2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Standings

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None of the RCR drivers win any races, but one makes it in on points and somehow makes it to the round of 8. Bowman and Byron each win a race before Chase. The front row at Daytona will be two of those three. One of the four of them goes on a tear near the end of the season and makes it to Homestead, but finishes 2nd or 3rd. Bayne will win one 1 race. Stenhouse will miss one 1 race and the playoffs.

Each of their rides 7, 15, and 55, though one may be renumbered gets one unlikely top A veteran will earn one of these. Suarez wins once and gets to the round of 12, Jones twice and makes the round of 8. Busch also makes it to the round of 8 but gets taken out by a Hendrick driver. Hamlin makes the final four but finishes 2nd or 3rd, if he ends up finishing at all.

Will either be bought out or close entirely by the end of , but still manages 3 top 15s. Pulls off another upset win at a restrictor plate track. McDowell gets a top 5 at a road course. Only makes 4 races before folding. Gets a top 20 at a 1. Fires Cole Whitt halfway through the season, ends up going Rick Ware-style and starting 7 different drivers before the end of the year.

Brendan Gaughan gets 6th in the Daytona in the last start for the Ends up making one start for Premium later in the year. Boldest prediction of all: Truex finally proposes to Pollex. The wedding, however, won't happen this year, and Sherry will keep her last name. Oh, and the 78 wins the Daytona and another championship. Kahne gets one spectacular win and makes the playoffs, but falls out in the first round. Starts at least 18 races, mostly with Cope.

Gets a top 10 at a restrictor plate track, and a 13th-place finish at a 1. Another completely new team joins Cup, makes 6 starts in total, and manages a 25th place finish or better.

GMS announces a move to Cup. Jimmie Johnson turns Welp, Rick Ware Racing bought a charter. Unless something extremely unusual happens I don't see a chartered team folding mid-season.

Larson and Elliott carry the Chevy banner, and are now on equal footing with Toyota. Bowman and Byron perform similar to Jones and Suarez did this year. Chevy blows away the competition with the ZL1. Larson and Elliott have seasons similar to Gordon and Johnson in Larson wins at Homestead, beating Elliott, Truex, and Busch for the championship.

William Byron and Alex Bowman are huge disappointments. Have seasons similar to Kahne and Earnhardt this year. Either Byron or Bowman will struggle in their new equipment while the other finds relative success. Hamlin, Truex, Elliott, Larson.

Larson will dominate Homestead and win the championship. Lmao at the Rick Allen prediction I'm visualizing this playing out on live tv and know I shouldn't be laughing. There's another surprising retirement announcement before Daytona. Brandon Jones and Matt Tifft both win races with their new teams and make comments made this year look silly. Nobody flips all year, but several close calls cause fans to clamor for another roof flap for some reason. After an intentional wreck at the end of a race at a mile and a half track, a massive brawl breaks out in the pits and drivers wind up being suspended.

In the style of his predecessor, Jeff Gordon, Chez spins his tires on the ensuing restart, allowing Dennis to get a run on him. Dennis attempts to pass Chez in the grass, but Chez throws a block, Dennis hits him! JWT is the only contender left and wins the championship. We got a normal championship for either or if someone has a better year than what MTJ has and gets robbed of the championship.

But what would actually happen is we would somehow get a more gimmick filled championship format. Coleslaw Custard will win Xfinity ship with Sadler finishing second again. Final 4 looks like: A driver on 'competitive' team had at least one car Top 30 in Owner points gets canned during season.

Larson wins 6 regular races and 4 in the playoffs and four in the playoffs including Homestead, winning the title. First Time Xfinity Winners will include: Chase finally wins, but after Byron and Bowman.

Mysteriously, Chase is still the most hyped. Larson regresses to the mean and wins races while never coming within shouting distance of being a real contender. Blaney doesn't win this year: Almirola doesn't win a race, but does make the round of 8. My really bold prediction: Kurt Busch retires before the season begins, as he is not picked up by Stewart Haas.

Cole Custer to take his place in the 41 Haas Automation Ford. Danica Patrick races the No. Cole Custer finishes fourth of the four. Johnson only had 11 last year. Ford will struggle throughout the season due to the other teams having newer, and potentially better bodies.

Jeffrey Earnhardt runs top 5 all day in the Coke until someone hits the wall in front of him and he gets collected in the wreck. We'll see a race get pushed to between Phoenix 2 and Homestead because of a natural disaster. Going to add to the pandemonium here.

