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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

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: 5-hour Energy 301

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I say Kurt Busch ties the track wins record this weekend with his fourth.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Meh, I’ll go with Joey Logano. He’s good here.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: This week’s race will be brought to you by the letter “L” for “Logano”, who’ll win, and for “lobster”, for what Joey will be lifting in Victory Lane (just one more).
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: I think Clint Bowyer has been showing just enough signs of life lately that he might pull this one off.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Let’s try Carl Edwards again. See what I can do to him this week.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor:
On board with the No. 2 express.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: The blue, er, black, er, white deuce seems the safe pick, but I’m going to color outside the lines with Matt Kenseth, whose car will likely be some shade of yellow.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor:
I’ll take Brad “Seriously, how did he lose at Kentucky?” Keselowski.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: At Loudon, you got to go with Team Penske. I’ll take the No. 2 of Brad Keselowski this week.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Jeff Gordon.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
I’ll go with Logano.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Bowyer.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Although he may not win, I believe Aric Almirola will bring me home a strong result.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Gotta go with Kevin Harvick.
Mike Neff, Senior Editor:
Please put me down for Kyle Busch. He will chop another 30 or so points off of his deficit this weekend.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: No. 2.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Kyle Larson.

Results: Quaker State 400

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Toni MontgomeryKyle Busch1st5
Matt StallknechtJoey Logano2nd3
Tony LumbisBrad Keselowski6th1
Greg DavisBrad Keselowski6th1
Vito PuglieseBrad Keselowski6th1
Tom BowlesJeff Gordon7th1
Jeff WolfeKevin Harvick8th1
Matt McLaughlinKevin Harvick8th1
Aaron BeardenKevin Harvick8th1
Amy HendersonJimmie Johnson9th1
Huston LadnerJimmie Johnson9th1
Danny PetersJimmie Johnson9th1
Jerry JordanKurt Busch10th1
Sean FeskoKurt Busch10th1
Zach CatanzaretiJamie McMurray14th0
Mark HowellMartin Truex, Jr.17th0

Standings

 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Matt Stallknecht431871013
Jeff Wolfe42-11751115
Mike Neff34-9164911
Huston Ladner26-17172712
Aaron Bearden26-17173812
Matt McLaughlin24-1917378
Tom Bowles22-2114358
Vito Pugliese21-2214269
Brett Winningham20-2313257
Sean Fesko19-24151610
Amy Henderson17-2618469
Danny Peters15-2816269
Joseph Wolkin13-3017257
Mark Howell11-3218048
Zach Catanzareti9-3415048
Phil Allaway9-348123
Tony Lumbis8-3518038
Clayton Caldwell6-378223
Greg Davis6-3717128
Jeff Meyer4-3916225
S.D. Grady4-396024
David Ifeguni3-401011
Toni Montgomery2-4118255
Jerry Jordan0-434001

 

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