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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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: Hollywood Casino 400

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’ll go with Jeff Gordon for No. 93.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: The letter for this week is “K”, as in “Kansas” and “Kenseth”. Matt‘s my pick for this weekend’s race.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Give me Brad Keselowski. That’ll work.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer:
Kenseth desperately needs a good finish and I reckon he’ll get one, maybe even a win. You ever hear about my late friend the eternal optometrist? He was just sure he could beat that train to the crossing.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
I’m going with Ryan Blaney.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
HARVICK.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor:
Denny’s Denny Hamlin.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: I don’t feel like trying this week. Give me Harvick.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Brad Kes.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
No. 20 for me please.
Jerry Jordan, Contributor: Because he has a “stellar record of performance” at Kansas Speedway, I am picking Kyle Busch for the win. It can’t be any worse than the person who picked Harvick at Dover.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Need a rebound. Give me Kenseth for the rebound as well.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor:
No. 20.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’ll take the No. 78.
Sean Fesko, Contributor: Kurt Busch.
Vito Pugliese: Keselowski.

Results: Bank of America 500

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Danny Peters Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Greg Davis Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin 4th 3
Jerry Jordan Kurt Busch 5th 3
Phil Allaway Carl Edwards 6th 1
Mark Howell Jeff Gordon 8th 1
Mike Neff Kyle Busch 20th 0
Amy Henderson Jimmie Johnson 39th -2
Matt Stallknecht Matt Kenseth 42nd -3
Matt McLaughlin Matt Kenseth 42nd -3
Joseph Wolkin Matt Kenseth 42nd -3
Aaron Bearden Matt Kenseth 42nd -3
Huston Ladner Matt Kenseth 42nd -3
Toni Montgomery Kasey Kahne 43rd -3

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 62 30 9 16 22
Jeff Wolfe 44 -18 28 5 15 20
Aaron Bearden 43 -19 29 3 14 21
Mike Neff 43 -19 27 6 12 16
Huston Ladner 38 -24 27 2 11 19
Matt McLaughlin 31 -31­ 29 3 10 15
Amy Henderson 24 -38 30 4 8 15
Vito Pugliese 23 -39 24 2 10 14
Zach Catanzareti 23 -39 26 0 8 15
Mark Howell 22 -40 30 1 8 14
Danny Peters 22 -40 26 2 9 14
Brett Winningham 19 -43 14 2 5 7
Toni Montgomery 18 -44 30 3 9 14
Sean Fesko 18 -44 25 1 2 14
Tom Bowles 15 -47 19 3 5 10
Tony Lumbis 15 -47 29 1 6 13
Joseph Wolkin 10 -52 29 2 7 11
Phil Allaway 8 -54 13 1 2 5
Jeff Meyer 5 -57 17 2 2 6
Jerry Jordan 5 -57 14 0 3 6
S.D. Grady 4 -58 6 0 2 4
David Ifeguni 3 -59 1 0 1 1
Greg Davis 2 -60 26 1 4 11
Clayton Caldwell 0 -62 13 2 3 4
Dan Greene -1 -63 1 0 0 0

 

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