BACK TO BACK, BABY!!!
Mystery Picker, I gotta hand it to ya. You took advantage of MY pick, Chase Elliott, wrecking and nearly pulled off a major upset at Phoenix. Unfortunately for you, your pick of Kyle Busch came home second, handing ME my second straight picking championship over you.
Now we have the little matter of the Championship Weekend, to be followed by the big reveal—we’ll finally all know who Mystery Picker is!!!
CUP SERIES Ford EcoBoost 400: Mystery Picker (2 wins) picks Paul Menard. Favorite (4 wins): Denny Hamlin—maybe Mystery Picker really WAS Paul Menard (or Ryan Blaney) all along. Next Favorite (3 wins): Martin Truex Jr.—two championships in three years? Impressive. Dark Horse: Aric Almirola—quasi-hometown win.
XFINITY SERIES Ford EcoBoost 300 (8 wins): Christopher Bell—a fitting way to end his (full-time) Xfinity run.
TRUCK SERIES Ford EcoBoost 200 (8 wins): Ross Chastain—championship despite missing the first few races? How Rowdy of him.