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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Apache Warrior 400 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:

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Corey Brewer Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr.
Mark Howell Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Chase Elliott
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson
Bryan Gable Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth
Michael Massie Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Kurt Busch
Samarth Kanal Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth
Dan Greene Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Christian Koelle Martin Truex Jr. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Huston Ladner Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney Jimmie Johnson

Results: ISM Connect 300

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Daniel Suarez Kyle Busch 1st 6
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Larson 2nd 4
Mark Howell Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney 9th 2
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Kevin Harvick 36th -2
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick 36th -2
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 1st 6
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Denny Hamlin 12th 0
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch 1st 6
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin 12th 0
Samarth Kanal Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Kyle Busch 1st 5
Dan Greene Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer Kyle Busch 1st 5
Christian Koelle Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick 36th -2
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 1st 6

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 55 28 3 11 17
Davey Segal 54 -1 28 6 12 17
Amy Henderson 53 -3 28 3 13 19
Michael Massie 41 -14 26 4 8 12
Bryan Gable 40 -15 25 4 7 15
Mark Howell 40 -15 28 0 11 17
Clayton Caldwell 39 -16 28 2 9 14
Dustin Albino 39 -16 28 2 11 15
Huston Ladner 39 -16 26 2 9 11
Dan Greene 38 -16 23 2 10 14
Jeff Wolfe 34 -21 26 3 8 13
Joseph Wolkin 33 -22 21 1 9 13
Vito Pugliese 31 -24 19 4 5 10
Frank Velat 25 -30 19 2 7 9
John Douglas 17 -38 7 0 5 5
John Haverlin 14 -41 5 1 3 4
Samarth Kanal 13 -42 8 2 2 4
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -43 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 10 -45 12 0 4 7
Christian Koelle 4 -51 4 0 2 2
Michael Finley 3 -52 3 0 1 1
Phil Allaway 0 -55 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -56 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -57 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -58 1 0 0 0

 

 

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