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2017 Frontstretch Cup: I Love New York 355 at the Glen Predictions

Welcome to our 10th 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 writer picks the drivers they they think will win the first two stages and the overall race.  We can’t pick the same driver two weeks in a row or more than four times in a season. The first two stages pay one bonus point, with three bonus points if someone can get all three winners correct.  Overall race points remain the same:

Prediction Scoring
+5 – Win
+3 – 2nd-5th
+1 – 6th-10th
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-36th
-3 – 37th-40th

This week’s predictions: I Love New York 355 at the Glen

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Michael McDowell
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Kyle Busch AJ Allmendinger
Mark Howell Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Joey Logano
Dustin Albino Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick AJ Allmendinger
Davey Segal Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr.
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson AJ Allmendinger Clint Bowyer
Huston Ladner AJ Allmendinger Kurt Busch Joey Logano
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Joey Logano
Vito Pugliese Brad Keselowski AJ Allmendinger Jamie McMurray
Samarth Kanal Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Joey Logano
Frank Velat Brad Keselowski AJ Allmendinger Joey Logano 

Results: Overton’s 400 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin 4th 3
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney 30th 0
Mark Howell Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson Chase Elliott 10th 1
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott 10th 2
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott Matt Kenseth 9th 1
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin 4th 4
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch 13th 1
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 6th 1
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick 2nd 4
Huston Ladner Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski 6th 1
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney 30th 0
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 1st 5
Samarth Kanal Kyle Larson Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski 6th 1
Frank Velat Chase Elliott Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick 2nd 3


 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 36 21 1 8 11
Mark Howell 34 -2 21 0 10 14
Huston Ladner 34 -2 21 2 8 10
Amy Henderson 32 -4 21 1 9 13
Dustin Albino 27 -9 21 1 8 12
Michael Massie 26 -10 19 3 5 8
Frank Velat 26 -10 15 2 7 8
Davey Segal 26 -10 21 2 8 10
Dan Greene 25 -11 18 1 7 10
Clayton Caldwell 25 -11 21 1 6 10
Joseph Wolkin 23 -13 18 0 6 10
Jeff Wolfe 20 -16 19 2 6 8
Bryan Gable 20 -16 18 1 4 11
Vito Pugliese 19 -17 15 2 3 8
John Douglas 17 -19 7 0 5 5
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -24 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 6 -30 11 0 3 6
John Haverlin 5 -31 2 1 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -33 3 0 1 1
Samarth Kanal 1 -35 1 0 0 1
Phil Allaway 0 -36 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -37 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -38 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -39 1 0 0 0



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Amy just farted. That was a bad one, Missy. McDowell is driving in the wrong series.


Every week when I read these, I realize how little it takes to be an “expert” these days. Even amateurs know you should never bet on the home team (or your personal favorite). But FS writers are an especially stupid brew of stew.


Amy Henderson stepped away from her bobble-head of Ryan Blaney look enough to bow down at the feet of Michael McDowell. (We don’t think he has a bobble-head.) In honor of Amy and Michael’s first weekend together, we are cheering for Michael to be “first car wrecked” at the Glen this afternoon. He deserves to be splat like a fly on a big swatter. Few of the never-has-beens, never-will-be’s are as obnoxious in getting in real drivers’ ways as McDowell, so let’s wish him a big juicy splat on the face! And Amy too!


“long enough”

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