirola
Pat_DeCola * Almirola
jojolv48 Almirola
MNeffShortTrack ** Almirola
ldgringo Almirola
josh_ackels66 * Almirola
DaarenDurga Almirola
ScottWilfong ** Almirola
whenske * Almirola
Race5599 * Almirola
TheManRouse Almirola
DJstatman482454 Almirola
clebren45 ** Almirola
CraigHaasis Almirola
ilovehamlin11 Almirola
jay_wilkins17 *** Almirola
ashaver13 Almirola
mikeschlee * Almirola
matttidcombe Biffle
howmama99 Biffle
digertwo * Biffle
LVI56 Biffle
Sam-Beishuizen * Biffle
dfblanchard * Biffle
ClintLJones ** Biffle
Jrioux_ Biffle
harvicknut_4 Biffle
kennethriggs * Biffle
mokanmikey * Biffle
Smokecx3 Biffle
prettymonkey ** Biffle
turbojunker * Biffle
foolrain Biffle
msudawg7880 Biffle
MarkRH Biffle
brendan14394 * Biffle
evan_graf Biffle
AbbeyKahne5 Biffle
Kfisher88 * Biffle
Mike_Dobreski Biffle
J_Fellenbaum Biffle
icemankeller Biffle
thejosh20 * Biffle
stephenflorentz * Biffle
soller00 * Biffle
ChasDan88 Biffle
MattWeaverSBN ** Biffle
dfairhurst2448 Biffle
monfud20 Biffle
RowdyBun * Biffle
cvelin * Biffle
AlphaWolf09 Biffle
grammatea4u * Biffle
ToeNailUrFace * Bowyer
jmic1122 Bowyer
raceGrl4Harvick * Bowyer
hzirbel * Bowyer
trv2405x * Bowyer
gonzalezterence Bowyer
asskicknchcken ** Bowyer
dave_phillips1 Bowyer
terrywilfong Bowyer
mark_ash Bowyer
JMorris_NP * Bowyer
Freak4Harvick Bowyer
Nick_Winstead78 Bowyer
chubdubblub Bowyer
jsoupzzz * Bowyer
LAW9960 Bowyer
sheila0866 Bowyer
P_Prissypants * Bowyer
NancyatStudioN Bowyer
lorettamagers Bowyer
Allyrok05 * Bowyer
KeviRHatfield ** Bowyer
caseylandrum15 Bowyer
dweezymilan Bowyer
ashinyobject Bowyer
fnmetal * Bowyer
shelbyparrack99 Bowyer
submarinemike88 * Bowyer
1OutlawBandit * Bowyer
bseliga * Bowyer
jrkenbok Bowyer
LilDebbie Bowyer
3dingo * Bowyer
ItsAlexKaplan Bowyer
heylookaturtle Bowyer
kingtut2110 Bowyer
BrentBynum * Bowyer
mcfdtony * Bowyer
Joshua_Smith08 Bowyer
NASCAR_MT * Bowyer
DR_FNP * Bowyer
SportsNut1981 * Bowyer
kjflye Bowyer
hollywoodtlb * Bowyer
M_Huff99 * Bowyer
s_a_markle * Bowyer
arails4 * Bowyer
bradsauers * Bowyer
thasmoke ** Bowyer
chris_siebold22 Bowyer
JMNakai * Dillon
MattNicholson51 ** Dillon
rsc654 Dillon
shannonjones154 Dillon
jflann2 * Dillon
realaortiz08 * Earnhardt
Medic_217 Earnhardt
ellemccrone Earnhardt
pamneilsen * Edwards
dscanbs Edwards
MericuhFYeah Edwards
bundy315 * Edwards
CopaCavanna ** Edwards
jjwolfeman * Edwards
coreyr12 Edwards
iamjlf Edwards
wyocat50 Edwards
mrdevore Edwards
Davidwolf88 * Edwards
NickKocuba10 Edwards
Truex56fan Edwards
NASCARDirector Edwards
ed_326 Gordon
4toddboyer Gordon
nuggie99 * Gordon
jdubharris Gordon
Bob_14 Gordon
JBenik Gordon
crowder_debbie Hamlin
maggio15 Hamlin
StephenDCrowder Hamlin
kjb0585 Harvick
Zhorrall224 Harvick
DRM3CIX Harvick
CFDiG * Harvick
wdoyle66 Harvick
BigLiciousT Kahne
mikemike82 Kahne
rebel388 * Kahne
gluckcharm Kahne
jvirgs * Kahne
dhamlinfan Kahne
Bradley_016 * Kahne
DTrainMurphyTX Kahne
robwright11 Kahne
wilwielgosz Kahne
AppBuckeye31 ** Kahne
jenniferayers Kenseth
cgros127 ** Kenseth
SportyGardener Kenseth
Springwolf * Kenseth
dlschamp ** Kenseth
AshBollinger Kenseth
stevemichalik ** Kenseth
vasteve (father) Kenseth
AndrewWaldrop Kenseth
GigCityPlanner Kenseth
quickdraw222 Kenseth
BriannaLeistikow Kenseth
The_real_Tc_ Kenseth
BenjaminAllaire Kenseth
J_Carleton * Kenseth
mattgross Kenseth
JoeGwilt * Kenseth
TruckerDeen Kenseth
1kfox * Kenseth
flahavin Kenseth
theWillClark Kenseth
folimu * Kenseth
07vanquish Kenseth
arlenekrue ** Kenseth
gregatkins * Kenseth
oldguyjk ** Kenseth
TannerFoutz Kenseth
MoWhi Kenseth
KevinMiz Kenseth
GroverSimone * Kenseth
bflo360 * Kenseth
brian_wiggins Kenseth
JoshuaCloninger Keselowski
A_Bit_Sideways * Keselowski
DillonSims * Keselowski
recjus85 Keselowski
HonestlySherry Keselowski
bradleykarnes ** Keselowski
veston75 Keselowski
tcholbrook Keselowski
NSCRtruckFAN * Keselowski
jsf354 * Keselowski
DRLDeBoer *** Keselowski
HotStoverReport * Keselowski
bshell00 ** Keselowski
ZTsmiley * Keselowski
BPierce158 * Keselowski
bruce_compton15 Keselowski
mattdobson_7 * Keselowski
glenburdett * Keselowski
motorhead66 * Keselowski
dallasjunebug ** Keselowski
Wisco_girl15 Keselowski
Bedgood15 KuBusch
Daniels_Caudill KuBusch
JAGillespie90 * KyBusch
Andrea__Marie Larson
StatsDavid Larson
n08fear ** Larson
Readymixchick Larson
kristidbm Larson
cfrosland ** Larson
acheckeredflag Larson
jeffamos65 * Larson
kkr491fan Logano
LoganReardon20 * Logano
racefan_11 Logano
JRIG1980 Logano
l70uke Logano
racingwench Logano
Boop2366 Logano
Chuck_Atl Logano
markvphotos Logano
_Carlton ** McMurray
ZackaryDWilson * McMurray
spitz121 Menard
mattlovisa * Menard
devyanks90 ** Menard
scovel0 Menard
ZachKalb Menard
lance_sells * Menard
cpeuterb Menard
vandy1 Menard
chrisonethree Menard
goofyfordfan * Menard
VinnieV77 Menard
katiecole125 *** Menard
richman43 * Menard
dgoodin24 Menard
davidlerner75 * Nemechek
tgb_RPh Newman
bobfredchuck * Newman
hokiefitz * Newman
chrisallen_nc * Newman
mwrjgrfan Newman
tjnaylor09 Patrick
IRunRountree Patrick
PhotoMatt_KCCO * Patrick
MaximeB92 Ragan
terrymadill Ragan
vasteve (son) Sadler
Echo837 * Stenhouse
jddorman2 * Stenhouse
Bakemoney2000 * Stenhouse
summerbrooke23 * Stenhouse
HD388 * Stenhouse
Joey_Fonseca ** Stenhouse
kevinkletti * Stenhouse
jeff_gluck Stenhouse
terryweems Stenhouse
xjasonx88 Stenhouse
CodfishCodfish Stenhouse
88bfar Stenhouse
kycasoup * Stenhouse
MrsJPancake Stenhouse
d_sheedy Stenhouse
abadacejr182288 Stenhouse
dustydisher97 Stenhouse
Reinhart63 * Stenhouse
Eli928 Stenhouse
scottaltimaman Stenhouse
Jess43x8 Stenhouse
ncraiderfan17 Stenhouse
dickiep1018 * Stenhouse
zeven13 * Stenhouse
dtruhl Stenhouse
MarkMiller Stenhouse
Revvin4Seven48 ** Stenhouse
Justin24Payne * Stenhouse
kartracer3886 Stenhouse
RealJDogg_82 * Stenhouse
KABenn1616 Stenhouse
tvphotog17 Stenhouse
amishkid17 Stenhouse
Sports2HipHop * Stenhouse
lauren_downey2 * Stenhouse
jay_christley Stenhouse
samhissett7 * Stenhouse
Cody_Masse * Stenhouse
kid67y Stenhouse
Nascar_Nut * Stewart
Clevelandsrocks Stewart
basspro24chevy Stewart
dwilwer *** Stewart
SportsBySteger * Stewart
Coates_Burghfan * Stewart
TalladegaVT Truex
Shady__Hill Truex
alovewithoutend * Truex
Kharvfanfla15 Truex
jayua * Truex
thndrnghrd24 * Truex
Adam_Huth *** Truex
stevelo48 * Truex
jsugi48 * Truex
_Chouinard * Truex
18frannie * Truex
cjcub4life * Truex
adamniemeyer Truex
DeuceStaley_48 * Truex
vegasdennis66 Truex
Gael78II * Truex
ashleyann12 Truex
HitYourMarks * Truex
TheTigerBones * Truex
Huth88 ** Truex
cessfranklin Vickers
poloshot Vickers
fatbuzz66 Vickers
AngieF530 * Vickers
mauhernz Vickers
jeremybert9 Vickers

