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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 2015 Southern 500

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: Southern 500

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m probably crazy, but Paul Menard was fast in both practice sessions and is coming off an Xfinity win, so why not?
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Denny Hamlin.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Kyle Busch.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: Kyle Busch.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Hmm. Jeff Gordon.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer:
Seem to recall Brad Keselowski was dominant in low-downforce race at Kentucky before self-inflicted problems, so we’ll go with him.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Sean Fesko, Contributing Writer:
Kyle Busch.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
Jimmie Johnson.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
All right. Time for Harvick to get a win for once, and not another second.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer:
Matt Kenseth.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Happy Harvick.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Gordon.

Results: Irwin Tools Night Race

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Danny PetersDenny Hamlin3rd3
Joseph WolkinClint Bowyer5th3
Jerry JordanClint Bowyer5th3
Matt StallknechtBrad Keselowski6th1
Zach CatanzaretiCarl Edwards7th1
Amy HendersonKyle Busch8th1
Matt McLaughlinKyle Busch8th1
Sean FeskoKyle Busch8th1
Mike NeffKyle Busch8th1
Jeff WolfeKyle Busch8th1
Aaron BeardenKyle Busch8th1
Mark HowellKurt Busch14th0
Tony LumbisKurt Busch14th0
Toni MontgomeryJeff Gordon20th0
Greg DavisJeff Gordon20th0
Phil AllawayRicky Stenhouse Jr.21st-1
Vito PuglieseKyle Larson41st-3
Clayton CaldwellMatt Kenseth42nd-3

Standings

 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Matt Stallknecht482471217
Mike Neff45-32261215
Jeff Wolfe45-32251318
Huston Ladner33-15222915
Aaron Bearden33-152331016
Matt McLaughlin28-20233813
Mark Howell25-23241812
Amy Henderson23-25244713
Vito Pugliese20-28202812
Danny Peters20-28212811
Brett Winningham19-2914257
Sean Fesko18-30211212
Tom Bowles17-3117359
Joseph Wolkin16-32232710
Zach Catanzareti14-34200511
Tony Lumbis13-35241510
Toni Montgomery11-37243610
Phil Allaway6-4211123
Jeff Meyer5-4317226
S.D. Grady4-446024
Clayton Caldwell3-4511234
David Ifeguni3-451011
Jerry Jordan2-469014
Greg Davis2-46231310
Dan Greene-1-491000

 

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1 thought on “2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the 2015 Southern 500”

  1. As requested, since I missed the deadline for picks this week. Please give me Kurt Busch for the win tonight at Darlington

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