The Frontstretch: Reader’s Voice – 2005 NEXTEL Cup top ten predictions revealed by Nikki Krone -- Tuesday February 15, 2005

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Every year about this time, we here at The Frontstretch put our collective NASCAR brains together to predict who will end up on stage at the Waldorf in November. Sometimes we hit it right, and sometimes we flat out miss it. This week, our 2005 picks are being revealed.

But this year we wanted to do something different. This year we wanted to challenge ourselves. That’s why we asked you, our loyal and faithful Frontstretch readers, to submit your own picks for the final Top 10 of the 2005 season, to see if you could do better, or worse, than us.

You’ve responded to the challenge, and now YOUR picks are being revealed.

10th – Greg Biffle
9th – Kurt Busch
8th – Kasey Kahne
7th – Tony Stewart
6th – Ryan Newman
5th – Jamie McMurray
4th – Mark Martin
3rd – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2nd – Jimmie Johnson

And your pick for the 2005 NEXTEL Cup Champion is"¦

Jeff Gordon

Thanks to all who sent in their picks. In just nine months, we will find out who’s more NASCAR savvy: You or us.

*Honorable mentions (drivers receiving at least 1 vote): Dale Jarrett, Matt Kenseth, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Elliott Sadler, Bobby Labonte, Casey Mears, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch, and Joe Nemechek.

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