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: Southern 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m probably crazy, but Paul Menard was fast in both practice sessions and is coming off an Xfinity win, so why not?
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Denny Hamlin.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Kyle Busch.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Kyle Busch.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Hmm. Jeff Gordon.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Seem to recall Brad Keselowski was dominant in low-downforce race at Kentucky before self-inflicted problems, so we’ll go with him.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Kyle Busch.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Jimmie Johnson.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: All right. Time for Harvick to get a win for once, and not another second.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Happy Harvick.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Gordon.
Results: Irwin Tools Night Race
|Danny Peters||Denny Hamlin||3rd||3|
|Joseph Wolkin||Clint Bowyer||5th||3|
|Jerry Jordan||Clint Bowyer||5th||3|
|Matt Stallknecht||Brad Keselowski||6th||1|
|Zach Catanzareti||Carl Edwards||7th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Matt McLaughlin||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Sean Fesko||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Mike Neff||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Aaron Bearden||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Mark Howell||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Tony Lumbis||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Toni Montgomery||Jeff Gordon||20th||0|
|Greg Davis||Jeff Gordon||20th||0|
|Phil Allaway||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||21st||-1|
|Vito Pugliese||Kyle Larson||41st||-3|
|Clayton Caldwell||Matt Kenseth||42nd||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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As requested, since I missed the deadline for picks this week. Please give me Kurt Busch for the win tonight at Darlington