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: 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
|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|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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