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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief: Jeff Gordon for the win… Joey Logano for the spin… and Kevin Harvick heading home with his car turned into pieces of scrap metal thrown inside a tin….
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:
I like Gordon — a lot, but since everyone else has their eggs in that basket and Jimmie Johnson is slower than slow, I think I like Martin Truex Jr.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: The drive for five comes alive this weekend; my pick is Gordon.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: Gordon.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Harvick – after he wrecks the whole field and no one else is left. 
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor:
Brad Keselowski.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Keselowski.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
Denny Hamlin. Cheers.
Jerry Jordan, Contributor: Kurt Busch.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Kyle Busch.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: I’ll go with JG24.
Sean Fesko, Contributor: Gordon.
Vito Pugliese: Gordon.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer:
It’s autumn so I’ll go with sentiment rather than reason and pick Gordon. (In my cranium my inner-Spock is telling me “highly illogical Captain Smirk).
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Johnson.

Results: CampingWorld.com 500

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Danny Peters Joey Logano 1st 5
Greg Davis Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2nd 3
Matt Stallknecht Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2nd 3
Mike Neff Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2nd 3
Aaron Bearden Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2nd 3
Joseph Wolkin Jeff Gordon 3rd 3
Vito Pugliese Brad Keselowski 4th 3
Tony Lumbis Brad Keselowski 4th 3
Huston Ladner Carl Edwards 5th 3
Zach Catanzareti Kurt Busch 10th 1
Amy Henderson Austin Dillon 14th 0
Jeff Wolfe Kevin Harvick 15th 0
Mark Howell Matt Kenseth 26th -1
Toni Montgomery Matt Kenseth 26th -1
Sean Fesko Danica Patrick 27th -1
Jerry Jordan Landon Cassill 34th -2
Clayton Caldwell Landon Cassill 34th -2

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Matt Stallknecht 65 32 9 17 23
Aaron Bearden 46 -19 31 3 15 22
Mike Neff 46 -19 29 6 13 17
Jeff Wolfe 44 -21 30 5 15 20
Huston Ladner 42 -23 29 2 12 21
Matt McLaughlin 31 -34­ 30 3 10 15
Zach Catanzareti 27 -38 28 0 9 17
Vito Pugliese 27 -38 26 2 11 16
Danny Peters 27 -38 28 3 10 15
Amy Henderson 25 -40 32 4 8 16
Mark Howell 21 -44 32 1 8 14
Brett Winningham 19 -46 14 2 5 7
Toni Montgomery 18 -47 32 3 9 15
Sean Fesko 18 -47 25 1 2 15
Tony Lumbis 18 -47 30 1 7 14
Tom Bowles 15 -50 19 3 5 10
Joseph Wolkin 14 -51 31 2 8 13
Phil Allaway 8 -57 13 1 2 5
Jerry Jordan 6 -59 16 0 4 7
Jeff Meyer 5 -60 17 2 2 6
Greg Davis 5 -60 27 1 5 12
S.D. Grady 4 -61 6 0 2 4
David Ifeguni 3 -62 1 0 1 1
Dan Greene -1 -66 1 0 0 0
Clayton Caldwell -2 -67 15 2 3 4

 

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