 

NASCAR fantasy game: Post-Richmond, pre-Talladega picks

Sorry for the late post this week, almost forgot to do the picks.

First, here are the winners from Richmond who picked Joey Logano:

DRLDeBoer ***
ScottWilfong **
JMNakai *
ZackaryDWilson *

Congrats to DRLDeBoer, who picked up her third win of the season already in nine races.

Here are all the picks for Talladega:

cswiecki84 Allgaier
ToeNailUrFace * Allgaier
kkr491fan Allmendinger
kjb0585 Allmendinger
pamneilsen * Almirola
dscanbs Almirola
jmic1122 Almirola
Echo837 * Almirola
jenniferayers Almirola
TalladegaVT Almirola
raceGrl4Harvick * Almirola
matttidcombe Almirola
cgros127 ** Almirola
hzirbel * Almirola
jddorman2 * Almirola
trv2405x * Bayne
MericuhFYeah Bayne
bundy315 * Bayne
Bakemoney2000 * Bayne
Nascar_Nut * Bayne
gonzalezterence Biffle
SportyGardener Bowyer
BigLiciousT Bowyer
Springwolf * Bowyer
howmama99 Bowyer
dlschamp ** Bowyer
digertwo * Bowyer
summerbrooke23 * Bowyer
LVI56 Bowyer
AshBollinger Bowyer
CopaCavanna ** Dillon
stevemichalik ** Dillon
HD388 * Dillon
LoganReardon20 * Dillon
ed_326 Dillon
racefan_11 Dillon
tgb_RPh Dillon
Joey_Fonseca ** Dillon
Pat_DeCola * Dillon
Andrea__Marie Dillon
Sam-Beishuizen * Dillon
asskicknchcken ** Dillon
dfblanchard * Dillon
jojolv48 Dillon
JoshuaCloninger Dillon
mikemike82 Dillon
spitz121 Dillon
wbrice4 Dillon
vasteve (father) Dillon
ClintLJones ** Dillon
MNeffShortTrack ** Dillon
kevinkletti * Dillon
rebel388 * Dillon
Jrioux_ Dillon
StatsDavid Dillon
AndrewWaldrop Dillon
Zhorrall224 Dillon
mattlovisa * Dillon
harvicknut_4 Dillon
Shady__Hill Dillon
devyanks90 ** Dillon
n08fear ** Dillon
dave_phillips1 Dillon
terrywilfong Earnhardt
mark_ash Earnhardt
A_Bit_Sideways * Earnhardt
bobfredchuck * Earnhardt
kennethriggs * Earnhardt
GigCityPlanner Earnhardt
gluckcharm Earnhardt
YenndeeZ Earnhardt
_Carlton ** Earnhardt
JMorris_NP * Earnhardt
mokanmikey * Earnhardt
Freak4Harvick Earnhardt
ldgringo Earnhardt
Nick_Winstead78 Earnhardt
quickdraw222 Earnhardt
jjwolfeman * Earnhardt
JRIG1980 Earnhardt
chubdubblub Earnhardt
tjnaylor09 Earnhardt
alovewithoutend * Earnhardt
jsoupzzz * Earnhardt
4toddboyer Earnhardt
LAW9960 Earnhardt
sheila0866 Earnhardt
P_Prissypants * Earnhardt
NancyatStudioN Earnhardt
JMNakai * Earnhardt
lorettamagers Earnhardt
Kharvfanfla15 Earnhardt
cessfranklin Earnhardt
Readymixchick Earnhardt
Smokecx3 Earnhardt
MrsDMVH * Earnhardt
l70uke Edwards
MattNicholson51 ** Gilliland
prettymonkey ** Gilliland
coreyr12 Gilliland
iamjlf Gilliland
racingwench Gilliland
turbojunker * Gilliland
BriannaLeistikow Gilliland
scovel0 Gilliland
DillonSims * Gilliland
jayua * Gilliland
nuggie99 * Gilliland
realaortiz08 * Gilliland
foolrain Gilliland
jeff_gluck Gilliland
josh_ackels66 * Gilliland
The_real_Tc_ Gilliland
DaarenDurga Gilliland
recjus85 Gilliland
Allyrok05 * Gordon
HonestlySherry Gordon
KeviRHatfield ** Gordon
terryweems Harvick
xjasonx88 Harvick
msudawg7880 Johnson
Boop2366 Johnson
rsc654 Johnson
Bedgood15 Kahne
ScottWilfong ** Kenseth
caseylandrum15 Keselowski
crowder_debbie Keselowski
dweezymilan Keselowski
maggio15 Keselowski
StephenDCrowder Keselowski
Carlajarvi Keselowski
poloshot Keselowski
ZackaryDWilson * Keselowski
jvirgs * Keselowski
vasteve (son) Keselowski
ashinyobject Kligerman
CodfishCodfish Kligerman
88bfar Kligerman
dhamlinfan KuBusch
kycasoup * KuBusch
MrsJPancake Larson
MarkRH Larson
fnmetal * Larson
d_sheedy Larson
shelbyparrack99 Larson
submarinemike88 * Larson
ZachKalb Larson
whenske * Larson
thndrnghrd24 * McMurray
brendan14394 * McMurray
JAGillespie90 * McMurray
lance_sells * McMurray
Race5599 * McMurray
abadacejr182288 McMurray
BenjaminAllaire McMurray
