And the winner is ...

— -- We're gathering all the office gearheads we can find and having them submit their picks for race winners for Nextel Cup events throughout the season. We'll keep tally of who makes the most correct picks and which prognosticator's picks amass the most points throughout the season. We'll also see how users fare against our crack team of Cup aficionados. To view picks from previous races, click here. Here are the picks for this Sunday's Auto Club 500 at California Speedway.


Predicted winner
Winners picked in '04

Total races

Jerry Bonkowski,
Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson

3 9 1484 users Jeff Gordon


2 9 1415
Scott Symmes,
Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne

1 9 1361
Rupen Fofaria,
Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

1 9 1257
Justin Hagey,
Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch

1 9 1254
Mike Massaro,
Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman

2 9 1113
Jon Baum,
Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

2 9 1095