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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Coke Zero 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!
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: Coke Zero 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kyle Busch Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Corey Brewer Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Brad Keselowski
Dan Greene Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dustin Albino Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Trevor Bayne Ty Dillon
Frank Velat Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Denny Hamlin
Davey Segal Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin
Bryan Gable Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Joseph Wolkin Kurt Busch Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jamie McMurray
Jeff Wolfe Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Vito Pugliese Jamie McMurray Brad Keselowski Denny Hamlin
Huston Ladner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Brad Keselowski Daniel Suarez
Greg Davis Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

 

Results: Toyota / Save Mart 300

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Jamie McMurray Kyle Busch AJ Allmendinger 35th -2
Corey Brewer Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin 4th 3
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 2nd 4
Mark Howell Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson Jamie McMurray 10th 2
Dustin Albino Martin Truex, Jr. AJ Allmendinger Clint Bowyer 2nd 4
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. AJ Allmendinger AJ Allmendinger 35th -1
Davey Segal Denny Hamlin Martin Truex, Jr. Clint Bowyer 2nd 3
Bryan Gable Kyle Larson Martin Truex, Jr. Kurt Busch 7th 1
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 2nd 4
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson Ryan Blaney Kyle Larson 26th -1
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kurt Busch 7th 2
Huston Ladner Kyle Larson AJ Allmendinger Kyle Busch 5th 3

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 30 16 1 6 9
Mark Howell 28 -2 16 0 8 11
Amy Henderson 27 -3 16 1 7 11
Huston Ladner 27 -3 15 2 6 9
Dustin Albino 24 -6 16 1 7 9
Michael Massie 23 -7 15 2 4 7
Bryan Gable 21 -9 15 1 4 11
Davey Segal 21 -9 16 2 6 8
Clayton Caldwell 20 -10 16 1 5 8
Joseph Wolkin 20 -10 13 0 5 8
Frank Velat 18 -12 12 1 5 6
Dan Greene 18 -12 14 1 5 8
John Douglas 17 -13 7 0 5 5
Jeff Wolfe 15 -15 14 2 5 6
Vito Pugliese 13 -17 11 1 2 6
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -18 4 2 2 2
John Haverlin 5 -25 2 1 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -27 3 0 1 1
Greg Davis 3 -27 7 0 2 4
Phil Allaway 0 -30 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -31 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -32 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -33 1 0 0 0

 

 

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JohnDoe

My glassball says Chase Elliot takes the ckeckerd

DoninAjax

J-Jo beats Jr. and the booing never stops!

Capt Spaulding

I’m picking Ricky Stenhouse on a GWC finish.

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