Weekly picks from Spade Racing’s writer/webmaster/janitor Mike Mackler’s uncle.
Hey its Uncle Max, coming at you LIVE from the tropics! That’s right, I’m on vacation this week! Nothing like some great sun, good drinks, and comped food to make you forget your troubles.
That’s right, not even the fact that I’m middle-aged and divorced without a family, that my girlfriend I was supposed to meet down here was arrested on wire fraud the day before I left, that I’m looking at an 80 hour work week when I get back to the USA, that my townhouse’s rent went up again starting next month, that my picks last week torpedoed my credibility, that my fantasy football team is 2-4…damnit, I need another $12 drink.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Charlotte (total wins in parenthesis):
Kansas Lottery 300 (6 wins)—Christopher Bell—the kid’s the real deal.
Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400: FAVORITE (5 wins)—Kyle Busch—if Jamie Mac wins this race I’m bashing my head through a wall. NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Kyle Larson—can’t hurt to guarantee yourself into the next round, no matter how many points you have. DARK HORSE*—Erik Jones—a last hurrah for the 77 team (…until they bring it back for C.Bell in 2019).
*—NOTE—during the Cup Playoffs, a Dark Horse must be a driver who is out of championship contention.