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: CampingWorld.com 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: My totally scientific pick method involved our NHRA editor picking a number from 1-30 and going by happy hour speeds. Got Austin Dillon. That’s a totally legit way to pick, right?
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick is Matt Kenseth.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Eh, give me Kenseth.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Jeff Gordon.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor: Picking with my eyes closed I actually got a reasonable guy in Kurt Busch.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: I’ve gone with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in every restrictor-plate race this season. He hasn’t done any worse than third in those races. If it ain’t broke…
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: No idea why… Carl Edwards.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Joey Logano.
Jerry Jordan, Contributor: Landon Cassill because at Talladega, you never know.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: JUNIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: No. 40.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Junior, in dominating fashion.
Sean Fesko, Contributor: After throwing a dart at the entry list, I choose…. Danica Patrick.
Vito Pugliese: Brad Keselowski again for the win.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Keselowski.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Earnhardt Jr. for the season sweep and punching his ticket into the next round of the Chase.
Results: Hollywood Casino 400
|Zach Catanzareti||Denny Hamlin||2nd||3|
|Jerry Jordan||Kyle Busch||5th||3|
|Sean Fesko||Kurt Busch||6th||1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Ryan Blaney||7th||1|
|Huston Ladner||Brad Keselowski||9th||1|
|Toni Montgomery||Brad Keselowski||9th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Brad Keselowski||9th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Jeff Gordon||10th||1|
|Mark Howell||Matt Kenseth||14th||0|
|Clayton Caldwell||Matt Kenseth||14th||0|
|Matt McLaughlin||Matt Kenseth||14th||0|
|Mike Neff||Matt Kenseth||14th||0|
|Danny Peters||Matt Kenseth||14th||0|
|Matt Stallknecht||Martin Truex Jr.||15th||0|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||16th||0|
|Aaron Bearden||Kevin Harvick||16th||0|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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