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It's the 1999
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Showdown!

EXPERIMENTAL WEEK! (see below)
Pepsi 400 (Michigan) - August 22, 1999
Pole Position: Ward Burton
Race Winner: Bobby Labonte

Ricky (3)
(Wife's wedding ring
is a lug nut.)

Drivers rank Race
Pole
(5)
Race
1st
(10)
Race
2nd
(7)
Race
3rd
(6)
Race
4th
(5)
Race
5th
(4)
Race
6-10
(3)
  Avg.
Pos.

(5-3-1)
TOTALS

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Jeff Burton (37) 4                   0
Bobby Labonte(1) 3   10               10
Mark Martin(7) 2             3     3
Bill Elliott(19) 18                   0
Steve Park(20) 24                   0
AVERAGE: 16.8  

(top=5; middle=3; lowest=1)

3 3

TOTALS

16

Roger (1)
(Once peed next to
Hut Stricklin)

Dales rank Race
Pole
(5)
Race
1st
(10)
Race
2nd
(7)
Race
3rd
(6)
Race
4th
(5)
Race
5th
(4)
Race
6-10
(3)
  Avg.
Pos.

(5-3-1)
TOTALS

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Dale Jarrett (4) 1         5         5
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (24) 49                   0
Tony Stewart (3) 6       6           6
Ward Burton (43)P 11 5+1                 6
Dale Earnhardt (5) 7           4       4
AVERAGE: 15.8  

(top=5; middle=3; lowest=1)

5 5

TOTALS

26

Tommy (2)
(Cried five days after
The King retired.)

Drivers rank Race
Pole
(5)
Race
1st
(10)
Race
2nd
(7)
Race
3rd
(6)
Race
4th
(5)
Race
5th
(4)
Race
6-10
(3)
  Avg.
Pos.

(5-3-1)
TOTALS

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Jeff Gordon (2) 5     7             7
John Andretti (10) 14             3+1     4
Ernie Irvan*(40) 26                   0
Kyle Petty (31) 30                   0
Ricky Craven (30) 41                   0
AVERAGE: 22.6  

(top=5; middle=3; lowest=1)

1 1

TOTALS

12

*Dick Trickle drove the M&M's Pontiac for Ernie Irvan

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Here's how we ended up with our top 5....

Rog (1) Tom (2) Rick (3)
1. Dale Jarrett 1. Jeff Gordon 1. Jeff Burton
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2. John Andretti 2. Bobby Labonte
3. Tony Stewart 3. Ernie Irvan 3. Mark Martin
4. Ward Burton 4. Kyle Petty 4. Bill Elliott
5. Dale Earnhardt 5. Ricky Craven 5. Steve Park
1. Dale Jarrett (1)
2. Jeff Gordon (5)
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (49)
4. Tony Stewart (6)
5. Jeff Burton (4)
6. Ward Burton (11)
7. John Andretti (14)
8. Dale Earnhardt (7)
9. Bobby Labonte (3)
10. Mark Martin (2)
11. Crusty Wallace (8)
12. Terry Labonte (9)
13. Mike Skinner (10)
14. Jeremy Mayfield (12)
15. Edgerrin James (10,000,000)
1. Dale Jarrett
2. Jeff Gordon
3. John Andretti
4. Ernie Irvan
5. Kyle Petty
6. Ricky Craven
7. Ricky Rudd
8. Stanton Barrett
9. Jimmy Spencer
10. Rich Bickle
11. Robert Pressley
12. Chad Little
13. Dave Marcis
14. Kenny Irwin
15. Ted Musgrave
1. Jeff Gordon (5)
2. Dale Jarrett (1)
3. Jeff Burton (4)
4. Bobby Labonte (3)
5. Tony Stewart (6)
6. Mark Martin (2)
7. Ward Burton (11)
8. Ernie Irvan (26)
9. John Andretti(14)
10. Bill Elliott(18)
11. Steve Park (24)
12. Dale Earnhardt(7)
13. Ken Schrader(16)
14. Jeremy Mayfield(12)
15. Mike Skinner(10)

Experimental Week - Bonus Points System

Since Rick is so far ahead, it's time once again to change the rules...heh, heh, heh. Seriously, I thought it would be fun to try something different this week to see how it works. Here's the deal. Everything stays exactly as it is with one added bonus points deal. The bonus points will work as follows: When you end up with a driver who is in the top ten of NASCAR points standings, you receive no "bonus points" if that driver places in the top ten or gets the pole position. However, if you end up with a driver in the 11-20 range of NASCAR points, you receive one bonus point for every category of points he is awarded. Perhaps it would be easier to show you an example...

Drivers Race
Pole
(5)
Race
1st
(10)
Race
2nd
(7)
Race
3rd
(6)
Race
4th
(5)
Race
5th
(4)
Race
6-10
(3)
  Avg.
Pos.

(5-3-1)
TOTALS
Ward Burton (9)             3+1     4
Bill Elliot (4) P 5+1       5+1         12

Since Ward was 11th in NASCAR points standings and he finished 9th in the race, you would receive one bonus point. Notice that in the example above Bill Elliot, ranked 18th in total NASCAR points, not only finished in 4th place, but had the Pole Position as well. Therefore, the player receives one bonus point for the Pole and one for the 4th place finish.

This system would continue to expand for drivers in the 21-30 positions, 31-40, etc. and would work this way...

NASCAR
Points Standings
Bonus Points per category
1-10 0
11-20 1
21-30 2
31-40 3
41-50 4
51-60 5
61-70* 6
Not on Points List 7

*Currently, there are 62 positions in the points standings.

If we like this system and wish to implement it permanently, we'd have to make some special rules for the first few weeks of the NASCAR season. But basically, this system rewards guts picks without REALLY hurting you. I think it's fair and should be fun.

When you make your picks, if you want to include that current standing, it would be helpful, Otherwise, I will take care of it.