Well the NASCAR season is coming to a close with only two races to go. Last weeks race was a rather interesting one. Carl Edwards, the # 99 car, pulled off the fuel strategy.
When you think of NASCAR drivers you think of fast speeds but his crew chief told him to ‘slow down’…. That’s unusual to hear but it worked out for him. He got in the lead by a good twelve seconds and then backed off and basically coasted the rest of the way to the checkered flag….The slow down was to save fuel and he ran 96 laps on one tank of fuel!! Go ‘back flip’ Edwards!
It’s hard to explain the rules of a fantasy NASCAR league, if your not a part of it, but I have been running twelve weeks (in first place) with no doubles left. Basically on a wing and a prayer. My strategy was to use up the top drivers, get in first by a good lead and then pick the drivers that will work hard for points. So far so good. I did lose my first place standing a couple of weeks ago and am now in 2nd place but I am closing the gap between the first place player and myself. I will be really focused on the last two races. I am hoping for at least a top five finish. Yayyy me!!
I have learned so much about NASCAR but have to admit that there is a lot that I still do not know about the sport. My daughter and soon to be son-in-law got me into the league and it’s been fun sharing picks for each race and watching as we climb or fall back in league standings. A little razzing with other league players has also been a blast.
I get a lot of the razzing from family and friends about being a NASCAR fan. The whole turn left sport….the jokes and stuff don’t bother me and I just think of it this way – Everyone has a passion for something. Mine happens to be NASCAR racing and Honey Tea!