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2018 Frontstretch Cup: AAA 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 FanDuel price. With 40 drivers on the Talladega entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-40. 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.

AAA 400 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Corey LaJoie
Amy HendersonChase ElliottClint Bowyer
Ava LadnerKevin HarvickClint Bowyer
Bryan GableMartin Truex Jr.Kurt Busch
Bryan KeithKevin HarvickKurt Busch
Christian KoelleChase ElliottTy Dillon
Clayton CaldwellChase ElliottKurt Busch
Corey BrewerMartin Truex Jr.Clint Bowyer
Dan GreeneJimmie JohnsonClint Bowyer
Davey SegalJimmie JohnsonErik Jones
Dustin AlbinoJimmie JohnsonRyan Newman
Frank VelatJimmie JohnsonKurt Busch
John HaverlinKyle BuschErik Jones
Joseph WolkinJimmie JohnsonDaniel Suarez
Mark HowellJimmie JohnsonKurt Busch
Matt MclaughlinChase ElliottKurt Busch
Michael MassieKyle LarsonKurt Busch
Mike Neff
Tom BowlesChase ElliottWilliam Byron
Vito PuglieseChase ElliottErik Jones
Wesley CoburnKyle LarsonClint Bowyer

Standings following Talladega

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable69510412161
2Mark Howell655-401049131
3+3Michael Massie624-711037132
4-1Amy Henderson620-751039122
5+4Christian Koelle602-931024151
6-2Corey Brewer602-931039131
7-2Dustin Albino576-1191057113
8+5Mike Neff564-1311038101
9-1Wesley Coburn556-139104793
10+2Clayton Caldwell548-1471016112
11+3Vito Pugliese545-1501047151
12-5Ava Ladner540-155936102
13-2Bryan Keith527-168937123
14-4John Haverlin511-184916111
15Matt Mclaughlin494-2011017104
16Frank Velat490-205101694
17+3Dan Greene475-22092582
18-1Davey Segal443-252104696
19Joseph Wolkin442-25391382
20-2Corey LaJoie440-25592372
21Tom Bowles396-2997248
22Greg Davis341-35461562
23Drew Mongiello219-47651333
24Michael Finley39-656111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-656111
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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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One comment

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    Driver 1: #48 Jimmie Johnson
    Driver 2: #14 Clint Bowyer

    My standing after 10 races:
    Pos: 3
    Points: 634
    Behind: 61
    Wins: 4
    Top 5: 9
    Top 10: 11
    DNF: 2