cpeuterb McMurray
DRM3CIX McMurray
dustydisher97 McMurray
jdubharris McMurray
MaximeB92 McMurray
TheManRouse McMurray
bradleykarnes ** McMurray
Bradley_016 * McMurray
IRunRountree McMurray
hokiefitz * McMurray
J_Carleton * McMurray
Reinhart63 * McMurray
Clevelandsrocks McMurray
Eli928 McMurray
fatbuzz66 McMurray
mattgross McMurray
scottaltimaman McMurray
veston75 McMurray
1OutlawBandit * McMurray
basspro24chevy McMurray
Bob_14 McMurray
DJstatman482454 McMurray
evan_graf McMurray
Jess43x8 McMurray
kristidbm McMurray
tcholbrook McMurray
vandy1 McMurray
wyocat50 McMurray
NSCRtruckFAN * McMurray
jsf354 * McMurray
cfrosland ** McMurray
AbbeyKahne5 McMurray
ncraiderfan17 McMurray
bseliga * McMurray
DRLDeBoer *** McMurray
dwilwer *** McMurray
JoeGwilt * McMurray
jrkenbok McMurray
Daniels_Caudill McMurray
TruckerDeen McMurray
Adam_Huth *** McMurray
JBenik McMurray
clebren45 ** McMurray
1kfox * McMurray
dickiep1018 * McMurray
stevelo48 * McMurray
Kfisher88 * McMurray
zeven13 * McMurray
LilDebbie McMurray
jsugi48 * McMurray
Mike_Dobreski McMurray
Medic_217 Mears
J_Fellenbaum Mears
chrisonethree Mears
icemankeller Mears
terrymadill Mears
mrdevore Mears
_Chouinard * Mears
DTrainMurphyTX Menard
robwright11 Menard
18frannie * Menard
thejosh20 * Menard
cjcub4life * Newman
3dingo * Newman
AngieF530 * Newman
shannonjones154 Newman
dtruhl Patrick
flahavin Patrick
ItsAlexKaplan Patrick
theWillClark Patrick
chrisallen_nc * Patrick
CraigHaasis Patrick
heylookaturtle Patrick
kingtut2110 Patrick
MarkMiller Patrick
BrentBynum * Patrick
mcfdtony * Patrick
adamniemeyer Patrick
HotStoverReport * Patrick
DeuceStaley_48 * Patrick
folimu * Patrick
07vanquish Patrick
Revvin4Seven48 ** Patrick
Davidwolf88 * Patrick
SportsBySteger * Patrick
stephenflorentz * Patrick
wilwielgosz Patrick
Joshua_Smith08 Patrick
AppBuckeye31 ** Ragan
arlenekrue ** Ragan
goofyfordfan * Ragan
gregatkins * Ragan
Justin24Payne * Ragan
soller00 * Ragan
ChasDan88 Ragan
Chuck_Atl Ragan
vegasdennis66 Ragan
VinnieV77 Ragan
NASCAR_MT * Ragan
mwrjgrfan Ragan
bshell00 ** Ragan
Gael78II * Ragan
ashleyann12 Ragan
kartracer3886 Ragan
katiecole125 *** Ragan
oldguyjk ** Ragan
DR_FNP * Ragan
RealJDogg_82 * Ragan
SportsNut1981 * Ragan
KABenn1616 Ragan
tvphotog17 Ragan
ZTsmiley * Ragan
HitYourMarks * Ragan
Coates_Burghfan * Ragan
amishkid17 Ragan
MattWeaverSBN ** Ragan
BPierce158 * Ragan
Sports2HipHop * Ragan
mauhernz Ragan
PhotoMatt_KCCO * Ragan
dfairhurst2448 Ragan
TheTigerBones * Ragan
bruce_compton15 Ragan
jeremybert9 Ragan
CFDiG * Ragan
kjflye Ragan
Huth88 ** Ragan
jflann2 * Ragan
ilovehamlin11 Ragan
NickKocuba10 Ragan
lauren_downey2 * RBlaney
mattdobson_7 * Reutimann
Truex56fan Sorenson
monfud20 Stenhouse
richman43 * Stenhouse
davidlerner75 * Stenhouse
hollywoodtlb * Stenhouse
M_Huff99 * Stenhouse
RowdyBun * Stenhouse
cvelin * Stenhouse
AlphaWolf09 Stenhouse
TannerFoutz Stenhouse
jay_wilkins17 *** Stenhouse
ellemccrone Stenhouse
MoWhi Stenhouse
KevinMiz Stenhouse
GroverSimone * Stewart
s_a_markle * Stewart
glenburdett * Stewart
acheckeredflag Stewart
motorhead66 * Stewart
NASCARDirector Stewart
grammatea4u * Stewart
arails4 * Truex
bradsauers * Truex
thasmoke ** Truex
wdoyle66 Truex
ashaver13 Truex
jay_christley Truex
bflo360 * Vickers
dallasjunebug ** Vickers
chris_siebold22 Vickers
mikeschlee * Vickers
markvphotos Waltrip
Wisco_girl15 Waltrip
samhissett7 * Waltrip
brian_wiggins Waltrip
jeffamos65 * Waltrip
Cody_Masse * Waltrip
dgoodin24 Waltrip
kid67y Waltrip

 

 

 

Fantasy NASCAR game: Richmond picks

Almost forgot to post these! Seems like Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick are the favorites. Enjoy.

