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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Gander Outdoors 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 40 drivers on the Pocono 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.


Gander Outdoors 400 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Ava LadnerKevin HarvickJimmie Johnson
Bryan GableMartin Truex Jr.Jimmie Johnson
Bryan KeithMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott
Christian KoelleRyan BlaneyErik Jones
Clayton CaldwellKevin HarvickChase Elliott
Corey BrewerKyle LarsonAric Almirola
Dan GreeneKyle BuschAric Almirola
Dustin AlbinoKevin HarvickErik Jones
Frank VelatMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott
John HaverlinKyle BuschChase Elliott
Joseph WolkinDenny HamlinChase Elliott
Mark HowellMartin Truex Jr.Aric Almirola
Matt MclaughlinKevin HarvickChase Elliott
Wesley CoburnMartin Truex Jr.Chase Elliott

Standings following New Hampshire

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable121020621275
2Michael Massie1186-2420415274
3Wesley Coburn1150-6020515215
4Corey Brewer1146-6420517255
5Dustin Albino1128-8220713226
6+1Mark Howell1115-9520114224
7+3Matt Mclaughlin1086-12420417237
8Clayton Caldwell1085-12520314235
9Amy Henderson1079-13120316207
10-4Ava Ladner1070-14018616195
11Vito Pugliese1069-14120714234
12Dan Greene1051-15918314205
13+1Christian Koelle996-2141929224
14+2Davey Segal976-23420513189
15-2Bryan Keith962-24816414215
16-1John Haverlin917-29317311173
17Joseph Wolkin833-3771739176
18Mike Neff753-45714311143
19Frank Velat679-5311318144
20Greg Davis662-54812210124
21Corey LaJoie483-727103483
22Tom Bowles452-7588248
23Drew Mongiello290-92062443
24Michael Finley39-1171111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-1171111
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