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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Citizen Soldier 400

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—Dover II
Chris Buescher
Austin Dillon
Trevor Bayne
Casey Mears
Danica Patrick
AJ Allmendinger

This week’s predictions: Citizen Soldier 400

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor:  I’m going with Jimmie Johnson… because Dover.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Kyle Busch.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Kyle Larson gets the one that got away in the Spring.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Martin Truex, Jr. to win at his home track. 
Mark Howell, Senior Writer:
Bad Brad Keselowski for the win.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take Johnson as well, please!
Jeff Meyer, Retiree:
Chase Elliott, please.
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Joey Logano.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: I’ll take Jeff Gordon. His best race this year was the sister track of Bristol.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: Kevin Harvick.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: KyBu.
Bryan Gable, Staff Writer:
Chase Elliott.
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Matt Kenseth.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
Larson as well.

Bad Boy Off Road 400

Writer Pick Finishing Position Points
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick. 1st 5
Sean Fesko Matt Kenseth 2nd 3
Corey Brewer Matt Kenseth 2nd 3
Mark Howell Kyle Busch 3rd 3
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch 3rd` 3
Dustin Albino Brad Keselowski 4th 3
Mike Neff Kurt Busch 5th 3
Tony Lumbis Carl Edwards 5th 3
Jeff Meyer Carl Edwards 5th 3
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. 7th 1
Huston Ladner Kasey Kahne 9th 1
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson 10th 1
Vito Pugliese Joey Logano 11th 0
Amy Henderson Denny Hamlin 15th 0
Danny Peters Denny Hamlin 15th 0
Joseph Wolkin Jamie McMurray 19th 0
Zach Catanzareti Paul Menard* 25th -1

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Tony Lumbis 47 27 3 12 16
Clayton Caldwell 47 27 5 10 17
Bryan Gable 36 -11 25 2 11 17
Dustin Albino 36 -11 25 4 9 16
Jeff Meyer 34 -13 25 1 11 14
Jeff Wolfe 32 -15 28 3 11 16
Vito Pugliese 31 -16 28 3 8 17
Danny Peters 30 -17 24 3 9 15
Dan Greene 29 -18 28 1 7 16
Sean Fesko 20 -27 27 2 7 11
Huston Ladner 19 -28 24 0 5 12
Amy Henderson 17 -30 28 3 8 14
Mark Howell 17 -30 24 2 8 10
Corey Brewer 17 -30 14 1 6 10
Jason Schultz 16 -31 16 1 5 9
Zach Catanzareti 13 -34 26 1 4 7
Aaron Bearden 11 -36 12 0 4 11
John Douglas 11 -36 3 1 3 3
Mike Neff 8 -39 10 0 4 6
Phil Allaway 5 -42 12 1 3 4
Jerry Jordan 4 -43 2 0 1 2
Tom Bowles 3 -44 2 0 1 1
Joseph Wolkin 3 -44 28 1 4 9
Summer Bedgood 1 -46 1 0 0 1
Matt Stallknecht -1 -48 5 0 0 3
Kevin Rutherford -2 -49 3 0 0 0
Greg Davis -3 -50 5 0 0 1
Michael Finley -8 -55 6 0 0 0

 

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JohnDoe

I’m going with Jeff Gordon for his 94th win

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