Friday, July 5, 2019

Spade Racing Picks: Uncle Max vs. Mystery Picker—Daytona


What is it about work that makes everything go wrong the week you get back from a vacation?  Not only do I have to deal with the normal stress of my job, but apparently the rumors about the store closing caused two other managers to leave in the past few days.  So guess what?  I’m backfilling their positions!
Yes, backfilling—all the extra work of a promotion without any of the prestige, advancement, or pay.  I’m doing the jobs of about three different people now and I’ve barely had any free time.  Figures as my lease is up on my townhouse—I renewed it just because the rent looked good and I don’t have time to look for a new place.  Here’s hoping that NEXT WEEK’S picks sees me a bit more relaxed.

CUP SERIES Coke Zero Sugar 400: Mystery Picker picks Kyle Larson.  Favorite (4 wins): Chase Elliott—maybe Chevy’s finally figured things out.  Next Favorite (1 win): Martin Truex Jr.—…or maybe they haven’t.  Dark Horse: Austin Dillon—this’ll give him the dreaded “Superspeedway Expert” tag.

XFINITY SERIES Circle K Firecracker 250 (6 wins): Chase Briscoe—a crapshoot of a race if there ever was one, so might as well go with a guy due for a win.