Yahoo, 4 Wide and Fox League results

February 26th, 2014

Junior 2014 Daytona 500 Victory Lane

Yahoo League

Congrats to Penske and Red for getting the high score in Yahoo Fantasy League at Daytona! 370 points! Wow!!! That’s a great score – double mine! My boy killed me with 330 points to my meager 200, and a LOT of you scored over 300 points! Congrats! It takes about a 300 points per race average to win the whole game I figure, so you all are off to a great start… and I’m in the hole at the beginning of the season like I start off with every year! lol

Fox League

Congrats to Shark man for getting the high score of 291! Once again, bringing up the rear at Daytona, is leftturns190 with 187. ;)~

4 Wide

Congrats to BackYardBonfire for the high score at Daytona in the 4Wide league! Once again leftturns190 comes in last with 200 points. Who is that guy? He sucks in ALL the leagues! ;)

Thanks for playing you all! I will try to put up all the scores tomorrow, but don’t have time today.

leftturns190

 

Dale Earnhardt Junior Wins 2014 Daytona 500!

February 23rd, 2014

Junior 2014 Daytona 500 VL confetti

Had a feeling today was going to be his day. I always bomb in Fantasy at the 500, and nothing changed this time – but at least I had Junior on all my teams! lol

It’s too bad that just as things are getting a little fairer at HMS for him, LeTarte is leaving. Maybe they can get it done before he retires. I hope he can get Darrian Grubb as his crew chief in 2015. Junior really liked him as his chief engineer back when he was kicking arse in 2008 and said Grubb was the key to his success at the time. Of course then Rick stole him from Junior and gave him to Jimmie since the #88 was beating the #48 every week. Gordon putting his foot down, and Kahne showing Rick that he’s not naive has helped even out things a lot at HMS. That’s been good for Junior who seems to be fooled by Rick. Can’t beat starting off the year with a win and a probable lock for the Chase!

I put up a little Junior gallery on the main page. Check it out here!

Congrats Junebug! It’s been a while!

leftturns190

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daytona 500!!!

February 23rd, 2014

Finally here! I’m just at this minute, after midnight on race day, FINALLY back in “NASCAR MODE”! I’m a creature of habit, and to get caught up on personal things, I had to ignore my NASCAR world – otherwise I’d just not have the time I needed to get things done. But now I’m ready!

I noticed that Nutter said she wanted to play Yahoo – not sure she joined yet. I really hope that her, Moe, DIDI, DIDI, DIDI and Fish at the very least play -I think the rest of the regulars have already signed up. It’s fun to talk to you guys about picks… or as I do, beach about how all my guys wreck! hehe. Anyway, Yahoo is a great game, and I hope you guys join! It’s real easy to play, so even if you have minutes before the race, you could pick a good team real quick for Daytona and then figure it out from there.

Here’s the info:

The Group ID# (8273) and the Password (dale).

http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com

Also, I think everyone’s playing 4Wide, but if you’re not, you should! Karfil graciously agreed to do all the extra math involved in making it an 8 driver game. With 8 drivers, this will reduce the luck factor dramatically over the season, so should be a little less frustrating not having half your excellent team wrecked out so often. I think it’s the best game out there, then Yahoo, then Fox isn’t so bad. I sent invites out yesterday for the Fox game… sorry I waited so long, Fox was just low on my priority list.

See you all in a few hours!

leftturns190

 

 

Fantasy Leagues

February 5th, 2014

4WideLeague

Karfil is doing an EXCELLENT game this year. It’s very simple, but will have 8 drivers, so that should help weed out the good/bad luck factor.

You pick 4 drivers from 2 tiers. Tier A is the top 18 drivers and you pick 4 from that list. Then you pick 4 drivers of the rest of the field for Tier B.

Should be a blast! Karfil is almost done setting it up, should be ready in a day or two, but you can join in the meantime – just make sure to not make any picks for a couple days and make sure to re-read the rules before you do in case there are changes.

Thanks Karfil! :)

http://www.karfil.be/wp-login.php?action=register

Yahoo League

I’m going to do a Yahoo league. It’s a fun game and is also easy to play. Please join! Contact me for an invite!

Fox League

Doing a Fox league I guess: here’s the link: http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/auto/group/join/?group=13486&password=dale

leftturns190

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Ready for some racing?

February 3rd, 2014

A few more days and we’ll have cars on the track! Who’s going to make it to the final four? What do you think of the new championship system?

