Welcome to week 6 and NASCAR is the only race, staying at Daytona, this one is the official kick-off of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, the Daytona 500. Please make your picks at: http://www.roadracetracks.com/motorracinggame.shtml.
Scores from week 5:
NASCAR Clash at Daytona:
|Results – Week 5|
A shorter race than the Daytona 500, and with a limited field, and nothing to lose for the drivers and teams, the Clash was supposed to be a spectator-friendly shootout. But rain nixed the Saturday evening race and it ran on Sunday morning instead. It was still a good race, with a very exciting end. Going into the last lap Denny Hamlin had the lead, but Brad Keselowski had momentum, and going into turn two he dived down underneath Hamlin’s line, and it looked like nothing was going to stop him. But Hamlin misjudged Keselowski’s speed, and when he turned down to close the gap, it was already too late – Keselowski was already there. They collided, and wrecked. Joey Logano, in third place, went to the outside and kept his foot in it. He cleared the wreck still with good speed, and with others behind him checking up, he had a clear rest of the lap to take the win. Kyle Busch and Alex Bowman were next to clear the wreck, and went side-by-side to the finish line, where Busch beat Bowman by a nose. The wreck also favored Danica Patrick who went from 10th place to finish fourth. Kevin Harvick was fifth, then came Keselowski, who fared better than Hamlin after the collision, and made it around to the finish line in sixth. Matt Kenseth was 11th. Hamlin didn’t make it to the finish, but being the last lap, he was the first a lap down, and an 13th place finish. Kyle Larson exited the race when he was taken out by Martin Truex Jr., 14 laps from the end, and a 14th place finish. Jimmie Johnson had two crashes during the race, with the second one taking his car out of the race, and a 16th place finish. His first wreck was when he lost the back of the car and took out Kurt Busch, just 16 laps into the race, leaving Busch out, and 17th place and last.
|Week-5 Player’s Scores||iom||seb|
Congratulations to Iomracer and his first win of the year. Despite Keselowki’s run-in with Hamlin, his efforts to continue to the finish in sixth was the major difference in the score. No changes in positions in the standings, but Iomracer finally makes up some ground …
|Standings after week 5:|