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

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin
Mark Howell Denny Hamlin Matt Kenseth Danica Patrick
Dustin Albino Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Larson Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr Matt Kenseth
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Larson
Michael Massie Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick
Samarth Kanal Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Joey Logano
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Clint Bowyer Kyle Larson
Christian Koelle Kyle Larson Clint Bowyer Erik Jones
Huston Ladner Matrin Truex, Jr. Chase Elliott Kyle Larson
John Haverlin Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick
Frank Velat Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney

 


Results: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Erik Jones Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth 4th 3
Corey Brewer Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick 8th 1
Mark Howell Denny Hamlin Kyle Larson Matt Kenseth 4th 3
Dustin Albino Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 19th 0
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 19th 1
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 1st 6
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson Clint Bowyer 19th 0
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson 9th 2
Michael Massie Kyle Larson Martin Truex, Jr. Erik Jones 2nd 3
Samarth Kanal Kyle Larson Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer 19th 0
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin 3rd 3
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 1st 5
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Clint Bowyer Matt Kenseth 4th 3

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 41 24 1 8 14
Amy Henderson 41 24 2 11 15
Davey Segal 39 -2 24 4 10 13
Mark Howell 36 -5 24 0 11 15
Huston Ladner 34 -7 23 2 8 10
Joseph Wolkin 32 -9 20 1 8 12
Dustin Albino 31 -10 24 1 9 13
Michael Massie 30 -11 22 3 6 9
Clayton Caldwell 28 -13 24 1 6 11
Dan Greene 28 -13 19 1 8 11
Frank Velat 27 -14 17 2 7 9
Bryan Gable 27 -14 21 2 5 12
Jeff Wolfe 25 -16 22 2 7 10
Vito Pugliese 24 -17 17 3 4 9
John Douglas 17 -24 7 0 5 5
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -29 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 10 -31 12 0 4 7
John Haverlin 5 -36 2 1 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -37 3 0 1 1
Samarth Kanal 0 -41 4 0 0 1
Phil Allaway 0 -41 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -42 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -43 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -44 1 0 0 0

 

 

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