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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube Predictions

Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup, a year-long competition in which the Frontstretch staff and guests from around the NASCAR world attempt to predict the winner of each Cup race.

This season, we are joined by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie.

Think you can do better? Leave your picks in the comments.

How it works

Each week, Cup drivers will be ranked in order of their respective DraftKings price. With only 37 drivers on the Las Vegas entry list, competitors will select one driver ranked from 1-18 and one driver from 19-37. They will choose the two drivers they believe will either win the race or finish well.

2018 Scoring System

Each driver will receive points on an inverted finishing position system. For example:

1st = 40
2nd = 39
3rd = 38
4th = 37
and so on.

There will be a five-point bonus for the winning driver.
There will be a ten-point bonus if both drivers finish first/second.
There will be a five-point deduction per driver for DNFs.

There will also be no limit to the number of times a driver can be picked throughout the season.

Without further ado, here are this week’s rankings.

Vegas1DKRanks

Pennzoil 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Corey LaJoie Joey Logano Paul Menard
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch William Byron
Ava Ladner Kyle Busch Ryan Newman
Bryan Gable Kyle Larson Paul Menard
Bryan Keith Kyle Busch Paul Menard
Christian Koelle Joey Logano Cole Custer
Clayton Caldwell Martin Truex Jr. Paul Menard
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Paul Menard
Dan Greene Clint Bowyer Cole Custer
Davey Segal Brad Keselowski Ryan Newman
Dustin Albino Martin Truex Jr. Kasey Kahne
Frank Velat Kyle Larson Ryan Newman
Greg Davis Kyle Busch Ryan Newman
John Haverlin Kyle Larson Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Joseph Wolkin Kurt Busch Chris Buescher
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Matt McLaughlin Martin Truex Jr. William Byron
Michael Massie Brad Keselowski Paul Menard
Mike Neff Kyle Busch William Byron
Tom Bowles Brad Keselowski Paul Menard
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex Jr. Paul Menard
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Cole Custer

Standings following Atlanta

Writer/Guest Points Behind Win Top 5 Top 10 DNF
Corey Brewer 142 1 2 3
Bryan Gable 140 -2 1 2 3
Mark Howell 139 -3 1 2 3
John Haverlin 137 -5 1 2 3
Vito Pugliese 124 -18 1 1 3
Mike Neff 109 -33 2 2
Greg Davis 106 -36 2 2 1
Tom Bowles 105 -37 1 2
Ava Ladner 99 -43 1
Amy Henderson 95 -47 1 2 1
Bryan Keith 95 -47 1 2 1
Michael Massie 92 -50 2 1
Clayton Caldwell 91 -51 2 1
Corey LaJoie 86 -56 1 1
Joseph Wolkin 85 -57 2 1
Matt Mclaughlin 83 -59 1 2 1
Christian Koelle 80 -62 2 1
Dustin Albino 74 -68 1 1 1 2
Dan Greene 65 -77 1
Frank Velat 65 -77 1 1 2
Davey Segal 46 -96 1 1 2
Michael Finley 39 -103 1 1
Wesley Coburn 35 -107 1 1

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JohnDoe

Driver 1 Kyle Busch
Driver 2 Kasey Kahne

d.gallups

Driver 1 – Kevin Harvick
Driver 2 – Ryan Newman

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