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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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: Irwin Tool Night Race

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Gotta go with Kyle Busch.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Brad Keselowski.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Kurt Busch is my pick.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: Kurt Busch.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Jeff Gordon.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer:
Given his track record have to go with Kyle Busch, though I’d dearly love to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. go on and rattle someone’s cage for the win.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Gordon. No other reason than it would be really cool to see that rainbow warrior paint scheme in victory lane one last time.­­
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kyle Larson.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Kyle Busch.
Mike Neff, Senior Editor:
Still gonna ride this pony until its legs fall off. Kyle Busch for the win.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
I’m going with Clint Bowyer.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Kyle Busch.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer:
Carlos Edwardos.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer:
Bowyer.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: #ItsKyleBuschBaby.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Denny Hamlin for me.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributing Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m going for it. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the shocking win. That’ll change things up.

Results: Pure Michigan 400

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Tony Lumbis Matt Kenseth 1st 5
Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Mark Howell Martin Truex, Jr. 3rd 3
Toni Montgomery Joey Logano 7th 1
Tom Bowles Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Matt McLaughlin Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Greg Davis Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Vito Pugliese Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Joseph Wolkin Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Jerry Jordan Brad Keselowski 9th 1
Amy Henderson Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 10th 1
Mike Neff Kyle Busch 11th 0
Aaron Bearden Kasey Kahne 15th 0
Matt Stallknecht David Ragan 18th 0
Huston Ladner Kurt Busch 20th 0
Sean Fesko Clint Bowyer 41st -3

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 47 23 7 12 16
Mike Neff 44 -3 21 6 12 14
Jeff Wolfe 44 -3 21 5 13 17
Huston Ladner 33 -14 22 2 9 15
Aaron Bearden 32 -15 22 3 10 15
Matt McLaughlin 27 -20 22 3 8 12
Mark Howell 25 -22 23 1 8 12
Vito Pugliese 23 -24 19 2 8 12
Amy Henderson 22 -25 23 4 7 12
Brett Winningham 19 -28 14 2 5 7
Sean Fesko 17 -30 20 1 2 11
Danny Peters 17 -30 20 2 7 10
Tom Bowles 17 -30 17 3 5 9
Tony Lumbis 13 -34 23 1 5 10
Joseph Wolkin 13 -34 22 2 6 9
Zach Catanzareti 13 -34 19 0 5 10
Toni Montgomery 11 -36 23 3 6 10
Phil Allaway 7 -40 10 1 2 3
Clayton Caldwell 6 -41 10 2 3 4
Jeff Meyer 5 -42 17 2 2 6
S.D. Grady 4 -43 6 0 2 4
David Ifeguni 3 -44 1 0 1 1
Greg Davis 2 -45 22 1 3 10
Dan Greene -1 -48 1 0 0 0
Jerry Jordan -1 -48 8 0 0 3

 

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