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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:
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

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Tony LumbisMatt Kenseth1st5
Zach CatanzaretiKevin Harvick2nd3
Jeff WolfeKevin Harvick2nd3
Mark HowellMartin Truex, Jr.3rd3
Toni MontgomeryJoey Logano7th1
Tom BowlesBrad Keselowski9th1
Matt McLaughlinBrad Keselowski9th1
Greg DavisBrad Keselowski9th1
Vito PuglieseBrad Keselowski9th1
Joseph WolkinBrad Keselowski9th1
Jerry JordanBrad Keselowski9th1
Amy HendersonDale Earnhardt, Jr.10th1
Mike NeffKyle Busch11th0
Aaron BeardenKasey Kahne15th0
Matt StallknechtDavid Ragan18th0
Huston LadnerKurt Busch20th0
Sean FeskoClint Bowyer41st-3


 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Matt Stallknecht472371216
Mike Neff44-32161214
Jeff Wolfe44-32151317
Huston Ladner33-14222915
Aaron Bearden32-152231015
Matt McLaughlin27-20223812
Mark Howell25-22231812
Vito Pugliese23-24192812
Amy Henderson22-25234712
Brett Winningham19-2814257
Sean Fesko17-30201211
Danny Peters17-30202710
Tom Bowles17-3017359
Tony Lumbis13-34231510
Joseph Wolkin13-3422269
Zach Catanzareti13-34190510
Toni Montgomery11-36233610
Phil Allaway7-4010123
Clayton Caldwell6-4110234
Jeff Meyer5-4217226
S.D. Grady4-436024
David Ifeguni3-441011
Greg Davis2-45221310
Dan Greene-1-481000
Jerry Jordan-1-488003


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