Next Up; Folds Of Honor 500
The week's race is Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Folds Of Honor 500 gets underway around 2:00 pm. The race is on FOX.
After Atlanta (June 7th) comes Martinsville (June 10th) and Homestead / Miami (June 14th). That would bring us to the end of Session One.
The quick turnaround between Martinsville and Miami would allow three days to get your driver changes in.
Ryan Newman is back from injury and racing the #6 car. His return fills out Group 4. Kyle Larsen is out of the #42 car and Matt Kenseth is in. Kenseth will be a Group 2 driver. All of the other "regular" drivers are back.
The links to the right which take you to the entry list, practices and qualifying results for the next race have been changed since last season. The site we had previously used, Fantasy Racing Cheatsheet, now requires users to register and pay for premium content. One of our other favorite sites, Jayski.com, is back after a year off. We will link to his page where you can easily find all of the pre and post race info.
The track at Atlanta is a 1.54 mile oval with 24 degree banking in the turns. The race is 325 laps for 500.5 miles. The stages for the Folds Of Honor 500 end on Laps 105 and 110. There will be no practices and no on track qualifying. The field was set using the May 31st Bristol race results.
There have been 112 points races at Charlotte. The winner has come from the pole a dozen times and from a top five spot sixty-two times. Eighty-seven races have been won a top ten starting position while only ten have been won from 20th or back.
We have a link to a recap of the previous race to the menu on the right side of this page.
The top scores for Race #8 at Charlotte were Russ McElrone (1st / 273 pts.), Dusty Mullet, Bill Maccoux, M J Racing and S L Racing (all tied for 2nd / 247 pts.). Steve Schoshinski (1st / 237 pts.), Smoke (2nd / 211 pts.), Sunshine Racing (3rd / 202 pts.) and DDT, Neil Rechsteiner and Terry Williams (all tied for 4th / 191 pts.) were the winners at the Bristol race on Sunday, May 31st.
Neil Rechsteiner made the "Move Of The Week" at Charlotte race when he switched from Alex Bowman to Chase Elliott and gained twenty-seven points. Neil has made the "MOTW" for the last three races. Smoke made The "Goof Of The Week" by dropping Kevin Harvick for Kyle Busch. That cost that team thirty-two points. Smoke redeemed themselves at Bristol by making the same move Neil made the race before. They moved from Alex Bowman to Chase Elliott and added thirty-four points. DDT made the "GOTW" when they switched to Cole Custer from Darrell Wallace, Jr. and lost twenty-five points.
After two races of driver changes Erik Jones is the most popular driver in the league. He is on twenty-two lineups. Next up are Matt DiBenedetto who was on twenty lineups, Joey Logano (19 rosters), Tyler Riddick (18 rosters). Ryan Blaney and Matt Kenseth (both in Group 2), Ryan Newman (G4), Daniel Suarez and Chris Buescher (both in Group5) and Michael McDowell (G6) were the only active drivers in the Top Seven groups that were not on at least one lineup. All of the other drivers in the top seven groups were on one or more rosters.
The league average for last Wednesday's race was 214.2 while Sunday's was 183.4. That was the second lowest for Session One. There were seven scores of 235 points or better in the two races.
M J Racing, S L Racing, Dusty Mullet and Bill Maccoux tied for second at Charlotte using the "Most Popular" lineup. That was a nice 247. A team made up of the most popular driver in each group would have scored 186 points in Wednesday's race. The teams that tied for tenth; M J Racing, S L Racing, Dusty Mullet, Bill Maccoux and Russ McElrone, had those drivers.
Check out this week's results.
Session One Standings
S L Racing's scores the last two races moved them into first place. Bill Maccoux is in second place (-16 pts.). Ised Jade (-23 points), Dusty Mullet (-26 pts.), M J Racing (-30 pts.), Team East Town (-37 pts.), Russ McElrone (-44 pts.) and White Lightning Racing (-60 pts.) round out the top eight teams. The payouts for the twelve race session is one out of every three teams. With twenty-four teams signed up for the session we pay down to eighth place.
There will be mentions of who made the biggest moves up and down in the standings in later notes.
The maximum score for the past two races were 288 and 277 points. The 2019 Session Three average Max Score was 273.6. The minimum score for these races were 63 and 62 points.
The Session One average moved up three points to 206.9 after the last two races. There were seven "Big" scores that increased the session total to forty-seven. A "Big Score" is a total of 235 or better.
Group One drivers had the top average for Sunday's race. They had a 31.75 average. Group Six had a very poor race; they averaged only 9.75 points. G1 driver's scores included thirty-one stage points. Check out the link below to find out which Cup teams are scoring points with Stage racing.
There are twenty-four teams for Session One. We pay one spot for every three entries so this session the payouts go down to 8th place.
All Events Standings
All but two of the twenty-four teams in Session One are signed up for the All Events portion of our league. For the first twelve races the standings for the season long event will mirror the session rankings.
Steve Schoshinski and Smoke each moved up two spots in the AE standings. Steve used his league high 237 to move up to 20th place while Smoke is in 16th place after a 211 this race. A couple of teams fell three spots after Bristol; Miller Man dropped from 6th to 9th with a 154 while The Cups had a 129 to fall to 19th.
The season average is 206.9 points per race. Last year it took an average of 202.11 to cash
In the All Events contest we pay out one out of every four teams entered. With twenty-two teams entered we will pay down to fifth place in 2020.
2020 All Events Standings