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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the FedEx 400 at Dover

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: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Martin Truex Jr.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
Jimmie Johnson. Because I have not jinxed him enough this year. I’m almost sorry for everyone else who picked him this week. Almost. But not quite.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Only pick here is Johnson.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Johnson.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: This the week when Truex Jr. finally visits Victory Lane. It’s time!
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: Johnson.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer:
Carl Edwards and Darian Grubb now that they have broken the ice.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager:
Truex Jr.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor:
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor:
Brad Keselowski.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Statistically, the smart money would be on No. 48, but given the penalty and the fact Jimmie and Chad have decided to use the rest of the regular season as a science fair project for the Chase I’ll put my money down on Kevin Harvick
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer:
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer:
Jeff Gordon, just to be different from all of the #BlameJJ people.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Truex Jr.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Gordon.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Johnson.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Johnson.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: Johnson.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Truex Jr.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: Pulling a Joker’s Wild move circa 1973. We’re going off the board and picking Greg Biffle. Past winner, but no one’s expecting him to swoop in right now.

Results: Coca-Cola 600

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Jeff MeyerCarl Edwards1st5
Mark HowellDale Earnhardt Jr.3rd3
Vito PuglieseBrad Keselowski7th1
Greg DavisDenny Hamlin8th1
Tony LumbisDenny Hamlin8th1
Jeff WolfeKevin Harvick9th1
Matt McLaughlinKevin Harvick9th1
Aaron BeardenKevin Harvick9th1
Matt StallknechtKurt Busch10th1
Zach CatanzaretiKurt Busch10th1
Sean FeskoKurt Busch10th1
Mike NeffKurt Busch10th1
Brett WinninghamKyle Busch11th0
Tom BowlesKasey Kahne12th0
Huston LadnerJoey Logano13th0
Toni MontgomeryJeff Gordon15th0
Joseph WolkinJeff Gordon15th0
Amy HendersonJimmie Johnson40th-2


 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Matt Stallknecht2912569
Mike Neff27-212379
Jeff Wolfe24-5122710
Sean Fesko20-910168
Brett Winningham17-1210246
Tom Bowles17-128345
Huston Ladner15-1411247
Matt McLaughlin15-1411255
Danny Peters13-1610256
Zach Catanzareti10-1911037
Joseph Wolkin9-2012145
Jeff Meyer9-2012225
Mark Howell8-2112036
Aaron Bearden8-2111146
Vito Pugliese7-229035
Amy Henderson6-2312335
Toni Montgomery5-2412144
S.D. Grady4-256024
Phil Allaway4-255012
David Ifeguni3-261011
Clayton Caldwell3-265112
Tony Lumbis3-2612025
Greg Davis-1-3011004