Friday, August 11, 2017

Uncle Max: Michigan/Mid-Ohio Weekend Picks

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

Ouch—ol’ Uncle Max is working injured this week.  I guess its true what they say—when you come back from vacation, you have to take it easy or your body will take it hard on you.
I remember it like it was yesterday—I was reaching up on one of the risers to take down some back stock, when I felt a twinge in my left shoulder.  I didn’t think much of it until the next morning, when I woke up feeling like I’d pitched a doubleheader with my left-arm.  So its Advil and more Advil for me for the next few days, at least until I can get a day off.  Figures I would get hurt when the other assistant managers are mostly on vacation and I can’t afford to leave!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Michigan and Mid-Ohio (total wins in parenthesis):

Truck Series LTi Printing 200 (3 Wins)—Kyle Busch—yeah, yeah, I know.

Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio Challenge (6 wins)—Brendan Gaughan—the guy likes road racing.  And picking on Brandon Jones.  And being the son of a billionaire.  But mostly road racing.

Cup Series Pure Michigan 400:  FAVORITE (3 wins)—Kyle Larson—the king of the two-milers continues his dominance and ends his media-created “slump”.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Joey Logano—unencumbered.  DARK HORSE—Jamie McMurray—finally restarts his way back into victory lane.