Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Trifecta- Returning to the Scene of the Crime Edition

Greetings race fans! This week the Trifecta returns to the scene of NASCAR's greatest crime(other than the S&P drivers, but that's another story)- Michigan International Speedway. Yes, folks, it was exactly one year ago that the priceless Maltese Lug Nut mysteriously disappeared from the garages of Roush/Fenway Racing.

Now, NASCAR has gone and thrown us a curve this week. The Camping World Truck Series will not return to the track until Wednesday, August 19, so rather than have everyone wait 3 days to finish the trifecta, I've come up with something a little different.

For this week's Trifecta:

Pick one driver for the Nationwide Race.

Pick a driver for the pole of the Sprint Cup race. This will be scored according to qualifying position(if the driver you pick wins the pole, you get 1 point; if he qualifies 10th, you get 10 points; if he qualifies last, well, you get the idea).

Finally, pick a driver for the Sprint Cup race.

NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PICK THE SAME DRIVER FOR THE POLE AND THE SPRINT CUP RACE.

Next week at Bristol, we'll be back to the usual format(except that the Trifecta will be up on Tuesday to accommodate the Wednesday CWTS Race).

Oh, one last thing. Tell me where you think the Maltese Lug Nut is.

Good luck, and let's go racing!!!!!

44 comments:

  1. Nationwide - Greg Biffle
    Cup Pole - Greg Biffle
    Cup Race - Greg Biffle

    I have no idea if Greg Biffle is running the NNS, but wanted to deal out something in triplicate this week in honor Hanahan's Rowdy picks.

    "Go Balls Deep" There's your Name that Film question.

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  2. moseby-

    you're in luck. Biffle is on the entry list for the NNS this week. I have you down for a Biffle sweep.

    Your thoughts on the Lug Nut??????

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  3. Nationwide - Brad Keselowski
    Cup Pole - Tony Stewart
    Cup Race - Carl Edwards

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  4. Oh, and Lug Nut... Kristen still has it!

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  5. NW - Jason Leffler
    Cup pole - Jimmie Johnson
    Cup race - Mark Martin

    as to the whereabouts of the ML, I'll go with under Kristen's mattress, lol

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  6. NW - Carl Edwards
    Cup Pole - Mark Martin
    Cup - Kurt Busch

    The lug...I have it of course! =P

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  7. NW- Joey Logano

    Cup Pole- Juan Pablo Montoya

    Cup race - Ryan Newman. Talk about throwing away the win. Well I could have picked Mikey waltrip

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  8. photo-

    Logano is not driving the #20 in the NNS race this week. Brad Coleman is. Do you want to substitute Coleman or pick another driver?

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  9. NW RAGAN
    Pole BIFFLE
    Cup EDWARDS
    Lug I KNOW NUTTINK

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  10. NW - Kyle Busch
    POLE - Mark Martin
    CUP - Mark Martin

    Kristen is guilty!lol

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  11. This is a hard one. Its been the house of Jack but they have not done well at all on the tracks they should have,, so are they going to turn it around on this one? lol

    NW. Ryan Newman to make it 3 wins

    Pole - Brian Vickers, might be changed

    win - Dale Jr, lets see pratice times for sure.lol

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  12. Pole....Stewart (cause it will rain and they'll start by points)

    NW......Edwards

    Cup.....Edwards

    Lug nut? Isn't that what that guy with the wheelbarrow was doing in the Guiness Book of Records?

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  13. NNS- Rocket Man

    Pole- Vickers

    Cup- Biffle

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  14. Oh... the lug nut... it moves around. I had it for a week, and passed on to someone we all know. It's not wise to hold on to something as hot as that!

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  15. I think the lug nut is wherever Darrell Waltrip is at all times. And I'm not talking about something metallic, either...

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  16. Cup Pole Ryan Newman
    Nationwide Race Carl Edwards
    Cup Race Ryan Newman

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  17. As for the lugnut, Check the back pocket of Richard Petty.

