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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Toyota Owners 400 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 38 drivers on the Richmond entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-38. They 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 10-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 number of times a driver can be picked throughout the season.

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

Toyota Owners 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Corey LaJoie Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
Ava Ladner Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
Bryan Gable Denny Hamlin Clint Bowyer
Bryan Keith Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Christian Koelle Brad Keselowski Paul Menard
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Corey Brewer Kyle Larson Alex Bowman
Dan Greene Kevin Harvick Erik Jones
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
John Haverlin Kurt Busch Ryan Blaney
Joseph Wolkin Denny Hamlin Alex Bowman
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Matt Mclaughlin Brad Keselowski Ryan Blaney
Michael Massie Denny Hamlin Aric Almirola
Mike Neff Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Erik Jones

Standings following Bristol

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 574 0 8 3 10 13
2 Mark Howell 549 -25 8 3 7 11
3 +2 Amy Henderson 505 -69 8 2 8 9 1
4 -1 Corey Brewer 504 -70 8 2 8 11
5 -1 Michael Massie 483 -91 8 2 5 10 2
6 Dustin Albino 477 -97 8 4 6 9 2
7 Christian Koelle 472 -102 8 1 3 12 1
8 +2 Wesley Coburn 457 -117 8 3 6 8 2
9 +3 Ava Ladner 454 -120 7 2 5 8
10 -2 John Haverlin 446 -128 7 1 6 11
11 Clayton Caldwell 434 -140 8 1 4 9 2
12 +4 Bryan Keith 421 -153 7 2 6 10 2
13 -4 Matt Mclaughlin 416 -158 8 1 7 9 3
14 +1 Mike Neff 416 -158 8 1 6 7 1
15 -1 Vito Pugliese 409 -165 8 3 5 12 1
16 -3 Frank Velat 398 -176 8 5 8 3
17 Tom Bowles 396 -178 7 2 4 8
18 +1 Davey Segal 354 -220 8 3 5 8 5
19 -1 Corey LaJoie 351 -223 7 1 2 6 1
20 -2 Joseph Wolkin 343 -231 7 1 2 6 1
21 Dan Greene 340 -234 7 2 3 5 2
22 Greg Davis 287 -287 5 1 5 6 2
23 +1 Drew Mongiello 219 -355 5 1 3 3 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -535 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -535 1 1 1
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JohnDoe

Driver 1: #78 Martin Truex Jr.
Driver 2: #14 Clint Boyer

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