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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Bad Boy Off Road 300

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!

Prediction Scoring
+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—New Hampshire II
Chris Buescher
Landon Cassill
Trevor Bayne
Casey Mears
Danica Patrick
Paul Menard
Regan Smith

This week’s predictions: Bad Boy Off Road 300

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:  Give me Denny Hamlin.  He has to be sick of being in the shadow of his teammates.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Martin Truex, Jr. Because I should have picked him last week.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Carl Edwards turns his pole into a win.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Kyle Larson.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer:
Kyle Busch to hoist the ginormous lobster on Sunday, please. The lobster’s name will be “Championship Mojo.”
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: Looking for a solid run after bad luck at Chicago, I’ll take Kevin Harvick, please.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Brad Keselowski.
Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator:
Give me Kurt Busch
Jeff Meyer, Retiree:
Carl Edwards.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Matt Kenseth.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Joey Logano.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: I had a dream Regan Smith won, so Ill choose Paul Menard for the win.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: I will take Hamlin too. The one that isn’t in the shadows.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Can’t go with JJ because I did last week, going with, oh boy, Kasey Kahne.
Bryan Gable, Staff Writer:
Kyle Busch.
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Also Matt Kenseth.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
I’ll go with someone a little different. Jamie McMurray.

Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles 400

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex, Jr.1st5
John DouglasMartin Truex, Jr.1st5
Mark HowellJoey Logano2nd3
Jeff WolfeChase Elliott3rd3
Amy HendersonBrad Keselowski5th3
Corey BrewerBrad Keselowski5th3
Dan GreeneDenny Hamlin6th1
Sean FeskoDenny Hamlin6th1
Mike NeffKyle Busch8th1
Dustin AlbinoKyle Busch8th1
Vito PuglieseMatt Kenseth9th1
Joseph WolkinMatt Kenseth9th1
Zach CatanzaretiJamie McMurray11th0
Huston LadnerJimmie Johnson12th0
Tony LumbisKyle Larson18th0
Danny PetersKevin Harvick20th0
Bryan GableKevin Harvick20th0



 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Tony Lumbis442631115
Clayton Caldwell42-2264916
Bryan Gable33-112421016
Dustin Albino33-11244815
Jeff Meyer31-132411013
Vito Pugliese31-13273817
Jeff Wolfe31-132731115
Danny Peters30-143233915
Dan Greene28-16271715
Huston Ladner18-26230511
Amy Henderson17-27273814
Sean Fesko17-27262610
Jason Schultz16-2816159
Corey Brewer14-3013159
Zach Catanzareti14-3025147
Mark Howell14-3023279
Aaron Bearden11-33120411
John Douglas11-333133
Mike Neff5-399035
Phil Allaway5-3912134
Jerry Jordan4-402012
Tom Bowles3-412011
Joseph Wolkin3-4227149
Summer Bedgood1-431001
Matt Stallknecht-1-455003
Kevin Rutherford-2-463000
Greg Davis-3-475001
Michael Finley-8-526000


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    I’m going with that #19 car

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    Toyotas will finish 1-2-3-4-5. I’ll give this one to the 19. The first cars out of the race today will be the 2 and the 22. The 2 will exit after contact from the 20 (who will finish 2nd). The 22 will exit after contact from the 18 (who will finish 5th)

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    Johnson, if he doesn’t shoot himself in the foot.