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: 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
|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|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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