Creature vs. Creature NASCAR Writers Pool: Coca-Cola 600 Results

Ben BombergerSenior Writer IMay 26, 2009

Our first week of our expanded writer pool is behind us, and needless to say: Nobody correctly picked the winner.

The Coca-Cola 600 became the Coca-Cola 340.5 and threw our writers here on Bleacher Report a curve-ball as the finishing order was mixed up a little.

Two of our newest additions correctly picked the highest finishing driver, with Mason Dunn and James Broomhead both selected second-place finisher Ryan Newman.

Back at the top of the points, Ben Bomberger gained little ground on points leader M.J. Buchanan with his pick of Kyle Busch, who brought home a sixth-place finish.

Buchanan's selection of Jeff Gordon struggled early and used pit strategy late to come home 14th.

Buchanan maintained a 32-point lead over second-place Adam Heasley, as the duo both selected Gordon to hoist the trophy in Concord.

Here is a look at how each writer's pick fared on Monday, as well as the updated point standings (with total wins in parenthesis):

M.J. Buchanan, 1789, Gordon finished 14th. (0)

Adam Heasley, 1757, Gordon finished 14th. (2)

Kelly Crandall, 1709, Jimmie Johnson finished 13th. (1)

Ben Bomberger, 1652, Kyle Busch finished sixth. (0)

S.M. Napier, 1584, Tony Stewart finished 19th. (2)

David Phillips, 1517, Johnson finished 13th. (1)

James Broomhead, 175, Newman finished second. (0)

Mason Dunn, 175, Newman finished second. (0)

Kyle Ocker, 129, Johnson finished 13th. (0)

Rob Tiongson, 121, Gordon finished 14th. (0)

Danielle Henderson, 106, Tony Stewart finished 19th. (0)

Kara Martin, 106, Stewart finished 19th. (0)

Jen Preson, 40, Kevin Harvick finished 41st. (0)

Remember, during the regular season, our writers are trying to collect as many wins as possible.

After Richmond, points will be re-set with each writer receiving 10 points for correctly picking a winner during the season.

For the final 10 races, the points will matter, and a Creature vs. Creature Champion will be crowned following the season finale in Homestead.