TUMS FAST RELIEF 500

Slow and steady wins the race. That’s a hard sentence to write on a racing website, especially after two losses in a row have me down a fake 30 dollars heading into the final races of 2010. Still, slow and steady will win my personal race to pick winners every week. How do I know? Here are some kneejerk reactions from 2010, what we thought was going to happen and what actually occurred. NASCAR hosed Clint BowyerSure, it wasn’t cool for the NASCAR Mafia to dock Bowyer 150 poin ...

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TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 ODDS

Who knew one little shift could shift things around so much?NASCAR’s finest will have to turn right Sunday at Infineon in the heart of wine country, and that simple nuance has smashed the odds like a winemaker with fresh grapes and deadline.  And while I’m down a fake $325 after Denny Hamlin bucked a trend in Michigan, I’m confident this shift in directional turning will turn my fake fortunes this weekend.That’s because it looks like the odds makers may have consumed ...

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KOBALT TOOLS 500 ODDS

Three races. Three losses. Bad math for me.The only time I bet on Jimmie Johnson, he lost. The two times I didn’t bet on Jimmie Johnson, he won. As a result, I'm down $150 and am glad I don't live anywhere near a place of gaming.At this point, you might think I’m ready to abandon this concept of losing fake money on race picks for the sake of entertaining you while you should be working on that Excel sheet minimized on your screen (spooky, eh?)  But like Russell Crowe in “ ...

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SHELBY AMERICAN ODDS

Joe Gibbs owes me a big hug.I wrote the entire column. Had the pictures ready to send. Even tried to justify why Joey Logano had a chance of winning. Then the screen went blank.If that’s not a sign I should bolt on my initial predictions for the 2010 Shelby American in Las Vegas, I don’t know what is. For those keeping track, I’m down $100 fake dollars, having failed to pick Jimmie Johnson because I didn’t think the odds were right. Heaven forbid the Roush cars that wo ...

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AUTO CLUB 500 ODDS

Wow, did I screw up at Daytona.If anyone doubted this pick column concept was for the sake of fun and merriment, just look at my Daytona debacle from last week.In hindsight, I should have stayed away from any driver associated with Whopper Man,  jumped off Harvick’s lower odds and put my money on Clint Bowyer (same driver/better money maker if he won) and Jamie McMurrary, whom I will now dub Captain Restrictor Plate.What could have been was a $300 payout and $250 in profit. What did h ...

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DAYTONA 500 LATE ODDS

 We didn’t need a stinking starting order to talk about the Daytona 500 odds. Now that we have a starting order, it’s time to put mythical money where my mouth is.This season, I’m going to wager $50 of fake money (I’m married - like I have disposable income) on each race. I’ll use the same odds from USA Today and track my progress/losses for the sake of entertainment purposes only. Some weeks I’ll pick one driver. Some weeks I’ll hedge my bets. And ...

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DAYTONA 500 EARLY ODDS

Starting order. We don’t need a stinking starting order. Odds are out for the Daytona 500. Even though we have no clue who is starting in spots 3-43, there are some trends developing for the race and the 2010 season.Oh, wait. This information is for the sake of entertainment. So don’t use my advice; go purse shopping the day of the race and buy your mommy a nice Valentine’s Day card. That’s bleeping teamwork My favorite Tenacious D song applies to Sunday’s race. ...

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