Friday, July 21, 2017

Uncle Max: Indianapolis Weekend Picks

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

Boy, last week was a tough one.  I go and pick Joey Logano and look what happens—something goes wrong with his car and he nearly finishes in last place!  This would be a good time to remind all my faithful readers that all my picks are for entertainment purposes and I bear no responsibility for any monetary losses.
I’ll be missing this weekend’s races as I was able to convince my manager (one of the ones who’s still talking to me) to give me a four-day weekend.  Thankfully things are a little slow before we get into the full swing of back-to-school, so I can take in my own little summer tradition—going to my college buddy’s shore house!  He’s one of the few people I keep in touch with from then—hey, we ALL lose touch after a while, don’t we?—but he always has the open invitation for me to swing by and catch up on old times.  Thankfully I can finally take advantage of it this year (he has a rental, and he’s only there a few weeks due to HIS job not giving him much time off).  At least I can be sure that the beer will the cold, the BBQ will be hot, and the good times will roll!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Indy—remember that my Eldora pick was already made last time (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250 (6 wins)—Kyle Busch—Rowdy’s march towards retirement continues.

Cup Series Big Machine Records 400:  FAVORITE (3 wins)—Kyle Busch—the win drought FINALLY ends in Cup for Rowdy, followed by a cloying kissing of the bricks.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Joey Logano—Joey rebounds from last weekend’s disaster and manages to “burn down” the car on the victory lap.  DARK HORSE—Austin Dillon—this space might need to start sponsoring an RCR car.