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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Hollywood Casino 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 40 drivers on the Kansas 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.

Hollywood Casino 400 picks

Writer/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonBrad KeselowskiAric Almirola
Bryan GableKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Christian KoelleRyan BlaneyPaul Menard
Corey BrewerKevin HarvickDenny Hamlin
Dan GreeneClint BowyerAric Almirola
Davey SegalKyle LarsonJamie McMurray
Dustin AlbinoKevin HarvickAlex Bowman
Joseph WolkinBrad KeselowskiJamie McMurray
Mark HowellClint BowyerErik Jones
Matt MclaughlinKevin HarvickAric Almirola
Michael FinleyChase ElliottTy Dillon
Michael MassieRyan BlaneyDenny Hamlin
Vito PuglieseMartin Truex Jr.Alex Bowman
Wesley CoburnKurt BuschAric Almirola
Zach GillispieKevin HarvickErik Jones

Standings following Talladega:

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable180531826403
2+1Corey Brewer1756-4931525366
3-1Wesley Coburn1735-7031619352
4Dustin Albino1732-7331921368
5+1Michael Massie1697-10830521356
6+2Mark Howell1689-11631319316
7+2Dan Greene1682-12329720327
8-1Matt Mclaughlin1673-132317243410
9-4Clayton Caldwell1665-14030622376
10+1Amy Henderson1637-16830523308
11+2Davey Segal1635-170317213411
12-2Christian Koelle1622-18330314335
13-1Ava Ladner1561-24426721285
14Joseph Wolkin1522-28328515306
15Vito Pugliese1483-32228918315
16Bryan Keith1455-35025618306
17John Haverlin1253-55222514233
18Mike Neff1220-58522516244
19Frank Velat1032-77319110204
20Greg Davis731-107413210144
21Corey LaJoie678-11271435113
22Tom Bowles543-12621025101
23Drew Mongiello410-139582563
24Zach Gillispie396-140972471
25Michael Finley146-1659432
26Rick Lunkenheimer39-1766111
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About Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer made the move to Frontstretch to follow his dream of covering the sport of NASCAR. He is a die-hard motorsports fan and an avid player of daily fantasy sports.

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