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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Bojangles’ Southern 500 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: Bojangles’ Southern 500


WriterStage 1Stage 2Race Winner
Amy HendersonKevin HarvickKyle BuschKevin Harvick
Corey BrewerKevin HarvickMartin Truex, Jr.Denny Hamlin
Mark HowellDenny HamlinMatt KensethDanica Patrick
Dustin AlbinoMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschDenny Hamlin
Clayton CaldwellKyle LarsonMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle Busch
Davey SegalKevin HarvickMartin Truex, JrMatt Kenseth
Bryan GableMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschDenny Hamlin
Jeff WolfeMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschKyle Larson
Michael MassieKevin HarvickMartin Truex, Jr.Kevin Harvick
Samarth KanalKevin HarvickKyle BuschJoey Logano
Dan GreeneMartin Truex, Jr.Clint BowyerKyle Larson
Christian KoelleKyle LarsonClint BowyerErik Jones
Huston LadnerMatrin Truex, Jr.Chase ElliottKyle Larson
John HaverlinMatt KensethDenny HamlinKevin Harvick
Frank VelatKevin HarvickKevin HarvickRyan Blaney


Results: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol


WriterStage 1Stage 2Race WinnerWinner Pick FinishTotal Points
Amy HendersonErik JonesKyle BuschMatt Kenseth4th3
Corey BrewerMartin Truex, Jr.Martin Truex, Jr.Kevin Harvick8th1
Mark HowellDenny HamlinKyle LarsonMatt Kenseth4th3
Dustin AlbinoKyle LarsonKyle BuschClint Bowyer19th0
Clayton CaldwellKyle BuschKyle BuschClint Bowyer19th1
Davey SegalKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle Busch1st6
Bryan GableMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle LarsonClint Bowyer19th0
Jeff WolfeKyle BuschMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle Larson9th2
Michael MassieKyle LarsonMartin Truex, Jr.Erik Jones2nd3
Samarth KanalKyle LarsonKyle BuschClint Bowyer19th0
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex, Jr.Martin Truex, Jr.Denny Hamlin3rd3
Vito PuglieseMartin Truex, Jr.Kyle BuschKyle Busch1st5
Dan GreeneMartin Truex, Jr.Clint BowyerMatt Kenseth4th3



 WriterPointsBehindStartsWinsTop 5Top 10
Corey Brewer41241814
Amy Henderson412421115
Davey Segal39-22441013
Mark Howell36-52401115
Huston Ladner34-7232810
Joseph Wolkin32-9201812
Dustin Albino31-10241913
Michael Massie30-1122369
Clayton Caldwell28-13241611
Dan Greene28-13191811
Frank Velat27-1417279
Bryan Gable27-14212512
Jeff Wolfe25-16222710
Vito Pugliese24-1717349
John Douglas17-247055
Matteo Marcheschi12-294222
Greg Davis10-3112047
John Haverlin5-362111
Michael Finley3-373011
Samarth Kanal0-414001
Phil Allaway0-411000
Zach Catanzareti-1-422000
Tom Bowles-2-432000
Danny Peters-3-441000



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