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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Federated Auto Parts 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 37 drivers on the Richmond entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-37. 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.

Federated Auto Parts 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Daniel Suarez
Ava Ladner Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola
Bryan Gable Joey Logano Aric Almirola
Bryan Keith Kyle Larson Ryan Newman
Christian Koelle Kurt Busch Ryan Blaney
Clayton Caldwell Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Corey Brewer Denny Hamlin Jimmie Johnson
Corey LaJoie Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Dan Greene Kurt Busch Ryan Blaney
Davey Segal Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Dustin Albino Denny Hamlin Aric Almirola
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Busch Alex Bowman
Mark Howell Denny Hamlin Erik Jones
Matt Mclaughlin Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Michael Massie Denny Hamlin Aric Almirola
Mike Neff Kyle Busch Daniel Suarez
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Ryan Newman
Zach Gillispie Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney

Standings following Las Vegas

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 1597 27 8 24 35 2
2 Wesley Coburn 1529 -68 27 5 18 31 2
3 Dustin Albino 1519 -78 27 9 20 31 8
4 +2 Michael Massie 1512 -85 26 5 19 32 5
5 Corey Brewer 1511 -86 27 5 21 31 6
6 -2 Matt Mclaughlin 1484 -113 27 5 22 31 9
7 +1 Clayton Caldwell 1459 -138 26 5 19 32 6
8 -1 Mark Howell 1454 -143 27 2 17 27 6
9 Dan Greene 1440 -157 25 6 17 28 7
10 Christian Koelle 1423 -174 26 3 13 31 5
11 +2 Amy Henderson 1394 -203 26 3 19 25 8
12 -1 Davey Segal 1380 -217 27 6 18 28 11
13 -1 Ava Ladner 1366 -231 23 7 19 24 5
14 Vito Pugliese 1300 -297 25 8 16 26 5
15 Bryan Keith 1298 -299 22 5 17 27 6
16 +1 Joseph Wolkin 1266 -331 24 4 14 26 6
17 -1 John Haverlin 1253 -344 22 5 14 23 3
18 Mike Neff 1068 -529 19 4 14 21 3
19 Frank Velat 911 -686 17 1 10 17 4
20 Greg Davis 731 -866 13 2 10 14 4
21 Corey LaJoie 577 -1020 12 3 5 9 3
22 Tom Bowles 505 -1092 9 2 5 9
23 Drew Mongiello 347 -1250 7 2 5 5 3
24 Zach Gillispie 167 -1430 3 2 3 1
25 Michael Finley 39 -1558 1 1 1
26 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1558 1 1 1

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