terrywilfong Allmendinger
arails4 * Almirola
thndrnghrd24 * Almirola
dtruhl Almirola
mark_ash Almirola
SportyGardener Biffle
AppBuckeye31 ** Bowyer
arlenekrue ** Bowyer
CopaCavanna ** Bowyer
MattNicholson51 ** Bowyer
prettymonkey ** Bowyer
stevemichalik ** Bowyer
A_Bit_Sideways * Bowyer
bflo360 * Bowyer
bobfredchuck * Bowyer
brendan14394 * Bowyer
goofyfordfan * Bowyer
gregatkins * Bowyer
HD388 * Bowyer
JAGillespie90 * Bowyer
Justin24Payne * Bowyer
kennethriggs * Bowyer
lance_sells * Bowyer
lauren_downey2 * Bowyer
LoganReardon20 * Bowyer
pamneilsen * Bowyer
Race5599 * Bowyer
soller00 * Bowyer
abadacejr182288 Bowyer
Bedgood15 Bowyer
BenjaminAllaire Bowyer
ChasDan88 Bowyer
Chuck_Atl Bowyer
coreyr12 Bowyer
cpeuterb Bowyer
cswiecki84 Bowyer
DRM3CIX Bowyer
DTrainMurphyTX Bowyer
dustydisher97 Bowyer
ed_326 Bowyer
GigCityPlanner Bowyer
gluckcharm Bowyer
iamjlf Bowyer
jdubharris Bowyer
l70uke Bowyer
markvphotos Bowyer
MaximeB92 Bowyer
Medic_217 Bowyer
monfud20 Bowyer
MrsJPancake Bowyer
racefan_11 Bowyer
racingwench Bowyer
robwright11 Bowyer
tgb_RPh Bowyer
TheManRouse Bowyer
vegasdennis66 Bowyer
VinnieV77 Bowyer
bradleykarnes ** Dillon
flahavin Dillon
J_Fellenbaum Dillon
MarkRH Dillon
NASCAR_MT * Earnhardt
trv2405x * Earnhardt
dscanbs Earnhardt
ItsAlexKaplan Earnhardt
jmic1122 Earnhardt
mwrjgrfan Earnhardt
Wisco_girl15 Earnhardt
bshell00 ** Edwards
Joey_Fonseca ** Edwards
Allyrok05 * Edwards
Bradley_016 * Edwards
Gael78II * Edwards
GroverSimone * Edwards
Pat_DeCola * Edwards
samhissett7 * Edwards
Andrea__Marie Edwards
ashinyobject Edwards
ashleyann12 Edwards
caseylandrum15 Edwards
dhamlinfan Edwards
YenndeeZ Edwards
Sam-Beishuizen * Gilliland
_Carlton ** Gordon
cjcub4life * Gordon
JMorris_NP * Gordon
richman43 * Gordon
s_a_markle * Gordon
IRunRountree Gordon
kartracer3886 Gordon
theWillClark Gordon
katiecole125 *** Hamlin
asskicknchcken ** Hamlin
dallasjunebug ** Hamlin
oldguyjk ** Hamlin
3dingo * Hamlin
AngieF530 * Hamlin
bradsauers * Hamlin
chrisallen_nc * Hamlin
davidlerner75 * Hamlin
dfblanchard * Hamlin
DR_FNP * Hamlin
Echo837 * Hamlin
fnmetal * Hamlin
glenburdett * Hamlin
hokiefitz * Hamlin
hollywoodtlb * Hamlin
J_Carleton * Hamlin
M_Huff99 * Hamlin
mokanmikey * Hamlin
RealJDogg_82 * Hamlin
Reinhart63 * Hamlin
RowdyBun * Hamlin
SportsNut1981 * Hamlin
ToeNailUrFace * Hamlin
turbojunker * Hamlin
BriannaLeistikow Hamlin
chris_siebold22 Hamlin
Clevelandsrocks Hamlin
CodfishCodfish Hamlin
CraigHaasis Hamlin
d_sheedy Hamlin
Eli928 Hamlin
fatbuzz66 Hamlin
heylookaturtle Hamlin
jenniferayers Hamlin
jojolv48 Hamlin
JoshuaCloninger Hamlin
kingtut2110 Hamlin
MarkMiller Hamlin
mattgross Hamlin
mikemike82 Hamlin
scottaltimaman Hamlin
scovel0 Hamlin
shelbyparrack99 Hamlin
spitz121 Hamlin
TalladegaVT Hamlin
terryweems Hamlin
veston75 Hamlin
chrisonethree Harmlin
1OutlawBandit * Harvick
DillonSims * Harvick
jayua * Harvick
mattdobson_7 * Harvick
raceGrl4Harvick * Harvick
submarinemike88 * Harvick
acheckeredflag Harvick
basspro24chevy Harvick
BigLiciousT Harvick
Bob_14 Harvick
brian_wiggins Harvick
crowder_debbie Harvick
DJstatman482454 Harvick
dweezymilan Harvick
evan_graf Harvick
Freak4Harvick Harvick
icemankeller Harvick
Jess43x8 Harvick
KABenn1616 Harvick
kristidbm Harvick
ldgringo Harvick
maggio15 Harvick
matttidcombe Harvick
MericuhFYeah Harvick
Nick_Winstead78 Harvick
quickdraw222 Harvick
shannonjones154 Harvick
StephenDCrowder Harvick
tcholbrook Harvick
tvphotog17 Harvick
vandy1 Harvick
wyocat50 Harvick
ZachKalb Harvick
BrentBynum * Kahne
jjwolfeman * Kahne
kycasoup * Kahne
NSCRtruckFAN * Kahne
Springwolf * Kahne
ZTsmiley * Kahne
HonestlySherry Kahne
JRIG1980 Kahne
terrymadill Kahne
Truex56fan Kahne
wbrice4 Kahne
KeviRHatfield ** Kenseth
thasmoke ** Kenseth
HitYourMarks * Kenseth
jeffamos65 * Kenseth
jsf354 * Kenseth
motorhead66 * Kenseth
chubdubblub Kenseth
kkr491fan Kenseth
wdoyle66 Kenseth
Coates_Burghfan * Keselowski
mcfdtony * Keselowski
adamniemeyer Keselowski
howmama99 Keselowski
kjb0585 Keselowski
cfrosland ** KuBusch
18frannie * KuBusch
bundy315 * KuBusch
HotStoverReport * KuBusch
amishkid17 KuBusch
msudawg7880 KuBusch
NASCARDirector KuBusch
tjnaylor09 KuBusch
vasteve (father) KuBusch
cgros127 ** KyBusch
ClintLJones ** KyBusch
dlschamp ** KyBusch
MattWeaverSBN ** KyBusch
MNeffShortTrack ** KyBusch
alovewithoutend * KyBusch
Bakemoney2000 * KyBusch
BPierce158 * KyBusch
Cody_Masse * KyBusch
cvelin * KyBusch
DeuceStaley_48 * KyBusch
digertwo * KyBusch
folimu * KyBusch
hzirbel * KyBusch
jsoupzzz * KyBusch
kevinkletti * KyBusch
mikeschlee * KyBusch
nuggie99 * KyBusch
realaortiz08 * KyBusch
rebel388 * KyBusch
Sports2HipHop * KyBusch
summerbrooke23 * KyBusch
thejosh20 * KyBusch
whenske * KyBusch
07vanquish KyBusch
4toddboyer KyBusch
88bfar KyBusch
AbbeyKahne5 KyBusch
AlphaWolf09 KyBusch
Carlajarvi KyBusch
foolrain KyBusch
Jrioux_ KyBusch
LAW9960 KyBusch
mauhernz KyBusch
ncraiderfan17 KyBusch
poloshot KyBusch
sheila0866 KyBusch
StatsDavid KyBusch
TannerFoutz KyBusch
bseliga * Larson
P_Prissypants * Larson
LVI56 Larson
NancyatStudioN Larson
DRLDeBoer ** Logano
ScottWilfong * Logano
JMNakai Logano
ZackaryDWilson Logano
jeff_gluck McMurray
lorettamagers McMurray
PhotoMatt_KCCO * Menard
AndrewWaldrop Menard
dfairhurst2448 Menard
mrdevore Menard
Zhorrall224 Menard
dwilwer *** Newman
jay_wilkins17 *** Newman
Revvin4Seven48 ** Newman
_Chouinard * Newman
Davidwolf88 * Newman
JoeGwilt * Newman
josh_ackels66 * Newman
jvirgs * Newman
mattlovisa * Newman
SportsBySteger * Newman
stephenflorentz * Newman
TheTigerBones * Newman
ashaver13 Newman
bruce_compton15 Newman
dgoodin24 Newman
ellemccrone Newman
harvicknut_4 Newman
jeremybert9 Newman
jrkenbok Newman
Kharvfanfla15 Newman
Shady__Hill Newman
The_real_Tc_ Newman
vasteve (son) Newman
xjasonx88 Newman
Daniels_Caudill Ragan
TruckerDeen Ragan
Adam_Huth *** Stenhouse
CFDiG * Stenhouse
AshBollinger Stenhouse
cessfranklin Stenhouse
DaarenDurga Stenhouse
JBenik Stenhouse
kjflye Stenhouse
wilwielgosz Stenhouse
clebren45 ** Stewart
devyanks90 ** Stewart
Huth88 ** Stewart
n08fear ** Stewart
1kfox * Stewart
dickiep1018 * Stewart
jflann2 * Stewart
stevelo48 * Stewart
Boop2366 Stewart
jay_christley Stewart
kid67y Stewart
MoWhi Stewart
Readymixchick Stewart
recjus85 Stewart
Smokecx3 Stewart
grammatea4u * Truex
Kfisher88 * Truex
zeven13 * Truex
Joshua_Smith08 Truex
KevinMiz Truex
LilDebbie Truex
rsc654 Truex
jddorman2 * Vickers
jsugi48 * Vickers
MrsDMVH * Vickers
Nascar_Nut * Vickers
dave_phillips1 Vickers
gonzalezterence Vickers
ilovehamlin11 Vickers
Mike_Dobreski Vickers
NickKocuba10 Vickers

