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—Loudon I
This week’s predictions: New Hampshire 301
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m going with Joey Logano this week-his teammate’s been red-hot, and now it’s his turn.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: I’ll take Danica Patrick. Some pretty solid pace here last year.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Smoke. 3 wins,1302 laps led at New Hampshire, and a special paint scheme. What’s not to like?
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: I’ll go with Danica Patrick.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: My pick is Bad Brad for win No. 3 in a row. Keselowski tends to run well in the Granite State.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Denny Hamlin.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Logano because he always seems to find a way to win there.
Bryan Gable, Contributor: I’ll take Matt Kenseth. He’s been outstanding here since joining JGR.
Jeff Meyer, Can’t-Quite-Retiree: I’ll take Harvick. ‘Cuz I drink a lot of Busch beer.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: No. 11
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’m gonna take a risk and go David Ragan this weekend please.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Carl Edwards.
Michael Finley, Contributor: Dale Ear-Oh, wait. I guess I’ll go with Alex Bowman. He’s had some strong runs this year in XFINITY and I think he can surprise some people on Sunday.
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Matt Kenseth.
Quaker State 400
|Dustin Albino||Brad Keselowski||1st||5|
|Clayton Caldwell||Brad Keselowski||1st||5|
|Danny Peters||Carl Edwards||2nd||3|
|Mark Howell||Carl Edwards||2nd||3|
|Tony Lumbis||Matt Kenseth||8th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Matt Kenseth||8th||1|
|Jeff Wolfe||Kevin Harvick||9th||1|
|Bryan Gable||Kevin Harvick||9th||1|
|Dan Greene||Martin Truex, Jr.||10th||1|
|Corey Brewer||Martin Truex, Jr.||10th||1|
|Zach Catanzareti||Trevor Bayne||11th||0|
|Amy Henderson||Kyle Busch||12th||0|
|Huston Ladner||Kyle Busch||12th||0|
|Jeff Meyer||Kyle Larson||19th||0|
|Greg Davis||Chase Elliott||31st||-2|
|Sean Fesko||Jimmie Johnson||32nd||-2|
|Joseph Wolkin||Ryan Blaney||35th||-2|
|Aaron Bearden||Joey Logano||39th||-3|
|Jason Schultz||Joey Logano||39th||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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