||JJ wins the crown while Denny wins the race.
Nice run by the 20 car and the Kenseth team.
Please remember, all results are un-official until we finish
the review. Expect to see official results next
||Harvick wins the race and Johnson takes a
commanding points lead into Homestead. Should be
interesting days at the race track, only thing that will help
Kenseth win is a crash or DNF by Johnson which is not likely.
I look for JJ to win his 6th - great to see the domination of
one team and one driver during our lifetime.
results are un-official until they have been verified. We
do go back and check for errors on entry before posting official
results. Unofficial results will be posted early
next week with official results following in about 1-2 weeks.
Good luck to all.
||JJ dominates at Texas and takes over the
points lead. Should be an exciting end of the season
unless one of the drivers suffers a serious setback.
normal this time of the year - I need to remind everyone that
the results shown every week are unofficial until they have been
double checked at the end of the season. I do go
back and verify all the race information to make sure that I
entered everything correctly. Final results should
be posted about 1-2 weeks after the last race. It is
my goal to get everything done EARLY this year.
Good luck to everyone for the last two races.
Next up is Phoenix and then Homestead/Miami.
||Gordon wins - on a short track.
Been a while since we have been able to say that.
The old guy still has it in him.
Kenseth (the local Wisconsin
boy) pulls into a tie with JJ for the Cup. Should be
interesting battle to the end of the season. I hope
it stays close right to the end.
The contest is getting to the end - some positions are pretty
obvious by now. For example, I am in 199th place and
there is NO WAY I can win anything. It has been a
good year. Looking at the top person, I believe that
CAROLHOBY2 will win hands down.
Next up is Texas - good luck to all.
||McMurray wins. I certainly don't know
why this race is 500 miles long because everyone rides around
for 480 miles (or so) and stays out of trouble.
Then, during the last few laps we see some crossovers and some
lane changes (Too bad no one went with the 20 car when he made a
move). Oh well, the Cup standings are due for a
little mixup. Now we have JJ in the lead with MK just 4
Next up is Martinsville - good luck to all.
||Kahne dominates at the Mecca of Nascar but
BK pulls out the win. Kenseth gains a point on
Johnson in the Chase but everything is so close it is anyone's
game at this point. Couple more weeks and we should
be dialed in to the champion. It will be nice to see the
Wisconsin boy win again so I will root for him. Remember,
Wisconsin Cup winners: Alan Kulwicki 1992, Matt Kenseth 2003.
Good luck to all - 5 races to go.
||Harvick wins in dominating fashion - the
tires and the track lose. tire problems sure caused
a lot of wrecked race cars this week. Next up is the night
race at Charlotte. Another 1 1/2 mile track - in
everyone's backyard! Good luck to all - 6 race to
||JJ wins in dominating fashion - next up is
||Kenseth off to a great start in the Chase
and wins the first two. Sorry for the late delivery of the
||Hold my umbrella for a minute - rain rain go
Matt the Brat wins one at the track closest to his
hometown. Nice job. Nice finish by the Busch
brothers as well. The CHASE is on!
Only nine races left. if you're not near the top
chances are your not going to win this year. As for
me, I am on the bottom and have no hope and no chance.
Next up is New Hampshire - round 2 of the chase.
||The WWE of NASCAR. I can only
wonder what will happen in Miami if everything is close there as
well. MWR, Penske and others all working together to
affect the outcome. Nice to see Kurt Busch and his team
make the chase - that team has really come together this year.
Next up is Chicagoland so good luck to all.
||Sorry for the delay - holiday and a busy
week. Next up is Richmond.
||Matt wins the race to clinch a spot in the
Chase. We are 2/3 of the way through our contest. Hope
"all your good guys" are coming up because some of us really
need them. I have already abandoned any hope of winning
this year - too much misfortune for me. Next up is Hot-Lanta!
Good luck to all.
||Joey Logano starts on the pole and wins the
race. It was nice to see Mark Martin run up front -
would have been great to see him win the race. For
the sake of 1 gallon of gas he probably would have won.
