Friday, October 27, 2017

Uncle Max: Martinsville Weekend Picks

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

Editor’s Note: Uncle Max came back from vacation early this morning, then apparently drove directly to work to deal with an emergency.  He texted me his picks a few minutes ago.

Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Martinsville (total wins in parenthesis):

Texas Roadhouse 200 (5 wins)—Christopher Bell—the leader of the crowded future of JGR keeps on rolling.

Cup Series First Data 500:  FAVORITE (5 wins)—Denny Hamlin—just too hard to pick against the hometown master.  NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Martin Truex Jr.—just too hard to pick against the 2017 season-long master.  DARK HORSE*—Joey Logano—just too easy to go and pick Reed Sorenson.

*—NOTE—during the Cup Playoffs, a Dark Horse must be a driver who is out of championship contention.