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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/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Corey LaJoie
Amy Henderson Chase Elliott Clint Bowyer
Ava Ladner Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer
Bryan Gable Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch
Bryan Keith Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch
Christian Koelle Chase Elliott Ty Dillon
Clayton Caldwell Chase Elliott Kurt Busch
Corey Brewer Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Dan Greene Jimmie Johnson Clint Bowyer
Davey Segal Jimmie Johnson Erik Jones
Dustin Albino Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman
Frank Velat Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch
John Haverlin Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Joseph Wolkin Jimmie Johnson Daniel Suarez
Mark Howell Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch
Matt Mclaughlin Chase Elliott Kurt Busch
Michael Massie Kyle Larson Kurt Busch
Mike Neff
Tom Bowles Chase Elliott William Byron
Vito Pugliese Chase Elliott Erik Jones
Wesley Coburn Kyle Larson Clint Bowyer

Standings following Talladega

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 695 10 4 12 16 1
2 Mark Howell 655 -40 10 4 9 13 1
3 +3 Michael Massie 624 -71 10 3 7 13 2
4 -1 Amy Henderson 620 -75 10 3 9 12 2
5 +4 Christian Koelle 602 -93 10 2 4 15 1
6 -2 Corey Brewer 602 -93 10 3 9 13 1
7 -2 Dustin Albino 576 -119 10 5 7 11 3
8 +5 Mike Neff 564 -131 10 3 8 10 1
9 -1 Wesley Coburn 556 -139 10 4 7 9 3
10 +2 Clayton Caldwell 548 -147 10 1 6 11 2
11 +3 Vito Pugliese 545 -150 10 4 7 15 1
12 -5 Ava Ladner 540 -155 9 3 6 10 2
13 -2 Bryan Keith 527 -168 9 3 7 12 3
14 -4 John Haverlin 511 -184 9 1 6 11 1
15 Matt Mclaughlin 494 -201 10 1 7 10 4
16 Frank Velat 490 -205 10 1 6 9 4
17 +3 Dan Greene 475 -220 9 2 5 8 2
18 -1 Davey Segal 443 -252 10 4 6 9 6
19 Joseph Wolkin 442 -253 9 1 3 8 2
20 -2 Corey LaJoie 440 -255 9 2 3 7 2
21 Tom Bowles 396 -299 7 2 4 8
22 Greg Davis 341 -354 6 1 5 6 2
23 Drew Mongiello 219 -476 5 1 3 3 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -656 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -656 1 1 1

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About Corey Brewer

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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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    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

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