The first five races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season have produced five different winning drivers and five different winning teams.
We’ll find out Sunday if we have a sixth new winner, as NASCAR takes to Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500 and the first short-track race of the season. Coverage begins on FS1 at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday.
With 21 races left in the NASCAR regular season, I’m going to predict that we’ll end up with 15 different drivers who will win races and punch their respective tickets into the playoffs.
That means 10 new winners in the next 21 races. Here’s who I expect to see win between now and the time the playoffs start. The higher the ranking, the stronger the likelihood that that driver wins.