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2018 Frontstretch Cup: 1000Bulbs.com 500

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

This season, we are joined by driver Corey LaJoie.

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

How it works

Each week, Cup drivers will be ranked in order of their respective FanDuel price. With 39 drivers on the Talladega entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-38. They then 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.

1000Bulbs.com 500 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Brad Keselowski Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Bryan Keith Brad Keselowski Aric Almirola
Christian Koelle Kurt Busch Corey LaJoie
Clayton Caldwell Brad Keselowski David Ragan
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Dan Greene Clint Bowyer Aric Almirola
Davey Segal Joey Logano Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Dustin Albino Brad Keselowski Regan Smith
Joseph Wolkin Kurt Busch Trevor Bayne
Mark Howell Joey Logano Aric Almirola
Michael Finley Kevin Harvick William Byron
Michael Massie Brad Keselowski Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Vito Pugliese Joey Logano Aric Almirola
Wesley Coburn Brad Keselowski David Ragan
Zach Gillispie Brad Keselowski Brendan Gaughan

Standings following Dover

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 1737 30 8 25 38 3
2 Wesley Coburn 1719 -18 30 6 19 35 2
3 +1 Corey Brewer 1705 -32 30 5 24 35 6
4 -1 Dustin Albino 1687 -50 30 9 21 35 8
5 +1 Clayton Caldwell 1649 -88 29 6 22 37 6
6 -1 Michael Massie 1645 -92 29 5 20 34 6
7 +1 Matt Mclaughlin 1614 -123 30 6 23 33 10
8 -1 Mark Howell 1608 -129 30 2 17 29 6
9 Dan Greene 1588 -149 28 6 18 30 7
10 +1 Christian Koelle 1586 -151 29 3 14 33 5
11 -1 Amy Henderson 1585 -152 29 5 22 29 8
12 +1 Ava Ladner 1561 -176 26 7 21 28 5
13 -1 Davey Segal 1561 -176 30 7 19 32 11
14 Joseph Wolkin 1467 -270 27 5 15 30 6
15 +1 Vito Pugliese 1402 -335 27 8 16 29 5
16 -1 Bryan Keith 1396 -341 24 5 17 29 6
17 John Haverlin 1253 -484 22 5 14 23 3
18 Mike Neff 1220 -517 22 5 16 24 4
19 Frank Velat 1032 -705 19 1 10 20 4
20 Greg Davis 731 -1006 13 2 10 14 4
21 Corey LaJoie 678 -1059 14 3 5 11 3
22 Tom Bowles 543 -1194 10 2 5 10 1
23 Drew Mongiello 410 -1327 8 2 5 6 3
24 Zach Gillispie 353 -1384 6 2 4 7 1
25 Michael Finley 112 -1625 3 3 2
26 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1698 1 1 1

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