Weekly picks from Spade Racing’s writer/webmaster/janitor Mike Mackler’s uncle.
Well, this has been quite the busy week here at work! I can barely get a minute in edgewise to keep up with what’s going on in football, much less Nascar, with everything we’re doing here—that’s right, I’m typing this on my phone!
Like I said before, things get crazy-busy getting ready for the Christmas rush every year, and it seems like it starts earlier every year. Thankfully we’re not the “model location” anymore—back when we were, we’d have to be the first store in the region to get the holiday stuff up every year—try explaining to customers why Christmas decorations are up in AUGUST!!!
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at New Hampshire at Kentucky (total wins in parenthesis):
Truck Series UNOH 175 (4 wins)—Christopher Bell—another big win for the young-un.
Xfinity Series VisitMyrtleBeach 300 (6 wins)—Elliott Sadler—two straight Xfinity regular winners? What a concept!
Cup Series ISM Connect 300: FAVORITE (5 wins)—Denny Hamlin—unencumbered, even. NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Matt Kenseth—the old man shows he’s still got something in the tank (…just not sponsorship). DARK HORSE*—Erik Jones—feels about the right time for his first win.
*—NOTE—during the Cup Playoffs, a Dark Horse must be a driver who is out of championship contention.