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2017 NASCAR Frontstretch Cup: Brickyard 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) with this week’s Brickyard 400!

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: Brickyard 400

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney
Corey Brewer Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Dan Greene Brad Keselowski Martin Truex Jr. Jamie McMurray
Mark Howell Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch Jamie McMurray
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson Kyle Larson
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch
Bryan Gable Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney Kurt Busch
Huston Ladner Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth
Greg Davis Brad Keselowski Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch
Vito Pugliese Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson

 
Results: Overton’s 301
 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch 12th 1
Corey Brewer Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth 4th 4
Dan Greene Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth 4th 4
Mark Howell Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth 4th 3
Dustin Albino Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth 4th 4
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Chase Elliott 11th 2
Davey Segal Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Joey Logano 37th -1
Frank Velat Ryan Blaney Kevin Harvick Denny Hamlin 1st 5
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Larson Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch 12th 0
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Chase Elliott 11th 2
Huston Ladner Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth 4th 4
Greg Davis Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson 10th 3
Michael Massie Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Denny Hamlin 1st 6

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 37 19 1 8 11
Mark Howell 32 -5 19 0 10 13
Amy Henderson 29 -8 19 1 8 12
Huston Ladner 29 -8 18 2 7 8
Michael Massie 27 -10 17 3 5 8
Clayton Caldwell 25 -12 19 1 6 9
Dan Greene 25 -12 17 1 7 10
Joseph Wolkin 24 -13 16 0 6 9
Dustin Albino 23 -14 19 1 8 10
Frank Velat 23 -14 14 2 6 7
Davey Segal 22 -15 19 2 7 9
Bryan Gable 20 -17 16 1 4 11
John Douglas 17 -20 7 0 5 5
Jeff Wolfe 17 -20 17 2 5 7
Vito Pugliese 14 -23 13 1 2 7
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -25 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 7 -30 10 0 3 6
John Haverlin 5 -32 2 1 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -34 3 0 1 1
Phil Allaway 0 -37 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -38 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -39 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -40 1 0 0 0

 

 

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Biff Baynehouse

Dustin is your winner & the rest of y’all are out to lunch! I got Larry Mac’s pick – HAPPY HARV & Ford’s first Brickyard win since DJ in ’99! I’ll allow it!
Happy takes the first stage & I’ll take Martini T-X on the second, just because…

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