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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Predictions

Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Cup race.

This season, we are joined by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie.

Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments.

How it works

Each week, Cup drivers will be ranked in order of their respective DraftKings price. With only 36 drivers on the Atlanta entry list, competitors will select one driver ranked from 1-18 and one driver from 19-36. They will choose the two drivers they believe will either win the race or finish well.

2018 Scoring System

Each driver will receive points on an inverted finishing position system. For example:

1st = 40
2nd = 39
3rd = 38
4th = 37

and so on.

There will be a five-point bonus for the winning driver.
There will be a ten-point bonus if both drivers finish first/second.
There will be a five-point deduction per driver for DNFs.

There will also be no limit to the amount of times a driver can be picked throughout the season.
Without further ado, here are this week’s rankings.

Without further ado, here are this week’s rankings.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Corey LaJoie Kyle Busch Ryan Newman
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Paul Menard
Ava Ladner Ryan Blaney Ryan Newman
Bryan Gable Kevin Harvick Paul Menard
Bryan Keith Martin Truex Jr. Kasey Kahne
Christian Koelle Kyle Larson Darrell Wallace Jr.
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Larson Ryan Newman
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Dan Greene Alex Bowman Kasey Kahne
Davey Segal Martin Truex Jr. Darrell Wallace Jr.
Dustin Albino Kevin Harvick Ryan Neman
Frank Velat Brad Keselowski Kasey Kahne
Greg Davis Brad Keselowski Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
John Haverlin Kevin Harvick Ryan Newman
Joseph Wolkin Chase Elliott Ryan Newman
Mark Howell Kevin Harvick Paul Menard
Matt Mclaughlin Kyle Larson Darrell Wallace Jr.
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Kasey Kahne
Mike Neff Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman
Tom Bowles Jimmie Johnson David Ragan
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch AJ Allmendinger
Wesley Coburn Erik Jones Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Standings following Daytona

Writer/Guest Points Behind Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
Vito Pugliese 78 1 1 2
Mike Neff 76 -2 2 2
John Haverlin 73 -5 1 2
Tom Bowles 73 -5 1 2
Corey Brewer 72 -6 1 2
Bryan Gable 71 -7 1 2
Mark Howell 70 -8 1 2
Ava Ladner 51 -27 1
Greg Davis 42 -36 1 1 1
Matt Mclaughlin 42 -36 1 1 1
Clayton Caldwell 40 -38 1 1
Bryan Keith 39 -39 1 1
Christian Koelle 39 -39 1 1
Michael Finley 39 -39 1 1
Michael Massie 38 -40 1 1
Amy Henderson 35 -43 1 1
Joseph Wolkin 35 -43 1 1
Wesley Coburn 35 -43 1 1
Corey LaJoie 33 -45 1
Dan Greene 24 -54 1
Dustin Albino 10 -68 2
Frank Velat 6 -72 2
Davey Segal 1 -77 2
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Driver 1 Brad Keselowski
Driver 2 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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