Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to foresee the future and 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:
Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Jeff Gordon.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think I’ll go with Kevin Harvick this week.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: I say Martin Truex Jr. finally gets one.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: A Hendrick engine will go to victory lane this weekend. That’s pretty much a near certainty. It’s just a question of who. I’ll go with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: I’m going out on a shaky limb and giving the nod this week to Kasey Kahne.
Joseph Wolkin, Senior Writer: Brad Keselowski.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Carl Edwards, for the first leg of a Pocono sweep!
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Jeff Gordon.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Picking someone a bit different: Pocono winner Joey Logano.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I will take Dale Jr.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Jimmie Johnson.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Earnhardt Jr. won them both last year, so we’ll see if you can pull off a three-peat.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer: Gordon!
Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer: I’m going with Kurt Busch. Chevrolet has had a bit of a stronghold on Pocono recently outside of Brad Keselowski’s debris miss last summer, and Kurt’s been strong at the Tricky Triangle in the past.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: I’m going with Edwards again this week!
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Gordon punches his ticket to the Chase.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Gordon.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: JUNIOR!!!!
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: As Larry Mac would say Ryyyyyaann Neeewwwman.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Mark Martin! Just kidding… Gordon.
Results: FedEx 400
|Amy Henderson||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Jeff Wolfe||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Matt Stallknecht||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Joseph Wolkin||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Vito Pugliese||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Mike Neff||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Clayton Caldwell||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Matt McLaughlin||Kevin Harvick||2nd||3|
|Brett Winningham||Kevin Harvick||2nd||1|
|Tom Bowles||Martin Truex Jr.||6th||1|
|Mark Howell||Martin Truex Jr.||6th||1|
|Tony Lumbis||Martin Truex Jr.||6th||1|
|Greg Davis||Martin Truex Jr.||6th||1|
|Danny Peters||Martin Truex Jr.||6th||1|
|Aaron Bearden||Jeff Gordon||10th||1|
|Sean Fesko||Jeff Gordon||10th||1|
|Huston Ladner||Brad Keselowski||12th||0|
|Phil Allaway||Greg Biffle||17th||0|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||19th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Matt Kenseth||39th||-2|
|Toni Montgomery||Matt Kenseth||39th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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