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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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: Quaker State 400

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Jeff Gordon.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
Aw heck, I don’t know. Jimmie Johnson sounds good.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Going to go out on a limb here and pick… Kevin Harvick.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Joey Logano.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Martin Truex Jr.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager:
Brad Keselowski.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Oh, let’s jinx Kyle Busch this week…
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor:
Johnson.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Rain. More miserable stinking rain that will tear the soul from your chest. And another late night. Does that count? With no testing this one is like counting stars by candlelight or measuring the weight of a moonbeam. I’ll go with Harvick, whistle through my teeth and spit. 
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor:
Rain, rain, more rain, and Harvick.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: It’s anyone’s race considering the new aero package testing got washed out two days in a row now, but I’ll go with the safe bet – Brad K. this week.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Kurt Busch – and a sunny day Saturday with cool breezes into the evening hours.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
Jimmie J. for me, please.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Keselowski.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Jamie McMurray.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Kurt Busch.

Results: Coke Zero 400

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Jeff Wolfe Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st 5
Matt Stallknecht Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st 5
Matt McLaughlin Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st 5
Aaron Bearden Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st 5
Greg Davis Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1st 5
Mark Howell Jimmie Johnson 2nd 3
Danny Peters Denny Hamlin 3rd 3
Huston Ladner Ryan Newman 8th 1
Amy Henderson Casey Mears 11th 0
Joseph Wolkin David Ragan 12th 0
Tony Lumbis Tony Stewart 14th 0
Jerry Jordan Tony Stewart 14th 0
Phil Allaway Tony Stewart 14th 0
Tom Bowles Jamie McMurray 15th 0
Vito Pugliese Jamie McMurray 15th 0
Zach Catanzareti David Gilliland 40th -2
Toni Montgomery Carl Edwards 41st -3
Jeff Meyer Carl Edwards 41st -3

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Jeff Wolfe 41 16 5 11 14
Matt Stallknecht 40 -1 17 7 9 12
Mike Neff 34 -7 16 4 9 11
Huston Ladner 25 -16 16 2 7 11
Aaron Bearden 25 -16 16 3 8 11
Matt McLaughlin 23 -18 16 3 7 7
Tom Bowles 21 -20 13 3 5 7
Vito Pugliese 20 -21 13 2 6 8
Brett Winningham 20 -21 13 2 5 7
Sean Fesko 18 -23 14 1 6 9
Amy Henderson 16 -25 17 4 6 8
Danny Peters 14 -27 15 2 6 8
Joseph Wolkin 13 -28 17 2 5 7
Mark Howell 11 -30 17 0 4 8
Zach Catanzareti 9 -32 14 0 4 8
Phil Allaway 9 -32 8 1 2 3
Tony Lumbis 7 -34 17 0 3 7
Clayton Caldwell 6 -35 8 2 2 3
Greg Davis 5 -36 16 1 2 7
Jeff Meyer 4 -37 16 2 2 5
S.D. Grady 4 -37 6 0 2 4
David Ifeguni 3 -38 1 0 1 1
Jerry Jordan -1 -42 3 0 0 0
Toni Montgomery -3 -44 17 1 4 4

 

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