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2018 Frontstretch Cup: KC Masterpiece 400

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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

This season, we are joined by 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 38 drivers on the Kansas 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.

KansasFDRanks

KC Masterpiece 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Corey LaJoie
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth
Ava Ladner Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Bryan Gable Kevin Harvick Matt Kenseth
Bryan Keith Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
Christian Koelle Ryan Blaney Erik Jones
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth
Corey Brewer Ryan Blaney Aric Almirola
Dan Greene Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer
Dustin Albino Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Greg Davis Ryan Blaney Clint Bowyer
John Haverlin Martin Truex Jr. Aric Almirola
Joseph Wolkin Brad Keselowski Aric Almirola
Mark Howell Kevin Harvick Daniel Suarez
Matt Mclaughlin Kevin Harvick Chase Elliott
Michael Massie Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Vito Pugliese Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer
Wesley Coburn Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer

Standings following Dover

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 768 11 4 14 18 1
2 Mark Howell 723 -45 11 4 10 15 1
3 Michael Massie 691 -77 11 3 8 15 2
4 Amy Henderson 688 -80 11 3 10 13 2
5 +1 Corey Brewer 678 -90 11 3 11 15 1
6 -1 Christian Koelle 648 -120 11 2 4 15 1
7 +5 Ava Ladner 634 -134 10 4 8 12 2
8 +1 Wesley Coburn 626 -142 11 4 8 11 3
9 -2 Dustin Albino 616 -152 11 5 7 12 3
10 Clayton Caldwell 613 -155 11 1 7 12 2
11 +2 Bryan Keith 608 -160 10 4 9 14 3
12 -1 Vito Pugliese 597 -171 11 4 7 15 1
13 -5 Mike Neff 564 -204 10 3 8 10 1
14 +1 Matt Mclaughlin 559 -209 11 1 8 11 4
15 +1 Frank Velat 558 -210 11 1 7 11 4
16 +1 Dan Greene 546 -222 10 2 6 10 2
17 -3 John Haverlin 535 -233 10 1 6 11 2
18 +1 Joseph Wolkin 512 -256 10 1 4 10 2
19 -1 Davey Segal 498 -270 11 4 6 10 6
20 +1 Tom Bowles 452 -316 8 2 4 8
21 -1 Corey LaJoie 440 -328 9 2 3 7 2
22 Greg Davis 341 -427 6 1 5 6 2
23 Drew Mongiello 219 -549 5 1 3 3 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -729 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -729 1 1 1

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JohnDoe

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

SmarterThanYo

I hope Matt Kenseth finishes last.

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