Posted on: February 20, 2009 2:22 pm
 

RadMax Fantasy Sports Challenge

We challege you to find us a better Fantasy NASCAR game with better payouts, dollar for dollar. We have been thinking of a good way to show people what a kick ass Fantasy NASCAR game we have here at RadMax. We strongly believe we have the most exciting Fantasy NASCAR game. So, we have decided to start a blog on the players in RadMax Open League #9624. We will discuss the ups and down of the seasons; the lead changes, who is hot and who is not, who will and will not make the RadMax playoff, The Dash For The Cash. We'll show you the coolest way to play Fantasy NASCAR. We call it the RadMax Challege. These are real players in league #9624 and we invite them to add any comments. What do you think about the game?

For those of you who don't understand the game, let's explain it like this: Players choose 12 drivers every race. RadMax has a hassle-free draft before every race. Cheer on different drivers for each race - based on your draft position and rank of drivers. It makes it fun and keeps it interesting. Players accumulate points and cash prizes every race as follows: First place gets 12 points, second place gets 11 points down to 12th place getting one point. In this league we also pay cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Last place every race. Cash prizes carry over to the next race if a winning driver is unassigned. For example, in the Daytona 500, no one drafted A.J. Allmendinger so the cash that would have been paid to a player that finished 3rd will roll over and which ever player finishes 3rd next race will get double the cash. It makes it fun so you get to not only root for your driver but you can cheer on the drivers that went undrafted for that race. By the way, only the cash rolls over not the points. The points go unassigned. What a race! I wish it would not have been rain out - but what are you going to do? I know Matt and the 17 team will take it. Sugar Daddy will be happy with his 24th-draft-position assignment of Matt Kenseth. Second went to number3 who drafted the 29 in the 9 spot. No one drafted A.J. Allmendinger so his cash prize will roll over. So, next week race in Fontana California 3 place will pay twice the normal amount. If it happens that whoever finishes 3rd next week is undrafted then Las Vegas 3rd will payout triple. Last place cash prize goes to a 14carfanatic drafting Logano in the 21st place.

What makes this game so fun is not just the cash you can win each week. It is the race to make the playoffs. After the 26th race when NASCAR goes into the Chase for the Cup, RadMax goes into the Dash for the Cash have a playoff. The top 12 plus ties will advance to the playoff. At this point all scores are reset to zero. It is a 10 race shootout for all the cash and glory. You want as many points as possible in the first 26 races. Sugar Daddy and number3 might be very thankful for this rain out when it comes playoff time - but it's ANYONE'S game - you'll see.

RadMax League Top 12 Leaderboard:

1st with 12 points is Sugar Daddy drafting in the 24 spot. Both you and Matt might be the only two that wanted to see that race called. 2nd with 11 points number3. Harvick loves Daytona. 3rd with 10 points is Chip's motors. What can you say? Bowyer is a stud! 4th with 7 points is Whoopee322. Nice pick with Ragan. I think he is going to have a strong year. 5th with 5 points is Skip. Smoke looked strong in that 14, didn't he? He might have won if it wasn't for that rain. 6th with 3 points is DRBRACING1. What? The other Busch did something? Nice pick! 7th with 1 point is Gorilla Girl. Truex was good for a point and a spot in the Top 12 No one drafted Allmendinger, Sadler, Waltrip or Sorenson so those points go unrewarded. There were a lot of people that didn't want to see that race called for rain. But it is what it is. Great job to the 17 team.

Watch for some stunning developments throughout the year. Keep an eye out on the 18 team. They might just implode if things go bad the next few weeks. A few side notes from the Daytona 500: How does Jr. just miss his pits? That just can't happen. Maybe Smoke trying to go into the 20 stall or something?? But for June Bug that just shouldn't and can't happen. Then he runs balls out to get back up front. That is risky and over a long year that will kill him. Then the 48 makes a bad pit stop. Those mistakes are rare for the 48 team. That put him in postion to be in that wreck. With the rain out, it was just kind of a let down. Sure, Kenseth will take the win. Just like Harvick and Allmendinger are excited with 2nd and 3rd. But, for the rest of us, we were just left hanging in the rain. However, there are some things race fans will want to keep an eye on in the weeks to come. #1. Can Jr. stop making those Bonehead mistakes? #2. Watch out for Smoke. He looks pretty good back in a Chevy. It doesn't hurt he has Hendricks equipment. #3. Can the Ask.com advertisement continue to make me cry with laughter? #4. Will A.J. Allmendinger find a sponsor for more then 8 races? Third at the Daytona 500 can't hurt that cause. #5. How long will it be before Waltrip is out of the top 10? I am saying after next week he never see the top 10 again. Maybe ever! #6. Watch that 20 team they need to be in the top 35 when it counts. That would be a ton of pressure on Logano if he had to quailfy the 20 team on speed week in and week out. He needs a good race race in Fontana.

