Friday, March 24, 2017

Uncle Max: California Weekend Picks

Weekly picks from Spade Racing’s writer/webmaster/janitor Mike Mackler’s uncle.

Man, what a week.  Not only was I busy at work with the usual bull, but I made the mistake of setting up a midweek date.  Don’t get me wrong, the lady was quite nice, but still, it feels wrong to be going out to a bar & grill on a Thursday night.  As for the date itself, well, lets just say there were philosophical differences—she was philosophical, and I was different.
I mean, look—I understand that you can’t get off weekends because you work at the casino, but really, you expect me to not at least GLANCE UP at the tv screens?  Its the Sweet Sixteen—I have a reputation to uphold?  So yeah, I haven’t heard from her since, but at least I’m still in the lead for my March Madness pool!  Of course, the guy running it is the lovely lady’s cousin, so we’ll see if that grand prize actually comes in cash.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at California (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series Service King 300 (2 wins): Kyle Busch—the king of the minors is back, and I’m back to ride his coattails!

Cup Series Auto Club 400:  FAVORITE—Kyle Larson—the winner of the runner-up awards graduates to victory lane—and from my “dark horse” section.  NEXT FAVORITE—Joey Logano—seems like the kind of race Logano would somehow win on pit strategy.  DARK HORSE—Ricky Stenhouse Jr.—hey, it could happen!