Friday, May 12, 2017

Uncle Max: Kansas Weekend Picks

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

First off, it was great to see a wild weekend of racing at Talladega—you work as many weekends in a row as I do, and you start to forget the simple joys of having both Saturday AND Sunday off of work.  Unfortunately that means a heavy workload this week, weekend, and next weekend, but there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for ol’ Uncle Max—vacation time!
That’s right, for the first time this year I’ll be getting away to the tropics with the deal of a lifetime on airfare.  I’ll be gone next weekend, so my pick for the next Truck Series race is below.  Don’t worry, fellow gamblers—I’ll be back in time for the Memorial Day Weekend races, unless I get robbed at gunpoint by a European backpacker…again.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Kansas and Charlotte (total wins in parenthesis):

Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 (1 win): Kyle Busch—hey, remember when this was a problem track for Rowdy?

BONUS: Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (1 win): Matt Crafton—just cut me some slack on the safe pick, OK?

Cup Series Go Bowling 400:  FAVORITE (1 win)—Kyle Larson—the Larson train keeps chugging along through America’s Heartland.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Denny Hamlin—right about that time for JGR to snap their streak.  DARK HORSE—Jamie McMurray—quasi-home track for both him AND his sponsor Cessna, so why not, eh?