Sunday's race provided little action on the track, with the exception of the final lap. With eight of our 13 writers picking Carl Edwards to back-flip his way into Victory Lane, there was little action within our standings as well.
Kelly Crandall appeared to be headed towards her second win of the season, when leader Jimmie Johnson fell off pace, taking the white flag.
Crandall's selection of Greg Biffle took over the lead for the final two miles, but didn't have enough gas in his tank to hold off a charging Mark Martin.
Biffle fell off the pace down the back stretch, allowing Edwards (and eight writers here on Bleacher Report) to take over the top spot among our selections.
Fortunately for Crandall, Biffle managed to coast home in fifth-place, and she lost only five points on Creature Leader M.J. Buchanan.
Here is a look at each writer's pick from Michigan last weekend, where they finished, and the updated point standings (wins are in parenthesis):
M.J. Buchanan, (2205) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Kelly Crandall, (2162) Biffle finished fifth. (1)
Ben Bomberger, (2109) Brian Vickers finished ninth. (0)
Adam Heasley, (2089) Edwards finished fourth. (2)
S.M. Napier, (1940) Edwards finished fourth. (2)
David Phillips, (1763) Ryan Newman finished 23rd. (1)
Mason Dunn, (602) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Kara Martin, (567) Kyle Busch finished 13th. (1)
Rob Tiongson, (543) Vickers finished ninth. (1)
James Broomhead, (543) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Danielle Henderson, (495) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Kyle Ocker, (494) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Jen Preston, (354) Edwards finished fourth. (0)
Remember, during the regular season, our writers are trying to collect as many wins as possible.
After Richmond, points will be reset 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.
Check back on Friday for this weekend's picks.
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