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2017 Frontstretch Cup: ISM Connect 300

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: ISM Connect 300

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Martin Truex, Jr. Daniel Suarez Kyle Busch
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Larson
Mark Howell Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Kevin Harvick
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin
Jeff Wolfe Matrin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin
Samarth Kanal Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Kyle Busch
Dan Greene Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer Kyle Busch
Christian Koelle Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch

 


Results: Tales of the Turtles 400

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Chase Elliott 2nd 3
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Mark Howell Jamie McMurray Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson 8th 1
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 15th 1
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 5
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski 6th 1
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Samarth Kanal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson 8th 1
Christian Koelle Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick 3rd 4
Huston Ladner Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin 4th 3
John Haverlin Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin 4th 4
Frank Velat Martin Truex, Jr. Erik Jones Kyle Busch 15th 0
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 15th 1

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 51 27 3 10 16
Davey Segal 48 -3 27 5 11 16
Amy Henderson 47 -4 27 2 12 18
Michael Massie 41 -10 25 4 8 12
Dustin Albino 41 -10 27 2 11 15
Clayton Caldwell 41 -10 27 2 9 14
Bryan Gable 40 -11 24 4 7 15
Huston Ladner 39 -12 26 2 9 11
Mark Howell 38 -13 27 0 11 16
Joseph Wolkin 33 -18 21 1 9 13
Dan Greene 33 -18 22 1 9 13
Jeff Wolfe 28 -23 25 2 7 12
Frank Velat 25 -26 19 2 7 9
Vito Pugliese 25 -26 18 3 4 9
John Douglas 17 -34 7 0 5 5
John Haverlin 14 -37 5 1 3 4
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -39 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 10 -41 12 0 4 7
Samarth Kanal 8 -43 7 1 1 3
Christian Koelle 6 -45 3 0 2 2
Michael Finley 3 -48 3 0 1 1
Phil Allaway 0 -51 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -52 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -53 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -54 1 0 0 0

 

 

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.

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