Friday, April 7, 2017

Uncle Max: Texas Weekend Picks

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

Ladies and Germs, you are officially reading a piece from the TWO-TIME March Madness Pool winner!  That’s right, I won this year’s bracket challenge at work again, and that makes THREE straight years with a top-two finish.  I’m like the Kyle Larson of my current workplace!
You know, winning in sports gambling doesn’t come easy.  It takes hours of preparation, poring over all the information available, and learning which of the so-called “experts” is worth listening to—THEN, making your decision.  It’s not the kind of thing you can slack off on, like a bar trivia contest or a job search—it takes dedication.  Speaking of which, I hope you’re enjoying my picks so far this year to improve YOUR gambling experience—I gave up my spot in my fantasy baseball league to devote time to this undertaking.  Yeah, not having Players 2000 on the virtual field is a bit of a bummer, but at least I’m applying myself to Nascar now…oh, and possibly getting a few more Sundays off after “selling” my roster to my boss!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Texas (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 (2 wins): Austin Dillon—He’ll even bring his own cowboy hat.

Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500:  FAVORITE (1 win)—Kyle Busch—a repeat winner shows he doesn’t need to run Xfinity—he just does so to annoy us.  NEXT FAVORITE—Jimmie Johnson—guessing its just about time for Jimmie to get a win, silence all the doubters, and refocus the criticism towards Kasey Kahne.  DARK HORSE—Erik Jones—could rookies shine bright deep in the heart of Texas?