Thursday, November 1, 2018

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


I spent most of my Monday off of work investigating the mystery of, well, Mystery Picker.  Just who is this person?  What’s their secret?  And why won’t my nephew reveal it to me?  In honor of this weekend’s tripleheader, here’s my three biggest deductions into the identity of Mystery:
(note: for reasons of flow, I’ll refer to Mystery as “he” even though Mystery could very well be a woman)
1.) He’s an expert.  I give credit where credit is due—Mystery knows his stuff.  I was pretty new to the sport when I started making picks here, and while Mystery MIGHT be new to the gambling game, he obviously knows the sport inside and out.
2.) He goes with his gut.  Mystery will seem to go with the obvious pick (like this weekend), then pick someone completely out of left field.  How the heck does he make some of those picks, anyways?  Is he just picking names out of a hat?
3.) He’s rich.  Why else wouldn’t he want people to know who he is?  My theory is that Mystery’s toying with me (and, by proxy, you, the readers of this site) and is making bank with his Nascar picks in Vegas.

Truck Series Jag Metals 350(k) (3 wins)—Johnny Sauter: Sorry I didn’t pick ya last week, Johnny.
Xfinity Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (5 wins)—Elliott Sadler: A long wait ends at one of the longest races of the year.

Cup Series First Data 500—MYSTERY PICKER (4 wins) PICKS Kyle Busch.  Favorite (4 wins): Kevin Harvick—Shifting to another member of The Big 3.  Next Favorite (5 wins): Brad Keselowski—Time to spoil the party.  Dark Horse: Erik Jones—Wish I could count last week’s Jimmie Johnson sponsorship announcement as a Dark Horse win.