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2018 Frontstretch Cup: Ford EcoBoost 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 37 drivers on the initial Homestead FanDuel entry list, competitors select one driver ranked from 1-10 and one driver from 11-37. 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.

Ford EcoBoost 400 picks

Writer/Guest Driver 1 Driver 2
Amy Henderson Kyle Busch Ty Dillon
Ava Ladner Joey Logano Jimmie Johnson
Bryan Gable Kevin Harvick Erik Jones
Christian Koelle Kyle Busch Michael McDowell
Corey Brewer Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
Dan Greene Kyle Busch Clint Bowyer
Davey Segal Kevin Harvick Jimmie Johnson
Drew Mongiello Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Dustin Albino Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Joseph Wolkin Martin Truex Jr. Chris Buescher
Mark Howell Joey Logano Clint Bowyer
Matt Mclaughlin Kyle Busch Ryan Blaney
Michael Massie Kevin Harvick Ryan Blaney
Vito Pugliese Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Wesley Coburn Kyle Busch Erik Jones
Zach Gillispie Kevin Harvick Austin Dillon

Standings following Phoenix:

Rank Change Writer/Guest Points Behind Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 Bryan Gable 2037 35 9 30 46 3
2 Dustin Albino 1962 -75 35 9 23 41 9
3 +1 Corey Brewer 1950 -87 35 6 28 39 6
4 -1 Wesley Coburn 1950 -87 35 6 21 38 2
5 +1 Mark Howell 1924 -113 35 3 21 35 6
6 -1 Michael Massie 1917 -120 34 5 23 39 7
7 Dan Greene 1892 -145 33 7 22 36 8
8 Matt Mclaughlin 1873 -164 35 7 26 37 11
9 Amy Henderson 1849 -188 34 5 24 34 9
10 Davey Segal 1825 -212 35 8 25 38 12
11 Christian Koelle 1777 -260 34 4 16 36 6
12 Joseph Wolkin 1763 -274 32 7 17 34 7
13 Clayton Caldwell 1707 -330 31 7 24 39 6
14 Vito Pugliese 1652 -385 31 9 20 35 6
15 Ava Ladner 1561 -476 26 7 21 28 5
16 Bryan Keith 1455 -582 25 6 18 30 6
17 Mike Neff 1269 -768 23 5 16 24 4
18 John Haverlin 1253 -784 22 5 14 23 3
19 Frank Velat 1032 -1005 19 1 10 20 4
20 Corey LaJoie 739 -1298 15 3 5 12 3
21 Greg Davis 731 -1306 13 2 10 14 4
22 Zach Gillispie 609 -1428 11 3 9 12 2
23 Tom Bowles 543 -1494 10 2 5 10 1
24 Drew Mongiello 410 -1627 8 2 5 6 3
25 Michael Finley 207 -1830 5 1 1 4 2
26 Rick Lunkenheimer 39 -1998 1 1 1
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The Frontstretch Staff is made up of a group of talented men and women spread out all over the United States and Canada. Residing in 15 states throughout the country, plus Ontario, and widely ranging in age, the staff showcases a wide variety of diverse opinions that will keep you coming back for more week in and week out.

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