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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I’m going to stick with the Jeff Gordon train even though it hasn’t worked out in recent weeks. The Glen is where he finally gets it done.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
Hell if I know. Give me Kyle Busch, I could use some points.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Brad Keselowski.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick for the Glen is Kyle Busch. He’ll get the win and his pass into the Chase.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: AJ Allmendinger.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I’ll take Brad Keselowski.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor:
Kurt Busch.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Going to go with Jimmie Johnson this week. There’s no sense on Knaus and company using this race as a test session when there’s no road courses in the Chase.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor:
I absolutely believe Kyle Busch will win, but I feel like everyone’s going to pick him, so I’m going with Keselowski.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Going with Jamie McMurray this weekend, been running well and just hasn’t gotten into position to win.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: The 47! (Allmendinger)
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kurt Busch.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Dinger Dinger the Road Ringer!
Mike Neff, Senior Editor:
Try as I might to choose someone else I just can’t do it. Give me Kyle Busch and some crispy M&M’s again this weekend.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
Allmendinger because how can you not?
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Call me crazy but Tony Stewart.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m going with McMurray for the upset.  That’ll surprise some chaps.
Jeff Meyer, Senior Writer: Carl Edwards.
Brett Winningham, Contributing Writer: Allmendinger.

Results: Windows 10 400

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Tony Lumbis Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Matt McLaughlin Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Aaron Bearden Brad Keselowski 2nd 3
Toni Montgomery Carl Edwards 10th 1
Amy Henderson Austin Dillon 13th 0
Mark Howell Martin Truex, Jr. 19th 0
Danny Peters Martin Truex, Jr. 19th 0
Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex, Jr. 19th 0
Huston Ladner Joey Logano 20th 0
Sean Fesko Kyle Busch 21st -1
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Busch 21st -1
Joseph Wolkin Denny Hamlin 22nd -1
Jerry Jordan Kurt Busch 37th -2
Matt Stallknecht Kevin Harvick 42nd -3
Greg Davis Kevin Harvick 42nd -3
VitoPugliese Kevin Harvick 42nd -3
Mike Neff Kevin Harvick 42nd -3
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick 42nd -3

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 46 21 7 12 15
Jeff Wolfe 44 -2 19 5 12 16
Mike Neff 41 -5 19 6 11 13
Aaron Bearden 31 -15 20 3 10 14
Huston Ladner 30 -16 20 2 8 14
Matt McLaughlin 25 -21 20 3 8 10
Sean Fesko 21 -25 18 1 2 11
Brett Winningham 20 -26 13 2 5 7
Mark Howell 19 -27 21 1 6 10
Tom Bowles 19 -27 15 3 5 8
Vito Pugliese 19 -27 17 2 7 10
Amy Henderson 18 -28 21 4 6 10
Danny Peters 18 -28 19 2 7 10
Joseph Wolkin 13 -33 20 2 6 8
Zach Catanzareti 10 -36 18 0 4 9
Phil Allaway 9 -37 9 1 2 3
Toni Montgomery 9 -37 21 3 6 8
Tony Lumbis 9 -37 21 0 4 9
Clayton Caldwell 6 -40 10 2 3 4
Jeff Meyer 4 -42 16 2 2 5
S.D. Grady 4 -42 6 0 2 4
Greg Davis 3 -43 20 1 3 9
David Ifeguni 3 -43 1 0 1 1
Dan Greene -1 -47 1 0 0 0
Jerry Jordan -2 -48 7 0 0 2

 

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Carl D.

I should go with Dinger, Kyle, or Brad, but a little voice in my head says Kurt Busch.

JohnQ

Kyle Larson, no wait that’s last year! Can I change my answer? Is it Eric Jones or has the memo gone out that we are still jock slobbering Kyle Busch? OK, I give up.

kb

…lol

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