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
This week’s predictions: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m going with Kyle Busch this week. As always, I apologize in advance for that. Sorry, Rowdy fans.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Simon Pagenaud. Crap, wrong week….I guess I’ll stick with the 22 team. Give me Logano.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Martin Truex, Jr. He just extended his contract; as a thank you to Barney Visser, he’ll win the race.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Casey Mears taps into his Indy roots and has a solid day at the road course.
Jeff Meyer, Sorta-kinda Retired: I’m going with Jeff Gordon! That would be so cool.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Had some Nature’s Bakery bars at Pocono on Sunday and Monday. Loved them. So picking Danica Patrick.
Bryan Gable, Contributor: Brad Keselowski.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take A.J. Allmendinger please!
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Kyle Larson.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Tony Stewart.
Mike Neff, Short Tracks Editor: Joey Logano, please.
Phil Allaway, Newsletter Editor: I noticed a Neon Warrior in the High-risk group. I suppose you don’t remember that Paul Menard ran a full season of Trans-Am before moving to the then-Busch Series and made his Cup debut at Watkins Glen. If it’s not obvious, I’m going with the sideburned Menard this week.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: I’ll take No. 2.
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Carl Edwards.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: AJ Allmendinger.
|Dan Greene||Tony Stewart||5th||3|
|Jeff Meyer||Tony Stewart||5th||3|
|Tony Lumbis||Denny Hamlin||7th||1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Denny Hamlin||7th||1|
|Dustin Albino||Carl Edwards||8th||1|
|Corey Brewer||Carl Edwards||8th||1|
|Huston Ladner||Kyle Busch||9th||1|
|Danny Peters||Kurt Busch||10th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Austin Dillon||13th||0|
|Sean Fesko||Matt Kenseth||17th||0|
|Zach Catanzareti||Jeff Gordon||27th||-1|
|Michael Finley||Jeff Gordon||27th||-1|
|Bryan Gable||Chase Elliott||33rd||-2|
|Clayton Caldwell||Chase Elliott||33rd||-2|
|Mark Howell||Paul Menard||35th||-2|
|Amy Henderson||Martin Truex, Jr.||38th||-3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Martin Truex, Jr.||38th||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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