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: Auto Club 400
Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I’m gonna go rogue and say Kyle Larson finally breaks through. But it’s probably going to be Harvick or a Hendrick guy.
Amy Henderson, Managing Editor: I’m going with Jimmie Johnson this week. No way I jinx him into 42nd twice, right?
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’ll take Brad Keselowski.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My choice is Matt Kenseth. Time for a Toyota win.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I’m going with Keselowski.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’ll take Kurt Busch since Kyle’s not running.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Give me Larson… almost pulled off a win there last year.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: I’ll go Johnson too.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I’ll go with Joey Logano.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Kurt Busch.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Martin Truex Jr.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Johnson.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: I’ll go with Dale Earnhardt Jr. again.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I’ll take Kasey Kahne this week. Sorry Kasey. I’ve been the kiss of death the last two weeks.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: KB… oh right, bummer Kyle’s not running. So switch that around. BK; going with Kes.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Let me have Logano please.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: I’ll take Harvick again. But I’d love to see Kurt Busch win just to see Brian France brown his corporate shorts.
S.D. Grady, Senior Writer: I’ll take Jamie McMurray.
Last week: Campingworld.com 500(k)
|Matt Stallknecht||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Amy Henderson||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Tom Bowles||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Danny Peters||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Sean Fesko||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Mike Neff||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Matt McLaughlin||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Kevin Rutherford||Kurt Busch||5th||3|
|Jeff Meyer||Martin Truex Jr.||7th||1|
|S.D. Grady||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Aaron Bearden||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Brett Winningham||Jimmie Johnson||11th||0|
|Greg Davis||Carl Edwards||13th||0|
|Mark Howell||Carl Edwards||13th||0|
|Joseph Wolkin||Matt Kenseth||16th||0|
|Tony Lumbis||Matt Kenseth||16th||0|
|Huston Ladner||Denny Hamlin||23rd||-1|
|Vito Pugliese||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||43rd||-3|
|Toni Montgomery||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||43rd||-3|
|Zach Catanzareti||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||43rd||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
About the author
Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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