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: Duck Commander 500
Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I have this weird feeling Jeff Gordon‘s going to take it. So I’ll go with him.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think I’ll go with Jimmie Johnson. He’ll be looking for a boost after a terrible Martinsville showing.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Going out on a limb… Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Matt Kenseth.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: I’ll go with Carl Edwards.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I think it’s the weekend Gordon breaks out for the first win of his final season.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’ll take Brad “Follow me on Twitter at” @keselowski.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: I’ll take the 2009 winner of this race, Gordon.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Harvick.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I’m going with Keselowski.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Joey Logano repeats at Texas this week.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Edwards please.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Kenseth.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: I say Kurt Busch gets the win.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: You want to see the wheels fall off of Harvick? Yeah. I’m picking him.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kasey Kahne? Eh, sure, why not?
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: May I have Harvick please?
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Harvick again.
S.D. Grady, Senior Writer: Logano – he’s on a hot streak.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m picking Clint Bowyer for this weekend. He’s going to get the new sponsor boost.
|Matt Stallknecht||Denny Hamlin||1st||5|
|Mark Howell||Joey Logano||3rd||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||8th||1|
|Greg Davis||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|S.D. Grady||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Clayton Caldwell||Jeff Gordon||9th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Matt McLaughlin||Kurt Busch||14th||0|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||17th||0|
|Joseph Wolkin||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Aaron Bearden||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Toni Montgomery||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Huston Ladner||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Brett Winningham||Jimmie Johnson||35th||-2|
|Tony Lumbis||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Danny Peters||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Mike Neff||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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