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: Bank of America 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: With nothing to race for but wins, Jimmie Johnson gets No. 5 on the year.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Since autumn makes me sentimental, my pick for Charlotte is Jeff Gordon.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Kasey Kahne.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Well since the editors have sharpened their scalpels this week I’ll go with Matt Kenseth.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: That Kenseth guy.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Since I didn’t pick him last week… Kevin Harvick.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributing Writer: Denny Hamlin.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Matty Ice (Kenseth).
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kenseth.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Harvick. Yawn.
Jerry Jordan, Contributing Writer: Kurt Busch.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: I’ll take Kyle Busch for his first career Cup win at Charlotte.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Harvick (in back-to-back wins).
Phil Allaway, Senior Editor: I’m going with Carl Edwards.
Results: AAA 400
|Matt Stallknecht||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Vito Pugliese||Kevin Harvick||1st||5|
|Aaron Bearden||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Matt McLaughlin||Dale Eanrhardt Jr.||3rd||3|
|Sean Fesko||Matt Kenseth||7th||1|
|Toni Montgomery||Matt Kenseth||7th||3|
|Huston Ladner||Joey Logano||10th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Martin Truex Jr.||11th||0|
|Tony Lumbis||Carl Edwards||15th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Brad Keselowski||16th||0|
|Jerry Jordan||Tony Stewart||26th||-1|
|Mark Howell||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Joseph Wolkin||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Danny Peters||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Mike Neff||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Clayton Caldwell||Jimmie Johnson||41st||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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