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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

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
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

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Tony Lumbis 44 26 3 11 15
Clayton Caldwell 42 -2 26 4 9 16
Bryan Gable 33 -11 24 2 10 16
Dustin Albino 33 -11 24 4 8 15
Jeff Meyer 31 -13 24 1 10 13
Vito Pugliese 31 -13 27 3 8 17
Jeff Wolfe 31 -13 27 3 11 15
Danny Peters 30 -143 23 3 9 15
Dan Greene 28 -16 27 1 7 15
Huston Ladner 18 -26 23 0 5 11
Amy Henderson 17 -27 27 3 8 14
Sean Fesko 17 -27 26 2 6 10
Jason Schultz 16 -28 16 1 5 9
Corey Brewer 14 -30 13 1 5 9
Zach Catanzareti 14 -30 25 1 4 7
Mark Howell 14 -30 23 2 7 9
Aaron Bearden 11 -33 12 0 4 11
John Douglas 11 -33 3 1 3 3
Mike Neff 5 -39 9 0 3 5
Phil Allaway 5 -39 12 1 3 4
Jerry Jordan 4 -40 2 0 1 2
Tom Bowles 3 -41 2 0 1 1
Joseph Wolkin 3 -42 27 1 4 9
Summer Bedgood 1 -43 1 0 0 1
Matt Stallknecht -1 -45 5 0 0 3
Kevin Rutherford -2 -46 3 0 0 0
Greg Davis -3 -47 5 0 0 1
Michael Finley -8 -52 6 0 0 0

 

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JohnDoe

I’m going with that #19 car

Ken

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)

DoninAjax

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

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