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—New Hampshire II
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
|Clayton Caldwell||Martin Truex, Jr.||1st||5|
|John Douglas||Martin Truex, Jr.||1st||5|
|Mark Howell||Joey Logano||2nd||3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Chase Elliott||3rd||3|
|Amy Henderson||Brad Keselowski||5th||3|
|Corey Brewer||Brad Keselowski||5th||3|
|Dan Greene||Denny Hamlin||6th||1|
|Sean Fesko||Denny Hamlin||6th||1|
|Mike Neff||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Dustin Albino||Kyle Busch||8th||1|
|Vito Pugliese||Matt Kenseth||9th||1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Matt Kenseth||9th||1|
|Zach Catanzareti||Jamie McMurray||11th||0|
|Huston Ladner||Jimmie Johnson||12th||0|
|Tony Lumbis||Kyle Larson||18th||0|
|Danny Peters||Kevin Harvick||20th||0|
|Bryan Gable||Kevin Harvick||20th||0|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|