Not sure how many of these are BOLD but here we go. Johnson continues downward trend from , will still win. Bowman and Elliot break into win column. Byron does not win but comes close. Makes chase on points.

Logano has a resurgent season, makes playoffs on back of 3 wins, Keselowski wins at least one plate race to lock in. Blaney struggles much of season adjusting to new team. Does not make playoffs but begins to turn season around by fall. Wallace does score several top's as he continues to showcase talent in subpar equipment.

Sleeper pick to make playoff on fluke win late in regular season. Truex and Kyle Busch continue dominance on high downforce tracks. Jones breaks into win column. Hamlin and Suarez both get at least one win. Harvick continues to win. Almirola proves he belongs with a win or two.

Bowyer continues to run 7th to 20th. Larson bounces back from playoff disappointment as the only Chevy capable of running with Truex and Busch at high speed ovals. McMurray does not win and announces retirement halfway through season. Makes room for Tyler Reddick in Kahne does not win but assists team with continuing to build a solid foundation.

Numerous Top finishes, narrowly misses playoffs on points. Allmendinger makes playoffs on either road course or Martinsville win, otherwise continues to struggle. Buescher continues to improve, begins challenging for top's more regularly. Newman does not win. Both Dillions do not win, though Ty makes progress with 13 car. Puts Danica up for Daytona start.

Stenhouse wins early in season. Bayne continues to flounder and is replaced at end of season by Cindric, Briscoe, Majeski, or potentially with Buescher if Roush ever calls him back home. Monster does not extend it's contract with NASCAR, forcing the sport to once again find another title sponsor for the immediate future. Danica Patrick makes more than just her Daytona start, also making starts at Talladega and Indy. Busch, Larson, Kahne, Ku. Busch, McMurray, Jones, Suarez.

Truex pulls a Nico Rosberg, retires this winter. Ford gets trampled, wins no races, no playoff berths. Jones goes crazy and wins a ton of races. Derrike Cope wins a race, but StarCom doesn't have money for playoffs. Jimmie doesn't win, but Cinderella's it, winning the eighth. Retires while on the victory lap, refuses media tour and everything. Majeski is the only Xfinity ford winner. Custer doesn't do much like this year.

Bell misses playoffs, takes a second year to do well, a la trucks. Cindric turns Sadler in championship race. Grala shocks all in the Ford camp, makes playoffs, and with Sadler wreck, wins. Idk prolly a small team wins it all after cup guys win almost every race of the season prior to playoffs. He also sits out 4 races due to an injury sustained while riding his bike. Dale Jnr Subs for 2 of these 4 races. Announces his retirement for and beyond after the final regular season race.

Ryan Newman does nothing for every race, except for one, which he wins. He retains his seat for Ford will continue to falter and Brad will continue to speak out against Toyota.

I believe that one of two things are true. Either chad knaus is not committed to the grind of being a crew chief anymore and he will retire to a management position at hms in the offseason, or he knew early in in that there was nothing the ss could do to compete aerodynamically with the toyota and he decided to spend as little time as possible focusing on and began preparing for with the aggressive front downforce of the camaro.

Either way I expect a huge year out of the 48 with or without chad knaus on the pit box. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Log in or sign up in seconds. Submit a new link. Submit a new text post. See this wiki page for info. Go Bowling Richmond International Raceway 7: Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Want to add to the discussion? Now that is bold. Chase Elliott Las Vegas: Martin Truex Jr Phoenix: Alex Bowman Auto Club: Martin Truex Jr Talladega: Denny Hamlin Coke Martin Truex Jr Daytona 2: Brad Keselowski New Hampshire: No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do.

And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story. This might be a bit of a dark-horse pick, considering how his season ended, but give me Kyle Larson. He should be motivated by his premature playoff exit, and he ran as well at Homestead as could have been imagined. Rookie of the year: Winning a race would be a huge step in his first Cup season, but Byron has the talent to do the unlikely. Wallace will be more of a wild card. William Byron takes over as the driver of the iconic 24 Chevy for Henhrick Motorsports.

Rather, this is more about Elliott finally capitalizing on his potential. His dad, Bill Elliott, was the same way early in his career Championship four at Homestead: Given how dominant both Martin Truex Jr. The node you're attempting to unmount was rendered by another copy of React.

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