Thursday, June 8, 2017

Uncle Max: Pocono (and Texas) Weekend Picks



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

Ah yes, its great to have that winning feeling back again for my Cup Series pick!  I told you Jimmie Johnson was a sure thing at Dover!  And even when he started from the back because of adjustments, I knew he’d slice his way through the field!
The thing is, I just wish more people would listen to me when I speak on that which I’m an expert on—like sports gambling or sentence structure.  Just the other day at work I was talking to one of the new stock boys about the Stanley Cup Finals, and how there’s a foolproof way to pick the middle games of the series.  I mean, all you need to DO is look at the data and then correlate it to the teams’ performance!  And its not like I go around telling everybody about this—I was telling him because he reminded me of a young me!  But do I get any appreciation?  No, of course not.  All I got was ignored as he walked away.  ‘Course it could have been the earbuds he was wearing, but I think its more likely that he’s intentionally trying to freeze me out.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Pocono and Texas (total wins in parenthesis):

Truck Series Winstar Online Gaming 400k (2 wins)—Christopher Bell—more interested is that there’s only (as of this writing) 26 trucked entered for this race.

Xfinity Series Pocono Green 250 (4 wins)—Brad Keselowski—strange to see that he’s not involved in the “driver broadcast”.


Cup Series Pocono 400:  FAVORITE (2 wins)—Denny Hamlin—the JGR drought ends NOW.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Joey Logano—Joey and Denny—a match made in drama heaven.  DARK HORSE—Chase Elliott—the time is right for a first-time winner.