“Relative” Chase Standings: Week 3

Week 3 “Relative” Chase Standings

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski  (+1) 36 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson  (-1) 35  (-1) 3 0 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-5)
3 Denny Hamlin   28  (-8) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-16)
4 Kasey Kahne 24  (-12) 2 0 4th Clint Bowyer  (-25)
5 Clint Bowyer  (+1) 24  (-12) 2 0 5th Tony Stewart (-32)
6 Jeff Gordon (+2) 21 (-15) 1 0 6th Kasey Kahne  (-32)
7 Tony Stewart  (-2) 20  (-16) 3 0 7th Earnhardt Jr.  (-39)
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-1) 19  (-17) 1 0 8th Martin Trues Jr. (-42)
9 Martin Truex Jr.  (+1) 18  (-18) 0 0 9th Kevin Harvick  (-46)
10 Kevin Harvick  (-1) 15  (-21) 0 0 10th Jeff Gordon (-48)
11 Greg Biffle   10  (-26) 2 0 11th Greg Biffle  (-51)
12 Matt Kenseth   7  (-29) 1 0 12th Matt Kenseth  (-72)

New Hampshire; The Eastern End of NASCAR, if ya know what I mean…

Better than last week, but that’s not saying much. This week, we detail the death of the ‘staché, Kyle Busch and his team issues, and more!

Picks for next week:

Coach: Jimmie Johnson (safe, boring, but a winner).

Rob: Martin Truex Jr. (’cause sometimes, you use your silver bullet, and sometimes, you use a spitball).

Trach Schmak Chase Points Week 2

Here is week 2 under our relative points system.

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Jimmie Johnson  (+1) 25 3 0 1st Jimmie Johnson
2 Brad Keselowski  (-1) 23  (-2) 3 1 2nd Brad Keselowski  (-1)
3 Denny Hamlin  (+4) 20  (-5) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-7)
4 Kasey Kahne 20  (-5) 2 0 4th Tony Stewart  (-10)
5 Tony Stewart  (-2) 18  (-7) 3 0 5th Kasey Kahne (-15)
6 Clint Bowyer 17 (-8) 2 0 6th Clint Bowyer  (-15)
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-2) 13  (-12) 1 0 7th Earnhardt Jr.  (-26)
8 Jeff Gordon  (+4) 10  (-15) 1 0 8th Kevin Harvick (-31)
9 Kevin Harvick  (+1) 10  (-15) 0 0 9th Greg Biffle  (-33)
10 Martin Truex Jr.  (-2) 9  (-16) 0 0 10th Martin Truex Jr. (-34)
11 Greg Biffle  (-2) 7  (-18) 2 0 11th Matt Kenseth  (-35)
12 Matt Kenseth  (-1) 6  (-19) 1 0 12th Jeff Gordon  (-45)

Be sure to listen to this week’s Podcast where we will break down the points systems.

Chicago Schmak

A boring race. Schmaked.

Ratings 1 or 1.5 out of 5. Horrible. But at least there was some grab-assery.

Picks for Loudon:

Rob: Kasey Kahne

Coach: Clint Bowyer

[edit]We mentioned in the podcast as predicted strong drivers – Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin. Kind of obvious, but needed to be noted. Also, I think Dale Jr. will have a pretty decent day here (top 5ish).

TrachSchmak Chase Points, Week 1

Week 1 of the Chase is complete and the TrachSchmak relative point system playoff is one! This point system assumes that all drivers start at 0 points, but get a bonus point for every regular season win. The standings below are “As Of Chicagoland.”

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Regular Season Wins Chase Wins Points Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski 3 1 16 1st Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson 3 0 14 2nd Johnson
3 Tony Stewart 3 0 12 3rd Stewart
4 Kasey Kahne 2 0 12 4th Hamlin
5 Earnhardt Jr. 1 0 9 5th Kahne
6 Clint Bowyer 2 0 8 6th Bowyer
7 Denny Hamlin 4 0 7 7th Earnhardt Jr.
8 Martin Truex Jr. 0 0 7 8th Biffle
9 Greg Biffle 2 0 6 9th Truex Jr.
10 Kevin Harvick 0 0 5 10th Harvick
11 Matt Kenseth 1 0 3 11th Kenseth
12 Jeff Gordon 1 0 2 12th Gordon

Race for the chase at the place, what a pace. Yo face. At Richmond.

One of the better races (and schmaks) of the season (below Bristol and Watkins Glen), the race for the chase actually had some heat. Would Newman turn a lead into a win? Would Gordon catch Bowyer? Ohh wait, you already know. Well, the last 100 laps of the race gave us the excitement alluded to in the first 100 laps.

Picks for the chase:

Rob: Jimmie (who else) Johnson, dark horse Keselowsky
Coach: Denny (the Hammer) Hamlin, dark horse Keselowsky

Yep, we picked the same dark horse.

New chase, new rules – we’re allowed 1 pick of the chase top 12 for the remainder of the season.

Picks for Chicago:

Rob: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Coach: Kevin Harvick

Atlanta Schmackanta

Atlanta happened. And so did some other stuff, like Jeff Gordon’s regret, Matt Kenseth’s revival at Gibbs, and Joey Logano’s release to Penske, among other things.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Clint Bowyer
Coach: Kevin Harvick