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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Overton’s 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: Overton’s  400

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race Winner
Amy HendersonMartin Truex Jr.Matt KensethDenny Hamlin
Corey BrewerKyle BuschKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Mark HowellMartin Truex Jr.Kyle LarsonChase Elliott
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex Jr.Chase ElliottMatt Kenseth
Davey SegalKyle BuschKyle LarsonDenny Hamlin
Bryan GableKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Kurt Busch
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschClint Bowyer
Jeff WolfeKyle BuschKevin HarvickKevin Harvick
Huston LadnerMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschBrad Keselowski
Michael MassieKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Ryan Blaney
Vito PuglieseMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschKyle Busch
Samarth KanalKyle LarsonKevin HarvickBrad Keselowski
Frank VelatChase ElliottBrad KeselowskiKevin Harvick


Results: Brickyard 400

WriterStage 1Stage 2Race WinnerWinner Pick FinishTotal Points
Amy HendersonKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Ryan Blaney23rd0
Corey BrewerMartin Truex Jr.Martin Truex Jr.Jimmie Johnson27th-1
Dan GreeneBrad KeselowskiMartin Truex Jr.Jamie McMurray15th0
Mark HowellBrad KeselowskiKyle BuschJamie McMurray15th1
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Kevin Harvick6th2
Clayton CaldwellMartin Truex Jr.Kyle LarsonKyle Larson28th-1
Davey SegalKyle BuschKyle BuschKyle Busch34th0
Bryan GableMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschKyle Busch34th-1
Joseph WolkinKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott39th-2
Jeff WolfeMartin Truex Jr.Ryan BlaneyKurt Busch29th-1
Huston LadnerMartin Truex Jr.Kyle BuschMatt Kenseth5th4
Greg DavisBrad KeselowskiMartin Truex Jr.Kyle Larson28th-1
Michael MassieKyle BuschMartin Truex Jr.Kyle Busch34th-1
Vito PuglieseKevin HarvickKyle BuschJimmie Johnson27th0

 

Standings

 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Corey Brewer36201811
Mark Howell33-32001013
Huston Ladner33-319289
Amy Henderson29-7201812
Michael Massie26-1018358
Dan Greene25-11181710
Dustin Albino25-11201811
Clayton Caldwell24-1220169
Frank Velat23-1314267
Joseph Wolkin22-1417069
Davey Segal22-1420279
Bryan Gable19-17171411
John Douglas17-197055
Jeff Wolfe16-2018257
Vito Pugliese14-2214127
Matteo Marcheschi12-244222
Greg Davis6-3011036
John Haverlin5-312111
Michael Finley3-333011
Phil Allaway0-361000
Zach Catanzareti-1-372000
Tom Bowles-2-382000
Danny Peters-3-391000

 

 

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