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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

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race Winner
Amy HendersonDale Earnhardt, Jr.Kyle BuschDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Corey BrewerBrad KeselowskiJoey LoganoBrad Keselowski
Dan GreeneKyle BuschKevin HarvickDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Mark HowellKyle BuschKyle BuschDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dustin AlbinoChase ElliottDale Earnhardt, Jr.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Clayton CaldwellKyle BuschTrevor BayneTy Dillon
Frank VelatBrad KeselowskiJoey LoganoDenny Hamlin
Davey SegalDale Earnhardt, Jr.Kyle BuschDenny Hamlin
Bryan GableBrad KeselowskiKevin HarvickDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Joseph WolkinKurt BuschDale Earnhardt, Jr.Jamie McMurray
Jeff WolfeDale Earnhardt, Jr.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Vito PuglieseJamie McMurrayBrad KeselowskiDenny Hamlin
Huston LadnerDale Earnhardt, Jr.Brad KeselowskiDaniel Suarez
Greg DavisDale Earnhardt, Jr.Martin Truex, Jr.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


Results: Toyota / Save Mart 300

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race WinnerWinner Pick FinishTotal Points
Amy HendersonJamie McMurrayKyle BuschAJ Allmendinger35th-2
Corey BrewerKyle LarsonKyle BuschDenny Hamlin4th3
Dan GreeneMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschClint Bowyer2nd4
Mark HowellMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle LarsonJamie McMurray10th2
Dustin AlbinoMartin Truex, Jr.AJ AllmendingerClint Bowyer2nd4
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex, Jr.AJ AllmendingerAJ Allmendinger35th-1
Davey SegalDenny HamlinMartin Truex, Jr.Clint Bowyer2nd3
Bryan GableKyle LarsonMartin Truex, Jr.Kurt Busch7th1
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschClint Bowyer2nd4
Jeff WolfeKyle LarsonRyan BlaneyKyle Larson26th-1
Vito PuglieseMartin Truex, Jr.Martin Truex, Jr.Kurt Busch7th2
Huston LadnerKyle LarsonAJ AllmendingerKyle Busch5th3



 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Corey Brewer3016169
Mark Howell28-2160811
Amy Henderson27-3161711
Huston Ladner27-315269
Dustin Albino24-616179
Michael Massie23-715247
Bryan Gable21-9151411
Davey Segal21-916268
Clayton Caldwell20-1016158
Joseph Wolkin20-1013058
Frank Velat18-1212156
Dan Greene18-1214158
John Douglas17-137055
Jeff Wolfe15-1514256
Vito Pugliese13-1711126
Matteo Marcheschi12-184222
John Haverlin5-252111
Michael Finley3-273011
Greg Davis3-277024
Phil Allaway0-301000
Zach Catanzareti-1-312000
Tom Bowles-2-322000
Danny Peters-3-331000



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    My glassball says Chase Elliot takes the ckeckerd

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

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    I’m picking Ricky Stenhouse on a GWC finish.