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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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 Sonoma 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.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Corey LaJoieMartin Truex Jr.AJ Allmendinger
Amy HendersonClint BowyerJamie McMurray
Ava LadnerClint BowyerJamie McMurray
Bryan GableClint BowyerPaul Menard
Bryan KeithClint BowyerAJ Allmendinger
Christian KoelleClint BowyerMichael McDowell
Clayton CaldwellKurt BuschAJ Allmendinger
Corey BrewerMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott
Dan GreeneClint BowyerAJ Allmendinger
Davey SegalKevin HarvickDaniel Suarez
Drew MongielloMartin Truex Jr.Daniel Suarez
Dustin AlbinoClint BowyerAJ Allmendinger
Frank VelatKyle BuschMichael McDowell
John HaverlinJoey LoganoDaniel Suarez
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex Jr.AJ Allmendinger
Mark HowellKurt BuschAric Almirola
Matt MclaughlinKyle BuschJamie McMurray
Michael MassieKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Mike NeffClint BowyerPaul Menard
Vito PuglieseKurt BuschJamie McMurray
Wesley CoburnKevin HarvickAric Almirola

Standings following Michigan

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable94615517224
2Michael Massie940-915410223
3+2Wesley Coburn899-4515512163
4Ava Ladner888-3714512152
5+1Dustin Albino887-5615610173
6-3Mark Howell874-3115112172
7Amy Henderson855-8615312164
8+1Corey Brewer849-9915312193
9+4Matt Mclaughlin823-13015312175
10+1Dan Greene821-12414310152
11+3Clayton Caldwell821-13215210173
12-2Christian Koelle820-1101526183
13-5Vito Pugliese817-9515610181
14-2John Haverlin800-12914210162
15Bryan Keith797-14014410174
16Joseph Wolkin738-1921427153
17Davey Segal717-2361559147
18+1Frank Velat623-3231217134
19-1Mike Neff564-3171038101
20Greg Davis542-3971028104
21Tom Bowles452-4298248
22Corey LaJoie440-44192372
23Drew Mongiello219-66251333
24Michael Finley39-842111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-842111
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