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: Pure Michigan 400
Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Going with Brad Keselowski. Penske stays hot.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’ll take Dale Earnhardt Jr. He’s good at Michigan and at drafting.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’m gonna go out on a weird limb this week and pick David Ragan. He’s been deceptively fast lately, loves Michigan, and will have an advantage if drafting comes into play.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick for MIS is Martin Truex Jr.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Matt Kenseth.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: How about Joey Logano?
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kurt Busch.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: With the new rules package, who knows. A wayward vacationer in the Family Truckster might wander onto the track and win. But I’ll go with Keselowski because he’s complained about the rules package the most and Karma is a merry prankster.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Screw it: Kasey Kahne.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Keselowski for me as well!
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Brad K. at his home track.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer: Clint Bowyer.
Mike Neff, Senior Editor: As near as I can tell, the horse is still breathing. Give me Kyle Busch again.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: I’m going with Keselowski.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: OK, so I picked Tony Stewart last week and he finished last. Enough of that. Kevin Harvick this week.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Harvick will end his “long” winless streak.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Keselowski.
Results: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen
|Amy Henderson||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Mark Howell||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Mike Neff||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Huston Ladner||Kurt Busch||5th||3|
|Vito Pugliese||Kurt Busch||5th||3|
|Toni Montgomery||Brad Keselowski||7th||1|
|Matt Stallknecht||Brad Keselowski||7th||1|
|Aaron Bearden||Brad Keselowski||7th||1|
|Jeff Meyer||Carl Edwards||8th||1|
|Matt McLaughlin||Jimmie Johnson||10th||1|
|Tony Lumbis||AJ Allmendinger||24th||-1|
|Danny Peters||AJ Allmendinger||24th||-1|
|Sean Fesko||AJ Allmendinger||24th||-1|
|Joseph Wolkin||AJ Allmendinger||24th||-1|
|Brett Winningham||AJ Allmendinger||24th||-1|
|Greg Davis||Jamie McMurray||40th||-2|
|Phil Allaway||Jamie McMurray||40th||-2|
|Tom Bowles||Jeff Gordon||41st||-3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Tony Stewart||43rd||-3|
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