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Published on November 11th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple

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The NASCAR Chase for Second Place…

Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Greg BiffleThe NASCAR chase for second place is the new excitement in NASCAR.    I’m tired of hearing the name Jimmie Johnson… so let’s talk about who’s going to earn the second place position… a.k.a. the first loser?  Will it be Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, or Jeff Burton?   Make your predictions!

The way this year has been going, I would think Carl Edwards is going to earn the “first loser” position.  He’s been in contention all year… from chasing Kyle Busch at the beginning of the season… to chasing Jimmie Johnson at the end.  He’s had an incredible year but unfortunatley it just wasn’t good enough.  With only one more race left in the season, Mr. Edwards has given it all he’s got.  He turned that “nice guy” image into a well…. “nice guy” image who got second place. 

If anyone was going to beat Jimmie Johnson this year it was going to be either Kyle Busch or Carl Edwards.  Kyle made his bed early, but Carl Edwards went down fighting. 

Another racer who I put all my money on before the chase began was Greg Biffle.  I picked “The Biff” as an underdog to win the Championship, but the S.O.B. just couldn’t get ‘er done.  He fought a good fight, but just didn’t have that winning edge to pull through.  He won a couple races at the end but he just didn’t have that winning streak he needed in order to take home the title.

 Who was the biggest dissapointment?

In my opinion the biggest dissapointment this year had to go to two drivers.  Now these two drivers I tend to make fun of in one way or another, but it’s only because they’re incredible racers and I have to make fun of someone.

Kyle Busch… I can’t say it enough!  Kyle Busch absolutely dominated the 2008 Season up until the chase.  He was the “bad guy” of the season and brought a lot of attention to the sport.  If I were a race God, I would have restructured the Chase and made these last final races a battle between the good and the bad.  Jimmie Johnson vs. Kyle Busch.  But unfortunately for me, I’m not a race God and can’t restructure the ending.  Kyle Busch is just gonna have to start over next year and prove himself again.  If anyone can do it… it’s him.

Jeff Gordon… the guy is one of the best racers to date.  He’s won championships and has beat some of the best drivers that have ever walked into the NASCAR world.  But unfortunately for Jeff Gordon, he got owned in the 2008 season.  He’s had a winless year thus far, and with only one race left, it doesn’t look good.  Lucky for him, he’s got a ridiculously good looking wife to go home to. 

Who do you think is going to earn the “first loser” title?  Who do you think was the biggest dissapointment?

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I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!



13 Responses to The NASCAR Chase for Second Place…

  1. Craig says:

    Put me down for the Biff! Edwards has turned into a jerk driver.

  2. Chad says:

    Carl is taking home second place and Gordon gets my vote for being the biggest upset.

  3. JerseyGirl24 says:

    You know I’m a Jeffy fan but it just wasn’t his year. I don’t like Carl Edwards at all – too much of a whiny Momma’s boy especially when he gets caught being the “dirty” driver that he is. Kyle Busch – not enough space to describe what I think of him and it’s not positive. If I had to pick between Jeff Burton and Greg Biffle for 1st place loser, I’d side with Jeff Burton, although I think Greg Biffle has a better shot at the position.

  4. I agree that Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch were an upset. I think Greg Biffle is going to take the win this weekend.

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  5. I think this game is full of possibility anything can happen.

  6. Generic says:

    I too agree that Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch were an upset. I think Greg Biffle is going to take the win this weekend.

  7. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing a interesting race of the NASCAR chase.it is really nice post with full of joy.

  8. nutrition says:

    not enough space to describe what I think of him and it’s not positive. If I had to pick between Jeff Burton and Greg Biffle for 1st place loser, I’d side with Jeff Burton, although I think Greg Biffle has a better shot at the position.

  9. Generic says:

    I also think this game is full of possibility anything can happen.

  10. Generic says:

    Hi, not enough space to describe what I think of him and it’s not positive.

  11. I think this game is full of possibility anything can happen in this game.

  12. It may seem that way, but there are plenty of incentives for the non-Chase drivers to race the last 10 races. First, as I understood it, the driver who finishes 13th, also gets a million dollar bonus. Second, teams are trying to lock themselves in the top 35 spots.

  13. Edwards, definitely

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