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2018 Frontstretch Cup: FireKeepers Casino 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 Michigan 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.

MichiganFDRanks 1

FireKeepers Casino 400 picks

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

Standings following Pocono

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 881 14 5 16 21 4
2 Michael Massie 872 -9 14 4 10 20 3
3 Mark Howell 850 -31 14 1 12 17 2
4 Ava Ladner 844 -37 13 5 12 15 2
5 +1 Wesley Coburn 836 -45 14 5 11 15 3
6 +1 Dustin Albino 825 -56 14 6 10 16 3
7 +1 Amy Henderson 795 -86 14 3 11 15 4
8 +1 Vito Pugliese 786 -95 14 6 10 18 1
9 -4 Corey Brewer 782 -99 14 3 12 17 3
10 Christian Koelle 771 -110 14 2 5 17 3
11 +3 Dan Greene 757 -124 13 3 9 14 2
12 +1 John Haverlin 752 -129 13 2 10 16 2
13 +2 Matt Mclaughlin 751 -130 14 3 11 15 5
14 -3 Clayton Caldwell 749 -132 14 2 9 15 3
15 -3 Bryan Keith 741 -140 13 4 10 16 4
16 Joseph Wolkin 689 -192 13 2 6 14 3
17 Davey Segal 645 -236 14 5 8 12 7
18 Mike Neff 564 -317 10 3 8 10 1
19 Frank Velat 558 -323 11 1 7 11 4
20 +2 Greg Davis 484 -397 9 2 7 9 4
21 -1 Tom Bowles 452 -429 8 2 4 8
22 -1 Corey LaJoie 440 -441 9 2 3 7 2
23 Drew Mongiello 219 -662 5 1 3 3 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -842 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -842 1 1 1

 

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