2017 Frontstretch Cup: Federated Auto Parts 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: Federated Auto Parts 400

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
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr.
Dustin Albino Matt Kenseth Brad Keselowski Joey Logano
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin
Davey Segal Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Michael Massie Matt Kenseth Brad Keselowski Joey Logano
Samarth Kanal Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch
Dan Greene Matt Kenseth Clint Bowyer Joey Logano
Christian Koelle Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski Clint Bowyer
Huston Ladner Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr.
John Haverlin Matt Kenseth Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Joey Logano

 


Results: Bojangles’ Southern 500

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick 9th 1
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin 1st 6
Mark Howell Denny Hamlin Matt Kenseth Danica Patrick 26th -1
Dustin Albino Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin 1st 6
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Larson Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 2nd 4
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr Matt Kenseth 6th 2
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin 1st 6
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Larson 14th 1
Michael Massie Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick 9th 2
Samarth Kanal Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Joey Logano 18th 0
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Clint Bowyer Kyle Larson 14th 1
Christian Koelle Kyle Larson Clint Bowyer Erik Jones 5th 3
Huston Ladner Martin Truex, Jr. Chase Elliott Kyle Larson 14th 1
John Haverlin Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick 9th 1
Frank Velat Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney 31st -2

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 47 25 2 9 15
Amy Henderson 42 -5 25 2 11 16
Davey Segal 41 -6 25 4 10 14
Mark Howell 35 -12 25 0 11 15
Huston Ladner 35 -12 24 2 8 10
Dustin Albino 37 -10 25 2 10 14
Bryan Gable 33 -14 22 3 6 13
Joseph Wolkin 32 -15 20 1 8 12
Michael Massie 32 -15 23 3 6 10
Clayton Caldwell 32 -15 25 1 7 12
Dan Greene 29 -18 20 1 8 11
Jeff Wolfe 26 -21 23 2 7 10
Frank Velat 25 -22 18 2 7 9
Vito Pugliese 24 -23 17 3 4 9
John Douglas 17 -30 7 0 5 5
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -35 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 10 -37 12 0 4 7
John Haverlin 6 -41 3 1 1 2
Christian Koelle 3 -44 1 0 1 1
Michael Finley 3 -44 3 0 1 1
Samarth Kanal 0 -47 5 0 0 1
Phil Allaway 0 -47 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -48 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -49 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -50 1 0 0 0

 

 

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DoninAjax

Danica out qualified Johnson AGAIN! She has to have a chance. Johnson isn’t a good enough qualifier to be in the conversation as best ever, no matter what he thinks.

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