Friday, May 20, 2022

UNCLE MAX vs. REPEAT WINNERS vs. THE ROULETTE WHEEL: Texas



None of my picks came through last weekend but I’m a celebratory mood—I successfully renegotiated my townhouse lease!  The landlord and I were in a standoff, and thankfully he blinked first.  So its just a modest rent increase (when that curbside trash pickup fee is factored in) for me for the next ten months.

Not only that, but guess what’s coming up in a couple weeks?  My annual trip to the shore!  I’ll be busting out my favorite BBQ recipes and bringing a 30-pack or two, just kicking back at my buddy’s beach block house.

(NOTE—no picks are made for non-points events)


Friday Night TRUCK SERIES SpeedyCash 200: Zane Smith—getting on a roll.


Saturday Afternoon XFINITY SERIES (2 wins) SRS Distribution 250: Tyler Reddick—maybe THIS will lead to his breakthrough Cup win.


Sunday CUP SERIES All Star Race: No official picks, but put me down for Chase Elliott just for fun.



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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spade Racing Opens a Box of 2021-22 Panini Prizm Nascar Cards, Pack 4 of 12


Join us (well, me) as we/I go through a box of 2022 Panini Prizm Nascar Cards.  Because there’s 12 cards per pack, each pack is split in two.


Pack 4 Part 2—Wheels, Deals, and Delivering Meals


FIRST LOOK: A pretty nice prismatic (or would that be “prizmatic”?) Denny Hamlin card.  Although the green background makes about as much sense as Denny’s constant pit road penalties.


TO THE BACK: I, for one, am glad to see Josh Berry parlay his partial schedule into a full-time Xfinity ride, rather than a full-time Cup ride with Rick Ware Racing *shudder*.


SAY WHAT: “Gotta deliver this overpriced burger to someone who doesn’t feel like getting in their car and driving for dinner”


RATING: 5 racing wheels out of 10


Monday, May 16, 2022

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Hero Card Project Part 4



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Some more Hero Cards have come in in the past three weeks.  Here’s what’s arrived from April 23rd through May 14th.

An autographed Timmy Hill card from his self-owned team

Five cards (and some autographs!) from PettyGMS

Four autographed cards from Venturini Motorsports (Corey's card
is ARCA-specific on the other side)


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Friday, May 13, 2022

UNCLE MAX vs. REPEAT WINNERS vs. THE ROULETTE WHEEL: Kansas



Well MY stress level is at an all-time high.  I’ve reached that part of my townhouse’s lease negotiations where its a high-stakes (for me at least) game of chicken with the landlord.  Either we reach a compromise on the rent increase that’s fair to everyone or I have a month to find a new place to live.  There’s no way I would just agree to what was proposed—who the heck pays $49 a month for “curbside garbage pickup” anyways?  I even volunteered to take it to the dump myself to avoid paying it…but I guess he didn’t find it all that funny.


Saturday Night TRUCK SERIES Heart of America 200: Chandler Smith—who knew that American hearts had sponsorship money.


XFINITY SERIES (2 wins): off


Sunday CUP SERIES Advent Health 400: LAST RACE’S WINNER picks Joey Logano.  THE ROULETTE WHEEL picks 33rd in points BJ McLeod.  FAVORITE (1 win): William Byron—payback from last week.  NEXT FAVORITE (1 win): Kyle Larson—still a solid pick, even if he’s not as dominant as last year.  DARK HORSE (1 win): Tyler Reddick—he’s gotta break through sooner or later…right?


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Spade Racing Opens a Box of 2021-22 Panini Prizm Nascar Cards, Pack 4 of 12


Join us (well, me) as we/I go through a box of 2022 Panini Prizm Nascar Cards.  Because there’s 12 cards per pack, each pack is split in two.


Pack 4 Part 1—HMS, a Fact (I Guess?), and an IROC Guess


FIRST LOOK: Three Hendrick Motorsports-affiliated drivers.  That’s right, Mr. H is the co-owner of JR Motorsports.  So if JRM ever comes to Cup be sure to criticize them JUST AS MUCH as you bashed 23XI Racing.


TO THE BACK: The Pinty’s title is nice, but really?  Listing an iRacing race as an accomplishment?  That’s as bad as my attempts to understand Alex’s pre-race streams in French.


SAY WHAT: “Yep, that’s me in front of the IROC car.  Oh, you’re too young to remember IROC—it was a giant waste of time for all involved.”


RATING: 7 angry IROC fans out of 10


Monday, May 9, 2022

Musically Declined: NASCAR Goes Country, Big Daddy


Stock Car Racing and Country Music—two pillars of culture in the Southern United States.  And the two have mingled throughout the years.  So put on your racing shoes, make sure they match your cowboy hat, and settle in for a look back at some of Nascar’s biggest stars turned Nashville wannabes!


The Song: Big Daddy by John D. Loudermilk


The Star: Bobby Allison


The Clip: 



The Review: “Big Daddy’s Alabammy bound”.  Oh.  We get it.  Because Bobby’s from Alabama (sorta).  Bobby seems to be trying his best to keep up with the great instrumentation but falls short—maybe if he was as passionate about music as he was about hating Darrell Waltrip.


The Verdict: Pretty bad, even by gimmicky country music standards.