Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nascar Pick Challenge: Uncle Max vs. Mystery Picker—Atlanta


Returning for 2018, here is Spade Racing Writer/Webmaster/Janitor Mike Mackler’s Uncle Max, this year competing against a mystery Cup Series picker all season long.

Sometimes, its just not your weekend.
It started off with me having to work Friday Night rather than getting to watch the Truck Series race like I wanted to.  Then, my pick for the Xfinity Series race loses BY THE CLOSEST MARGIN IN HISTORY.  As if that wasn’t enough to put me in a bad mood, I found a leak in my bathroom and had to call maintenance to get it fixed (I rent, what of it?).
Then Sunday came.  Oh, I was feeling pretty good about my Kurt Busch pick.  And after the “Mystery Picker”’s pick of Chase Elliott got knocked out, I was feeling even better.  But then the maintenance guy came over and at THAT MOMENT I saw Kurt Busch wreck.  And then I had to explain to a plumber why I was so angry at a Nascar race.

Truck Series Active Pest Control 200—Kyle Busch—pretty easy to pick up a win when you’re the only Cup driver racing in a lower series race.

Xfinity Series Rinnai 250—Joey Logano—pretty easy to pick up a win when you’re one of the only Cup drivers racing in a lower series race.

Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500—MYSTERY PICKER PICKS Kyle Larson.  Favorite: Denny Hamlin—the guy knows how to bounce back from controversy—lets see if the Mystery Picker can bounce back from a bad pick.  Next Favorite: Martin Truex Jr.—never to early to prove that your championship season was just the start of something big.  Dark Horse: Ryan Newman—RCR proves the doubters wrong…again!