Editor’s Note: Uncle Max is on his annual summer vacation week, so he texted me his picks yesterday—he should return as usual for next weekend. Also, a heads-up that Spade Racing will be running a month-long mid-week series throughout July.
Truck Series Overtons 225 (3 wins)—Johnny Sauter: tough to go against the master of the 1.5 milers.
Xfinity Series Overtons 300 (2 wins)—Paul Menard: right about that time for a pointless Penske win.
Cup Series Overtons 400—MYSTERY PICKER (4 wins) PICKS Aric Almirola. Favorite (2 wins): Martin Truex Jr.—hey Mystery—don’t overthink these things. Next Favorite (2 wins): Denny Hamlin—the march to the ever-elusive championship starts now. Dark Horse: William Byron—can you say “gas mileage”?