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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for Las Vegas

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!

 Prediction Scoring
+5 – Win
+3 – Top 5
+1 – Top 10
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-40th
-3 – 41st-43rd

This week’s predictions: Kobalt 400

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I’m going with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Amy Henderson, Managing Editor:
I’ll take Jimmie Johnson for back-to-back wins.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Kevin Harvick – I’m going to keep picking him until he wins, which I think will happen this week.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’ll draft Mr. Kevin Harvick, please.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: It’s time for a breakthrough! My choice is Kyle Larson.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I’m going with Denny Hamlin.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’ll take ya boy Carl Edwards.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: I’m going with Brad Keselowski this week.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer:
Dale Earnhardt,  Jr.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I’m going with Junior.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Jimmie Johnson. He won last week, he’s won at Vegas before, and I think Hendrick has this new package figured out.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer:
Kevin Harvick.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Hope it’s not too late for my pick of Harvick on Sunday!
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager:
Joey Logano gets his second of the year.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Matt da Brat Kenseth
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Carl Edwards for me this week.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: Brad K.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kenseth.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Put me down for Dale Jr. please.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: Kasey Kahne.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Jeff Gordon; he needs to turn around a dismal start to the season and it’s not like the Roush cars, normally strong at Vegas, can even get out of their own way to date.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500         

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Danny Peters Jimmie Johnson 1st 5
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Toni Montgomery Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Huston Ladner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3rd 3
Mike Neff Matt Kenseth 5th 3
Vito Pugliese Matt Kenseth 5th 3
Phil Allaway Matt Kenseth 5th 3
Matt Stallknecht Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Mark Howell Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Brett Winningham Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Jeff Meyer Carl Edwards 12th 0
Joseph Wolkin Carl Edwards 12th 0
Sean Fesko Carl Edwards 12th 0
Clayton Caldwell Kasey Kahne 14th 0
Tony Lumbis Greg Biffle 25th -1
Aaron Bearden Kyle Larson 26th -1
Greg Davis Denny Hamlin 38th -2
Amy Henderson Jeff Gordon 41st -3
S.D. Grady Jeff Gordon 41st -3

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Toni Montgomery 6 2 0 2 2
Mike Neff 6 2 0 2 2
Matt Stallknecht 4 -2 2 0 1 2
Zach Catanzaretti 4 -2 2 0 1 2
Huston Ladner 3 -3 1 0 1 1
David Ifeguni 3 -3 1 0 1 1
Danny Peters 3 -3 2 1 1 1
Phil Allaway 3 -3 1 0 1 1
Tony Lumbis 2 -4 2 0 1 1
Vito Pugliese 2 -4 2 0 1 1
Brett Winningham 2 -4 2 0 0 2
Sean Fesko 1 -5 2 0 0 1
Jeff Wolfe 0 -6 2 0 1 1
Mark Howell -1 -7 2 0 0 1
Jeff Meyer -1 -7 2 0 0 0
Amy Henderson -2 -8 2 0 0 1
Tom Bowles -2 -8 1 0 0 0
Clayton Caldwell -2 -8 2 0 0 0
Greg Davis -3 -9 2 0 0 0
Joseph Wolkin -3 -9 2 0 0 0
S.D. Grady -3 -9 1 0 0 0
Matt McLaughlin -3 -9 1 0 0 0
Aaron Bearden -4 -10 2 0 0 0

 

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