Weekly picks from Spade Racing’s writer/webmaster/janitor Mike Mackler’s uncle.
Editor’s note—I tried to contact Uncle Max multiple times throughout the week. Eventually, I got this response a few hours ago:
Sorry I’ve been so busy lately, but work has been crazy getting everything set up for the holidays! I’ve barely had time to use the bathroom, much less catch up on Nascar. But I’m still here to make my picks!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Dover and Las Vegas (total wins in parenthesis):
Truck Series Rhino Linings 350(k) (5 wins)—Christopher Bell—keep their heads ringing with another big win.
Xfinity Series Drive Sober 200 (6 wins)—Daniel Suarez—because there’s no Cup drivers this weekend, except for those there are.
Cup Series Apache Warrior 400: FAVORITE (5 wins)—Jimmie Johnson—because its just too hard NOT to pick him. NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Chase Elliott—no tape necessary. DARK HORSE*—Daniel Suarez—continuing the longtime alliance between Mexico and Delaware.
*—NOTE—during the Cup Playoffs, a Dark Horse must be a driver who is out of championship contention.