Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week!
Think you can out-prognosticate our staff? Leave your picks in the comments and see how they stack up!
+5 – Win
+3 – Top 5
+1 – Top 10
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-40th
-3 – 41st-43rd
This week’s predictions: Duck Commander 500
Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I have this weird feeling Jeff Gordon‘s going to take it. So I’ll go with him.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think I’ll go with Jimmie Johnson. He’ll be looking for a boost after a terrible Martinsville showing.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Going out on a limb… Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Matt Kenseth.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: I’ll go with Carl Edwards.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I think it’s the weekend Gordon breaks out for the first win of his final season.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’ll take Brad “Follow me on Twitter at” @keselowski.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: I’ll take the 2009 winner of this race, Gordon.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Harvick.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I’m going with Keselowski.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Joey Logano repeats at Texas this week.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Edwards please.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Kenseth.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: I say Kurt Busch gets the win.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: You want to see the wheels fall off of Harvick? Yeah. I’m picking him.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kasey Kahne? Eh, sure, why not?
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: May I have Harvick please?
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Harvick again.
S.D. Grady, Senior Writer: Logano – he’s on a hot streak.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m picking Clint Bowyer for this weekend. He’s going to get the new sponsor boost.
|Matt Stallknecht||Denny Hamlin||1st||5|
|Mark Howell||Joey Logano||3rd||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||8th||1|
|Greg Davis||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|S.D. Grady||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Clayton Caldwell||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Matt McLaughlin||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||17th||0|
|Joseph Wolkin||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Aaron Bearden||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Toni Montgomery||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Huston Ladner||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Brett Winningham||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Tony Lumbis||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Danny Peters||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Mike Neff||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
About the author
The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.