Thursday, June 1, 2017

Uncle Max: Dover Weekend Picks

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

OK, so I’m still pretty new to this Nascar thing, so maybe I’m missing out on something, but…what the HELL is wrong with Kyle Busch?
I mean really—the guy’s a champion, he’s a winning driver, he’s already come back ONCE from major injury, he’s got a knockout wife, a healthy kid, millions of dollars, and HE of all people is MISERABLE?  Look, not everybody likes to deal with the media, but even in this day in age that’s the number one window athletes have to their fans.  If you treat the reporters like jerks, you will come off like one.  And again—why?  I mean its not like he worked his way up to a senior staff assistant manager position at a grocery store chain by age 25, only to get passed over for the open manager position just because the GM’s nephew just got out of community college after three years and he then had to go home and tell his wife who held it against him for over a decade that he couldn’t make the big bucks eventually leading to an acrimonious divorce.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Dover (total wins in parenthesis):

Truck Series Bar Harbor 200 (2 wins)—Matt Crafton—an under-the-radar winner for a race most people can’t see—thanks Dover for never putting in lights!

Xfinity Series Delaware 200 (4 wins)—Elliott Sadler—well, it would at least be a local win for his sponsor.

Cup Series AAA Drive for Autism 400:  FAVORITE (1 win)—Jimmie Johnson—about the closest you can get to a sure thing…so watch him blow an engine on lap 29.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Kyle Larson—a quick rebound after a disappointing 600 weekend.  DARK HORSE—Dale Earnhardt Jr.—it IS the site of a memorable win for him, the first race after 9/11.