Posted on: February 3, 2009 11:33 pm
 

2009 Daytona 500 Predictions

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All eyes of the racing world start to focus on Daytona Beach Fl. for the running of NASCARS greatest race 51st Daytona 500.  With all the changes this year to the drivers, teams and owners it is very much wait and see feel for this Daytona 500.   There are so many questions that are about to be answered.   How will Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman perform with their new teams running with Hendrick equipment?  Will Mark Martin finally win NASCARS greatest race?  Can Dale Jr. finally win a NASCAR Championship?  How will Bobby Labonte do in the 96?  Can David Ragan continue his strong showing during the 2008 NASCAR season?  Can Kahne or any Dodge make a run in the NASCAR 2009 season?  How will Clint Bowyer do with his new team?  What kind of impact will Joey Logano and Scoot Speed have on the NASCAR 2009 season?   These and many more questions will start to be answered with the running of the 51st running of NASCARS greatest race, the Daytona 500. With all these unanswered questions it makes predictions for the NASCARS greatest show very difficult.  But, I'll do my best to try and predict who will be in the top 10 and the top 3 place's in order.   Here are the drivers I feel will be in the top 10 for the 51st Daytona 500.  1) Kyle Busch he showed last year he was the NASCARS best driver on the Plate tracks.  2) Dale Jr. over the years he has proven over and over he can avoid the "big one" and put himself in position to get the checker flag.  3) Jeff Gordon after all he is the leader of all active drivers with 6 wins a Daytona.  4) Jimmie Johnson out of his 14 starts at Daytona he has been in the top 10 8 times and in the top 5 5 times.  How can you not pick the 48 team to be in any top 10. 5) Denny Hamlin he lead laps at both Daytona races last year.  I think he will find a way to be in the mix this year.  6) Carl Edwards with a strong second place showing in the July Race at Daytona he proved he has the skills to get the job done at this monster 2.5 mile tri-oval.  7) Mark Martin he will be the sentimental favorite to win he first Daytona 500.  Who will ever forget his showdown in the 2007 Daytona 500 which he lost by .02 seconds to Kevin Harvick?  Will Martin finally get it done driving with Hendrick Motorsports equipment? 8) Kasey Kahne he finished in the top 10 in both Daytona races last year.  He is very comfortable at the speedways and he has the result to prove it.  9) Robby Gordon typically and road coarse ringer.  However, last year he was also in the 10 ten at both Daytona's races.  Look for this single car team to have another strong showing at NASCARS grandest stage. 10) Bobby Labonte  look for to strong showing for the 96 team.  No doubt Labonte has the skills to run up front.   I feel the 96 team will finally give him the equipment to run front with the Big Dogs.  That is my top 10. Now the hard part. To pick the top 3.   I see it going down like this.   Hedrick Motorsports hook up at the end pushing their new team to victory lane.  3 place will be Jeff Gordon 2ed place will be Dale Jr. glued to the bumper of the 2009 Daytona Champion Mark Martin.
Posted on: February 3, 2009 11:33 pm
 

2009 Daytona 500 Predictions

This blog can also be viewed at www.radmaxfantasysports.com

 

