The Frontstretch: Chicago V-Fantasy Insight by Dennis Michelsen -- Saturday July 9, 2005

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Chicago V-Fantasy Insight

Dennis Michelsen · Saturday July 9, 2005

 

Chicago
V-Fantasy Insight

Chicagoland
Speedway

It’s another Saturday afternoon in the park and the bright
paint schemes colour my world as I prepare my race picks. All is well again folks; NASCAR’s best are back
in town and asking their crew chiefs to make this the beginnings of a run for
the championship! Yesterday Jimmie Johnson’s girl friend was heard to say,
Baby it’s a big surprise you beat Ryan Newman for the pole.” The big news this
week was Jamie McMurray being named to take over the six car starting in 2007,
unless Roush and Ganassi can come to an agreement for next year too. McMurray
might have told Mark Martin, “You’re my inspiration.” When asked about how he
feels about possibly winning the third straight championship for Jack Roush
perhaps Greg Biffle might have said, “I’m feeling stronger everyday.” Out front
by the main gate I overheard a race fan without tickets saying, “I’ve been
searching so long
for two good seats for Sunday.” It sure will make me smile if
Mark Martin can grab the win this week! Well nothings gonna stop us now as we
attempt to pick another winner for the USG Sheetrock 400. Now if I could only
decide between Brian Vickers, Mark Martin, or Mike Wallace as the winner. Yes
folks thankfully I will wrap this up wondering whether it will be 25 or 6 or 4.

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IN THE GAME!!

Segment
Three is coming up next week!

 

This
week Boogity Posse and The NASCAR King will battle for the championship of
Segment Two.

 

Check
out www.raceteamusa.com for rules and
to see how you can get in the game! (Deadline each week is 5pm EST Saturday if
the Cup race is on Sunday and 5pm EST Friday if the race is on a Saturday)

 

USG
Sheetrock 400 by the Numbers 

Check
out www.raceteamusa.com for the complete
Power Ratings 

 

Chicagoland
Horses for Courses Ratings Top Five

Jeff
Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Robby Gordon

 

Consistency
Ratings Top Five

Rusty
Wallace, Michael Waltrip, Jamie McMurray, Jeremy Mayfield, Dale Earnhardt Jr

 

Power
Ratings Top Five

Jimmie
Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip, Jamie McMurray

 

Handicapping
the Race

 

Top
Pick (1st Last Week; 4 for 17 for Season, Expect Top 5)

Greg
Biffle

Could
add another win here to what has been an amazing season already

 

Strong
Picks (3rd, 6th. 40th Last Week; 25 for 50 for
Season, Expect Top 10)

Ryan
Newman

His
kind of track

 

Kevin
Harvick

Won
the first two races here

 

Kasey
Kahne

Didn’t
qualify that well but was strong in test here in long runs

 

 

Hunch
Bet (36th Last Week; 7 for 17 for Season, Expect Top 10)

Michael
Waltrip

Can
he finally win at a non-restrictor plate track?

 

Longshot
(22nd Last Week; 6 for 17 for Season, Expect Top 15)

Casey
Mears

Needs
a win to make sure he has a ride next year… at 35-1 odds he is a good long shot
this week

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