Friday, September 27, 2019

Spade Racing Picks: Uncle Max vs. Mystery Picker—Charlotte Roval

Getting ready to take a road trip this weekend and I thought I could give you some Do’s and Don’t’s on how to travel (EDITORS NOTE—take any of this advice with a grain of salt):

DO—agree to split expenses like gas and tolls if you’re sharing the ride with someone else.
DON’T—ride with someone who constantly demands that you change drivers without opening the doors “…like they do it in sports car racing”.

DO—take a break roughly once every two hours to avoid “highway hypnosis” and inattentiveness.
DON’T—go an hour out of your way to stop by a dirt track that Tony Stewart was at five months ago.

DO—do a “once-over” on your car before leaving to check for low tires and any possible fluid leaks.
DON’T—make “air gun noises” when you check air pressure.

DO—put your phone on silent while driving to avoid unnecessary distractions.
DON’T—throw your phone at your passenger for constantly asking you to “save (you) some fuel on this run”.

CUP SERIES Bank of America Roval 400: Mystery Picker (1 win) picks Kyle Larson.  Favorite (4 wins): Kyle Busch—sticking with him and not getting desperate (unlike Mystery Picker).  Next Favorite (3 wins): Martin Truex Jr.—sweeping the round.  Dark Horse: Kurt Busch—races his way into the next round.

XFINITY SERIES Drive for the Cure 250 (7 wins): Christopher Bell—no idea if he’ll dedicate the win to Robert Smith.