Friday, May 5, 2017

Uncle Max: Talladega Weekend Picks

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

Hey, Mike here.  So I usually get my picks from my Uncle Max on Thursday morning.  When I didn’t I reached out and couldn’t get in touch.  Frustrated, I went down to his job to get an answer.

Me: “Uncle Max, why didn’t you send me your picks this week?”

Me: “Why aren’t your Cup picks coming through so far this year?  Why aren’t your picks coming true like you said they would when I hired you for this?”

Uncle Max: “Balls and strikes.”

Me: “What the hell does THAT mean?!?  No wonder your wife left you.”

That last line must’ve lit a fire under him, because he texted me his picks later that night.

Anyways, here’s the picks for the upcoming race weekend at Talladega (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 (4 wins): Bubba Wallace Jr.—a good guy who needs sponsorship, what’s not to like?

Cup Series Geico 500:  FAVORITE (1 win)—Kyle Busch—a great role model for the youth.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Dale Earnhardt Jr.—and prepare to hear people say how a race that is won almost completely by luck is “fixed”.  DARK HORSE—Landon Cassill—maybe the lead car at the head of the draft train will have “CSX” on the hood.