Welcome to our ninth 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!
How we roll:
Each driver can be picked only twice each week. We can’t pick the same driver two weeks in a row. And if anyone is daring enough to pick from a pool of higher-risk drivers…well, he or she reaps some serious bonus points!
+5 – Win
+3 – 2nd-5th
+1 – 6th-10th
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-36th
-3 – 37th-40th
*High-risk bonus: Win: +3; 2nd-5th: +2; 6th-10th: +1
High-Risk Drivers—Talladega I:
This week’s predictions: GEICO 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: This week, to the dismay of millions, I am going with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Amelia. Hopefully they’ll give me a bounce back and not wind up another victim of the Amy jinx.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Tony Stewart/Ty Dillon combo. Though Smoke would get the official victory.
Jeff Meyer, Semi-retired Contributor: Kyle Larson.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Aric Almirola.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Denny Hamlin.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Matt Kenseth.
Zach Catanzareti, Contributor: Michael McDowell.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: I’ll go out on a limb and say Danica Patrick.
Jason Schultz, Contributor: Martin Truex, Jr.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I’ll go with Logano.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Ryan Blaney.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take Trevor Bayne in an upset.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Dale Jr. returns to victory lane this weekend.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Phil Allaway, Newsletter Editor: I’m going with Jamie McMurray today to claim his third Talladega win.
Greg Davis, Senior Writer: Danica Patrick.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Jimmie Johnson
Toyota Owners 400
|Mark Howell||Carl Edwards||1st||5|
|Aaron Bearden||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Bryan Gable||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||5th||3|
|Danny Peters||Kevin Harvick||5th||3|
|Amy Henderson||Denny Hamlin||6th||1|
|Clayton Caldwell||Denny Hamlin||6th||1|
|Huston Ladner||Matt Kenseth||7th||1|
|Jason Schultz||Joey Logano||8th||1|
|Jeff Meyer||Martin Truex, Jr.||9th||1|
|Dustin Albino||Kurt Busch||10th||1|
|Sean Fesko||Kurt Busch||10th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Brad Keselowski||11th||0|
|Tony Lumbis||Brad Keselowski||11th||0|
|Joseph Wolkin||Chase Elliott||12th||0|
|Dan Greene||Tony Stewart||19th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Tony Stewart||19th||0|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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