Thursday, August 3, 2017

Uncle Max: Watkins Glen Weekend Picks

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

Ahhh-its great to be back!  I had a great, relaxing week of vacay over at my friend’s beach place.  Nothing like just kicking back with a few cold ones and some hot babes.  Granted, the hot babes were missing, but you take what you can get.
Its it just me, or is the first week back at work after vacation one of the weirdest experiences a person can have?  On the one hand, your stress level is almost nil thanks to the R&R.  On the other hand, things you might have done a thousand times before seem like you’re doing them for the first time ever!  I mean, I know how to check in a delivery at the loading dock, but my first day back?  I was hitting the red button a dozen times before I remembered that the computer guns we use now don’t even HAVE a red button!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Watkins Glen (total wins in parenthesis):

Xfinity Series Zippo 200 (6 wins)—Justin Allgaier—The Little Gator is sneaky-good on road courses.

Cup Series I Love New York 355 at The Glen:  FAVORITE (3 wins)—Kevin Harvick—doesn’t it seem like one of those weekends where everyone (else) predicts a first-time winner?  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win)—Denny Hamlin—JGR: Right Result, Wrong Driver.  DARK HORSE—Chris Buescher—the student defeats the Dinger.