Sunday, January 28, 2018

Daytona 24 Hours - 24 Hour Pick-'Em Results

Wow! So, that was a pretty entertaining ending, with a question mark hanging over whether or not the #5 Cadillac would make it to the finish, what the effect would be of the #31 having to stick their least experienced driver (Stuart Middleton) back in the car at the end to avoid a drive time violation (he'd only done an hour and 59 minutes of his required two hours for all of the drivers to receive championship points) and whether or not Colin Braun in the #54 CORE Autosports ORECA-Gibson could chase down the two leading teammates. As it turns out, the answers to these questions would be "yes, it could make it the the finish", "not much, Middleton was about two seconds or so a lap slower than Mike Conway, but it wouldn't have made any difference in the limited amount of laps available" and "nope, too little too late". And the last question on everybody's minds, of course, was "WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE BLOGATHON PICK-'EM GAME?!?!?" OK, OK, I'll get to it.

End of Race Results:

1) #5 Mustang Sampling Racing Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi (Mike - 12 points)
2) #31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi (Speedgeek - 8 points)
3) #54 CORE Autosports ORECA LMP2-Gibson (unclaimed)

1) #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT (Mike - 6 points)
2) #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT (Speedgeek - 4 points)
3) #3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R (Wedge - 2 points)

1) #11 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Mike - 6 points)
2) #86 Michael Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 (Mike - 4 points)
3) #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Speedgeek - 2 points)

Hours 18-24 Totals:

Mike - 28 points
Speedgeek - 14 points
Wedge - 2 points


Mike - 51 points
Speedgeek - 42 points
Wedge - 23 points

On to Mike to post the overall champion, but congrats to him on winning the Daytona portion of the challenge! I think it's clear that even though it didn't directly win him any points, picking the Chupacabra Mercedes provided the good juju to take it all home. I think we all learned something here today: always take the coolest looking'll never be disappointed.

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