(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, Oilpressure.com: 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, WideOpenWheel.com: 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!)