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: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Jimmie Johnson goes back-to-back.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick is Kyle Busch for the win.
Toni Montgomery, Senior Editor: I’ll take Kevin Harvick. I know, boring….
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Harv. Ick.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor: Jamie McMurray for the shocker.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Johnson.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Brad Keselowski for me, please.
Jerry Jordan, Contributor: Kurt Busch.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: Harvick is going to get wrecked or have a mechanical issue. I’ll take the guy who has a copy of his notes handy. Give me Kurt Busch for the win.
Matt Stallknecht, Senior Editor: Joey Logano.
Sean Fesko, Contributor: Although I think someone will punt him, Harvick.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Keselowski.
Matt McLaughlin, Senior Writer: Harvick “needed” to win at Dover and he did. This week he “needs” to win at Phoenix, so he will.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Carl Edwards.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Keselowski, because I feel like everyone else is going to pick Harvick.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Going with Harvick, his numbers at Phoenix just are hard to argue with.
Results: AAA Texas 500
|Zach Catanzareti||Jimmie Johnson||1st||5|
|Mark Howell||Brad Keselowski||2nd||3|
|Toni Montgomery||Brad Keselowski||2nd||3|
|Huston Ladner||Brad Keselowski||2nd||3|
|Vito Pugliese||Brad Keselowski||2nd||3|
|Tony Lumbis:||Brad Keselowski||2nd||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||3rd||3|
|Aaron Bearden||Kevin Harvick||3rd||3|
|Tom Bowles||Carl Edwards||5th||3|
|Jerry Jordan||Kurt Busch||7th||1|
|Mike Neff||Kurt Busch||7th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Danny Peters||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Matt Stallknecht||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Sean Fesko||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Matt McLaughlin||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Joseph Wolkin||Joey Logano||40th||-2|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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