Thursday, March 22, 2012

Presenting: Last Driver Standing

(Welcome to IndyCar Advocate's week-long INDYCAR Kickoff! Each day, we'll be featuring a different big article in anticipation of this weekend's big IZOD IndyCar Series opener at St. Pete).

This season, along with our Engine Power Rankings, IndyCar Advocate will be hosting an inter-blog contest called Last Driver Standing. Basically, it’s going to pit many bloggers against one another, in a no-holds-barred quest for glory.

How does one win? Simple. Each race week, each participating blogger selects one driver they predict will finish in the Top 10 of that race. If your driver misses out on the Top 10, for whatever reason, you are considered eliminated from the contest. The blogger who has the longest uninterrupted streak of Top 10 finishers is the winner! And yes, they can only use each driver in the field once—and if they don’t submit a pick before the deadline (usually the Thursday/Friday before a race), they’re out of the running.

Now, if you want to play along, feel free to do so in the comments section. In the meantime, here are our featured contestants, along with their picks for Week 1:

Last Driver Standing Week 1 Picks

Chris Estrada, Indy Racing Revolution: Tony Kanaan

Chris Sheridan, IndySoup: Will Power

Eric Hall, anotherindycarblog: Will Power

George Phillips, Ryan Briscoe

Jerry Cruz, IndyCar Puerto Rico: Helio Castroneves

Kent M., Racing Mania: Ryan Briscoe

Mark Wilkinson, New Track Record: Tony Kanaan

Matthew Hickey, IndyCar Minnesota: Tony Kanaan

Mike Knapp, 15 Days In May: Will Power

Paul Dalbey, MoreFront Wing: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Paul Henry, Graham Rahal

Steph Wallcraft, Co-Editor, MoreFrontWing: Mike Conway

Tony Johns, PopOff Valve: Marco Andretti

Zachary Houghton, IndyCar Advocate: Will Power

If you’re following along, feel free to check out these bloggers’ sites. After all, they’re putting their reputation on the line for your amusement. Good luck to all the contestants and their drivers!

(Check back tomorrow where we cap off a great week with our Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg preview, where we'll discuss some of the big storylines leading into the opening race weekend!)


  1. Wow, no one picked a Ganassi driver. Afraid of a blown engine?

    1. Maybe they're saving them for a really tough week. :)

      I'm just hoping I get through Week 1 for now!

    2. Paul Henry has Graham Rahal. Technically a Ganassi driver but not a Target driver. Steph is either brave or dumb for picking Conway.

  2. I'm picking Ryan Briscoe.

  3. Cool--let's see who gets it done this weekend, and who is all finished after the first race.

  4. DZ - Grounded Effects - Marco Andretti