Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Spade Racing Picks: Uncle Max vs. Mystery Picker—Talladega PLUS pictures of Uncle Max at Dover

I had a great time in the pits and garage at Dover!  It was a really awesome time and, really, there were only two downsides—I wound up having to work about 60 hours this week to make up for my weekend off, and my nephew didn’t do the best of jobs with his pictures of me.  Well, enjoy below! (picks below pics).
Me standing behind one of the Budweiser Clydesdales on display outside the track.
My nephew Mike wouldn't stop making "Horsepower" jokes so I suggested we enter the track early.
Me giving my approval to one of the many many MANY stacks of tires in the garage.
Richard Childress wasn't very happy when I asked him POLITELY to throw the Xfinity race so my pick would come in.
My nephew's thumb blocks me talking to the Rick Ware Racing crew.
I jokingly asked if they needed a driver.  They not-jokingly asked if I had $5,000 handy.
I got cropped out of this shot with Matt DeBen...DiBennet...DuBonn...the 95 car driver.
Making my mark on Nascar.
Jeez, you bump into ONE CAR because you want a picture with it and suddenly they're having engine problems?!?
Our view from pit road.
Amazing enough to make me forget about my stagnating career, broken-down car, and high-rent townhouse.

CUP SERIES 1000 Bulbs: Mystery Picker (1 win) picks Kyle Busch.  Favorite (4 wins): Clint Bowyer—heck, I could pick Landon Cassill here and it would make about as much sense.  Next Favorite (3 wins): Aric Almirola—no better time to win your first race of the season than in the playoffs.  Dark Horse: Paul Menard—chance to go out a winner.

TRUCK SERIES Sugarlands Shine 250 (8 wins): Brett Moffitt—here’s hoping his team sticks around for next season.