Weekly picks from Spade Racing’s writer/webmaster/janitor Mike Mackler’s uncle.
Anyways, here’s my picks for the upcoming race weekend at Homestead (total wins in parenthesis):
Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 (5 wins)—Christopher Bell—the next big thing leaves the Truck Series on top.
Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 200 (7 wins)—Elliott Sadler—a fuel gamble gives a surprise win to the wily vet.
Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400: FAVORITE (5 wins)—Kyle Busch—His FIRST championship in a full-season—sounds weird, doesn’t it? NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Martin Truex Jr.—even a convoluted points championship can’t stop one of the most-dominant performances of the modern era. DARK HORSE* (1 win!)—Dale Earnhardt Jr.—yeah, yeah, I know.
*—NOTE—during the Cup Playoffs, a Dark Horse must be a driver who is out of championship contention.