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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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 Bristol entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-39 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.

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKyle BuschDaniel Suarez
Ava LadnerKyle BuschDaniel Suarez
Bryan GableKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Christian KoelleJoey LoganoRyan Blaney
Corey BrewerKyle BuschRyan Newman
Dan GreeneClint BowyerRyan Blaney
Davey SegalKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschErik Jones
Greg DavisClint BowyerRyan Blaney
Joseph WolkinKurt BuschAric Almirola
Mark HowellKyle BuschErik Jones
Michael MassieKyle BuschRicky Stenhouse Jr.
Mike NeffKyle BuschRicky Stenhouse Jr.
Vito PuglieseKyle BuschAric Almirola
Wesley CoburnKyle BuschErik Jones

Standings following Michigan

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable140623723305
2Michael Massie1356-5023417294
3Wesley Coburn1351-5523517265
4Dustin Albino1342-6423818276
5Corey Brewer1315-9123519285
6Matt Mclaughlin1306-10023521287
7Clayton Caldwell1284-12223417285
8Mark Howell1257-14923114234
9Amy Henderson1252-15423318237
10+1Dan Greene1236-17021516235
11+2Davey Segal1196-21023617249
12Vito Pugliese1191-21522816254
13-3Ava Ladner1180-22620618215
14Christian Koelle1179-22722211244
15Bryan Keith1133-27319416245
16John Haverlin1125-28120413213
17Joseph Wolkin1006-40020310206
18Mike Neff882-52416313173
19Frank Velat841-5651619164
20Greg Davis662-74412210124
21Corey LaJoie519-887113483
22Tom Bowles452-9548248
23Drew Mongiello347-105972553
24Michael Finley39-1367111
25Rick Lunkenheimer39-1367111
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About Frontstretch Staff

Frontstretch Staff
The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.

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