Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Trifecta- Back Home Again In Indiana

Greetings, Trifecta players. This week brings us our only mega weekend of the season as all five series are in action. All three NASCAR series will be in Indianapolis, giving Hanny another chance at the elusive Kylefecta (sorry Jon, Kevin is not running in the truck race, so no chance for the Kevfecta).

In the chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, a gutsy pick by Tez gave him the win and tied him for the standings' lead with CR.

Katie has declared open warfare on the Duck, so pick him at your own peril.

Now on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Indianapolis, Friday July 23; green flag drops at 8:18pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Indianapolis, Saturday, July 24; green flag drops at 8:15pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 German Grand Prix, Sunday July 25; green flag drops at 8:00am ET (entry list)

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Indianapolis, Sunday July 25; green flag drops at 1:19pm ET (entry list)

5.) The IRL race from Edmonton, Sunday July 25; green flag drops at 5:55pm ET (entry list)

A few words about changing races:

If you change races BEFORE the green flag drops in the race you want to change, there is NO PENALTY. If you change races AFTER the green flag drops in the race you want to change, you will be assessed a 5 point penalty.

Good luck, pick your drivers, and let's go racing.

46 comments:

  1. Pole?

    F1- Vettel

    Cup- JPM

    IRL- Justin Wilson

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  2. Dillon - TRUCK

    Brad K. - NW

    Jamie - CUP

    CR, don't you know JPM has a new baby and he'll be preocuppied about Manuela!lol

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  3. Yes, I know. But he won't have to change diapers till the race is over! I originaly was going to pick Jeffy Pooh. But the new baby may actualy is a sign of good things to come for Juan.

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  4. Darn it... now Bev has me doubting my instincts! I'm dropping the Cup race for;

    Trucks- Kyle Busch

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  5. Hello SB!

    Let's do a one day weekend...

    F1 - Sebastian Vettel
    Cup - Tony Stewart
    Indy - Will Power

    Thank you very much!

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  6. CR.....Stay with Juan...Gene's theory is that and I quote: "ATH... JPM is a real man, its not his first kid, he won't be distracted.

    JJ was going to miss a race to be there for the birth... what a wuss! 1000s of servicemen overseas probably wish they could ditch their job to be there for their kids, but they have a real job, JJ."

    The great and mighty Han has spoken!

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  7. nah... I'll just stick with Rowdy in the trucks, and yell at you when Juan wins the Cup race! lol

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  8. So many choices, so many ways to pick wrong...sigh.

    Trucks- Hornaday
    NW - Bad Brad Keslowski
    Cup - Big Daddy Jeffy G

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  9. NW--Justin Allgaier

    Cup--Kevin Harvick

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  10. Since Athens took my preferred choice in the Trucks, I'll go with:

    Trucks--Matt Crafton

    NW--Justin Allgaier

    Cup--Kevin Harvick

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  11. I'm giving Athens a hard time here, folks! All in good fun! In all honesty, I didn't see her post from earlier when I first chose Dillon.

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  12. I think I'll pick Juan!lol Just kidding!

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  13. Hmmmmm

    CWTS....KYLE!

    NNS.....KYLE!

    CUP....KY...Screeeeech!!!! JPM!

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  14. are we ever going to do another of those 'reverse' trifectas where you have to try to pick the last placed guys, lol

    Trucks - Johnny Sauter
    F1 - Mark Webber
    Indycar - Helio Castroneves...since klv didn't take him this week for once, LOL

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  15. F1 - Webber
    Cup - JJ
    IRL - Dario

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  16. The Beagle picks-

    F1- Button

    Cup- JPM

    IRL- Dario

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  17. SaWeet! Good start - picked right! Woot!

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  18. Ok- standings for those who have completed 1 race:


    Klv 1
    CR 2
    Hanny 2
    jon 3
    Tez 4
    Athens 6

    Moseby, dwindy, and the Beagle will not run their first race until Sunday morning's F1 race.

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  19. I'll take the gamble...swapping Mark Webber to Fred Alonso please, SB.

