Welcome to our eighth 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!
+5 – Win
+3 – Top 5
+1 – Top 10
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-40th
-3 – 41st-43rd
This week’s predictions: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
S.D. Grady, Senior Writer: Voting for Jeff Gordon. A fast, handling track…
Amy Henderson, Managing Editor: I’m going with Jeff Gordon. Provided nobody tries to audition for Wreck-It Ralph using his car again this week he should have a good showing.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’ll take Brad Keselowski.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: “Bad Brad” will win the Battle of Atlanta.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I’m going with Carl Edwards to get a win at the track where he won his first career Cup and XFINITY races.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: My pick’s Kyle Larson. He didn’t have the Daytona experience he was expecting, but Atlanta offers a chance to get started with the rest of the season. Ganassi looks fast, and I expect that to last through Sunday.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Denny Hamlin (sticking with my all- Joe Gibbs Racing predictioins, also he had a win here in the last 3 attempts).
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: For Atlanta, Matt Kenseth.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: My vote is Jimmie Johnson. It’s been an age since he won.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Carl Edwards.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer: Brad Keselowski will be my pick.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Picking Carl again. 1st win in Atlanta and now will be 1st Atlanta win with a new team!
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: I’ll go with Greg Biffle. I’m taking a chance that Roush Fenway has its act together again at the mile and a half tracks.
Zach Catanzaretti, Contributing Writer: Happy Harvick.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I will also be going with Kevin Harvick.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: Kasey Kahne.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Dale Jr.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Please give me Matt Kenseth for the win.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: Matt Kenseth. I think he’ll break his winless streak whenever the race actually runs.
|Matt Stallknecht||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||3rd||3|
|Mike Neff||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||3rd||3|
|Toni Montgomery||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||3rd||3|
|David Ifeguni||Dale Earnhardt, Jr||3rd||3|
|Tony Lumbis||Denny Hamlin||4th||3|
|Amy Henderson||Casey Mears||6th||1|
|Sean Fesko||Martin Truex, Jr.||8th||1|
|Brett Winningham||Martin Truex, Jr.||8th||1|
|Zach Catanzaretti||Martin Truex, Jr.||8th||1|
|Greg Davis||Carl Edwards||23rd||-1|
|Vito Pugliese||Carl Edwards||23rd||-1|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||23rd||-1|
|Danny Peters||Jeff Gordon||33rd||-2|
|Tom Bowles||Matt Kenseth||35th||-2|
|Mark Howell||Matt Kenseth||35th||-2|
|Clayton Caldwell||Matt Kenseth||35th||-2|
|Joseph Wolkin||Brad Keselowski||41st||-3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Tony Stewart||42nd||-3|
|Matt McLaughlin||Tony Stewart||42nd||-3|
|Aaron Bearden||Tony Stewart||42nd||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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