Friday, March 3, 2017

Uncle Max: Atlanta Weekend Picks


For years I’ve been the only writer here at Spade Racing, but as of today, that all changes.  They say that gambling is the national pastime, and that everybody’s uncle is a Nascar fan.  Well, we’re combining the two as my Uncle Max, gambling expert extraordinaire and longtime assistant manager at big box stores region-wide, will provide insight in analysis into the world of Nascar gambling for every Cup race this year.  And now, without further adieu, UNCLE MAX!!!

Well, my first weekend of picks wasn’t so great.  So sue me—my ex-wife has!  Haha, but I kid…about suing me, please don’t do that, my ex-wife really did sue me a few years back.
Anyways, I got to watch most of the Xfinity and Cup Series races over the weekend (I work almost every Friday Night), and I gotta say, it wasn’t nearly as dull as all those hipsters online made it out to be.  Lord knows its better than the last 90 seconds of any pro-basketball game.  What I don’t get is, what’s the deal with the Waltrip Brothers?  Why are they there?  I know that Darrell—he’s the older one, right?—won a bunch of championships, but what is he, like ninety years old?  And why does everyone call Michael Waltrip “Mikey”?  I don’t get it.
To be honest, I didn’t have any money on the race—I don’t have a bookie for racing, and I don’t trust any of those “online gaming” sites.  Heck, I knew a guy who thought he’d make bank doing that “one day fantasy” thing and he wound up losing his shirt.  That’s why I only do MY gambling with those I trust—specifically, the cousin of a guy I used to work with a few years back.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Atlanta:

Xfinity Series Rinnai 250: Kyle Busch—my nephew Mike told me that if I pick this guy it’s good, but people will be pissed off if he wins.
Truck Series Acrive Pest Control 200: Kyle Busch—see above.


Cup Series Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500: OK, so here’s how I pick Cup races—I’ll give you a favorite (self-explanatory), a next-favorite (in case someone else in your pick ‘em pool has already picked the favorite), and a dark horse if you’re feeling adventurous.  FAVORITE—Matt Kenseth—it takes a teammate to stop a Rowdy sweep.  NEXT FAVORITE—Jimmie Johnson—the wait for eight begins a week late.  DARK HORSE—Chase Elliott—would be a great story, a great win, and would be accused of it being rigged!