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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Gander Outdoors 400

Welcome to the 11th season of the Frontstretch Cup. It’s 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 section below.

How it works

Each week, Cup drivers will be ranked in order of their respective FanDuel price. With 38 drivers on the Dover entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-38. They then 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.

Gander Outdoors 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Chase Elliott Jimmie Johnson
Ava Ladner Brad Keselowski Aric Almirola
Bryan Gable Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Christian Koelle Martin Truex Jr. Daniel Suarez
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Corey Brewer Martin Truex Jr. Erik Jones
Corey LaJoie Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Dan Greene Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Frank Velat Kevin Harvick Daniel Suarez
Joseph Wolkin Kevin Harvick Daniel Suarez
Mark Howell Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
Matt Mclaughlin Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Michael Finley Kevin Harvick Daniel Suarez
Michael Massie Kyle Larson Jimmie Johnson
Mike Neff Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Daniel Suarez
Zach Gillispie Chase Elliott Jimmie Johnson

Standings following Charlotte

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 1697 29 8 25 37 3
2 Wesley Coburn 1655 -42 29 6 19 33 2
3 Dustin Albino 1649 -48 29 9 21 34 8
4 +1 Corey Brewer 1642 -55 29 5 23 34 6
5 -1 Michael Massie 1611 -86 28 5 20 34 6
6 +1 Clayton Caldwell 1609 -88 28 6 22 36 6
7 -1 Mark Howell 1577 -120 29 2 17 29 6
8 -2 Matt Mclaughlin 1574 -123 29 6 23 32 10
9 Dan Greene 1557 -140 27 6 18 30 7
10 +1 Amy Henderson 1535 -162 28 4 21 28 8
11 -1 Christian Koelle 1529 -168 28 3 14 32 5
12 Davey Segal 1521 -176 29 7 19 31 11
13 Ava Ladner 1506 -191 25 7 21 28 5
14 +1 Joseph Wolkin 1401 -296 26 5 15 28 6
15 -1 Bryan Keith 1396 -301 24 5 17 29 6
16 Vito Pugliese 1364 -333 26 8 16 28 5
17 John Haverlin 1253 -444 22 5 14 23 3
18 Mike Neff 1180 -517 21 5 16 23 4
19 Frank Velat 966 -731 18 1 10 18 4
20 Greg Davis 731 -966 13 2 10 14 4
21 Corey LaJoie 644 -1053 13 3 5 11 3
22 Tom Bowles 543 -1154 10 2 5 10 1
23 Drew Mongiello 410 -1287 8 2 5 6 3
24 Zach Gillispie 303 -1394 5 1 3 6 1
25 Michael Finley 46 -1651 2 1 2
26 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1658 1 1 1

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