Welcome to our ninth 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!
How we roll:
Each driver can be picked only twice each week. We can’t pick the same driver two weeks in a row. And if anyone is daring enough to pick from a pool of higher-risk drivers…well, he or she reaps some serious bonus points!
+5 – Win
+3 – 2nd-5th
+1 – 6th-10th
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-36th
-3 – 37th-40th
*High-risk bonus: Win: +3; 2nd-5th: +2; 6th-10th: +1
High-Risk Drivers—Kansas I:
This week’s predictions: GoBowling.com 400
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m going with Martin Truex, Jr.–fast in practice, led the most laps a year ago.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Kyle Busch.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Carl Edwards.
Jeff Meyer, Semi-retired Contributor: I want Carl too!
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Matt Kenseth.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor: Aric Almirola will bring bacon.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Kurt Busch.
Jason Schultz, Contributor: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Martin Truex, Jr.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Matt Kenseth.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take the 48 please.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Jimmie Johnson.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kyle Busch.
Phil Allaway, Newsletter Editor: I’m going with Kyle Larson. He’s got a good average finish there.
Bryan Gable, Contributor: Chase Elliott.
|Phil Allaway||Jamie McMurray||4th||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Tony Stewart||6th||1|
|Dustin Albino||Ryan Blaney||9th||1|
|Clayton Caldwell||Trevor Bayne*||10th||2|
|Jason Schultz||Martin Truex, Jr.||13th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Michael McDowell||21st||-1|
|Aaron Bearden||Matt Kenseth||23rd||-1|
|Vito Pugliese||Matt Kenseth||23rd||-1|
|Greg Davis||Danica Patrick||24th||-1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Danica Patrick||24th||-1|
|Danny Peters||Joey Logano||35th||-1|
|Tony Lumbis||Aric Almirola||27th||-1|
|Jeff Meyer||Kyle Larson||29th||-1|
|Dan Greene||Denny Hamlin||31st||-2|
|Amy Henderson||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||40th||-3|
|Sean Fesko||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||40th||-3|
|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.