Friday, March 17, 2017

Uncle Max: Phoenix Weekend Picks


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

Man, I am ROLLING in the Xfinity Series!  Two straight wins with Kyle Busch!  Sure, its not the Cup Series, but hey—I’ve won quite a few Fantasy Football championships this way.  Its like I always tell the young guys who join the leagues I’m in—even if you can’t get the lights-out running back in the draft, you can still make some gains with a solid tight-end and a deep, productive bench.  Then they usually ask why I’m telling them this, and that they only wanted to know if I could work for them on Saturday Night.
On the Cup side of things, wow, what a fight!  It was pretty cool to see Logano’s crew stand up for him—you don’t really see such camaraderie in sports anymore.  As for Busch?  Why the heck was his teammate Denny Hamlin just standing there?  What, was he afraid that if he joined in the Vice-Principal would see him and ban him from graduation ceremonies?  Because he’ll just pin it on him anyways even if he just stands there minding his own business!  Wait, what was I talking about again?
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Phoenix (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series DC Solar 200 (2 wins): Erik Jones—looks like I can’t pick Kyle Busch again, so I’ll just pick Kyle Busch 2.0.


Cup Series Camping World 500(k):  FAVORITE—Kevin Harvick—the king of Phoenix rises again.  NEXT FAVORITE—Joey Logano—can he rise above drama?  DARK HORSE—Kyle Larson—he’ll pick the right line this time.