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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/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKyle BuschDaniel Suarez
Ava LadnerKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Bryan GableJoey LoganoAric Almirola
Bryan KeithKyle LarsonRyan Newman
Christian KoelleKurt BuschRyan Blaney
Clayton CaldwellKyle BuschAric Almirola
Corey BrewerDenny HamlinJimmie Johnson
Corey LaJoieKyle LarsonJimmie Johnson
Dan GreeneKurt BuschRyan Blaney
Davey SegalKyle BuschJimmie Johnson
Dustin AlbinoDenny HamlinAric Almirola
Joseph WolkinKyle BuschAlex Bowman
Mark HowellDenny HamlinErik Jones
Matt MclaughlinKyle BuschErik Jones
Michael MassieDenny HamlinAric Almirola
Mike NeffKyle BuschDaniel Suarez
Wesley CoburnKyle BuschRyan Newman
Zach GillispieKyle BuschRyan Blaney

Standings following Las Vegas

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable159727824352
2Wesley Coburn1529-6827518312
3Dustin Albino1519-7827920318
4+2Michael Massie1512-8526519325
5Corey Brewer1511-8627521316
6-2Matt Mclaughlin1484-11327522319
7+1Clayton Caldwell1459-13826519326
8-1Mark Howell1454-14327217276
9Dan Greene1440-15725617287
10Christian Koelle1423-17426313315
11+2Amy Henderson1394-20326319258
12-1Davey Segal1380-217276182811
13-1Ava Ladner1366-23123719245
14Vito Pugliese1300-29725816265
15Bryan Keith1298-29922517276
16+1Joseph Wolkin1266-33124414266
17-1John Haverlin1253-34422514233
18Mike Neff1068-52919414213
19Frank Velat911-68617110174
20Greg Davis731-86613210144
21Corey LaJoie577-1020123593
22Tom Bowles505-10929259
23Drew Mongiello347-125072553
24Zach Gillispie167-14303231
25Michael Finley39-1558111
26Rick Lunkenheimer39-1558111
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