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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

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: MyAFibRisk.com 400

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: I think Kevin Harvick comes out and shows why the No. 4 car dominated the regular season. Statement win to start the Chase.
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
Give me Jimmie Johnson. He can’t suck at Chicago forever, right?
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor:
Joey Logano.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick for Joliet is Martin Truex Jr.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager
: Harvick.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Matt Kenseth.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer:
Let’s see if the autumnal alarm clock has gone off at the 48/88 shop and go with Johnson.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Harvick.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: 
Logano.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Harvick says they are going to crush the JGR cars, so for a second I thought maybe he was talking about Monster Trucks. But anyway, I’ll go with Harvick as usual.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer:
Kenseth.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Kyle Busch starts his first championship run off with a win.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: JoLo, yo
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
Hurts my soul to predict this, but I’m going for pencil neck Logano.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Tony Stewart. He’s done it here before.
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m going to go with Brad Keselowski to tie Stewart with his third Joliet win.

Results: Federated Auto Parts 400

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Matt Stallknecht Kyle Busch 2nd 3
Toni Montgomery Joey Logano 3rd 3
Aaron Bearden Joey Logano 3rd 3
Huston Ladner Joey Logano 3rd 3
Jerry Jordan Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5th 3
Tom Bowles Denny Hamlin 6th 1
Tony Lumbis Denny Hamlin 6th 1
Danny Peters Denny Hamlin 6th 1
Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski 8th 1
Amy Henderson Clint Bowyer 10th 1
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Larson 12th 0
Mark Howell Kevin Harvick 14th 0
Matt McLaughlin Kevin Harvick 14th 0
Sean Fesko Kevin Harvick 14th 0
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 14th 0
Vito Pugliese Kurt Busch 15th 0
Greg Davis Tony Stewart 29th -1

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 54 26 7 14 19
Jeff Wolfe 48 -6 24 5 14 19
Mike Neff 46 -8 23 6 12 16
Aaron Bearden 39 -15 25 3 12 18
Huston Ladner 36 -18 23 2 10 16
Matt McLaughlin 31 -23 25 3 9 14
Mark Howell 26 -28 26 1 8 13
Vito Pugliese 23 -31 22 2 9 13
Amy Henderson 23 -31 26 4 7 14
Danny Peters 21 -33 22 2 8 12
Brett Winningham 19 -35 14 2 5 7
Sean Fesko 19 -35 23 1 2 13
Tom Bowles 18 -36 18 3 5 10
Joseph Wolkin 16 -38 25 2 7 10
Tony Lumbis 15 -39 26 1 5 12
Zach Catanzareti 14 -40 22 0 5 12
Toni Montgomery 14 -40 26 3 7 11
Phil Allaway 6 -48 11 1 2 3
Jeff Meyer 5 -49 17 2 2 6
Jerry Jordan 5 -49 10 0 2 5
S.D. Grady 4 -50 6 0 2 4
Clayton Caldwell 3 -51 11 2 3 4
David Ifeguni 3 -51 1 0 1 1
Greg Davis 1 -53 24 1 3 10
Dan Greene -1 -55 1 0 0 0

 

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Mike Neff

Ok, I can’t afford to forget to post my prediction two weeks in a row. Gonna go out on a limb and take Jimmie Johnson

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