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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:
Kenseth.
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:
Harvick.
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

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Jeff Meyer Carl Edwards 1st 5
Mark Howell Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3rd 3
Vito Pugliese Brad Keselowski 7th 1
Greg Davis Denny Hamlin 8th 1
Tony Lumbis Denny Hamlin 8th 1
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 9th 1
Matt McLaughlin Kevin Harvick 9th 1
Aaron Bearden Kevin Harvick 9th 1
Matt Stallknecht Kurt Busch 10th 1
Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch 10th 1
Sean Fesko Kurt Busch 10th 1
Mike Neff Kurt Busch 10th 1
Brett Winningham Kyle Busch 11th 0
Tom Bowles Kasey Kahne 12th 0
Huston Ladner Joey Logano 13th 0
Toni Montgomery Jeff Gordon 15th 0
Joseph Wolkin Jeff Gordon 15th 0
Amy Henderson Jimmie Johnson 40th -2

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 29 12 5 6 9
Mike Neff 27 -2 12 3 7 9
Jeff Wolfe 24 -5 12 2 7 10
Sean Fesko 20 -9 10 1 6 8
Brett Winningham 17 -12 10 2 4 6
Tom Bowles 17 -12 8 3 4 5
Huston Ladner 15 -14 11 2 4 7
Matt McLaughlin 15 -14 11 2 5 5
Danny Peters 13 -16 10 2 5 6
Zach Catanzareti 10 -19 11 0 3 7
Joseph Wolkin 9 -20 12 1 4 5
Jeff Meyer 9 -20 12 2 2 5
Mark Howell 8 -21 12 0 3 6
Aaron Bearden 8 -21 11 1 4 6
Vito Pugliese 7 -22 9 0 3 5
Amy Henderson 6 -23 12 3 3 5
Toni Montgomery 5 -24 12 1 4 4
S.D. Grady 4 -25 6 0 2 4
Phil Allaway 4 -25 5 0 1 2
David Ifeguni 3 -26 1 0 1 1
Clayton Caldwell 3 -26 5 1 1 2
Tony Lumbis 3 -26 12 0 2 5
Greg Davis -1 -30 11 0 0 4

 

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