Thursday, November 16, 2017

Uncle Max: Homestead Championship Weekend Picks

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

Well, its almost time to wrap things up for the 2017 season, my first making picks for my nephew’s website.  I’d just like to take some time to thank each and every one of you who’s checked-in every week to see my thoughts on racing, bearing with me as I learned as I went.  I’d especially like to thank my nephew Mike for letting me share my gambling knowledge with a brand-new audience.  And a special thank you to anyone who’s followed my advice all season long—you can mail your checks to me anytime you’d like, heh-heh.
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.