Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Uncle Max: Bristol Week(end) Picks

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

Well, I’d just like to start out by apologizing for the Xfinity and Truck Series race picking slump I’ve been in lately.  Wether its my beginners’ luck wearing off, my inexperience showing through, or just too many bad breaks, its been a while since my last win.  Here’s hoping you readers haven’t been hurt too bad by following my advice…
But wait!  If there’s one thing I know how to do, its break out of a slump.  From bad picks in sports to having your wife leave you in the middle of the night, I know how to bounce back.  Here’s what you do—stick with doing exactly what you’ve been doing before.  Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but quit now and you’ll never recoup your losses.  Then, you make one major change to your strategy.  Its worked for me in horse racing (picking by jockey instead of by trainer), its worked for me in NFL pick ‘em (go with warm-weather teams in December instead of September), and it’ll work in Nascar, gersh dernit—and THAT’S why I’m not picking any Cup drivers for the Truck and Xfinity races this week(end).
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race week(end) at Bristol (total wins in parenthesis):

Truck Series UNOH 200 (3 Wins)—Christopher Bell—the hottest young driver not moving up to the Cup Series states his case to join that group.

Xfinity Series Food City 300 (6 wins)—William Byron—youth continues to be served.

Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race:  FAVORITE (4 wins)—Brad Keselowski—sandbag THIS, Toyota.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Kyle Busch—sometimes he even wins meaningful races.  DARK HORSE—Ricky Stenhouse Jr.—the most-random three-race winner in decades?