Welcome to Week 29 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Here are all the results from last weekend’s racing, and a guide to what’s happening this week.
Racing this week:
NASCAR Cup – Michigan;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers from this one race.
The cutoff is Saturday 14th August at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 28, read on.
How To Enter
1. Reply to this post.
2. List up to 10 drivers, with no more than 7 from a single event.
3. Send your entry before the stated deadline. You can make as many changes as you like until the closing point, I’ll take your last entry.
Most weeks feature 2 or 3 races, some weeks may have more than that and some may only have one. There’s not a rule stating you have to choose a driver in each race, any combination of up to 10 drivers is accepted.
On to the results!
Top Tens – Week 28
|Week 28||IndyCar||DTM||Sprint Cup|
|1||50||Dario Franchitti||Bruno Spengler||Juan Montoya|
|2||40||Will Power||Paul di Resta||Kurt Busch|
|3||35||Helio Castroneves||Gary Paffett||Marcos Ambrose|
|4||32||Alex Tagliani||Timo Scheider||AJ Allmendinger|
|5||30||Scott Dixon||Jamie Green||Carl Edwards|
|6||28||Ryan Briscoe||Ralf Schumacher||Jamie McMurray|
|7||26||Raphael Matos||Mattias Ekstrom||Tony Stewart|
|8||24||Simona de Silvestro||Maro Engel||Kyle Busch|
|9||22||Marco Andretti||Mike Rockenfeller||Jeff Burton|
|10||20||Ryan Hunter-Reay||David Coulthard||Jeff Gordon|
|1||50||Chris Dyson / Guy Smith|
|2||40||David Brabham / Simon Pagenaud|
|3||35||Scott Tucker / Christophe Bouchut|
|4||32||Tomy Drissi / Brian Willman|
|5||30||Richardo Gonzalez / Luis Diaz|
|6||28||Gunnar Jeannette / Elton Julian|
|7||26||Kyle Marcelli / Brian Wong|
|8||24||Andy Wallace / Scott Tucker|
|9||22||Gianmaria Bruni / Jaime Melo|
|10||20||Olivier Beretta / Oliver Gavin|
I thoroughly enjoyed the ALMS race, which I watched via the series’ own website. I’ve missed watching it and it was the best race I’ve seen in ages, across the board. There may have been only a handful of prototypes but they fought hard among a huge amount of traffic – yet the traffic was providing entertaining racing in its own right! The GT race in particular was fantastic. The IndyCar wasn’t that good, although by the standards of most CART/IndyCar races I’ve seen there it wasn’t that bad. I didn’t see the other two but I’m very happy Montoya won.
Points Awarded – Week 28
|Player||IndyCar||S. Cup||DTM||ALMS||Week 28|
Congratulations Sean! You picked the Cup and IndyCar winners as well as the IndyCar and ALMS runners-up. There wasn’t a dud score among the picks, the lowest being Ekstrom and Stewart for 7th place each.
Sebastian was a close second with two winners, three podium drivers and a strong remainder.
RG was a near third and managed to pick three winners, the only player to acheive the feat this week, but was let down by only having one of the 2nd-placed Brabham/Pagenaud pairing and the substitute driver of Denny Hamlin only scoring one point – despite these facts he was still only 9 points behind Sean.
Jackie and I were let down slightly by Jimmie Johnson. I was expecting him to do reasonably well, top five perhaps given his increase in road course racing, but it was not to be. Otherwise we had very strong scores. Speedgeek was in among us with several solid picks and no particular ‘lowlights’.
Startledbunny picked two winners but was let down by Greg Biffle. Burwellian had the double-hit of Biffle and Johnson. Jon expected the Drayson car to finish well and picked both drivers, but only picked up two points as it got into the wars early on.
There were no entries I would consider terrible as a whole, just the odd let down here and there, very encouraging!
Sebastian has worked out the scores as well and shows them in a different format, if you would like to see how your drivers performed you can see the table here. You can also see the efficiency of our picks in each championship – it seems we had a bad NASCAR week all round, but the others aren’t too bad.
Overall Standings – Week 28
No position changes and the top half of the board scored pretty much evenly, though I’m sure Sean and Sebastian are breathing a sigh of relief.
We all have a bit of a breather this week, I’m expecting everyone to pick seven NASCAR Cup drivers and it’ll be interesting to see how the selections vary, I have a feeling the scoring will come down to the lottery of which drives are taken out in a crash.
Results sheets will available on the TMR drop.io soon.
Coming Up – Week 29
Just the one race this week:
NASCAR Sprint Cup – We return to the Michigan International Speedway in Detroit for the second race of the year. The last visit was only in June, when Jimmie Johnson beat Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick. Will there be a different result this time? www.nascar.com (points)
Just a word of warning: this may be a light week, but next week is the heaviest of the lot – SIX races! ALMS, LMS, IndyCar, WRC, DTM and NASCAR. Get your thinking caps on now because that week has the potential to create huge scores – it will be your chance to make a move on the leaderboard. That is for the future, for now just the one race to pick.