Creature Vs. Creature: NASCAR Picks (Shootout and Chase)

Ben BombergerSenior Writer INovember 20, 2016

Each week, six of our beloved B/R NASCAR writers discuss their picks for the upcoming race. Each week, the writer receives the total number of points their selected driver gets.

At the end of the 26-race regular season, writer's will receive 10 bonus points for each win they had during the season, and the Chase field will be set just as the Cup stars do it.

There are no rules for selecting drivers, which means each writer can pick whoever they want to, each and every weekend. There are no limits on the number of times they can use a driver, and no rule about the writers picking the same drivers in any given week.

It's all about the picks.

With this being the first weekend of picks, things will run a little differently. Not only will each of our writers be picking who they think will win this weekend's Budweiser Shootout, but they will also give us a run down of which 12 drivers will make the Chase, albeit in no particular order, and will also select the 2009 champ.

Here is a look at this weeks picks:

me.jpgBen Bomberger

This week's pick: Tony Stewart

Champion pick: "Cousin" Carl Edwards

Chase field:

1. Carl Edwards
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Tony Stewart
6. Brian Vickers
7. David Ragan
8. Matt Kenseth
9. Mark Martin
10. Jeff Gordon
11. Kyle Busch
12. Denny Hamlin


mj.jpgMary Jo Buchanan

This week's pick: Brian Vickers

Champion pick: Carl Edwards

Chase field:

1.   Carl Edwards
2.   Jimmie Johnson
3.   Mark Martin
4.   Jeff Gordon
5.   Kasey Kahne
6.   Kyle Bush
7.   Kevin Harvick
8.   Greg Biffle
9.   David Ragan
10.  Jamie McMurray
11.  Tony Stewart
12.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


lj.jpgL.J. Burgess

This weeks pick: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Champion pick: Jimmie Johnson

Chase field:

1. Jimmy Johnson
2. Carl Edwards
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Jeff Burton
5. Scott Speed
6. Kyle Busch
7. Mark Martin
8. David Ragan
9. Dale Junior
10. Greg Biffle
11. Jeff Gordon
12. Matt Kenseth


kelly.jpgKelly Crandall

This weeks pick: Kyle Busch

Champion pick: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chase field:

1. Carl Edwards
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Kyle Busch
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5. Jeff Gordon
6. Mark Martin
7. Denny Hamlin
8. David Ragan
9. Brian Vickers
10. Jeff Burton
11. Matt Kenseth
12. Greg Biffle


S.M. Napier

This weeks pick: Bobby Labonte

Champion pick: Kevin Harvick

Chase field:

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Greg Biffle
6. Carl Edwards
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Jeff Burton
9. Kasey Kahne
10. David Ragan
11. Brian Vickers
12. Clint Bowyer

david.jpgDavid Phillips

This weeks pick: Paul Menard

Champion pick: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chase field:

1. Dale Jr.
2. Carl Edwards
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Kyle Busch
5. Greg Biffle
6. Mark Martin
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Brian Vickers
9. Kasey Kahne
10. David Ragan
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Tony Stewart


 Creature Standings
Ben Bomberger00
Mary Jo Buchanan00
L.J. Burgess00
Kelly Crandall00
S.M. Napier00
David Phillips00







For more information about the six writers making picks weekly visit their B/R page by

clicking on each writer's name.

Picks by the week: Shootout | 1 | 2 | 3