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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Pocono 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 39 drivers on the Pocono entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-39. 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.

PoconoFDRanks

Pocono 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Ava Ladner Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Christian Koelle Denny Hamlin Erik Jones
Clayton Caldwell Kurt Busch Ryan Blaney
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Dan Greene Clint Bowyer Ryan Newman
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Drew Mongiello Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Greg Davis Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
John Haverlin Kevin Harvick Austin Dillon
Joseph Wolkin Denny Hamlin Ryan Blaney
Mark Howell Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Matt Mclaughlin Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Michael Massie Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney
Wesley Coburn Kurt Busch Ryan Blaney

Standings following Charlotte

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 809 13 5 15 19 4
2 +1 Michael Massie 799 -10 13 4 9 18 3
3 -1 Mark Howell 784 -25 13 1 11 16 2
4 +2 Ava Ladner 780 -29 12 5 11 14 2
5 Corey Brewer 769 -40 13 3 12 17 2
6 +1 Wesley Coburn 765 -44 13 4 10 14 3
7 +2 Dustin Albino 761 -48 13 6 9 15 3
8 -4 Amy Henderson 741 -68 13 3 10 14 4
9 +1 Vito Pugliese 729 -80 13 5 9 17 1
10 -2 Christian Koelle 704 -105 13 2 4 16 3
11 +1 Clayton Caldwell 695 -114 13 2 8 14 3
12 -1 Bryan Keith 687 -122 12 4 9 15 4
13 +2 John Haverlin 681 -128 12 1 9 15 2
14 Dan Greene 678 -131 12 2 8 12 2
15 -2 Matt Mclaughlin 678 -131 13 3 10 13 5
16 Joseph Wolkin 616 -193 12 2 5 12 3
17 Davey Segal 591 -218 13 5 7 11 7
18 Mike Neff 564 -245 10 3 8 10 1
19 Frank Velat 558 -251 11 1 7 11 4
20 Tom Bowles 452 -357 8 2 4 8
21 Corey LaJoie 440 -369 9 2 3 7 2
22 Greg Davis 411 -398 8 2 6 7 4
23 Drew Mongiello 219 -590 5 1 3 3 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -770 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -770 1 1 1

 

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