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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

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race Winner
Amy HendersonMartin Truex Jr.Clint BowyerJoey Logano
Corey BrewerKyle LarsonMartin Truex Jr.Clint Bowyer
Dan GreeneKyle LarsonRyan BlaneyChase Elliott
Mark HowellKyle BuschKyle LarsonJimmie Johnson
Dustin AlbinoKyle LarsonChase ElliottRyan Blaney
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex Jr.Kyle LarsonJoey Logano
Michael MassieKyle LarsonMartin Truex Jr.Kyle Larson
Davey SegalKyle LarsonBrad KeselowskiBrad Keselowski
Bryan GableMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.
Joseph WolkinKevin HarvickMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott
Jeff WolfeKyle LarsonKyle BuschChase Elliott

 
Results: Pocono 400

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race WinnerWinner Pick FinishTotal Points
Amy HendersonKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Matt Kenseth10th2
Corey BrewerKyle BuschKyle LarsonDenny Hamlin12th2
Dan GreeneMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschKyle Busch9th1
Mark HowellRyan BlaneyMatt KensethKyle Larson7th1
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Kurt Busch4th3
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex, Jr.Matt KensethKurt Busch4th3
Michael MassieKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Matt Kenseth10th2
Davey SegalKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Kevin Harvick2nd4
Bryan GableMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle LarsonKyle Larson7th2
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex, Jr.Matt KensethKevin Harvick2nd3
Huston LadnerKyle BuschMatt KensethMartin Truex, Jr.6th2
Jeff WolfeKyle BuschRyan BlaneyBrad Keselowski5th4
Greg DavisKyle BuschKyle BuschKyle Busch9th2
Vito PuglieseKyle BuschKyle BuschMatt Kenseth10th2

 

Standings

 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Corey Brewer2714158
Mark Howell25-214089
Amy Henderson25-2141610
Huston Ladner24-314258
Dustin Albino21-614168
Frank Velat18-912156
Bryan Gable18-913149
Davey Segal18-914257
John Douglas17-107055
Michael Massie17-1014136
Clayton Caldwell17-1014147
Jeff Wolfe13-1412245
Matteo Marcheschi12-154222
Joseph Wolkin12-1511036
Dan Greene11-1612136
Vito Pugliese11-1610125
John Haverlin5-222111
Michael Finley3-243011
Greg Davis3-247024
Phil Allaway0-271000
Zach Catanzareti-1-282000
Tom Bowles-2-292000
Danny Peters-3-301000

 

 

About Frontstretch Staff

Frontstretch Staff

The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.

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One comment

  1. Chase Elliot #24 for the win