Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Homestead
Bluegreen Vacations 500
Race 35-The final race before the Finale saw the Fantasy Racers absolutely nail it as they picked the race winner, had six in the Top Two, eight in the Top Five and nine in the Top 10. But for the continuing terrible luck of Chase Elliott, the entire field could have finished Top 10!
Congratulations to Hal Ashburn and Frank Buhrman for their race winning Denny Hamlin pick. The forty points helped Frank pick up a position on the leaderboard.
On their bumper was our top three in points, Kelly Meiste, PattyKay Lilley, Vicq Ruiz along with Berra Nordin riding their Kyle Busch pick to second place.
What a finish! A lot better than what took place on the PJ-1 covered asphalt in the Arizona desert.
Kelly, PattyKay and Vicq are still battling for the Top Spot in our Season-long Championship Race. Can Kelly make his car wide? Will PattyKay put the Chrome Horn to Kelly and move him out of the way? Can Vicq take advantage, if those two tangle? We’ll know this Sunday!
Phoenix was probably the most impressive performance by the group as a whole. Below are the race results and the latest Points Standings:
Ford EcoBoost 400
267 Laps it will all be over. This is the 36th and final race of the 2019 season. For our Fantasy Racers, it will be their 36th and final pick to decide it all.
In Cup, forty cars will take the track. Four will compete for the Championship. The Dilemma becomes do you pick from the field or pick from the Four? We’re going to see shortly.
Our Championship Four include Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. Each have a win here. Hamlin has two.
Non-Finalist Winners include Joey Logano and Kurt Busch. Jimmie Johnson, a non-Playoff driver also has a win here.
So if you are going to pick a past winner, choices are limited. None have won here with the latest HP/Aero set-up.
Yet to Win selections include Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman and Brad Keselowski. Kyle Larson has put on a show here in the past as well.
So who will it be? Who will be the Final Fantasy Picks of 2019?
Won't be forced to go astray this week. This one is for all the marbles, and I'll be happily riding in the Ford of our next NASCAR Champion, #4, Kevin Harvick! Seeya at Daytona!
I have lived in Pennsylvania for 34 years and happily call it home, but when it comes to NASCAR, I'm still a Virginian. It's where I was born, where I saw my first race and fell in love with the sport, and where I worked on race weekends (at Richmond Raceway) for 25 years. No Virginian has won the Grand National/Cup Championship since Joe Weatherly in 1963. Go. Denny. Hamlin. #11.
Although it is already programmed for a JGR Toyota driver to take the win and championship in this 10-race playoff, I am going with Happy Harvick #4. Just have a hard time taking those JGR Toyota combos. Sorry...so GO KEV!!! We can do this - one more time!
Last one of the year; feels a bit sad but hopefully you can come back next year with this Fantasy pool!!
Christmas is not too far away so I'm going to give you my wish list for Xmas and the "Championship" finals!
First up Trucks: I really wish Matt Crafton will win; not only is he a great guy but also winless so the ideal outcome would be that he comes in second ahead of the other contenders and a win for Tyler Ankrum who has done great for DGR!!
On the list for the NXS "Championship” would be Justin Allgaier, just because I kind of like him and should have got a better deal in Cup than he did, but most likely the Bell kid will win!!
And finally Cup it just must be Kevin Harvick. I've said it for the whole season, so in order not to JINX him in any way I stick with my plan and pick the one I like the least, was sure it would be Logano, but I dislike Hamlin even more so there you have it, my pick this final race of the year goes to #11 Danny Hamlin!!
To sum up this I would like to send a big THANKS to David for the time and effort you put into this and to PattyKay for all the work here at RFF!!!
Have frozen out the kid, who's
Hangin' by a thread!
Pickin' with my heart -
Let's see that forty-two car
Slap the big four!
Dang, I’ve had that pesky PK in my mirrors all season and I can’t seem to shake her. My spotter has been doing a great job of letting me know what line she’s running and when I need to block. So this final race do I go for the block or try a new groove and hope it sticks?
Let’s see now, Homestead and Kyle Larson are a match made in heaven. Do I dare to ride the rails with him this week? Tempting but that would be to nerve racking for me to watch.
Odds have it that one of the final 4 will be the one to take it to the checkers. So who will it be?
Hamlin – I believe his hot streak will end here.
Truex – He’s been very good here the past few years so I’m betting his luck will run out this year.
Busch – Here’s a wild card, it’s been a long time since he’s seen the winners circle and he’s probably still pissed “coach” told him to let Hamlin win last week. It will be checkers or wreckers for him on this final race. I’m praying the 18 see the wreckers.
JGR – Well crap, 3 out of the 4 cars racing for the title drive for Gibbs. Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike JGR?
Harvick – Looks like it’s the “Big 3 and Me” again this year. So mark me down for the #4 to put all of the JGR cars in his mirrors this week.
Well it’s been fun and good luck to everyone, I hope no one gets a DNF this week. And lastly THANKS David for putting this weekly challenge together for us every week as I’m sure you have better things to do.
Well PK lets have at it, reach down and pull them belts tight one last time.
Still riding the Denny train.
Okay. Kyle in 42!
J. L. Steele
Michael McDowell as MIA pick.
The #22... one last time.
there you have it one last time!
Agree? Disagree? Pick your winner and post it in the comments
Good luck and hoping for a safe, good race! Thanks to all who played and followed.
It’s been fun!