Friday, March 10, 2017

Uncle Max: Las Vegas Weekend Picks

For years I’ve been the only writer here at Spade Racing, but as of this year, 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!!!

So I had to miss the Cup race this past Sunday—the big bosses were coming in from corporate this past week and I had to come in on Sunday afternoon to make the store look nice and pretty.  I caught a little bit of it on the radio during my break time but it sounds like I didn’t miss much.  Er, I mean, it sounds like I missed a really exciting race—boy, this Nascar thing sure is action packed!
I’m glad to say I was home on Saturday and got to see my first-ever correct pick—Kyle Busch in the Xfinity race!  And I’m sure I’d have gone 2 for 2 on the day if it wasn’t for him wrecking in the Truck race afterwards.  Oh well, you know what they say—you win some, you lose some, you die alone and they find your corpse a week later when the mailman says he smells something.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Las Vegas (wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 (1 win): Kyle Busch—why argue with success?  By the way, that visit we had?  Let’s just say you’re looking at the newest recipient of a $5 gas gift card.

Cup Series Kobalt 400: 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—Jimmie Johson—its an in-house win for the company race.  NEXT FAVORITE—Kyle Busch—would he consider winning two races in a weekend a disappointment?  DARK HORSE—Ryan Blaney—all the blue oval boys rejoice in their cars with smelly heating systems.