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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Camping World 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: Camping World 500k
Amy Henderson:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Ryan Blaney, Race Winner: Kyle Larson
Corey Brewer: Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Kevin Harvick, Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Vito Pugliese:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Chase Elliott, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Mark Howell: Stage 1: Kevin Harvick, Stage 2: Chase Elliott, Race Winner: Kyle Larson
Dustin Albino: Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Race winner: Kevin Harvick
Clayton Caldwell:
Stage 1: Ryan Blaney, Stage 2: Chase Elliott, Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Huston Ladner:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Kyle Larson, Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Frank Velat: Stage1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Ryan Blaney, Race Winner: Kevin Harvick 
Michael Massie:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Kyle Larson, Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Bryan Gable: Stage 1: Kyle Larson, Stage 2: Joey Logano, Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Jeff Wolfe:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Ryan Blaney, Race Winner: Kyle Larson
Davey Segal:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
John Douglas:
Stage 1: Joey Logano, Stage 2: Ryan Blaney, Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Most Popular Pick: Kevin Harvick

Results: Folds of Honor Kobalt 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Points
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Larson Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. 1st 6
Dustin Albino Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth Joey Logano 4th 4
Mark Howell Jimmie Johnson Kevin Harvick Joey Logano 4th 3
Amy Henderson Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski 5th 4
John Douglas Brad Keselowski Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski 5th 4
Corey Brewer Brad Keslowski Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski 5th 3
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth 9th 3
Michael Massie Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Matt Kenseth 9th 1
Greg Davis Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer 10th 1
Huston Ladner Brad Keselowski Ryan Blaney Kyle Busch 22nd -1
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Chase Elliott Kevin Harvick 38th -2
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick 38th -2
Frank Velat Denny Hamlin Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick 38th -2
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick 38th -3
Jeff Wolfe Chase Elliott Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick 38th -3
Davey Segal Brad Keselowski Chase Elliott Kevin Harvick 38th -3

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Michael Massie 8 3 0 2 3
Clayton Caldwell 8 3 1 1 2
Dustin Albino 6 -2 3 0 2 2
Amy Henderson 5 -3 3 0 2 2
Mark Howell 5 -3 3 0 2 2
Bryan Gable 5 -3 3 0 1 2
Michael Finley 4 -4 2 0 1 1
Corey Brewer 4 -4 3 0 1 2
John Douglas 4 -4 3 0 1 1
Jeff Wolfe 3 -5 3 1 1 1
Dan Greene 1 -6 3 0 1 1
Phil Allaway 0 -8 1 0 0 0
Tom Bowles 0 -8 1 0 0 0
Frank Velat -1 -9 3 0 0 1
Huston Ladner -1 -9 3 0 0 1
Greg Davis -1 -9 2 0 0 1
Zach Catanzareti -1 -9 1 0 0 0
Davey Segal -2 -10 3 0 1 1
Joseph Wolkin -3 -11 3 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -11 1 0 0 0
Vito Pugliese -4 -12 3 0 0 0

 

 

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