Next up is the night race at Bristol.
||Kyle Busch wins - lots of rent-a-drivers
this week. Allmendinger got a top 10 while Papis finished
top 15. The rest of the rented drivers did not fare so
Next up is Michigan. Good luck to all.
||I picked Denny Hamlin who has always done
great at Pocono - first out and 1 point. Damn!
to KK for a nice victory, good to see him wrestle the win from
JJ during the pit stops.
I hear Tony Stewart is out of the car for a while - that is
Next up is Watkins Glen - too bad for Stewart because he will
probably not make the chase now and he has always done well at
||Ryan Newman wins - his owner finishes
fourth. Not much of a race, all indy races seem to
be snoozers or losers.
Nice calls by Newman and the crew to
get the victory (and the pole).
Next up is Pocono for round 2.
||Brian Vickers wins in a nice showing for MWR
racing. Nice to see the full recovery for Vickers.
Next up is Indy after a week off.
||JJ wins for a sweep of Daytona in 2013.
Sorry I didn't get to see the race due to family vacation so I
can't comment too much. Nice to see Stewart finish
in 2nd. Nice to see Michael in the car (#55)
and put in a top 10 finish. Silent but deadly all year has
been the 78 car. Kurt is doing a nice job with that
car this year and has the team in 9th place in the points.
Kudos to him and his team for putting together a nice year.
Next up is New Hampshire as we start the second half of the
year. Good luck to all!
||Kenseth wins the rain delayed race on a
rough race track. Next up is Daytona round 2 and the
start of the second 1/2 of the season. Good luck to
||Martin Truex Jr wins at the first road
course race of the year. Tough luck for the 78 car
of Kurt Busch - two penalties but comes back to a top 5 finish.
Next up is Kansas.
||The Biff wins - nice to see Danica finish in
the top 15 (13th). She has a long way to go but has
great equipment to drive.
Lots of misfortune for the big names
(Gordon, Earnhardt, Kahne).
Next up is Sonoma - and lots of substitute drivers!
||Congrads to JJ for a dominant victory at
Pocono. Next up is Michigan. I give up on predicting
who can win.
||Smoke wins - turning a dismal start of the
season around. I hope this puts an end to all the
talk about changes at SHR.
Kyle Busch continues to lead the most laps at all the races
this year but doesn't seem to close the deal (and it is not
always his fault).
Tough luck for Kenseth this week (and our point leader who
had the 20 car).
Next up is Pocono - I have my money on the 11 car as he is
desperate for a win and this is a track he likes. Good
luck to all.
||Harvick wins the long race at Charlotte.
Seems like Kahne had the car to beat but not at the finish.
Guess I will have to go out and buy some Bud this week to
Side note: nice to see TK win at Indy.
He is a nice guy and I am happy to seem him celebrate this well
deserved victory (and Jimmy Vasser).
Next up is Dover - home of my favorite trophy!
Good luck to all.
||Matt the Brat wins! What a
showing by the JGR race teams, for a while there it looked like
all three teams would finish 1-2-3. Kyle had a dominant
car and probably should have one the race. It was
nice to see the Wisconsin native move to the front however.
That makes three wins for him this year - nice move for Matt -
the JGR teams are really dominant lately.
Nice race by Tony
Stewart and Ryan Newman for a change. Ryan with a
top 10 and Tony running up front until the end. They
are in need of some nice finishes.
Kurt Busch has been doing great in the 78 car - start on the
pole and running up front. He may find victory lane
before the year is out for Front Row Motorsports.
Keep up the good work.
Next up is Charlotte - after the special race this weekend.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.
||What's that you say - Front Row Motorsports
won the race. Who dat? David Ragan?
So it ain't so and I say HURRAY. It is nice to see
the underdog teams win a race once in a while. Nice to see
the teammates work together to push the car to victory.
Congrads to the driver (second win) and to the team for their
first NASCAR victory. That truly makes this sport
special to watch first timers in victory circle.
As for the
others, nice run by the 20 car with MK behind the wheel.
Led a lot of laps and couldn't hold off for the win.
Nice job of drying the track with all that fancy equipment.
Sure did a nice job in a quick amount of time. Sure beats
the old method. Speaking of NASACR, do you expect
Newman to get fined heavily for his comments - I do.