All eyes of the racing world start to focus on Daytona Beach Fl. for the running of NASCARS greatest race 51st Daytona 500.  With all the changes this year to the drivers, teams and owners it is very much wait and see feel for this Daytona 500.   There are so many questions that are about to be answered.   How will Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman perform with their new teams running with Hendrick equipment?  Will Mark Martin finally win NASCARS greatest race?  Can Dale Jr. finally win a NASCAR Championship?  How will Bobby Labonte do in the 96?  Can David Ragan continue his strong showing during the 2008 NASCAR season?  Can Kahne or any Dodge make a run in the NASCAR 2009 season?  How will Clint Bowyer do with his new team?  What kind of impact will Joey Logano and Scoot Speed have on the NASCAR 2009 season?   These and many more questions will start to be answered with the running of the 51st running of NASCARS greatest race, the Daytona 500. With all these unanswered questions it makes predictions for the NASCARS greatest show very difficult.  But, I'll do my best to try and predict who will be in the top 10 and the top 3 place's in order.   Here are the drivers I feel will be in the top 10 for the 51st Daytona 500.  1) Kyle Busch he showed last year he was the NASCARS best driver on the Plate tracks.  2) Dale Jr. over the years he has proven over and over he can avoid the "big one" and put himself in position to get the checker flag.  3) Jeff Gordon after all he is the leader of all active drivers with 6 wins a Daytona.  4) Jimmie Johnson out of his 14 starts at Daytona he has been in the top 10 8 times and in the top 5 5 times.  How can you not pick the 48 team to be in any top 10. 5) Denny Hamlin he lead laps at both Daytona races last year.  I think he will find a way to be in the mix this year.  6) Carl Edwards with a strong second place showing in the July Race at Daytona he proved he has the skills to get the job done at this monster 2.5 mile tri-oval.  7) Mark Martin he will be the sentimental favorite to win he first Daytona 500.  Who will ever forget his showdown in the 2007 Daytona 500 which he lost by .02 seconds to Kevin Harvick?  Will Martin finally get it done driving with Hendrick Motorsports equipment? 8) Kasey Kahne he finished in the top 10 in both Daytona races last year.  He is very comfortable at the speedways and he has the result to prove it.  9) Robby Gordon typically and road coarse ringer.  However, last year he was also in the 10 ten at both Daytona's races.  Look for this single car team to have another strong showing at NASCARS grandest stage. 10) Bobby Labonte  look for to strong showing for the 96 team.  No doubt Labonte has the skills to run up front.   I feel the 96 team will finally give him the equipment to run front with the Big Dogs.  That is my top 10. Now the hard part. To pick the top 3.   I see it going down like this.   Hedrick Motorsports hook up at the end pushing their new team to victory lane.  3 place will be Jeff Gordon 2ed place will be Dale Jr. glued to the bumper of the 2009 Daytona Champion Mark Martin.
Posted on: February 3, 2009 11:33 pm
 

2009 Daytona 500 Predictions

This blog can also be viewed at www.radmaxfantasysports.com

 

All eyes of the racing world start to focus on Daytona Beach Fl. for the running of NASCARS greatest race 51st Daytona 500.  With all the changes this year to the drivers, teams and owners it is very much wait and see feel for this Daytona 500.   There are so many questions that are about to be answered.   How will Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman perform with their new teams running with Hendrick equipment?  Will Mark Martin finally win NASCARS greatest race?  Can Dale Jr. finally win a NASCAR Championship?  How will Bobby Labonte do in the 96?  Can David Ragan continue his strong showing during the 2008 NASCAR season?  Can Kahne or any Dodge make a run in the NASCAR 2009 season?  How will Clint Bowyer do with his new team?  What kind of impact will Joey Logano and Scoot Speed have on the NASCAR 2009 season?   These and many more questions will start to be answered with the running of the 51st running of NASCARS greatest race, the Daytona 500. With all these unanswered questions it makes predictions for the NASCARS greatest show very difficult.  But, I'll do my best to try and predict who will be in the top 10 and the top 3 place's in order.   Here are the drivers I feel will be in the top 10 for the 51st Daytona 500.  1) Kyle Busch he showed last year he was the NASCARS best driver on the Plate tracks.  2) Dale Jr. over the years he has proven over and over he can avoid the "big one" and put himself in position to get the checker flag.  3) Jeff Gordon after all he is the leader of all active drivers with 6 wins a Daytona.  4) Jimmie Johnson out of his 14 starts at Daytona he has been in the top 10 8 times and in the top 5 5 times.  How can you not pick the 48 team to be in any top 10. 5) Denny Hamlin he lead laps at both Daytona races last year.  I think he will find a way to be in the mix this year.  6) Carl Edwards with a strong second place showing in the July Race at Daytona he proved he has the skills to get the job done at this monster 2.5 mile tri-oval.  7) Mark Martin he will be the sentimental favorite to win he first Daytona 500.  Who will ever forget his showdown in the 2007 Daytona 500 which he lost by .02 seconds to Kevin Harvick?  Will Martin finally get it done driving with Hendrick Motorsports equipment? 8) Kasey Kahne he finished in the top 10 in both Daytona races last year.  He is very comfortable at the speedways and he has the result to prove it.  9) Robby Gordon typically and road coarse ringer.  However, last year he was also in the 10 ten at both Daytona's races.  Look for this single car team to have another strong showing at NASCARS grandest stage. 10) Bobby Labonte  look for to strong showing for the 96 team.  No doubt Labonte has the skills to run up front.   I feel the 96 team will finally give him the equipment to run front with the Big Dogs.  That is my top 10. Now the hard part. To pick the top 3.   I see it going down like this.   Hedrick Motorsports hook up at the end pushing their new team to victory lane.  3 place will be Jeff Gordon 2ed place will be Dale Jr. glued to the bumper of the 2009 Daytona Champion Mark Martin.
Posted on: January 26, 2009 7:57 pm
 

NASCAR PREDICTIONS 2009

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For us NASCAR and Fantasy NASCAR fans, this is such an exciting time of the year.   The weeks before Daytona hold so much hope and expectations for the teams, drivers and their loyal fans.  So much hard work and dedication have been put into the preparations for the nearly year long battle.  With all of the shake ups of teams, crews, drivers and ownerships it will make for a fascinating year.  My favorite thing is to sit down before the start of each season and make my predictions.  My predictions will include the 12 drivers who will make the Chase, the top three for the year, a dark horse, and a feel good story for the 2009 NASCAR season..