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February 2nd, 2014

Looks like time ran out so here’s something to get things going again LOL Feb 23rd is just around the corner….

Merry Christmas 3WideAlley

December 24th, 2013

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December has been a rough time of the year for my family. We’ve lost loved ones in this month, numerous other disasters always seem to happen in December, and everyone gets sick. To top it off, I get a year older! This year I have a relative and a very close friend down the hall from each other in the same hospital with serious illnesses. Others of our 3 wide friends have lost family and have had other serious issues this year. December always seems to hit me and a lot of people I’m close to real hard. Sometimes I wonder why this month and not others. Then I think that maybe it’s because this time of the year, you are reminded more about how short life is on earth and how wonderful the promises are for more. That helps ease the pain of loss, reminded that your loved ones are in a better place or have a better place in front of them where there will be no more pain and hardship.

December has always given me a lot of heartache and difficulties, but it gives great comfort and even joy to remember the Reason for the Season, to be thankful for the time we had with loved ones, and to remember to appreciate the loved ones that are still with us. It is also a good time to be thankful for the great country we still live in, to remember to appreciate the gifts it gives us, and that it’s worth working hard to keep them to pass on to our children. We should always remember those who serve out country and are in harms way to keep us safe. I hope those of you who have suffered loss will have some comfort and know that a lot of your 3Wide friends are thinking of you. Merry Christmas everyone, I hope all of you will find joy and comfort with your family and friends.

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What I think Dale would have to say about the #3 coming back

December 12th, 2013

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I think if Dale was around to respond to all the haters and whiners, it’d go something like this:

For those of you who are either jealous of Austin Dillon, or love to focus on loss and losing instead of racing and winning, stay the hell home. Don’t come here and grumble about the #3 being back on the track, that’s where it belongs! The #3 should be raced! Stay the hell away and don’t watch if you’ve got feathers on your legs or butt! Put a kerosene rag around your ankles so the ants won’t climb up and eat that candy ass.

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In my opinion, the #3 will ALWAYS be Dale’s number – Austin will just be driving it. I think it’s a great way to keep Dale’s legacy alive. All I ask is that the person who drives the #3 doesn’t bring any disrespect or embarrassment to it. So far, I think Austin will do well, but time will tell.

Happy ThanksGiving – Use FaceBook on 3wa

November 27th, 2013

You can now post on 3WA using your Facebook account. It works just like you logged in with your membership.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! The off season sure is BORING, but we can use the extra time with our families. :)

 

HMS: Double The Monetary & Engineering Power In NASCAR

November 15th, 2013

 

I’ve mentioned the monetary and engineering advantage HMS has over other teams. I had a discussion on another site and just looked up some fresh facts, so figured I’d share ‘em here.

HMS – Per Forbes worth $357 Million.  They’re closing in on 600 employees. Over 60 engineers – the key number in this discussion.

JGR – Per Forbes worth $168 million. They have less than 450 employees and about 25 engineers +/- (According to Duston Long on 12/9/13, Gibbs is up to 40)

Roush – Per Forbes worth about $166 Million – Work force was very similar to Gibbs but they cut back after Kenseth left – heard dramatically down to about 350, but I just heard Larry Mac or someone like him mention that in passing and I’m not sure if it’s accurate or not.

Those are the top three… gets lower and lower from there.

So, at $120K+ for each of the extra 35 engineers, that means HMS spends at least an extra $4.2 Mill just in salaries over Gibbs! You can double that at least for their support personnel, equipment and office space. That’s well over 8 million – well more than the PROFIT of any other team! And that’s before you even begin to factor in the more advanced equipment, etc. So, there’s no way the others are going to keep pace.

Now we know why NASCAR picked HMS to build, design and test the new cars since the COT. That gives them ANOTHER huge advantage being the builder and designer and getting a 100 or more tests head start than the others.

The playing field is not even close! The HMS engineering team spends MILLIONS MORE and is DOUBLE or more than their competitors! So, as I’ve been saying, HMS doesn’t need to cheat… at least with the cars. Jimmie should be ashamed at losing ANY race, let alone a Championship with more than TWICE the engineering advantage of any of his competitors.

That all said, more power too ’em. I ain’t a socialist – I want to beat them on the battle field. But don’t ask me to think Jimmie’s the greatest driver with all THAT behind him… and Knaus making sure he gets the best of the best HMS has to offer. I’ll continue to root against Emperor Rick and The Evil Empire and hope that eventually they’ll get some real competition soon… preferably from another Chevy team. ;)