Staff picks for the Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway

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NBC Sports’ NASCAR writers once again put their heads together to predict who will win today’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Here’s our picks and be sure to follow each of our staff members on Twitter.

Dustin Long ()

Matt Kenseth

He wins the race that got away from him last year.


Nate Ryan  ()

Kyle Larson

His 2016 turnaround showed its first signs of life here, and he always seems a factor on 1.5-mile tracks.


Daniel McFadin ()

Martin Truex Jr.

After a nearly silent run up front at Charlotte, Truex finally will conquer a track that’s slipped from his grasp too many times to count.


Jerry Bonkowski ()

Kyle Busch

My gut tells me Carl Edwards finally will win at Kansas, but my better judgment tells me Kyle Busch. In a sense, and by his standards, the younger Busch brother is long overdue to reach victory lane. His last win was in July at the Brickyard 400, meaning he’s winless in  the last 10 races.


Kelly Crandall 

Matt Kenseth

I’d bet he hasn’t forgotten about last year and with starting on the pole, it wouldn’t surprise me if Kenseth doesn’t give anyone the chance to get close to him late on Sunday.