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: “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.