NASCAR Fantasy game: Post-Darlington update

Take a look at this list of the nine people who correctly predicted Kevin Harvick would win the Southern 500:

dlschamp **
1kfox *
3dingo *
folimu *
HD388 *
hzirbel *
jvirgs *
kycasoup *
turbojunker *

Notice anything? Yep, that’s right — eight of the nine players hadn’t previously picked a winner correctly this season. Those eight new Fantasy Chase entrants bring the total number of players to 148 (out of 326) — and we’re still less than one-third through the regular season.

Here’s how the Fantasy Chase field looks as of now. We’ll get to your Richmond picks next week after Easter. Enjoy the break!

Adam_Huth ***
dwilwer ***
jay_wilkins17 ***
katiecole125 ***
_Carlton **
AppBuckeye31 **
arlenekrue **
asskicknchcken **
bradleykarnes **
bshell00 **
cfrosland **
cgros127 **
clebren45 **
ClintLJones **
CopaCavanna **
dallasjunebug **
devyanks90 **
dlschamp **
DRLDeBoer **
Huth88 **
Joey_Fonseca **
KeviRHatfield **
MattNicholson51 **
MattWeaverSBN **
MNeffShortTrack **
n08fear **
oldguyjk **
prettymonkey **
Revvin4Seven48 **
stevemichalik **
thasmoke **
_Chouinard *
18frannie *
1kfox *
1OutlawBandit *
3dingo *
A_Bit_Sideways *
Allyrok05 *
alovewithoutend *
AngieF530 *
arails4 *
Bakemoney2000 *
bflo360 *
bobfredchuck *
BPierce158 *
Bradley_016 *
bradsauers *
brendan14394 *
BrentBynum *
bseliga *
bundy315 *
CFDiG *
chrisallen_nc *
cjcub4life *
Coates_Burghfan *
Cody_Masse *
cvelin *
davidlerner75 *
Davidwolf88 *
DeuceStaley_48 *
dfblanchard *
dickiep1018 *
digertwo *
DillonSims *
DR_FNP *
Echo837 *
fnmetal *
folimu *
Gael78II *
glenburdett *
goofyfordfan *
grammatea4u *
gregatkins *
GroverSimone *
HD388 *
HitYourMarks *
hokiefitz *
hollywoodtlb *
HotStoverReport *
hzirbel *
J_Carleton *
JAGillespie90 *
jayua *
jddorman2 *
jeffamos65 *
jflann2 *
jjwolfeman *
JMorris_NP *
JoeGwilt *
josh_ackels66 *
jsf354 *
jsoupzzz *
jsugi48 *
Justin24Payne *
jvirgs *
kennethriggs *
kevinkletti *
Kfisher88 *
kycasoup *
lance_sells *
lauren_downey2 *
LoganReardon20 *
M_Huff99 *
mattdobson_7 *
mattlovisa *
mcfdtony *
mikeschlee *
mokanmikey *
motorhead66 *
MrsDMVH *
NASCAR_MT *
Nascar_Nut *
NSCRtruckFAN *
nuggie99 *
P_Prissypants *
pamneilsen *
Pat_DeCola *
PhotoMatt_KCCO *
Race5599 *
raceGrl4Harvick *
realaortiz08 *
RealJDogg_82 *
rebel388 *
Reinhart63 *
richman43 *
RowdyBun *
s_a_markle *
Sam-Beishuizen *
samhissett7 *
ScottWilfong *
soller00 *
Sports2HipHop *
SportsBySteger *
SportsNut1981 *
Springwolf *
stephenflorentz *
stevelo48 *
submarinemike88 *
summerbrooke23 *
thejosh20 *
TheTigerBones *
thndrnghrd24 *
ToeNailUrFace *
trv2405x *
turbojunker *
whenske *
zeven13 *
ZTsmiley *

NASCAR Fantasy game: Post-Texas, pre-Darlington update

I wasn’t sure many people would have Joey Logano at Texas, but it turns out eight smarty-pants players picked the winner correctly last week. Three of those were first-time winners and are now in the Chase — @goofyfordfan, @nuggie99 and @richman43. But two others — @katiecole125 and @jay_wilkins17 — joined the exclusive three-time winner club (four people are tied for the most wins with three).