Next up is Darlington - good luck to all.
||Harvick wins while Kenseth takes a back
seat. Little uproar this past week with the Toyota
engines being a little light on the connecting rods but the
Toyotas came back strong - until the end that is. Typical
short track racing with lots of short fuses. Next up
is Talledaga - look for some fast speeds this week.
||Matt Kenseth wins in dominating fashion -
wait, thats what I said last week about the other Joe Gibbs car.
Wow, nice program in place for those Toyotas. Personally I
missed the race so I can't comment too much. Let me
know if you have any problems.
Next up is Richmond - short
track racing at its finest!
||Rowdy wins in dominating fashion - does the
Texas Two Step by winning on Friday and Saturday. It
would appear that he has his season in order. Nice
job by all the Joe Gibbs teams including standin driver Vickers.
Way too many "nascar" yellows in this race - the infamous debris
caution to bring everyone together. Come on, three of them
in one race and we don't bother to show it the actual problem.
Why not just say, one driver is running away and we should bunch
them up and start again - otherwise there would only be a couple
drivers on the lead lap.
Next us is Kansas. See you next week.
||JJ wins in dominating fashion and brings
home another clock - can he fit any more in that house of his?
Congrads to JJ and his team for a nice victory.
track racing that we have seen in the past has been sorely
missing this year at Martinsville and Bristol. Hopefully
everyone will get the Gen6 car figured out and we can start to
see some racing (bumping and passing).
Next up is the night race at Texas - good luck to all.
||Bump push grind hit fight - pow!
Holy cow batman - we have some fighting going on out there.
Should make for an interesting year.
Congrads to Rowdy and his
team for a nice victory - the first for Toyota at California.
Seems like he was in the right place at the right time and it
paid off this time.
Next up is a week off for Easter and then to Martinsville.
||Lots of Follow the leader with this latest
car - but I better not say anything bad because NASCAR might
give me a fine like Denny. Although their was some
bumping and slide jobs, it was not the typical Bristol short
track racing that we have come to enjoy. I notice
the stands were fairly empty as well - I think the fans are
growing tired of the current direction of NASCAR.
Kasey Kahne and a well deserved victory. I believe the Joe
Gibbs cars were running well and should have been in contention
(Kyle coming back from the rear to finish 2nd and Matt being
eliminated by Gordon and a flat tire).
We are on the way, I do not update old standings when I
notice mistakes - we just move forward. Next up is
California (Yes, West coast then east coast and then back to
||We are getting started - this may still be
missing some contestants. It will be updated and current
by the end of the week.
||Here are the results for week 2 - still
checking entries and the total may change as I miss some and
misplace some at times.
The complete summary is posted
below. I have a couple of entries at my office that need to be
checked as I am waiting for new checks/payments from some people.
If you see your name missing please send me a note and I will check
Good luck to all
Summary of everyone's picks for this year's contest.
(Updated 3/19 with some missing forms). Use Ctrl-F to find your
name or anyone elses. Any problems send me a note.
2013 Letter and
Dave G entry form
posted before the season begins.
Money Breakdown for
Tiebreaker rules were used for several places - remember,
number of 1st, 2nds, 3rds, etc.. are used as the tiebreaker
rules. Thanks for participating.
Checks were put in the mail today - 12/21/2012
April 7, 2011 - BAD CHECKS DRIVE ME CRAZY.
My bank charges $29 service fee for a $25 check. Bad
check from Jim Taylor, Sun Prairie WI. The check was
returned as NSF - that means Not Sufficient Funds. Why do
people do this? If you don't have the money don't
participate. BOUNCED. These people rob from all of
us! Jim has now been removed from our contest.
Update 3/17 - Another bad check. Why do people do that?
That makes 2 checks so far. My bank charges $27 for each
bad check. A $25 check results in a $27 charge.
Unfortunately, all contestants pay for this nonsense.
That removes $54 from the pool of money. I also
permanently remove the contestants. There is no excuse
for writing a $25 check in my opinion. Last bad check from
Joshua Marchand - code name SLICK 50. Joshua has been
removed from the contest. As soon as I get my hands on
the other bad check I will post the culprit's name.
The following people have been removed from
the standings and permanently banned from participation. Keep
in mind, my bank like your bank charges $25 for bad checks.
These people steal from all of us!
BAD CHECKS FROM THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE