Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 FLOPPER : Robby Gordon

Evidently, the early adventures in this blog relate to bottom feeding, so let's send our advance congratulations to Robby Gordon, who, with one more race to go, is well on his way to earning the title of 2008's FLOPPER, the driver who Finished with the Least Overall Points while Participating in Every Race.

Michael Waltrip leads him 2840 to 2685, so as long as Gordon starts at Homestead, he will win the coveted FLOPPER award.

Compare all the drivers that started each race of the year, and find the person with the fewest points. That driver is your FLOPPER. Quite a different crowd then the DNF list we saw yesterday. This is a much more exclusive league. You need pinpoint accuracy to find yourself in this spot on the standings: good enough to find a full-time ride and qualify for every race, yet bad enough enough to finish at the bottom of the standings within the rest of your high quality colleagues.

And major kudos go out to Sterling Marlin, who was able to accomplish this feat in three consecutive decades. That takes dedication.

2008 Robby Gordon
2007 David Gilliland
2006 Sterling Marlin
2005 Scott Riggs
2004 Ken Schrader
2003 Casey Mears
2002 Mike Skinner
2001 Brett Bodine
2000 Bobby Hamilton
1999 Jerry Nadeau
1998 Kyle Petty
1997 Sterling Marlin
1996 Darrell Waltrip
1995 Robert Pressley
1994 Greg Sacks
1993 Bobby Hillin, Jr.
1992 Dave Marcis
1991 Rick Wilson
1990 Richard Petty
1989 Dale Jarrett
1988 Dale Jarrett
1987 Harry Gant
1986 Dave Marcis
1985 Jimmy Means
1984 Trevor Boys
1983 Sterling Marlin
1982 Lake Speed
1981 Kyle Petty
1980 JD McDuffie
1979 Frank Warren
1978 Frank Warren
1977 DK Ulrich
1976 Frank Warren
1975 Walter Ballard