(Photo: Christian Koelle)

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/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKyle BuschAric Almirola
Bryan GableKevin HarvickErik Jones
Christian KoelleKevin HarvickJamie McMurray
Clayton CaldwellKevin HarvickErik Jones
Corey BrewerKevin HarvickClint Bowyer
Dan GreeneMartin Truex Jr.Clint Bowyer
Davey SegalKevin HarvickClint Bowyer
Dustin AlbinoMartin Truex Jr.Erik Jones
Joseph WolkinKyle BuschAric Almirola
Mark HowellChase ElliottClint Bowyer
Matt MclaughlinBrad KeselowskiClint Bowyer
Michael MassieKurt BuschClint Bowyer
Vito PuglieseMartin Truex Jr.Alex Bowman
Wesley CoburnKyle BuschErik Jones
Zach GillispieKevin HarvickErik Jones

Standings following Martinsville:

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable193533827433
2Corey Brewer1870-6533526376
3Dustin Albino1856-7933921388
4Wesley Coburn1847-8833620372
5Michael Massie1826-10932522376
6Mark Howell1814-12133320336
7Dan Greene1808-12731721347
8Matt Mclaughlin1791-144337253610
9+1Davey Segal1763-172337233611
10-1Amy Henderson1750-18532523328
11Christian Koelle1726-20932315355
12Clayton Caldwell1665-27030622376
13Joseph Wolkin1655-28030616326
14Ava Ladner1561-37426721285
15Vito Pugliese1551-38429919335
16Bryan Keith1455-48025618306
17+1Mike Neff1269-66623516244
18-1John Haverlin1253-68222514233
19Frank Velat1032-90319110204
20+1Corey LaJoie739-11961535123
21-1Greg Davis731-120413210144
22Tom Bowles543-13921025101
23Zach Gillispie529-140692691
24Drew Mongiello410-152582563
25Michael Finley207-172851142
26Rick Lunkenheimer39-1896111
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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.

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