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—Martinsville II
This week’s predictions: Goody’s Fast Relief 500
Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I’m going with Denny Hamlin…he’s so good at Martinsville it’s scary!
Dan Greene, Webmaster: Harvick. What’s that in your rear view mirror? It’s Happy Harvick!
Tony Lumbis, Financial Manager: Kyle Busch steps out from the Invisible Cloak he wore at Talladega.
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer: Jimmie Johnson for the win.
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I’ll take the outside pole sitter please. (Joey Logano)
Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Jeff Gordon–he’s back from the grave of retirement!
Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: I’ll take that kid driving the No. 88 since it may be the last time I can before he vanishes into the fog once more.
Danny Peters, Senior Writer: AJ Allmendinger.
Huston Ladner, Senior Editor: Kyle Busch.
Michael Finley, Contributor: Kyle Larson, who has nothing to lose.
Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer: David Ragan qualified good so him.
Bryan Gable, Staff Writer: Martinsville has been much less scary for Matt Kenseth since he went to JGR, so I’ll go with him.
Dustin Albino, Contributor: Joey Logano.
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Jimmie Johnson.
Phil Allaway, Newsletter Editor: I’m going with Jamie McMurray. He’s fast, has a good track record at Martinsville, finished second last year. What’s not to like?
Corey Brewer, Contributor: Kyle Larson.
Hollywood Casino 400
|Bryan Gable||Joey Logano||1st||5|
|Danny Peters||Denny Hamlin||3rd||3|
|John Douglas||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||5th||3|
|Jeff Meyer||Kevin Harvick||7th||1|
|Mark Howell||Chase Elliott||12th||0|
|Corey Brewer||Chase Elliott||12th||0|
|Sean Fesko||Clint Bowyer||18th||0|
|Huston Ladner||Danica Patrick*||20th||0|
|Phil Allaway||Landon Cassill||21st||0|
|Dan Greene||Tony Stewart||32nd||-2|
|Greg Davis||Tony Stewart||32nd||-2|
|Joseph Wolkin||Jeffrey Earnhardt||34th||-2|
|Tony Lumbis||Brad Keselowski||38th||-3|
|Jeff Wolfe||Brad Keselowski||38th||-3|
|Amy Henderson||Casey Mears*||39th||-3|
|Clayton Caldwell||Casey Mears*||39th||-3|
|Writer||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
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