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2017 Frontstretch Cup: Tales of the Turtles 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: Tales of the Turtles 400

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner
Amy Henderson Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Chase Elliott
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Mark Howell Jamie McMurray Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Jeff Wolfe Kyle Larson Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Samarth Kanal Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr.
Dan Greene Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Christian Koelle Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kevin Harvick
Huston Ladner Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Denny Hamlin
John Haverlin Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin
Frank Velat Martin Truex, Jr. Erik Jones Kyle Busch
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch

 


Results: Federated Auto Parts 400

 

Writer Stage 1 Stage 2 Race Winner Winner Pick Finish Total Points
Amy Henderson Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 9th 2
Corey Brewer Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Matt Kenseth 38th -2
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Martin Truex, Jr. 2
Dustin Albino Matt Kenseth Brad Keselowski Joey Logano 2nd 3
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin 5th 4
Davey Segal Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 9th 1
Bryan Gable Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 9th 1
Jeff Wolfe Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Erik Jones 6th 1
Michael Massie Matt Kenseth Brad Keselowski Joey Logano 2nd 3
Samarth Kanal Martin Truex, Jr. Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch 9th 2
Dan Greene Matt Kenseth Clint Bowyer Joey Logano 2nd 3
Christian Koelle Martin Truex, Jr. Brad Keselowski Clint Bowyer 24th -1
Huston Ladner Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Martin Truex, Jr. 20th 1
John Haverlin Matt Kenseth Martin Truex, Jr. Denny Hamlin 5th 4
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch Joey Logano 2nd 3

 

Standings

 Writer Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
Corey Brewer 45 26 2 9 15
Amy Henderson 44 -1 26 2 11 17
Davey Segal 42 -3 26 4 10 15
Dustin Albino 40 -5 26 2 11 15
Mark Howell 37 -8 26 0 11 15
Huston Ladner 36 -9 25 2 8 10
Clayton Caldwell 36 -9 26 1 8 13
Michael Massie 35 -10 24 3 7 11
Bryan Gable 34 -11 23 3 6 14
Joseph Wolkin 33 -12 21 1 9 13
Dan Greene 32 -13 21 1 9 12
Jeff Wolfe 27 -18 24 2 7 11
Frank Velat 25 -20 18 2 7 9
Vito Pugliese 24 -21 17 3 4 9
John Douglas 17 -28 7 0 5 5
Matteo Marcheschi 12 -33 4 2 2 2
Greg Davis 10 -35 12 0 4 7
John Haverlin 10 -35 4 1 2 3
Michael Finley 3 -42 3 0 1 1
Christian Koelle 2 -43 2 0 1 1
Samarth Kanal 2 -43 6 0 0 2
Phil Allaway 0 -45 1 0 0 0
Zach Catanzareti -1 -46 2 0 0 0
Tom Bowles -2 -47 2 0 0 0
Danny Peters -3 -48 1 0 0 0

 

 

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