Happy Race Day!! 
My PVR is getting a workout today. I'm just now starting to watch the Monaco Grand Prix. Then it's the Indy 500 and then finally, later tonight, the Coke 600, which is the longest NASCAR race in the season. Fun times for a lazy Sunday.

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NASCAR Streak to the Finish: The Mopps 2013 Final Standings 
For the first time in a few years, the Toronto contingent has taken the win!! While Jakob dominated most of the season, a late season surge by Bruce, Paige, and myself put his lead in jeopardy and eventually relegated him to second place. Paige and I tied for the final podium spot, followed by the field of backmarkers. :)

It's worth noting that this is only the 2nd time we've managed to have TWO of our top teams in the top 1000 overall. Very stiff competition this year!

Rank  Overall    Name            Longest Streak  Bonus   Total 
1 373 brewsan 9 860 1816
2 942 Jakob 10 690 1596
3 1232 hockeygirl 6 520 1533
3 1232 Wild Weasel 7 600 1533
5 3607 Sunraven 7 470 1256
6 4782 tilly 4 270 1162
7 7826 Trini-man 4 200 969
8 8952 ibuildcars 3 160 895
9 10142 snowbird 6 220 819
10 12154 Mrs Snowbird 2 80 671



For the first time this year, we also took a crack at the NASCAR Fantasy Live game, where Tanya absolutely crushed us in both the regular season and Chase standings. It would appear that this game is meant to have far more than 5 participants in order to make it interesting.

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What a great weekend for racing! 
There was drama to be had all around this past weekend! Starting with F1, I'd love to be in on the team meetings for either Red Bull or Mercedes today.

I think Vettel should probably be sending flowers to Webber and promising to follow instructions in the future, but regardless of what happened he certainly proved what a racer at heart he is!

You had to feel bad for Rosberg. In the case of the Red Bull cars, Webber made it seem as though he could have held off Vettel if he wanted to but was told to slow down and coast to the finish. He was then taken by surprise. In the Mercedes camp, however, it seems far more likely that Rosberg would have overtaken Hamilton fairly easily if they'd been allowed to just race it out. Even Hamilton was apologetic about his podium finish. It'll be really interesting to see how this all pans out over the next few races.

I can't help but think that maybe the team felt it would be easier in the long run to deal with Rosberg's disappointment than with Hamilton's incessant whining had they not kept him in front. He'd have certainly blamed the whole thing on the team strategy and they probably don't want to deal with all that so early in the season.

Indy had a good opening race, but not nearly as dramatic. It was nice to see de Silvestro running so well through the race, even though she drove the tires off at the end. Congrats to local boy, James Hinchcliffe, on his first win in the series!

NASCAR was as full of drama as F1, with Logano and Hamlin continuing their little feud with the best bit or racing Auto Club Speedway has ever seen. The last 8 laps or so were absolutely riveting!

I sincerely hope Denny is ok after his wreck at the end so this can continue. He got out of the car by himself, but then seemed to be in trouble and was taken to the hospital.

Tony Stewart showing up out of the blue to try to punch the crap out of Logano was just icing on the cake. Watching the replays, I'm not sure he had that big a reason to be so upset but hey... who wants to be left out of the post-race highlights eh?

Oh... and Congrats to Kyle Busch for sweeping the weekend in spectacular style! Not that anyone is talking about it.

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Congrats to Danica! 
Wow. Danica Patrick on pole for the Daytona 500. I did NOT see that one coming! I'm pretty sure this is the most significant thing she's done so far in NASCAR. Congrats to her!

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NASCAR Streak to the Finish: The Mopps 2012 Final Standings 
That's two years in a row that the Hopps have been beat by the Tilfords.

NEXT YEAR WE WILL DOMINATE!!! :)



Rank Overall Name Longest Streak Bonus Total
1 1031 Tilly is "the Stig" 8 530 1440
2 1536 Wild Weasel 6 400 1364
3 2623 ibuildcars 4 380 1246
4 3199 Jakob 4 340 1194
5 4196 brewsan 6 380 1109
6 4526 TriniStig 4 270 1084
7 4892 Sunraven 4 250 1056
8 6271 punkyboo 5 280 953




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