For those of us who haven’t won yet, it seems hard to believe that anyone could pick three winners in the first seven races in ANY kind of contest, let alone one where you can only use a driver one time all year. But they did!

katiecole125 ***
cgros127 **
goofyfordfan *
nuggie99 *
richman43 *
AppBuckeye31 **
jay_wilkins17 ***
MNeffShortTrack **

Here’s the entire Chase field as it stands now. There are 140 people in the Chase out of 326 total entries.

Adam_Huth ***
dwilwer ***
jay_wilkins17 ***
katiecole125 ***
_Carlton **
AppBuckeye31 **
arlenekrue **
asskicknchcken **
bradleykarnes **
bshell00 **
cfrosland **
cgros127 **
clebren45 **
ClintLJones **
CopaCavanna **
dallasjunebug **
devyanks90 **
DRLDeBoer **
Huth88 **
Joey_Fonseca **
KeviRHatfield **
MattNicholson51 **
MattWeaverSBN **
MNeffShortTrack **
n08fear **
oldguyjk **
prettymonkey **
Revvin4Seven48 **
stevemichalik **
thasmoke **
_Chouinard *
18frannie *
1OutlawBandit *
A_Bit_Sideways *
Allyrok05 *
alovewithoutend *
AngieF530 *
arails4 *
Bakemoney2000 *
bflo360 *
bobfredchuck *
BPierce158 *
Bradley_016 *
bradsauers *
brendan14394 *
BrentBynum *
bseliga *
bundy315 *
CFDiG *
chrisallen_nc *
cjcub4life *
Coates_Burghfan *
Cody_Masse *
cvelin *
davidlerner75 *
Davidwolf88 *
DeuceStaley_48 *
dfblanchard *
dickiep1018 *
digertwo *
DillonSims *
dlschamp *
DR_FNP *
Echo837 *
fnmetal *
Gael78II *
glenburdett *
goofyfordfan *
grammatea4u *
gregatkins *
GroverSimone *
HitYourMarks *
hokiefitz *
hollywoodtlb *
HotStoverReport *
J_Carleton *
JAGillespie90 *
jayua *
jddorman2 *
jeffamos65 *
jflann2 *
jjwolfeman *
JMorris_NP *
JoeGwilt *
josh_ackels66 *
jsf354 *
jsoupzzz *
jsugi48 *
Justin24Payne *
kennethriggs *
kevinkletti *
Kfisher88 *
lance_sells *
lauren_downey2 *
LoganReardon20 *
M_Huff99 *
mattdobson_7 *
mattlovisa *
mcfdtony *
mikeschlee *
mokanmikey *
motorhead66 *
MrsDMVH *
NASCAR_MT *
Nascar_Nut *
NSCRtruckFAN *
nuggie99 *
P_Prissypants *
pamneilsen *
Pat_DeCola *
PhotoMatt_KCCO *
Race5599 *
raceGrl4Harvick *
realaortiz08 *
RealJDogg_82 *
rebel388 *
Reinhart63 *
richman43 *
RowdyBun *
s_a_markle *
Sam-Beishuizen *
samhissett7 *
ScottWilfong *
soller00 *
Sports2HipHop *
SportsBySteger *
SportsNut1981 *
Springwolf *
stephenflorentz *
stevelo48 *
submarinemike88 *
summerbrooke23 *
thejosh20 *
TheTigerBones *
thndrnghrd24 *
ToeNailUrFace *
trv2405x *
whenske *
zeven13 *
ZTsmiley *

Now let’s move on to your picks for Darlington. The top vote-getters are seven-time Darlington winner Jeff Gordon and zero-time Darlington winner Martin Truex Jr. with 34 picks each.

The Gordon selection is obvious. But why Truex? I’m not totally sure — he only has one top-five there — but my theory is people remember Furniture Row Racing winning there with Regan Smith, so they figure Truex might be able to do the same.

Here are all the Darlington picks:

