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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

WriterPickFinishing PositionPoints
Clayton CaldwellKevin Harvick.1st5
Sean FeskoMatt Kenseth2nd3
Corey BrewerMatt Kenseth2nd3
Mark HowellKyle Busch3rd3
Bryan GableKyle Busch3rd`3
Dustin AlbinoBrad Keselowski4th3
Mike NeffKurt Busch5th3
Tony LumbisCarl Edwards5th3
Jeff MeyerCarl Edwards5th3
Dan GreeneMartin Truex, Jr.7th1
Huston LadnerKasey Kahne9th1
Jeff WolfeKyle Larson10th1
Vito PuglieseJoey Logano11th0
Amy HendersonDenny Hamlin15th0
Danny PetersDenny Hamlin15th0
Joseph WolkinJamie McMurray19th0
Zach CatanzaretiPaul Menard*25th-1



 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Tony Lumbis472731216
Clayton Caldwell472751017
Bryan Gable36-112521117
Dustin Albino36-11254916
Jeff Meyer34-132511114
Jeff Wolfe32-152831116
Vito Pugliese31-16283817
Danny Peters30-17243915
Dan Greene29-18281716
Sean Fesko20-27272711
Huston Ladner19-28240512
Amy Henderson17-30283814
Mark Howell17-30242810
Corey Brewer17-30141610
Jason Schultz16-3116159
Zach Catanzareti13-3426147
Aaron Bearden11-36120411
John Douglas11-363133
Mike Neff8-3910046
Phil Allaway5-4212134
Jerry Jordan4-432012
Tom Bowles3-442011
Joseph Wolkin3-4428149
Summer Bedgood1-461001
Matt Stallknecht-1-485003
Kevin Rutherford-2-493000
Greg Davis-3-505001
Michael Finley-8-556000


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