The Frontstretch: Bob's Corner Racing Game by Bob Henry -- Monday February 27, 2006

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Bob's Corner Racing Game

Bob Henry · Monday February 27, 2006


Editor’s Note: If you have any comments for Bob, feel free to email them to rather than posting them to our usual comments section below"¦

Can you say HO HUM…. That best describes the racing at California Motorspeedway. I say bring back Rockingham, only this time give them a date that they can actually have decent weather for racing. I guess it is hard for them to find a place besides Daytona to race that early in the year. So yeah, go ahead to California, but do we have to be subject to two of these boring races at California Motorspeedway a year? Most of these mile and a half tracks provide the fans with follow-the-leader racing. You can simply watch the last twenty-five laps of the race to see all the excitement in the entire race.

Just because the track can hold so many more fans, and provide NASCAR with more bucks for their already overflowing pockets, doesn’t mean the racing is good.

Biffle and Stewart seemed to have all the horsepower for most of the race. However, they paid the price for that extra horse power; neither of their engines lasted those five hundred miles. Next time, I wonder if they will give up that extra horsepower, so their engines will actually last to the end of the race?

On to the Game"¦

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Bob’s Corner Racing,

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If you place in the top three in Bob’s Corner Racing Game this first half of the season you will receive"¦.

1st Place gets a $75.00 Supercertificate which can be redeemed at but will be issued from

2nd Place gets a $50.00 Supercertificate which can be redeemed at will be issued from

3rd Place gets a $25.00 Supercertificate which can be redeemed at but will be issued from

Bob’s Corner Racing Game Rules

1. All picks must be placed PRIOR to qualifying.
Email all picks to:

2. Ties will be broken by the number of correct winner picks. Should two people have the same amount of correct winners, then the winner will be decided by who sent in picks more often.

3. Correctly predicting the polesitter

Earns 10 points.

5. Correctly predicting the Top 5:

1st place earns 10 points.
2nd place earns 12 points.
3rd place earns 13 points.
4th place earns 14 points.
5th place earns 15 points.

6. Any three or more of the Top 5 correct in any order gives you an additional 5 points each.

7 All 5 of the Top 5 correct in any order gives you 20 extra points.

8. All 5 of the Top 5 correct in exact order 50 points.
(This has proven to be all but impossible)

9. Pick who will be last from this list:

Tony Stewart
Greg Biffle
Carl Edwards
Mark Martin
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Newman
Matt Kenseth
Jeremy Mayfield
Kurt Busch
Jeff Gordon

This correct pick will get you 10 points.

10. Top Finishing Rookie of the Race:

Denny Hamlin
J. J. Yeley
David Stremme
Reed Sorenson
Clint Bowyer
Martin Truex, Jr.
Brent Sherman
Chad Chaffin

11. Once in a while, I will put in a bonus trivia question.

There are many new players, so I have decided to let them get used to the regular picks for a couple of weeks
before I do this.

So here is an example of the picks I’ll need this week.

Pole Winner: Kirk Shelmerdine

1st Kyle Petty
2nd Morgan Shepherd
3rd Mike Wallace
4th Mike Skinner
5th Kenny Wallace

The following driver will finish last from the list above…Kurt Busch

Top Finishing Rookie Denny Hamlin

Game Update After California

Auto Club 500 at California Motorspeedway
1st Matt Kenseth
One of you picked him to win.
2nd Jimmie Johnson
Three of you picked him for second.
3rd Carl Edwards
One of you picked him for third.
4th Kasey Kahne
No one picked him for fourth.
5th Jeff Burton
No one picked him for fifth.

Last place finisher from the list"¦ Tony Stewart
Two of you picked him for last.

Three Pick Rule
No one earned points for this at California.

Top Finishing Rookie of the Race JJ. Yeley
Only one of you picked him.

It is quite obvious that making the correct picks is harder than it seems. Just ask any of the former players of this game"¦but don’t give up! I have seen players in this game earn big points in just one lucky race. For those of you who feel it may be too late to get in the game, just look at the results above"¦you could easily miss quite a few races and still get right back in it. Granted, it will take more work in the garage area to make the correct picks, but it can still be done.

Top five in points after California

1. Wnewcomb seems to have all the horse power, but like Biffle and Stewart, will it last until the end of the race. He surges out to a big lead with 62 points.

2. Fourby remains in second with 35 points.

3. Firemedic181 has some strong pickers on his tail
but remains in third with 30 points.

4. BradnSC is coming on strong in fourth with 23 points.

5. M4Martin6 is right there with them in fifth with 22 points.

Don’t let these guys drift on away from the rest. There are many of you that still have 10 points, and are in the running for those great gift certificates in the best points based racing game on the web, Bob’s Corner Racing Game.

One other thing that needs mentioning as the season begins to progress. I am human, and I occasionally make mistakes. I have to manually go through each and every email to tally the points, and it is always easy to miss one or two. If you happen to see I missed something, simply drop me a NICE email and I will check it out and correct any errors I may have made.

Good Luck, everyone!

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