Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Trifecta- Back In The Saddle Again Edition

Greetings race fans. We're back with racing's easiest fantasy game, the Trifecta. This week's line up of races takes us coast to coast with a stop down under.On tap this week are the NASCAR races from California and the season openers for Indy Car and F1. For those of you who don't regularly follow open wheel racing, Dwindy has written a who's who and what's what guide here.

This will be our first "Build Your Own" Trifecta of the season. Remember that there is a 5 point penalty for dumping a bad showing. There is no penalty for changing races before the posted green flag times of BOTH races.

This week's starting grid:

1 Hanny, 2 Dwindy, 3 moseby, 4 CR, 5 jon, 6 RA6AN, 7 JD, 8 SB, 9 Tez, 10 Bev, 11 kristen

On to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from California, Saturday March 26; green flag drops at 5:46pm ET (entry list)

2.) The F1 Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne, Sunday March 27; green flag drops at 2:00am ET.

3.) The Indy Car race from St. Petersburg Florida, Sunday March 27; green flag drops at 12:30pm ET.

4.) The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from California, Sunday March 27; green flag drops at 3:16pm ET (entry list)

There you have it. Players, make your picks.

40 comments:

  1. woohoo, back into the routine :D

    NW - Kyle 'I can win in a lawnmower' Busch
    F1 - Mark 'Red Bull isn't just a drink, Lewis' Webber
    Indycar - Will 'road warrior' Power

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  2. I've got to get out the basement! I am starting to feel like Denny Hamlin...

    I'll follow Tez's lead...

    NW - Kevin 'gotta beat Menard' Harvick
    Indy - Helio 'of course Kristen is picking me' Castroneves
    Cup - Jimmie 'I own Fontana' Johnson

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  3. Okie dokie then...

    NW - Carl "Why can't we just get along" Edwards
    F1 - Sebastian "Where's Alonso?" Vettel
    Cup - Jimmie "Six Time..." Johnson

    Sorry Kristen, but this is for the gusto (Now watch Gene steal my thunder!)LOL

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  4. I'm a trendsetter, go me, LOL!

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  5. NW- Kyle 'Winning' Busch
    F1- Seb "mind if I use your wing?" Vettel
    Indy- Will 'street savy' Power

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  6. wow, that was close... I almost mirrored tez's picks!

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  7. I suppose I could screw everyone and pick Kyle in the NW race... but I'm in it to win it, so....

    NW.... Brad "Jet Ski" Keselowski

    Indy.... "Super" Dario Franchiti

    Cup..... Carl "Jack Wagon" Edwards

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  8. The Beagle will go with

    NW- Brad "Kenickie" Keselowski

    Indy- Dario "Duncan McLeod" Franchitti

    Cup- Kyle "Fraulein Schweiger" Busch

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  9. SB, I posted mine through Facebook this morning. Here is what I posted:

    F1--Hamilton
    NW--Happy
    Cup--JJ

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  10. The time of the post was between 9:30-10 am Pacific time.

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  11. jon-

    got you logged in. With the starting grid being set by last "week's" finishing order, posting time is not an issue unless you're changing drivers or races.

    Beverly via Facebook-

    NW- Joey
    Cup- Jamie Mc
    Indy- Dario

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  12. F1 - Hamilton
    IRL - Dario
    Cup - Edwards

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  13. Sorry - didn't stay with the theme:

    Lewis "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me" Hamilton

    Dario "Don't you wish your wife was hot like me" Franchitti

    Carl "Don't you wish your cousin was hot like me" Edwards

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  14. NW: Ricky "I got Mark Martin's body" Stenhouse
    F1: Mark "Oi Oi Oi" Webber
    Cup: Carl "Flippin" Edwards

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  15. Ok, everyone is logged in. Katie will give a Beagle hi-5 to anyone who can explain her references :o).

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  16. Grease...Highlander...Sound of Music!

    =)

    Do I get to move up in the standings now?? LOL

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  17. Kristen... Did you go look those up or did you already know them? I'm bettin' you looked! LOL

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  18. Preliminary results after the Nationwide race (Moseby's first race is the F1 race):


    CR 1
    Tez 1
    Dwindy 2
    jon 3
    kristen 3
    RA6AN 4
    Bev 7
    Hanny 10
    SB 10

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  19. Nope - I know Grease like the back of my hand, Kelly knows Highlander and I figured had to be Sound of Music since SB loves that movie!!


    3rd I'll take! Come on Helio and JJ!

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  20. complete standings after one race:


    CR 1
    Tez 1
    Dwindy 2
    moseby 2
    jon 3
    kristen 3
    RA6AN 4
    Bev 7
    Hanny 10
    SB 10

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  21. Searching for that illusive, perfect score... Come on Will Power, dig deep! He's got parts of his car flapping....

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  22. Kristen-

    You got the movies right, but what about the reasoning behind the choices :o) ?

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  23. No idea on your reasoning SB!

    On another note - DANG IT HELIO!

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  24. I should have 5 points with one race to go (the Cup race), since I took Hamilton in the F1 race and he finished 2nd.

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  25. ***DRIVER CHANGE FOR CUP***

    KEVIN "HAPPY" HARVICK

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  26. On second thought: CARL EDWARDS.

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  27. jon-

    that was the complete standings after one race. The 2nd update hasn't been posted yet since so many have the IndyCar race as their 2nd race.

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  28. Well, C "open wheeler" R is done. Good luck in the Cup race everyone.... catch me if you can! lol

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  29. With all players having completed two races:


    CR 2
    Dwindy 3
    moseby 3
    jon 5
    Tez 6
    Bev 8
    RA6AN 9
    Hanny 11
    SB 11
    kristen 23

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  30. tez and CR are finished for the day and CR is sweating out the Cup race.

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  31. god I am absolutely sucking!

    Congrats to CR!! Jon cant believe you bailed on your boy...LOL

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  32. Thanks Kristen. Jon, Jon, Jon... shaking my head... LOL

    Hey look at Ryan Newman! 2nd place in points!!
    Congrats to Kevin!

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  33. CR, I know! I DESERVE to be B-slapped for that!!

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  34. Well, it was an exciting finish. CR waited anxiously as moseby and dwindy fought it out in the cup race. A last lap pass by Kevin Harvick relegated dwindy's driver, Jimmie, to 2nd place and preserved the win for CR.

    the final standings:

    CR 4
    Dwindy 5
    Tez 8
    moseby 9
    jon 11
    SB 14
    RA6AN 15
    Hanny 17
    kristen 25
    Bev 31

    See you next week!!

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  35. nice one, CR! Shoulda gone with the other Red Bull....dang my nationalistic pride, lol

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  36. LOL tez, nothing wrong with nationalistic pride, at least 95% of the time!

    Jon, I have to lightheartedly agree with Hanny... WNTG!

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  37. CR, congrats on the win! Sorry this wasn't sooner! DEFINITELY a WNTG!!

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