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2018 Frontstretch Cup: AAA Texas 500

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 39 drivers on the Texas FanDuel entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-39. 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.

AAA Texas 500 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Bryan Gable Kevin Harvick Erik Jones
Christian Koelle Kevin Harvick Jamie McMurray
Clayton Caldwell Kevin Harvick Erik Jones
Corey Brewer Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer
Dan Greene Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Clint Bowyer
Dustin Albino Martin Truex Jr. Erik Jones
Joseph Wolkin Kyle Busch Aric Almirola
Mark Howell Chase Elliott Clint Bowyer
Matt Mclaughlin Brad Keselowski Clint Bowyer
Michael Massie Kurt Busch Clint Bowyer
Vito Pugliese Martin Truex Jr. Alex Bowman
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Zach Gillispie Kevin Harvick Erik Jones

Standings following Martinsville:

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 1935 33 8 27 43 3
2 Corey Brewer 1870 -65 33 5 26 37 6
3 Dustin Albino 1856 -79 33 9 21 38 8
4 Wesley Coburn 1847 -88 33 6 20 37 2
5 Michael Massie 1826 -109 32 5 22 37 6
6 Mark Howell 1814 -121 33 3 20 33 6
7 Dan Greene 1808 -127 31 7 21 34 7
8 Matt Mclaughlin 1791 -144 33 7 25 36 10
9 +1 Davey Segal 1763 -172 33 7 23 36 11
10 -1 Amy Henderson 1750 -185 32 5 23 32 8
11 Christian Koelle 1726 -209 32 3 15 35 5
12 Clayton Caldwell 1665 -270 30 6 22 37 6
13 Joseph Wolkin 1655 -280 30 6 16 32 6
14 Ava Ladner 1561 -374 26 7 21 28 5
15 Vito Pugliese 1551 -384 29 9 19 33 5
16 Bryan Keith 1455 -480 25 6 18 30 6
17 +1 Mike Neff 1269 -666 23 5 16 24 4
18 -1 John Haverlin 1253 -682 22 5 14 23 3
19 Frank Velat 1032 -903 19 1 10 20 4
20 +1 Corey LaJoie 739 -1196 15 3 5 12 3
21 -1 Greg Davis 731 -1204 13 2 10 14 4
22 Tom Bowles 543 -1392 10 2 5 10 1
23 Zach Gillispie 529 -1406 9 2 6 9 1
24 Drew Mongiello 410 -1525 8 2 5 6 3
25 Michael Finley 207 -1728 5 1 1 4 2
26 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1896 1 1 1
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About Corey Brewer

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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.