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2017 Frontstretch Cup: FireKeepers Casino 400 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 in the FireKeepers Casino 400!

Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your picks in the comments and see how they stack up!

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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: FireKeepers Casino 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer Joey Logano
Corey Brewer Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Dan Greene Kyle Larson Ryan Blaney Chase Elliott
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Dustin Albino Kyle Larson Chase Elliott Ryan Blaney
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson Joey Logano
Michael Massie Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson
Davey Segal Kyle Larson Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski
Bryan Gable Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr.
Joseph Wolkin Kevin Harvick Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Chase Elliott

 
Results: Pocono 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth 10th 2
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin 12th 2
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 9th 1
Mark Howell Ryan Blaney Matt Kenseth Kyle Larson 7th 1
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kurt Busch 4th 3
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth Kurt Busch 4th 3
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth 10th 2
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick 2nd 4
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson Kyle Larson 7th 2
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick 2nd 3
Huston Ladner Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Martin Truex, Jr. 6th 2
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski 5th 4
Greg Davis Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 9th 2
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth 10th 2

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 27 14 1 5 8
Mark Howell 25 -2 14 0 8 9
Amy Henderson 25 -2 14 1 6 10
Huston Ladner 24 -3 14 2 5 8
Dustin Albino 21 -6 14 1 6 8
Frank Velat 18 -9 12 1 5 6
Bryan Gable 18 -9 13 1 4 9
Davey Segal 18 -9 14 2 5 7
John Douglas 17 -10 7 0 5 5
Michael Massie 17 -10 14 1 3 6
Clayton Caldwell 17 -10 14 1 4 7
Jeff Wolfe 13 -14 12 2 4 5
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -15 4 2 2 2
Joseph Wolkin 12 -15 11 0 3 6
Dan Greene 11 -16 12 1 3 6
Vito Pugliese 11 -16 10 1 2 5
John Haverlin 5 -22 2 1 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -24 3 0 1 1
Greg Davis 3 -24 7 0 2 4
Phil Allaway 0 -27 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -28 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -29 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -30 1 0 0 0

 

 

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JohnDoe

Chase Elliot #24 for the win

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