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  18. NNS- Allgier

    Cup Pole- Jimmy Johnson

    Cup Race- Kyle Busch

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  19. NNS = Greg Biffle

    Sprint Cup Pole = Brian Vickers

    Sprint Cup Race = Jimmy Johnson

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  20. My picks:

    Pole- Mark Martin

    NNS- Brad Keselowski

    Cup- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (I just have a feeling)

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  21. CHANGE!!! I am still keeping Ryan for the NW BUT,

    Pole - Jeff Gordon

    Cup WIN - Mark Martin

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  22. I had that same feeling as well Speedy, but he was the slowest out of all the hendricks cars but Tony. Heck even Brad Keselowski was ahead of him by one in 14 fastest. I hope he wins.

    Then the lug nut must be with the 88 team.lol

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  23. Doh! Shouldnt have changed your pole driver F2!! LOL

    Dang, I almost had it!

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  24. Right about now, F2 is kicking himself for changing his pick for the Cup pole.

    The standings:

    CR_Racing 1
    BC525 1
    Klvalus 2
    Beverly 2
    SpeedBeagle 2
    photogr 3
    Tezgm99 4
    storkjrc 4
    Tsfanpc 7
    moseby 17
    RA6AN 17
    HotfootLori 18
    Hanahan 18
    Forensic2 21

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  25. F2... man, that was a negative 20 point descision you made there.

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  26. OUCH MY A&& IS SORE!!! LOL. Well that took me out of it, Goodluck to you all. I am off to do the grid for the SYMT.

    Cheers2You

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  27. is it too late to change my NW pick to Vickers, SB?

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  28. Tez-

    You can change your pick right up until the time the green flag drops for the race. I now have you down for Vickers in the NNS race.

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  29. cool, thanks SB :)

    I went to the border to ask about my visa, particularly the part that says "does not allow for re-entry" and they said it doesn't mean I can't visit the States and not get back into Canada so I was rather happy about that, lol

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  30. Doh, Carl just screwed me up with that wreck in NW...oh well!

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  31. Attention those of you who picked Carl Edwards for the Nationwide race--

    Katie was nowhere near the voodoo duck!!!!!

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  32. Well, well, well. For the 2nd time in this Trifecta, Brian Vickers has made an impact. First in Cup qualifying where F2 changed his pick from Vickers(1st) to Jeff Gordon(21st), and now where Tez changed his pick from Leffler(11th) to Vickers(2nd). Anybody want to jump on the Vickers bandwagon for the Cup race???

    Standings:

    SpeedBeagle 3
    Beverly 5
    Tezgm99 6
    CR_Racing 7
    BC525 9
    storkjrc 11
    HotfootLori 19
    RA6AN 21
    moseby 25
    photogr 26
    Forensic2 27
    Klvalus 42
    Tsfanpc 47
    Hanahan 58

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  33. Here's everyone's driver picks for the Cup race(listed in order of the standings(.

    SB- Dale Jr.
    Bev- Mark Martin
    Tez- Mark Martin
    CR- Biffle
    BC525- Johnson
    Stork- Kyle B.
    HFL- Edwards
    RA6AN- Edwards
    moseby- Biffle
    photo- Newman
    F2- Martin
    Klv- Kurt B
    Tsfan- Newman
    Hanny- Edwards

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  34. dunno about the Vickers bandwagon but if I want to beat Bev, I have to pick a new Cup guy, lol...I'll take JPM :)

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  35. Way to stay on top of all these driver changes SB! btw... I ain't changin' nothin'!

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  36. SBeagle......You're picking Junior? Are you trying to LET me win? LOL

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  37. thanks, you're a legend, SB :)

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  38. Geez- I don't know if I want to post these results or not. It's kind of embarrassing. Oh well- those of you on Facebook feel free to throw food.

    SpeedBeagle 6
    HotfootLori 23
    Tezgm99 25
    RA6AN 25
    CR_Racing 27
    storkjrc 34
    Beverly 36
    photogr 41
    BC525 42
    moseby 45
    Forensic2 58
    Hanahan 62
    Tsfanpc 62
    Klvalus 78

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  39. Oh yeah, don't forget. The next trifecta will be posted on TUESDAY to accommodate the Wednesday night truck race from Bristol.

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  40. SB.......Throw food at me for the comment before the race about letting me win! I'm so proud for Junior if he can just keep it up!

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  41. Congrats SB! Not easy thing to do winning from picking last...

    I think I need to go for the jugular again and stop picking Kurt! LOL

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