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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Bojangles’ Southern 500

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 Darlington 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.

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Bojangles’ Southern 500 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola
Ava Ladner Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski
Bryan Gable Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski
Bryan Keith Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski
Christian Koelle Denny Hamlin Erik Jones
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Alex Bowman
Dan Greene Clint Bowyer Brad Keselowski
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola
Dustin Albino Denny Hamlin Brad Keselowski
Frank Velat Kevin Harvick Erik Jones
John Haverlin Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Joseph Wolkin Chase Elliott Ryan Blaney
Mark Howell Kyle Larson Brad Keselowski
Matt Mclaughlin Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Michael Massie Kurt Busch Brad Keselowski
Mike Neff Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski
Tom Bowles Kevin Harvick Matt Kenseth
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex Jr. Alex Bowman
Wesley Coburn Denny Hamlin Erik Jones
Zach Gillispie Martin Truex Jr. Aric Almirola

Standings following Bristol

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 1461 24 7 23 31 5
2 +1 Wesley Coburn 1408 -53 24 5 18 27 5
3 +1 Dustin Albino 1399 -62 24 8 19 28 6
4 -2 Michael Massie 1394 -67 24 4 17 29 4
5 Corey Brewer 1365 -96 24 5 19 28 5
6 Matt Mclaughlin 1361 -100 24 5 21 29 7
7 +1 Mark Howell 1314 -147 24 1 15 24 4
8 +2 Dan Greene 1305 -156 22 5 16 25 5
9 Amy Henderson 1296 -165 24 3 18 23 7
10 -3 Clayton Caldwell 1284 -177 23 4 17 28 5
11 Davey Segal 1261 -200 24 6 17 26 9
12 +2 Christian Koelle 1250 -211 23 2 12 26 4
13 Ava Ladner 1224 -237 21 6 18 21 5
14 -2 Vito Pugliese 1222 -239 23 8 16 25 4
15 Bryan Keith 1133 -328 19 4 16 24 5
16 John Haverlin 1125 -336 20 4 13 21 3
17 Joseph Wolkin 1061 -400 21 4 11 21 6
18 Mike Neff 920 -541 17 3 13 17 3
19 Frank Velat 841 -620 16 1 9 16 4
20 Greg Davis 731 -730 13 2 10 14 4
21 Corey LaJoie 519 -942 11 3 4 8 3
22 Tom Bowles 452 -1009 8 2 4 8
23 Drew Mongiello 347 -1114 7 2 5 5 3
24 Michael Finley 39 -1422 1 1 1
25 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1422 1 1 1

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