Looking back. . . . Okay, not looking back all that far, just a few days back to the weekend when I updated my prediction on which four drivers would fail to advance to the second, or contender round, based on then-current standings, I would have been better off if I’d left well enough alone. My most recent prediction of the four drivers who’d fall out after Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway was a little off.
Maybe I’m being a little hard on myself. I wasn’t all that far off, I did get three of the four drivers right. To refresh your memory, or in case you didn’t catch my previous post on the matter, I had Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch being eliminated after Dover. I had A.J. Allmendinger advancing instead of Newman.
Instead, Allmendinger, Biffle, Almirola and Busch were the actual four drivers eliminated. Going back to an even earlier post from just before the start of the Chase when I made predictions all the way through the 10-race championship post-season, I had this first round right. That’s right, I was 100 percent for the first round, picking the exact four-driver line-up of eliminated drivers. Sometimes, I guess I should just leave well enough alone. Maybe one of these days I’ll learn my lesson.
Okay, I’ll go back to my original grid I completed at the beginning of this whole thing, but I’m guessing I won’t be so lucky, errr correct come the next elimination race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. I mean, we’re talking Talladega, for crying out loud. Anything can, and probably will, happen.
Meanwhile, I’ll take a redo. He’s a link to my original Chase grid.
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