There should be a notice before every prediction article on this site that notes that predictions are just that not an accurate pick for who will win every weekend.
After all, who could have predicted that a 20-year-old Nationwide Series regular in his second career Sprint Cup race named Trevor Bayne would win the Daytona 500? Who could have predicted that Jeff Gordon would win at Phoenix to break a lengthy winless drought? Who could have predicted that last weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway would feature a dull 245 laps and a thrilling final five laps?
With this in mind, here's a look at one writer's predictions of who will visit Victory Lane throughout the duration of the 2011 Sprint Cup season.