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—Charlotte II
This week’s predictions: Bank of America 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m going with Martin Truex, Jr. He brought the same car he had for the Coke 600 and Chicago. Sorry, other 39 guys.
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Kevin Harvick.
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Carl Edwards has been quiet of late. That changes this weekend.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Jimmie Johnson – probably should have won last week. Hendrick engines looking stronger lately.
Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Joey Logano for the win.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take Ryan Blaney!
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Brad Keselowski.
Jeff Meyer, Retiree: Tony Stewart.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Brad Keselowski.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: Ryan Blaney.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: No. 22, please!
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Jimmie Johnson.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Kevin Harvick.
Bryan Gable, Staff Writer: Denny Hamlin.
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: Danistar, as my man Pressdog says. She qualified 13th and she’s high risk, so why not?
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Martin Truex, Jr.
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor: Alex Bowman for the win.
|Jeff Wolfe||Martin Truex, Jr.||1st||5|
|Dan Greene||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Huston Ladner||Kyle Busch||2nd||3|
|Jeff Meyer||Chase Elliott||3rd||3|
|Bryan Gable||Chase Elliott||3rd`||3|
|Mark Howell||Brad Keselowski||4th||3|
|Corey Brewer||Matt Kenseth||5th||3|
|Vito Pugliese||Joey Logano||6th||1|
|Amy Henderson||Jimmie Johnson||7th||1|
|Clayton Caldwell||Jimmie Johnson||7th||1|
|Zach Catanzareti||Jeff Gordon||10th||1|
|Tony Lumbis||Kyle Larson||25th||-1|
|Joseph Wolkin||Kyle Larson||25th||-1|
|Danny Peters||Kevin Harvick||37th||-3|
|Sean Fesko||Kevin Harvick||37th||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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