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  20. With everyone having completed ONE race:


    Klv 1
    CR 2
    Hanny 2
    dwindy1 3
    jon 3
    Tez 4
    SB 5
    Athens 6
    moseby 6

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  21. Nice swap Tez. You must have known Massa is the #2 driver for Ferrari! lol... team soap operas; 1st Red Bull, and now Ferrari!

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  22. After TWO races:


    Hanny 3
    CR 5
    Tez 5
    dwindy1 8
    Klv 9
    jon 10
    Athens 14
    moseby 28
    SB 37

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  23. Preliminary standings going into the IRL race-


    CR 5
    Tez 5
    dwindy1 8
    jon 12
    Athens 15
    moseby 28
    Klv 32
    Hanny 35
    SB 37

    jon, athens, klv, and hanny are through for the day (unless someone makes a race change)

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  24. so it's a street fight at Edmonton airport then, coooooooool :D

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  25. So Moseby could still pass me?lol

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  26. Looks like an IndyCar showdown between 3 of us, with Power, Wilson, and Helio. Then there's Dario...

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  27. Danica off roading in 2 wheel drive...

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  28. Justin Wilson having parts problems... Oh well, guess I'll have to wait for another win.

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  29. Helio was robbed! Total Bull Shit from the ivory tower!

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  31. yeah, but as Scott said, if they get told every race they can't stay on the inside for a restart like that, then I guess them's the rules, right?

    so...I think it's Dwindy's then, congrats!

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  32. Congrats to Dwindy! Well deserved.

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  33. I'm sorry, but when you have a front straight a mile wide, it seems that a slight move to the right near the turn, should be considered a block. Will Power said it was a block, so you can't argue wit a teamate. Seems like teamates are the enemy in all series, this year!

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  34. SB, you may have to wait awhile... they're reviewing, and Helio may still prevail.

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  35. I don't get the rule; are they saying the leader can't use the inside line on a restart or what, CR?

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  36. Tez, they're saying that the leader can't chang lanes prior to the 1st turn. Helio went wide only after Will went wider. Then Will says post race that his teamate Helio blocked him! That comment blew me away! More than the black flag!!!

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  37. Yeah, that's how it looked to me too, CR...oh well, it will all come out in the wash I guess, lol

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  38. I don't know what they call 'blocking' in that series, but that ain't it!

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  39. Wow, now that the dust has settled-

    There for a while, it looked like Hanny would have his 2nd Trifecta win all locked up even before the IRL race took the green flag. JPM's late race crash put an end to that, and it appeared that this week's Trifecta would be a three man race between CR, Tez, and Dwindy. Hanny wasn't going down without a fight, however, and took the 5 point race change penalty, dropping JPM in favor of Dario. That move put Hanny right back into the thick of things.

    The drama in the Trifecta was surpassed only by the drama of the Indy race. Tez looked to be putting on a JJ-like performance heading towards a 3rd straight Trifecta win, but a black flag penalty stripped Helio(and Tez) of the victory, and Will Power's 2nd place finish gave Dwindy his first Trifecta win of the season.

    Congrats, Dwindy!!!

    Also a job well done to Hanny, whose decision to take the penalty and switch races moved him from an 8th place finish to 2nd.

    The final standings-


    dwindy1 10
    Hanny 11
    jon 12
    Athens 15
    Tez 15
    CR 26
    moseby 31
    Klv 32
    SB 40

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  40. Congrats to Dwindy!! Stinkin Gordon ruined it for me!

    I dont even want to know what happened to Helio! sigh.

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  41. ok, Barnhart explained it in an interview; if you're the leader on a restart, you cannot have the inside lane from the braking point to the corner, that's blocking and you get pinged if someone is looking to pass you.

    that is, quite possibly, the stupidest rule in any racing series on this planet.

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  42. Yea me! lol

    I feel like Steve Young when the 9er's finally won a super bowl with him at QB... The monkey's off my back!!!

    Heck of a way to win but then I had two first place finishers a couple of weeks back and lost...

    Now, what do I need to catch those open wheel dudes? lol

    Thanks everyone!

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  43. WTG Dwindy!

    You're the man.... for this week anyway...lol

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