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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Consumers Energy 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 Michigan 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.

Consumers Energy 400 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKyle LarsonAric Almirola
Bryan GableKevin HarvickErik Jones
Bryan KeithKyle LarsonRyan Blaney
Christian KoelleBrad KeselowskiDaniel Suarez
Clayton CaldwellKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Corey BrewerDenny HamlinErik Jones
Dan GreeneKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Davey SegalKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Dustin AlbinoKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Frank VelatKyle LarsonErik Jones
John HaverlinMartin Truex Jr.Erik Jones
Joseph WolkinBrad KeselowskiAlex Bowman
Mark HowellClint BowyerErik Jones
Matt MclaughlinKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Michael MassieKyle LarsonErik Jones
Vito PuglieseKevin HarvickErik Jones
Wesley CoburnChase ElliottAric Almirola

Standings following Watkins Glen

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable133322622295
2Michael Massie1304-2922417294
3Wesley Coburn1285-4822517245
4Dustin Albino1261-7222716256
5Corey Brewer1254-7922519275
6Matt Mclaughlin1225-10822419267
7+1Clayton Caldwell1205-12822316265
8-1Mark Howell1200-13322114234
9Amy Henderson1194-13922318227
10Ava Ladner1180-15320618215
11Dan Greene1157-17620415215
12Vito Pugliese1118-21521715244
13+1Davey Segal1115-21822515229
14-1Christian Koelle1110-22321210234
15Bryan Keith1073-26018415235
16John Haverlin1070-26319413213
17Joseph Wolkin945-3881939196
18Mike Neff882-45116313173
19Frank Velat789-5441519164
20Greg Davis662-67112210124
21Corey LaJoie519-814113483
22Tom Bowles452-8818248
23Drew Mongiello347-98672553
24Michael Finley39-1294111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-1294111
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About Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer made the move to Frontstretch to follow his dream of covering the sport of NASCAR. He is a die-hard motorsports fan and an avid player of daily fantasy sports.

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One comment

  1. More passes for the lead. More excitement. Better announcing. Better stats and graphics. That’s the PGA 100th Championship from Bellerive. Don’t know about the Whatever 400 from Michigan.