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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Quicken Loans Racing for Heroes 500

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: 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: Jimmie Johnson
Danny Peters, Senior Writer:
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: Brad 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 Kevin Harvick, his numbers at Phoenix just are hard to argue with.

Results: AAA Texas 500

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Zach CatanzaretiJimmie Johnson1st5
Mark HowellBrad Keselowski2nd3
Toni MontgomeryBrad Keselowski2nd3
Huston LadnerBrad Keselowski2nd3
Vito PuglieseBrad Keselowski2nd3
Tony Lumbis:Brad Keselowski2nd3
Jeff WolfeKevin Harvick3rd3
Aaron BeardenKevin Harvick3rd3
Tom BowlesCarl Edwards5th3
Jerry JordanKurt Busch7th1
Mike NeffKurt Busch7th1
Amy HendersonJoey Logano40th-2
Danny PetersJoey Logano40th-2
Matt StallknechtJoey Logano40th-2
Sean FeskoJoey Logano40th-2
Matt McLaughlinJoey Logano40th-2
Joseph WolkinJoey Logano40th-2



 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Matt Stallknecht6834101824
Mike Neff50-183161419
Aaron Bearden49-193231623
Jeff Wolfe48-203251622
Huston Ladner43-253121322
Vito Pugliese35-332831318
Matt McLaughlin34-34­3241116
Zach Catanzareti30-383011018
Mark Howell28-40342915
Danny Peters28-403031116
Toni Montgomery26-423441117
Amy Henderson24-44344817
Tony Lumbis24-44321916
Tom Bowles23-45214712
Sean Fesko21-47272316
Brett Winningham19-4914257
Joseph Wolkin12-56332813
Phil Allaway8-6013125
Greg Davis5-63271512
Jeff Meyer5-6317226
Jerry Jordan5-6318048
S.D. Grady4-646024
David Ifeguni3-651011
Dan Greene-1-691000
Clayton Caldwell-2-7015234


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    My glass ball says ironically that #20 car will end some guys’ shot at the title