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2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Overton’s 301 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: Overton’s 301

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson  Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr.  Kyle Busch
Corey Brewer  Martin Truex Jr.  Martin Truex Jr.  Matt Kenseth
Dan Greene  Martin Truex Jr.  Martin Truex Jr.  Matt Kenseth
Mark Howell  Kyle Larson  Martin Truex Jr.  Matt Kenseth
Bryan Gable  Kyle Larson  Kevin Harvick  Matt Kenseth
Clayton Caldwell  Martin Truex Jr.  Kyle Busch  Chase Elliott
Davey Segal  Martin Truex Jr.  Kyle Busch  Joey Logano
Joseph Wolkin  Kyle Larson  Martin Truex Jr.  Kurt Busch
Jeff Wolfe  Martin Truex Jr.  Kyle Busch  Chase Elliott
Frank Velat  Ryan Blaney  Kevin Harvick  Denny Hamlin
Huston Ladner Martin Truex Jr.  Jimmie Johnson  Matt Kenseth
Greg Davis Martin Truex Jr.  Kyle Busch  Jimmie Johnson
Michael Massie Martin Truex Jr.  Martin Truex Jr.  Denny Hamlin

 
Results: Quaker State 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson Chase Elliott 3rd 3
Corey Brewer Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 5th 4
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 5th 5
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch 5th 3
Dustin Albino Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski 39th -3
Clayton Caldwell Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 5th 3
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 5th 3
Joseph Wolkin Brad Keselowski Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 5th 4
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Ryan Blaney 10th 2
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski Joey Logano 8th 2
Huston Ladner Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski 39th -2
Greg Davis Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch 5th 3
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski 39th -2

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 33 18 1 7 10
Mark Howell 29 -4 18 0 9 12
Amy Henderson 28 -5 18 1 8 12
Huston Ladner 25 -8 17 2 6 9
Joseph Wolkin 24 -9 15 0 6 9
Davey Segal 23 -10 18 2 7 9
Clayton Caldwell 23 -10 18 1 6 9
Dan Greene 21 -12 16 1 6 9
Michael Massie 21 -12 16 2 4 7
Bryan Gable 20 -13 16 1 4 11
Dustin Albino 19 -14 18 1 7 9
Frank Velat 18 -15 13 1 5 6
John Douglas 17 -16 7 0 5 5
Jeff Wolfe 15 -18 16 2 5 7
Vito Pugliese 14 -19 13 1 2 7
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -21 4 2 2 2
John Haverlin 5 -28 2 1 1 1
Greg Davis 4 -29 9 0 3 5
Michael Finley 3 -30 3 0 1 1
Phil Allaway 0 -33 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -34 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -35 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -36 1 0 0 0

 

 

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JohnDoe

Denny Hamlin for the win

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