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: Toyota Owners’ 400
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’ll take hometown boy Denny Hamlin.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Going out on a limb here and saying… Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Hamlin will again prove that JGR’s short-track program is the real deal. He’s my pick for Richmond.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: I’m going with Jamie McMurray.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Let’s take McMurray this week. He’s been strong on the flat tracks in 2015.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Carl Edwards again.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Edwards shows the same short-track strength he had at Bristol and this time, closes the deal.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Harvick returns to Richmond victory lane.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I will go with Junior. I don’t want to jinx him, but hey, Kurt Busch muddled through the curse of me, so…
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Jimmie Johnson.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Kyle Larson won at Millbridge Speedway Wednesday night. I think he rides that momentum to a win at Richmond.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Busch makes like Aerosmith and gets Back in the Saddle again. Insert your own air guitar solo here.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer: Johnson.
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’m going to go with my boy Brad Keselowski.
Food City 500
|Tom Bowles||Matt Kenseth||1st||5|
|Huston Ladner||Matt Kenseth||1st||5|
|S.D. Grady||Jeff Gordon||3rd||3|
|Brett Winningham||Jeff Gordon||3rd||3|
|Sean Fesko||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||4th||3|
|Toni Montgomery||Kurt Busch||15th||0|
|Mike Neff||Kurt Busch||15th||0|
|Mark Howell||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||16th||0|
|Joseph Wolkin||Carl Edwards||24th||-1|
|Greg Davis||Carl Edwards||24th||-1|
|Vito Pugliese||Carl Edwards||24th||-1|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||24th||-1|
|Matt Stallknecht||Brad Keselowski||35th||-2|
|Tony Lumbis||Brad Keselowski||35th||-2|
|Matt McLaughlin||Brad Keselowski||35th||-2|
|Danny Peters||Brad Keselowski||35th||-2|
|Amy Henderson||Kasey Kahne||37th||-2|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||38th||-2|
|Zach Catanzareti||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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