Thursday, November 9, 2017

Uncle Max: Phoenix Weekend Picks

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

Thanksgiving is coming up, and I think its about time to go over some holiday ettiequte for sports fans:
—Arrive Early—this way you can duck out early to catch the 4pm NFL game.

—Work Black Friday—get enough of a reputation for working the day after Thanksgiving and you’ll never have people question why you’re leaving at 3pm ever again.

—Don’t Drink—unless you want a repeat of The Lions Upset Incident of ’13 (if my ex-wife is reading this, c’mon, YOU bought the beer).

—Sit at the End—that way its easier to check your smartphone under the table.

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

Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 (5 wins)—Christopher Bell—the kid keeps rolling.

Xfinity Series Ticket Galaxy 200 (7 wins)—Matt Tifft—a going away present to his crew at JGR.

Cup Series Can-Am 500k:  FAVORITE (5 wins)—Kyle Busch—one way to create cut-line drama?  Make sure none of the cut-line drivers can win.  NEXT FAVORITE (2 wins)—Kevin Harvick—The Closer closes in on another championship battle.  DARK HORSE*—Matt Kenseth—with nothing to lose, why not shoot for the moon?

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