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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Food City 500 at Bristol

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: Food City 500

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Matt Kenseth.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
I’m thinking Kasey Kahne for all the marbles this week.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Going to think out of the box and say Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Brad Keselowski.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: And 98% of NASCAR Nation rejoices, until they check my lack-of-success record… my pick for Bristol is Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I’m going with Carl Edwards, who won at Bristol last year and is coming off his first top 10 of 2015.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer:
Gotta go with Edwards this week!
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer:
Edwards.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Keselowski.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Time to take a risk: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer:
Edwards at Bristol.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager:
The deuce will continue its magic at Bristol – Keselowski.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: JoLo: Joey Logano.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I’ll take Kurt Busch.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kenseth.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: I would like to have Busch for the win, Alex.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: I think that Bristol will negate Chevy’s horsepower advantage at least for a week so I’ll go with Keselowski.
S.D. Grady, Senior Writer:
Jeff Gordon.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer:
Gordon.

Duck Commander 500

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Amy Henderson Jimmie Johnson 1st 5
Vito Pugliese Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Toni Montgomery Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Mike Neff Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Matt McLaughlin Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Sean Fesko Joey Logano 4th 3
S.D. Grady Joey Logano 4th 3
Aaron Bearden Brad Keselowski 5th 3
Danny Peters Brad Keselowski 5th 3
Tom Bowles Jeff Gordon 7th 1
Joseph Wolkin Jeff Gordon 7th 1
Greg Davis Jeff Gordon 7th 1
Huston Ladner Kasey Kahne 8th 1
Mark Howell Carl Edwards 10th 1
Jeff Meyer Carl Edwards 10th 1
Zach Catanzaretti Kurt Busch 14th 0
Phil Allaway Clint Bowyer 22nd -1
Tony Lumbis Matt Kenseth 23rd -1
Matt Stallknecht Matt Kenseth 23rd -1

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 23 7 4 5 6
Jeff Wolfe 17 -6 7 2 5 6
Mike Neff 16 -7 7 1 5 6
Danny Peters 13 -10 7 2 4 5
Sean Fesko 9 -14 6 1 3 4
Matt McLaughlin 8 -15 6 1 3 3
Huston Ladner 7 -16 6 1 2 4
Jeff Meyer 7 -16 7 1 1 4
Vito Pugliese 7 -16 7 0 3 5
Tom Bowles 6 -17 5 1 2 3
Amy Henderson 6 -17 7 2 2 4
Brett Winningham 5 -18 5 1 1 3
Joseph Wolkin 4 -19 7 1 2 3
Zach Catanzaretti 3 -19 6 0 1 4
David Ifeguni 3 -19 1 0 1 1
Mark Howell 2 -21 7 0 1 4
Phil Allaway 2 -21 3 0 1 1
Tony Lumbis 1 -22 7 0 1 3
S.D. Grady 1 -22 5 0 1 3
Toni Montgomery 1 -22 7 0 3 3
Greg Davis -1 -24 7 0 0 3
Aaron Bearden -2 -25 7 0 2 3
Clayton Caldwell -3 -26 4 0 0 1

 

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