Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Trifecta- Sweet Home Chicago Edition

Greetings race fans from the water logged South Plains of Texas. Yes, it is still raining. Alex paid us a visit last weekend, and now his friend is sitting on the coast sending more moisture to this part of the state. The rain did not hamper the idiot neighbors in their attempt to launch the dumpster into orbit, but once again, they were unsuccessful in their efforts. Guess we'll just have to wait until New Year's Eve.

On to the Trifecta-

This week brings us another "Build Your Own" format with races in the three NASCAR series plus F1.

The race line up:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide race from Chicago, Friday July 9; green flag drops at 8:16pm ET (entry list).

2.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Chicago, Saturday July 10; green flag drops at 7:46pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 British Grand Prix, Sunday July 11; green flag drops at 8:00am ET (entry list)

4.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Iowa, Sunday July 11; green flag drops at 2:17pm ET (entry list)

Remember, there is NO penalty for changing drivers within a race. There IS a 5 point penalty for changing races. The penalty is only assessed if you are changing races in order to improve your score.

Good luck, and let's go racing.

41 comments:

  1. I got the pole!

    Cup- Ryan Newman

    F1- Mark Webber

    Trucks- Ron Hornaday

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  2. NW - Kyle Busch
    Cup - Denny Hamlin
    F1 - Sebastian Vettel

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  3. Watching your idiot neighbors might be more entertaining than the racing this weekend SB!

    NW - Logano
    CUP - Kurt
    Trucks - Almirola

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  4. SB....You're the 300th post for 2010!!! Han has 300 people who like Spinout!!! Just an observation, it's a curse!!!

    NW - Jamie Mac

    CUP - Jamie Mac

    TRUCKS - Hornaday or Ken S. but I'll go with Hornaday.

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  5. If you want to be thankful for something, put it on Speed and listen to Bill Webber at last year's Chicago race!LOL

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  6. NNS.....KYLE!

    SCS.....KYLE!

    CWTS....Aric Almirola

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  7. NNS--KEVIN!

    CUP--KEVIN!

    F1--Jensen Button aka JB.

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  8. Okay... I want everyone to know I honestly looked at the race histories and came up with these drivers before I opened the comments section here... So don't get your undies in a wad... Okay?

    NW - Joe Logano...
    Cup - Kyle Busch...
    Trucks - Aric Almirola...

    That's my picks and I'm stickin' to 'em!

    Thank you Speed Beagle!

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  9. After Friday practice at Silverstone, it appears that Red Bull has given Mark Webber wings...in the right way, not like in Valencia.

    He finished on top by four tenths of a second on Fred Alonso with Sebby V a further two tenths behind that. Title leaders, Lewis (8th) and Jenson (13th), were 1.5 and 2.0 seconds off the pace but McLaren were trying a trick new F-duct...which I'm guessing is being taken off the car as we speak after that dismal showing, lol

    Qualifying is bright and early tomorrow (5am for the West Coast).

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  11. Tez... of course, McLaren could be hiding their speed. But, I feel very confident in Mark Webber @ Silverstone.

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  12. well, Lewis was second fastest in the first practice...but Mark's time was a second faster in practice 2 than Seb was in practice 1 and Lewis was a few tenths off that P1 time so maaaaaaybe sandbagging. Given the amount of spins Lewis did though in P2, I'm not sure he was completely happy with the car today, lol

    I think jon's figured out my strategy....avast, curses!

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  13. Thanks for the info Tez!

    NW - BK
    F1 - Still think Hamilton wins the British GP
    CUP - This is the week Smoke wins on a 2 tire stop and holds off Hamlin and Kyle.

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  14. And the Beagle will go with-

    NW- Allgaier

    Cup- Jeffie G.

    Trucks- Bodine

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  15. hmmm... I'm the only one sitting out on the Danica race. Hope you all survive!

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  16. I'm contemplating changing my Cup pick...they got a practice tomorrow or what?

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  17. No practice tomorrow Tez I think this is an impound race...Logano looking good!

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  18. Ok- preliminary standings after the Nationwide race (CR's first race is the Cup race tomorrow)


    Tez 1
    Hanny 1
    Klv 2
    dwindy1 2
    jon 7
    Athens 9
    SB 10
    moseby 21

    Dwindy- you will probably want to change one of your remaining picks since you and Hanny both have Kyle and Almirola as your remaining picks.

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  19. SB... DRIVER CHANGE!!! DRIVER CHANGE!!!

    OK, I see that Ryan had junk tonight, and he qualified about a decade behind his boss for the Cup race. So, after further review, I'm dropping the good guy Ryan, for the new Dad, Jimmie!

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  20. Got it CR. I always check the blog before I post the standings just to make sure no one threw me a curve ball.

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  21. The Cup cars are not impounded, and can be adjusted on Saturday.

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  22. ok, I'll make the change...Hamlin out, Kahne in please, SB.

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  23. Ms. Speed Beagle I guess I'd best make a change...

    I will take Mr. Ron Hornaday in the truck race Sunday.

    Thank you very much!

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  24. Red Bull lock out the front row for the fifth time this season as Vettel will lead the field off tomorrow with Webber on his diffuser. Alonso and Hamilton make up row 2 (some 6 tenths behind Vettel!) while Button had a dismal day and will start his home GP in 14th.

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  25. Complete standings after one race-


    Tez 1
    Hanny 1
    Klv 2
    dwindy1 2
    jon 7
    Athens 9
    SB 10
    moseby 21
    CR 25

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  26. PReliminary standings following the Cup race (CR's 2nd race is the F1 race)


    Tez 7
    SB 13
    Athens 14
    Hanny 18
    dwindy1 19
    CR 25
    Klv 28
    moseby 30
    jon 41

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  27. Don't forget-

    If you have a bad finish in one race, you may drop that race and pick a driver in the remaining race. There will be a 5 point penalty for doing so.

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  28. you have no idea how relieved I am that I didn't swap to Jimmie for that race, lol

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  29. Ah man...not worth the switch I am losing again!

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  30. Actually Kristen, it is. If you correctly pick the driver of the F1 race, you would have an overall total of 8 going into your final race. An Almirola win and a poor showing by Vettel would give you the win.

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  31. And with everyone having completed 2 races, the standings look like this-


    Tez 7
    SB 13
    Athens 14
    Hanny 18
    dwindy1 19
    CR 26
    Klv 28
    moseby 32
    jon 45

    Tez's race day has ended, and Vettel's 7th place showing in the F1 race gives him his 2nd win of the season. Kristen- you should have made the switch.

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  32. I thought I was screwed when Vettel made that early stop, but cool! :D

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  33. Gee, I missed all the racing action... but it was nice being on the river!

    Congrats to Tez!!!

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  34. I don't know what happened in the Truck Race, but judging from the standings, it wasn't pretty.

    Final standings-


    Tez 14
    SB 30
    moseby 32
    Athens 38
    dwindy1 43
    jon 45
    Hanny 46
    CR 50
    Klv 56

    Congrats to Tez on his 2nd win of the season.

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  35. You go, Tez!!!

    I should have gone with Schrader.lol

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  36. Nice Tez! Hey I didn't finish in last either!

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  37. Woot! Way to go Tez! Winning before the final race even...niiiiicce

    SB - I hate switching around and I wouldda picked Alonso anyway since he is the only one I know in F1 so wouldnt have helped. I dont mind holding down the bottom every now and again!

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  38. I think the final score flatters me quite a bit...the Truck, F1 and Cup races were all a mixed bag (bit like a plate race, lol) and I was fortunate to pick decently :)

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