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Monday, October 09, 2006

Smackdown at Talladega

I'm starting to see a pattern here. My team gets off to a great start and then turns upside down in the closing laps. I went from having all my drivers running in the top five to having them spread out all over the track.

The race between first and second in the fantasy league has tightened. I maintain the lead at 20-8-1 and BBuck picked up on me at 20-9-0. Super_D remained steady at 19-10-0.

So, what do I think about the Vickers/Johnson fiasco? I'm not a Vickers fan - or a Johnson fan for that matter. The way I see it is that Johnson and Vickers went low in order to go around Earnhardt. Junior moved slightly to block which altered the line for Johnson. Vickers didn't anticipate the movement and the run he had on Johnson. He slightly touched the 48 and the rest is history. Did he intentionally wreck them? No way. Was he trying to win the race as opposed to helping Johnson win? You bet.

Amazingly, Gordon still has an outside chance to win the Chase. With Burton having trouble for the first time during the last 10 races, Gordon only lost 20+ points instead of 100. Again, it has been "luck" not performance that has hurt him so far. He has been in the running with great cars during the Chase. Maybe all the bad things are past...


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