Kfisher88 * Allmendinger
SportsNut1981 * Allmendinger
MericuhFYeah Allmendinger
bseliga * Almirola
JoeGwilt * Almirola
LoganReardon20 * Almirola
SportsBySteger * Almirola
BenjaminAllaire Almirola
ItsAlexKaplan Almirola
JMNakai Almirola
kingtut2110 Almirola
Zhorrall224 Almirola
Davidwolf88 * Bayne
_Carlton ** Biffle
thasmoke ** Biffle
chrisallen_nc * Biffle
kevinkletti * Biffle
RealJDogg_82 * Biffle
stevelo48 * Biffle
zeven13 * Biffle
ashaver13 Biffle
dgoodin24 Biffle
jeff_gluck Biffle
kjb0585 Biffle
l70uke Biffle
mrdevore Biffle
Shady__Hill Biffle
vandy1 Biffle
vasteve (son) Biffle
vegasdennis66 Biffle
wilwielgosz Biffle
ZackaryDWilson Biffle
cfrosland ** Bowyer
cjcub4life * Bowyer
GroverSimone * Bowyer
Pat_DeCola * Bowyer
rsc654 Bowyer
TalladegaVT Bowyer
terryweems Bowyer
flahavin Burton
SportyGardener Burton
MattWeaverSBN ** Dillon
P_Prissypants * Dillon
Sports2HipHop * Dillon
88bfar Dillon
mauhernz Dillon
tvphotog17 Dillon
J_Carleton * Earnhardt
JAGillespie90 * Earnhardt
Springwolf * Earnhardt
Bedgood15 Earnhardt
chrisonethree Earnhardt
jay_christley Earnhardt
racingwench Earnhardt
Huth88 ** Edwards
dfblanchard * Edwards
kennethriggs * Edwards
07vanquish Edwards
dfairhurst2448 Edwards
LVI56 Edwards
TheManRouse Edwards
tjnaylor09 Edwards
jay_wilkins17 *** Gordon
bradleykarnes ** Gordon
DRLDeBoer ** Gordon
MNeffShortTrack ** Gordon
n08fear ** Gordon
A_Bit_Sideways * Gordon
alovewithoutend * Gordon
Bakemoney2000 * Gordon
BPierce158 * Gordon
digertwo * Gordon
grammatea4u * Gordon
mattdobson_7 * Gordon
NASCAR_MT * Gordon
realaortiz08 * Gordon
Reinhart63 * Gordon
summerbrooke23 * Gordon
whenske * Gordon
AbbeyKahne5 Gordon
brian_wiggins Gordon
cpeuterb Gordon
DRM3CIX Gordon
dtruhl Gordon
dustydisher97 Gordon
Eli928 Gordon
gluckcharm Gordon
jeremybert9 Gordon
KABenn1616 Gordon
kjflye Gordon
kristidbm Gordon
LAW9960 Gordon
ldgringo Gordon
LilDebbie Gordon
racefan_11 Gordon
terrywilfong Gordon
Adam_Huth *** Hamlin
arlenekrue ** Hamlin
cgros127 ** Hamlin
Revvin4Seven48 ** Hamlin
stevemichalik ** Hamlin
cvelin * Hamlin
DillonSims * Hamlin
HitYourMarks * Hamlin
jeffamos65 * Hamlin
jflann2 * Hamlin
rebel388 * Hamlin
samhissett7 * Hamlin
soller00 * Hamlin
submarinemike88 * Hamlin
thejosh20 * Hamlin
thndrnghrd24 * Hamlin
ashleyann12 Hamlin
BigLiciousT Hamlin
ChasDan88 Hamlin
DaarenDurga Hamlin
evan_graf Hamlin
HonestlySherry Hamlin
IRunRountree Hamlin
matttidcombe Hamlin
MaximeB92 Hamlin
StatsDavid Hamlin
TruckerDeen Hamlin
dlschamp * Harvick
1kfox Harvick
3dingo Harvick
folimu Harvick
HD388 Harvick
hzirbel Harvick
jvirgs Harvick
kycasoup Harvick
turbojunker Harvick
1OutlawBandit * Johnson
lauren_downey2 * Johnson
s_a_markle * Johnson
gonzalezterence Johnson
Joshua_Smith08 Johnson
Medic_217 Johnson
MoWhi Johnson
NancyatStudioN Johnson
VinnieV77 Johnson
davidlerner75 * Kahne
Justin24Payne * Kahne
mokanmikey * Kahne
abadacejr182288 Kahne
Bob_14 Kahne
BriannaLeistikow Kahne
chris_siebold22 Kahne
GigCityPlanner Kahne
jenniferayers Kahne
kid67y Kahne
recjus85 Kahne
tcholbrook Kahne
wdoyle66 Kahne
katiecole125 *** Kenseth
bshell00 ** Kenseth
MattNicholson51 ** Kenseth
Bradley_016 * Kenseth
bradsauers * Kenseth
BrentBynum * Kenseth
Echo837 * Kenseth
HotStoverReport * Kenseth
MrsDMVH * Kenseth
Sam-Beishuizen * Kenseth
Chuck_Atl Kenseth
CodfishCodfish Kenseth
Daniels_Caudill Kenseth
dhamlinfan Kenseth
ellemccrone Kenseth
markvphotos Kenseth
Mike_Dobreski Kenseth
ncraiderfan17 Kenseth
poloshot Kenseth
Truex56fan Kenseth
CopaCavanna ** Keselowski
jayua * Keselowski
ScottWilfong * Keselowski
acheckeredflag Keselowski
Boop2366 Keselowski
chubdubblub Keselowski
icemankeller Keselowski
jrkenbok Keselowski
msudawg7880 Keselowski
NickKocuba10 Keselowski
robwright11 Keselowski
tgb_RPh Keselowski
theWillClark Keselowski
wbrice4 Keselowski
wyocat50 Keselowski
asskicknchcken ** KuBusch
_Chouinard * KuBusch
arails4 * KuBusch
brendan14394 * KuBusch
Cody_Masse * KuBusch
dickiep1018 * KuBusch
fnmetal * KuBusch
hollywoodtlb * KuBusch
jsoupzzz * KuBusch
Nascar_Nut * KuBusch
NSCRtruckFAN * KuBusch
PhotoMatt_KCCO * KuBusch
trv2405x * KuBusch
4toddboyer KuBusch
Andrea__Marie KuBusch
caseylandrum15 KuBusch
Clevelandsrocks KuBusch
cswiecki84 KuBusch
ed_326 KuBusch
Freak4Harvick KuBusch
harvicknut_4 KuBusch
JBenik KuBusch
jdubharris KuBusch
jmic1122 KuBusch
JRIG1980 KuBusch
kartracer3886 KuBusch
veston75 KuBusch
Wisco_girl15 KuBusch
bflo360 * KyBusch
CFDiG * KyBusch
Coates_Burghfan * KyBusch
Gael78II * KyBusch
mattlovisa * KyBusch
AndrewWaldrop KyBusch
basspro24chevy KyBusch
heylookaturtle KyBusch
NASCARDirector KyBusch
Nick_Winstead78 KyBusch
shannonjones154 KyBusch
ZachKalb KyBusch
clebren45 ** Larson
motorhead66 * Larson
TheTigerBones * Larson
DJstatman482454 Larson
ilovehamlin11 Larson
KevinMiz Larson
Kharvfanfla15 Larson
lorettamagers Larson
Allyrok05 * Logano
AngieF530 * Logano
JMorris_NP * Logano
RowdyBun * Logano
YenndeeZ Logano
bobfredchuck * Martin
gregatkins * McMurray
raceGrl4Harvick * McMurray
AlphaWolf09 McMurray
J_Fellenbaum McMurray
JoshuaCloninger McMurray
vasteve (father) McMurray
dweezymilan Mears
nuggie99 * Menard
iamjlf Menard
MarkMiller Menard
mikemike82 Menard
xjasonx88 Menard
dallasjunebug ** Newman
18frannie * Newman
DR_FNP * Newman
jjwolfeman * Newman
M_Huff99 * Newman
mcfdtony * Newman
ZTsmiley * Newman
AshBollinger Newman
cessfranklin Newman
dave_phillips1 Newman
Jess43x8 Newman
MrsJPancake Newman
Readymixchick Newman
sheila0866 Newman
crowder_debbie Patrick
maggio15 Patrick
StephenDCrowder Patrick
Race5599 * Ragan
adamniemeyer Ragan
scottaltimaman Ragan
oldguyjk ** Stenhouse
ToeNailUrFace * Stenhouse
howmama99 Stenhouse
quickdraw222 Stenhouse
hokiefitz * Stewart
josh_ackels66 * Stewart
jsf354 * Stewart
jsugi48 * Stewart
DTrainMurphyTX Stewart
mark_ash Stewart
MarkRH Stewart
spitz121 Stewart
terrymadill Stewart
The_real_Tc_ Stewart
dwilwer *** Truex
AppBuckeye31 ** Truex
ClintLJones ** Truex
devyanks90 ** Truex
KeviRHatfield ** Truex
prettymonkey ** Truex
bundy315 * Truex
glenburdett * Truex
goofyfordfan * Truex
jddorman2 * Truex
lance_sells * Truex
mikeschlee * Truex
pamneilsen * Truex
richman43 * Truex
stephenflorentz * Truex
amishkid17 Truex
ashinyobject Truex
bruce_compton15 Truex
Carlajarvi Truex
coreyr12 Truex
d_sheedy Truex
dscanbs Truex
fatbuzz66 Truex
foolrain Truex
jojolv48 Truex
Jrioux_ Truex
kkr491fan Truex
mattgross Truex
monfud20 Truex
mwrjgrfan Truex
scovel0 Truex
shelbyparrack99 Truex
Smokecx3 Truex
TannerFoutz Truex
Joey_Fonseca ** Vickers
DeuceStaley_48 * Vickers
CraigHaasis Vickers

NASCAR Fantasy Game: Post-Martinsville, pre-Texas update

Only five people out of 326 had Kurt Busch winning Sunday’s Martinsville race, which is the second-lowest total of the year (only two people picked Carl Edwards to win at Bristol).

Of those five, four players had not previously won a race. So welcome to the Fantasy Chase, @MrsDMVH, @s_a_markle, @ToeNailUrFace and @ZTsmiley. @DallasJuneBug picked up her second win of the year already (she also had Kevin Harvick winning at Phoenix).