 

All the changes in NASCAR this year have made predictions for 2009 very challenging to say the least.  I think there are two drivers that will have a huge impact on the 2009 NASCAR season.  First,  Mark Martin driving the 5 (I fondly call him "Old Man Martin").  He has been there and done all that.  I feel he will make that entire Hendrick Motorsports Team better..which can't be good for the other teams.  The other driver that will be intriguing to watch is Tony Stewart in the 33.  I can't wait to see what he will do as a driver and as an owner.

 

Here are my 2009 NASCAR Chase Contenders:

These two can't/won't miss the Chase

1)  Carl Edwards:  Look for him to be the leader of the pack heading into the Chase.  I feel he'll get off to a fast start and stay hot all year.

2)  Jimmie Johnson:  I have a feeling this team might start out a little slow.  But no doubt he'll make the Chase and be there when it counts.

 

I would be shocked if these drivers didn't make the Chase:

3) Matt Kenseth:  This team really started figuring things out towards the end of last year.  We all know Matt will drive the wheels off anything he can.

4) Greg Biffle:  He'll be in the mix all year.  Last year is just a sign of where this team can and should be.

5) Mark Martin:  I wouldn't be surprised if he battles Carl Edwards for the number one pre-Chase spot.

6) Dale Jr:  He'll benefit the most with the addition of Mark Martin.  Look for a solid year from June Bug.  If he gets hot for the Chase watch out!  The Hendrick honeymoon is over and now it's time to race.

 

I feel pretty solid about this next group:

7) Denny Hamlin:  Losing Tony Stewart will have an impact on this team.  I am just not sure if it will be positive or negative.

8) Jeff Burton:  Rumor has it that Childress Motorsports just don't have it this year.  However,  Burton is too smart of a driver not to make the Chase.

9) Jeff Gordon:  I am looking for an off year for the 24 but I just can't see him not making the Chase.

 

This last group will have their work cut out for them and was very hard for me to predict.  There are about 7-8 drivers who could make the 2009 NASCAR Chase for the Cup..

10) Clint Bowyer:  It makes me nervous with his new team but he is a stud and I think he'll be fine.

11) Kasey Kahne:  If he can just avoid the bad luck that has plagued him over the last few years, he'll have a great year

12) Tony Stewart:  It was very hard for me to pull the trigger on this pick.  With everything being new for Smoke this year, he will have his ups and downs.  I hope his expectations will be lowered and he can just focus on solid finishes.  No doubt he is one of, if not the best, driver in NASCAR.  I for one would never bet against Smoke.

 

There will be some very good teams on the outside looking in.  I feel this will be the most closely contested regular season since the introduction of the Chase format.   I can see 8-10 teams fighting for the last 4 spots to get into the Chase.

 

My dark horse is Juan Pablo Montoya.  If things come together for this team look for see him have a breakout year.

My feel good story of the year.  Bobby LaBonte I think he'll be very strong in the 96.  

 

My Top 3

3)  Mark Martin

2)  Jimmie Johnson

1)  Dale Jr.   That's right - Jr. Nation 2009.  June Bug will get his first title in 2009.  You heard it here first.

 

I would love to hear what you guys think of my predictions.  Feel free to submit your predictions and we'll see how we match up throughout the year.  I hope everyone has a great 2009 NASCAR season.

 

Rad

Feel free to email me at rad@radmaxfantasysports.com

Posted on: September 4, 2008 4:00 pm
 

Game One Week One

Here we go.  Starting Balance $10,000.  I like the Skins +4.5 for $330 to win $300.  I just think it will be tight. Infact I think the Skins would win 4 games if they played 10.  We'll see.  Go Skins Go

Category: NFL
Posted on: August 24, 2008 10:57 am
 

Arizonia is out and Ricky 420/Maimi set up!

I am kicking the Birds out of my bed and in comes the Fins!  I am just sick of all the Drama out of the desert.  I like what they are doing in South Beach.  I want to watch these misfits down on the beach.  I mean Chad, Ginn Jr. and Ricky 420, that is a group I can get behind. My last team will be the Fins over the 5.5.

I am moving to Key Largo this week and some might just call me the first Miami Bandwagoner of the year. Go Miami Go!

Category: NFL
 
 
 
 
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