I am Number Eight!


That could be a real bad number if we still had the draft.  But that’s not it.

To satisfy the redneck inside of me trying to bust out, I do NASCAR.  I don’t drink Budweiser (won’t go that far) but I love all kinds of racing. 

My grandmother started taking me to the Indianapolis 500 in 1952 and I went for twenty-seven straight years.  In the ‘70s Daytona started being televised and I bit…been a fan ever since.

I made a great road trip with my brother in 2007 to Bristol.  I flew to Indy and met my brother and got to see that spectacular place.  Imagine our old “Mesa Marin” here in Bako; it was a half-mile track, just like Bristol.  Mesa Marin held less than ten-thousand folks if it was packed.  Bristol has 165,000 fans in a huge bowl…amazing.

So, it was inevitable that Yahoo would suck me into “nascar fantasy.” Every week they send me an email to get my team chosen for the upcoming race.  I must pick 2 “A” drivers, 4 “B” drivers, and 2 “C” drivers.  These must be picked before qualifying.  After qualifying and before the green flag, I then must settle for 1A, 2Bs and 1C.  There are hundreds of thousands of fans doing the fantasy thing and thousands of groups vying to get on the board.  You can only be listed on the board if you are a Top 50 team.

Well, this year I finally am “in the chase.”  I’ve been on the board for 3 weeks and now have moved up to a tie for 8th place.

My team is the DodgeDrafters and here are the standings going into Talladega. I printed my team name in Bold so you wouldn’t miss it.

Rank Team Points +/-

My Rank

8

DodgeDrafters

1010

+6

 

Rank Team Points +/-

Top 50

1

GM_Chevy_29

1067

0

2

DAC

1037

+1

3

Grab Some Buds

1022

+16

4

juukin

1021

+1

5

Stovepipe Motorsports

1016

+26

6

DANGOMAN

1015

-1

7

Racing only Twisted

1011

+1

8

Box Liquors

1010

-6

8

DodgeDrafters

1010

+6

10

Steel Shot Racing

1008

+2

11

datsmytailpipe

1007

0

12

njracingirl

999

+5

13

peterbeagle racing

995

+7

13

BADluck777

995

+20

15

Geaux Racing Inc.

993

+18

15

deircin

993

+14

17

BULLDOG RACING

991

+36

18

Dingo Dango Motorsports

990

-11

18

Vote Republican

990

+30

20

The Death Machine

988

-11

20

Barleyboyz

988

+6

20

*800hp A$$ KICKER*

988

+24

23

Balls 2 the Wall

987

+94

23

otto

987

+6

25

behind the track

986

+36

26

doubleduce22k

985

+11

26

Sunday Drivers

985

+54

26

Beer ‘n Pretzels

985

+48

29

SpeedvisionZ

984

+117

30

Hot Rods

983

-26

31

HappyHarv2012

982

+39

31

KevinHarvick29

982

-5

33

Earnvick 329

981

+20

34

RWR

979

-21

35

zinnman

978

+26

35

Gamblers

978

+5

35

happy

978

+62

35

TONY_STEWART_IS_AWESOME

978

-21

39

29 RULES

977

+29

39

Danica who?

977

+20

41

flflash

974

+20

41

Bastard Cat Racing

974

+29

43

Dillon’s team

973

+144

44

Bump & Run 29

972

+41

44

Going Fast Turning Left

972

+41

46

SlapHappyHarvick29

971

+53

46

Happy Hour Racing

971

+93

46

Stinkenupthetrack

971

+7

49

OilMiner

970

+55

50

Sparky

969

+32

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