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—Michigan I:
This week’s predictions: FireKeepers Casino 400
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: My pick this week is Carl Edwards. Sorry, Cousin Carl fans…
Jeff Meyer, Semi-retired Contributor: I’ll take Kevin Harvick.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: A. Dillon…A is in “Austin”!
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Martin Truex, Jr.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Trevor Bayne. YOLO.
Phil Allaway, Newsletter Editor: For this week, I’m going to press my luck and go with Tony Stewart.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Dale Jr. for the win.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Martin Truex, Jr.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Call me crazy… Going out on a huge limb here, but he’s been fast this weekend: Tony Stewart.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kyle Larson.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Brad Keselowski.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Larson makes it two in a row for interim crew chiefs.
Bryan Gable, Contributor: Chase Elliott.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I will go with Logano.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take Logano too. Roger Penske would love to win at Michigan!
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Jason Schultz, Contributor: Carl Edwards.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Austin Dillon
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Kevin Harvick.
Axalta We Paint Winners 400
|Tony Lumbis||Kurt Busch||1st||5|
|Jason Schultz||Kurt Busch||1st||5|
|Dan Greene||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||2nd||3|
|Clayton Caldwell||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||2nd||3|
|Aaron Bearden||Brad Keselowski||3rd||3|
|Dustin Albino||Chase Elliott||4th||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Joey Logano||5th||3|
|Vito Pugliese||Joey Logano||5th||3|
|Huston Ladner||Carl Edwards||8th||1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Carl Edwards||8th||1|
|Jeff Meyer||Kyle Larson||11th||0|
|Mark Howell||Kyle Larson||11th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Jamie McMurray||17th||0|
|Amy Henderson||Martin Truex, Jr.||19th||0|
|Sean Fesko||Martin Truex, Jr.||19th||0|
|Danny Peters||Kyle Busch||31st||-2|
|Bryan Gable||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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My pick this week is that #21 car for the first win