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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Toyota Owners 400 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 38 drivers on the Richmond entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-38. They 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 10-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.

Toyota Owners 400 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Corey LaJoieKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Amy HendersonKyle BuschClint Bowyer
Ava LadnerKyle BuschClint Bowyer
Bryan GableDenny HamlinClint Bowyer
Bryan KeithKyle BuschAric Almirola
Christian KoelleBrad KeselowskiPaul Menard
Clayton CaldwellKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Corey BrewerKyle LarsonAlex Bowman
Dan GreeneKevin HarvickErik Jones
Davey SegalKyle BuschErik Jones
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschClint Bowyer
John HaverlinKurt BuschRyan Blaney
Joseph WolkinDenny HamlinAlex Bowman
Mark HowellKyle BuschErik Jones
Matt MclaughlinBrad KeselowskiRyan Blaney
Michael MassieDenny HamlinAric Almirola
Mike NeffKyle BuschAric Almirola
Vito PuglieseKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Wesley CoburnKyle BuschErik Jones

Standings following Bristol

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable5740831013
2Mark Howell549-2583711
3+2Amy Henderson505-6982891
4-1Corey Brewer504-7082811
5-1Michael Massie483-91825102
6Dustin Albino477-9784692
7Christian Koelle472-102813121
8+2Wesley Coburn457-11783682
9+3Ava Ladner454-1207258
10-2John Haverlin446-12871611
11Clayton Caldwell434-14081492
12+4Bryan Keith421-153726102
13-4Matt Mclaughlin416-15881793
14+1Mike Neff416-15881671
15-1Vito Pugliese409-165835121
16-3Frank Velat398-1768583
17Tom Bowles396-1787248
18+1Davey Segal354-22083585
19-1Corey LaJoie351-22371261
20-2Joseph Wolkin343-23171261
21Dan Greene340-23472352
22Greg Davis287-28751562
23+1Drew Mongiello219-35551333
24Michael Finley39-535111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-535111
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About Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer made the move to Frontstretch to follow his dream of covering the sport of NASCAR. He is a die-hard motorsports fan and an avid player of daily fantasy sports.

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  1. Driver 1: #78 Martin Truex Jr.
    Driver 2: #14 Clint Boyer