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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/GuestDriver 1Driver 2
Amy HendersonKyle BuschTy Dillon
Ava LadnerJoey LoganoJimmie Johnson
Bryan GableKevin HarvickErik Jones
Christian KoelleKyle BuschMichael McDowell
Corey BrewerKyle BuschClint Bowyer
Dan GreeneKyle BuschClint Bowyer
Davey SegalKevin HarvickJimmie Johnson
Drew MongielloKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Dustin AlbinoKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Joseph WolkinMartin Truex Jr.Chris Buescher
Mark HowellJoey LoganoClint Bowyer
Matt MclaughlinKyle BuschRyan Blaney
Michael MassieKevin HarvickRyan Blaney
Vito PuglieseKyle BuschErik Jones
Wesley CoburnKyle BuschErik Jones
Zach GillispieKevin HarvickAustin Dillon

Standings following Phoenix:

RankChangeWriter/GuestPointsBehindRacesWinsTop 5Top 10DNF
1Bryan Gable203735930463
2Dustin Albino1962-7535923419
3+1Corey Brewer1950-8735628396
4-1Wesley Coburn1950-8735621382
5+1Mark Howell1924-11335321356
6-1Michael Massie1917-12034523397
7Dan Greene1892-14533722368
8Matt Mclaughlin1873-164357263711
9Amy Henderson1849-18834524349
10Davey Segal1825-212358253812
11Christian Koelle1777-26034416366
12Joseph Wolkin1763-27432717347
13Clayton Caldwell1707-33031724396
14Vito Pugliese1652-38531920356
15Ava Ladner1561-47626721285
16Bryan Keith1455-58225618306
17Mike Neff1269-76823516244
18John Haverlin1253-78422514233
19Frank Velat1032-100519110204
20Corey LaJoie739-12981535123
21Greg Davis731-130613210144
22Zach Gillispie609-14281139122
23Tom Bowles543-14941025101
24Drew Mongiello410-162782563
25Michael Finley207-183051142
26Rick Lunkenheimer39-1998111
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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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