The Martinsville winners:

MrsDMVH *
dallasjunebug **
s_a_markle *
ToeNailUrFace *
ZTsmiley *

Here’s the updated list of people in the Fantasy Chase. The total is now 137 players out of 326 (remember, those *** represent the number of wins for each person).

Adam_Huth ***
dwilwer ***
_Carlton **
arlenekrue **
asskicknchcken **
bradleykarnes **
bshell00 **
cfrosland **
clebren45 **
ClintLJones **
CopaCavanna **
dallasjunebug **
devyanks90 **
DRLDeBoer **
Huth88 **
jay_wilkins17 **
Joey_Fonseca **
katiecole125 **
KeviRHatfield **
MattNicholson51 **
MattWeaverSBN **
MNeffShortTrack **
n08fear **
oldguyjk **
prettymonkey **
Revvin4Seven48 **
stevemichalik **
thasmoke **
_Chouinard *
18frannie *
1OutlawBandit *
A_Bit_Sideways *
Allyrok05 *
alovewithoutend *
AngieF530 *
AppBuckeye31 *
arails4 *
Bakemoney2000 *
bflo360 *
bobfredchuck *
BPierce158 *
Bradley_016 *
bradsauers *
brendan14394 *
BrentBynum *
bseliga *
bundy315 *
CFDiG *
cgros127 *
chrisallen_nc *
cjcub4life *
Coates_Burghfan *
Cody_Masse *
cvelin *
davidlerner75 *
Davidwolf88 *
DeuceStaley_48 *
dfblanchard *
dickiep1018 *
digertwo *
DillonSims *
dlschamp *
DR_FNP *
Echo837 *
fnmetal *
Gael78II *
glenburdett *
grammatea4u *
gregatkins *
GroverSimone *
HitYourMarks *
hokiefitz *
hollywoodtlb *
HotStoverReport *
J_Carleton *
JAGillespie90 *
jayua *
jddorman2 *
jeffamos65 *
jflann2 *
jjwolfeman *
JMorris_NP *
JoeGwilt *
josh_ackels66 *
jsf354 *
jsoupzzz *
jsugi48 *
Justin24Payne *
kennethriggs *
kevinkletti *
Kfisher88 *
lance_sells *
lauren_downey2 *
LoganReardon20 *
M_Huff99 *
mattdobson_7 *
mattlovisa *
mcfdtony *
mikeschlee *
mokanmikey *
motorhead66 *
MrsDMVH *
NASCAR_MT *
Nascar_Nut *
NSCRtruckFAN *
P_Prissypants *
pamneilsen *
Pat_DeCola *
PhotoMatt_KCCO *
Race5599 *
raceGrl4Harvick *
realaortiz08 *
RealJDogg_82 *
rebel388 *
Reinhart63 *
RowdyBun *
s_a_markle *
Sam-Beishuizen *
samhissett7 *
ScottWilfong *
soller00 *
Sports2HipHop *
SportsBySteger *
SportsNut1981 *
Springwolf *
stephenflorentz *
stevelo48 *
submarinemike88 *
summerbrooke23 *
thejosh20 *
TheTigerBones *
thndrnghrd24 *
ToeNailUrFace *
trv2405x *
whenske *
zeven13 *
ZTsmiley *

Let’s move on to Texas. Unlike a place like Martinsville or Dover or Sonoma, there are no clear favorites at Texas. As a result, the picks are quite fractured.

Greg Biffle is the top selection (43 people), followed by Matt Kenseth (38), Austin Dillon (25) and Carl Edwards (24). The Dillon pick is surprising, but think about it in this sense: People are looking for someone aside from the major drivers who could at intermediate tracks, and Dillon is a decent darkhorse pick.

P_Prissypants * Allgaier
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Miguel Cabrera sparks personal treasure hunt

This week’s news that baseball megastar Miguel Cabrera signed a record $292 million contract extension with the Detroit Tigers sent me on a treasure hunt of sorts.

It wasn’t the kind of treasure any of Cabrera’s millions could buy (though I certainly wouldn’t mind that), but just an old copy of the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram stuck between the fading stacks of newspapers in my garage. After about 20 minutes of sifting through old stories about high school sports and college basketball, I found it: Cabrera waiting for the call from June 4, 2003.

The Telegram was my first full-time newspaper job, and I viewed living in rural eastern North Carolina as a training ground for what I hoped would be my eventual gig as a Major League Baseball writer. I was all about baseball at the time (I’d just finished a spring training internship for the Philadelphia Phillies) and I dreamed of traveling the country covering ballgames.

So the Double-A Carolina Mudcats, located in nearby Zebulon, seemed like a really huge deal to my 22-year-old self. It certainly didn’t hurt knowing the Mudcats were full of big-time Florida Marlins prospects in 2003 — and I was covering them about once a week.

Cabrera, an unbelievably talented 20-year-old, was the team’s top prospect along with pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Cabrera had already been labeled as a future star, and there was talk the Marlins might call him straight up from Double-A to the big leagues later that year.

Since Cabrera was starting to get attention, the team scheduled a media event at the North Raleigh Hilton’s Skybox Grill. I was dying to go, so I made a deal with sports editor Ted Newman: Let me go talk to Cabrera and I’d promise to get back to Rocky Mount in time to cover the city’s 8-year-old girls softball championship game that night.

Ted gave me the green light, so I drove to Raleigh (about an hour away) and waited my turn to sit with Cabrera on bar stools at a high-top table.

I don’t remember that much about the interview, other than it mostly sucked. Cabrera spoke broken English and I asked him broken questions. He brought his then-girlfriend Rosangel with him (they later married) but she didn’t speak much English, either.

The result was a ho-hum article about a future star who said he was “very excited” about the opportunity to play in the big leagues someday (breaking news!) and said it would be “the best day in my life” when it happened.

It wasn’t very good, but the Cabrera interview was still better than one I did for our big sports story of the day. An 8-year-old girl ran away from me crying when I tried to interview her after the softball championship game, so I settled for interviewing the coaches instead.

The June 4, 2003 sports section of the Rocky Mount Telegram.
The June 4, 2003 sports section of the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Anyway, I would have never guessed that just two weeks later, Cabrera would be called up to the Marlins. The game where he made his MLB debut was somehow on TV, and we all watched in the newsroom that night while we put out the paper.

It was surreal for me, almost magical. I wasn’t experienced enough at the time to wrap my head around suddenly seeing someone on TV who had just been playing in front of a few hundred fans at a middle-of-nowhere ballpark.

And then this happened:

Yes, Cabrera had arrived. Baseball fans might already know the rest of story. Cabrera and the Marlins went on to beat the Chicago Cubs in the playoffs (the Bartman game!), then toppled the New York Yankees to win the World Series.

I figured I’d interview Cabrera again someday if I made it to the big leagues myself. But instead, I discovered NASCAR, became a racing writer and ultimately lost interest in baseball altogether.

Somehow, that change of plans has turned old articles like the Cabrera one into personal treasures. It might be just an average story on a piece of newsprint to anyone else, but it’s a souvenir from a past life to me.