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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

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: Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Jeff Gordon.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
I’ll take Jimmie Johnson. Based on the way my picks have done this year, he’s now screwed. You’re welcome.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Denny Hamlin.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My Indy pick is Kyle Busch.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: Going out on a limb with the other Hoosier, Ryan Newman.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Let’s try Busch again. I’m either going to jinx him yet or make a massive comeback in the office pool. One or the other.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor:
Matt Kenseth.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Gonna go outside the box and predict a long-shot win for Gordon at Indy. My guess is Gordon has had this one circled on his calendar since he announced his retirement and NASCAR would dearly love to see him win it. (So yeah, despite my prediction, I’ll be the first to holler it was a setup if Gordon wins.) 
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor:
I’m taking Dale Earnhardt Jr. just because I can.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: My head says no, but my heart says yes… Have to go with Gordon this week at The ‘Yard in an upset victory.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Tony Stewart.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
I’m going with Jimmie J.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Joey Logano.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Kurt Busch will find his inner Indy 500 speed and get the win.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Johnson.
Mike Neff, Senior Editor:
Going to keep riding this horse. Don’t forget he’s been second two of the last three years. Give me Kyle Busch.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
Kevin Harvick.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Going out on a limb and saying Harvick.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m going to go with Jamie McMurray for No. 2.
Dan Greene, Webmaster:
Not that it’s very likely, but I’d like to see Tony Stewart get his mojo back and win at Indy.

Results: 5-hour Energy 301

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Mike Neff Kyle Busch 1st 5
Huston Ladner Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Aaron Bearden Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Greg Davis Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Clayton Caldwell Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Sean Fesko Kevin Harvick 3rd 3
Matt Stallknecht Joey Logano 4th 3
Mark Howell Joey Logano 4th 3
Danny Peters Joey Logano 4th 3
Matt McLaughlin Matt Kenseth 6th 1
Toni Montgomery Carl Edwards 7th 1
Jerry Jordan Jeff Gordon 9th 1
Amy Henderson Kurt Busch 10th 1
Zach Catanzareti Aric Almirola 15th 0
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Larson 31st -2
Tony Lumbis Clint Bowyer 34th -2
Vito Pugliese Clint Bowyer 34th -2

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 46 19 7 11 14
Jeff Wolfe 42 -4 17 5 11 15
Mike Neff 39 -7 17 5 10 12
Huston Ladner 29 -17 18 2 8 13
Aaron Bearden 29 -17 18 3 9 13
Matt McLaughlin 25 -21 18 3 7 9
Tom Bowles 22 -24 14 3 5 8
Sean Fesko 22 -24 16 1 2 11
Brett Winningham 20 -26 13 2 5 7
Vito Pugliese 19 -27 15 2 6 9
Amy Henderson 18 -28 19 4 6 10
Danny Peters 18 -28 17 2 7 10
Mark Howell 14 -32 19 0 5 9
Joseph Wolkin 11 -35 18 2 5 7
Zach Catanzareti 9 -37 16 0 4 8
Phil Allaway 9 -37 8 1 2 3
Greg Davis 9 -37 18 1 3 9
Clayton Caldwell 9 -37 9 2 3 4
Tony Lumbis 6 -40 19 0 3 8
Jeff Meyer 4 -42 16 2 2 5
S.D. Grady 4 -42 6 0 2 4
David Ifeguni 3 -43 1 0 1 1
Toni Montgomery 3 -43 19 2 5 6
Jerry Jordan 1 -45 5 0 0 2

 

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