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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 Predictions

Welcome to our 10th 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 writer picks the drivers they they think will win the first two stages and the overall race.  We can’t pick the same driver two weeks in a row or more than four times in a season. The first two stages pay one bonus point, with three bonus points if someone can get all three winners correct.  Overall race points remain the same:

Prediction Scoring
+5 – Win
+3 – 2nd-5th
+1 – 6th-10th
0 – 11th-20th
-1 – 21st-30th
-2 – 31st-36th
-3 – 37th-40th

This week’s predictions: Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500

Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Jimmie Johnson, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Corey Brewer, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Kyle Busch, Race Winner: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dan Greene, Web Developer:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick. Stage 2: Martin Truex, Jr., Winner: Chase Elliott
Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer:
Stage 1: Kyle Busch,  Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Michael Finley, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Chase Elliott, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Joseph Wolkin, Assistant Editor:
Stage 1: Ryan Newman, Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Mark Howell, Senior Writer:
Stage 1:  Kevin Harvick, Stage 2:  Chase Elliott , Race Winner:  Kyle Larson 
Dustin Albino, Assistant Editor:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Joey Logano, Winner: Chase Elliott
Clayton Caldwell, Contributor:
Stage 1: Brad Keselowski, Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Winner: Kevin Harvick
Huston Ladner, Editor, Open-Wheel:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Brad Keselowski, Race Winner: Joey Logano
Frank Velat, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Jimmie Johnson, Race Winner: Kevin Harvick 
Michael Massie, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kyle Busch, Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Mike Neff, Editor, Short Tracks: Stage 1: Chase Elliott, Stage 2: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Bryan Gable, Staff Writer:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Kyle Larson, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Jeff Wolfe, Senior Writer:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Jimmie Johnson, Race Winner: Keselowski 
Davey Segal, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kevin Harvick. Stage 2: Jimmie Johnson, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
John Douglas, Contributor:
Stage 1: Kyle Larson, Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson

Results: Daytona 500

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Points
Michael Massie Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Matt Kenseth Aric Almirola 4th 3
Corey Brewer Chase Elliott Austin Dillon Joey Logano 6th 1
Jeff Wolfe Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Denny Hamlin Chase Elliott 14th 0
Clayton Caldwell Brad Keselowski Jamie McMurray Chase Elliott 14th 0
Michael Finley Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kurt Busch Landon Cassill 16th 0
Phil Allaway Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer Landon Cassill 16th 0
Tom Bowles Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Austin Dillon 19th 0
Dan Greene Chase Elliott Clint Bowyer Kevin Harvick 22nd -1
John Douglas Chase Elliott Joey Logano Brad Keselowski 27th -1
Frank Velat Matt Kenseth Joey Logano Brad Keseloeski 27th -1
Joseph Wolkin Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski 27th -1
Zach Catanzareti Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jamie McMurray 28th -1
Bryan Gable Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Joey Logano Clint Bowyer 32nd -2
Greg Davis Chase Elliott Brad Keselowski Clint Bowyer 32nd -2
Huston Ladner Brad Keselowski Denny Hamlin Clint Bowyer 32nd -2
Dustin Albino Denny Hamlin Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Clint Bowyer 32nd -2
Mark Howell Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Clint Bowyer Clint Bowyer 32nd -2
Amy Henderson Chase Elliott Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 37th -3
Vito Pugliese Denny Hamlin Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 37th -3
Davey Segal Denny Hamlin Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 37th -3
Danny Peters Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch 38th -3

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Michael Massie 3 1 0 1 1
Corey Brewer 1 -2 1 0 0 1
Jeff Wolfe 0 -3 1 0 0 0
Clayton Caldwell 0 -3 1 0 0 0
Michael Finley 0 -3 1 0 0 0
Phil Allaway 0 -3 1 0 0 0
Tom Bowles 0 -3 1 0 0 0
Dan Greene -1 -4 1 0 0 0
John Douglas -1 -4 1 0 0 0
Frank Velat -1 -4 1 0 0 0
Joseph Wolkin -1 -4 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -4 1 0 0 0
Bryan Gable -2 -5 1 0 0 0
Greg Davis -2 -5 1 0 0 0
Huston Ladner -2 -5 1 0 0 0
Dustin Albino -2 -5 1 0 0 0
Mark Howell -2 -5 1 0 0 0
Amy Henderson -3 -6 1 0 0 0
Vito Pugliese -3 -6 1 0 0 0
Davey Segal -3 -6 1 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -6 1 0 0 0

 

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