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Staff picks for Texas Cup race

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 - Practice

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Brad Keselowski (L), driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, talks with Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2016 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Here’s a look at who the NBC Sports staff is picking to win today’s NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Kyle Busch. A deal’s a deal. This is my guy until he wins.

Dustin Long

Joey Logano. Fords are fast and he’s due to win.

Daniel McFadin

Brad Keselowski. Using his early season momentum and the lessons learned from his Kentucky win last year, Keselowski earns his first Texas victory.

Jerry Bonkowski

Ryan Blaney. Fords are going to dominate this race, and Blaney - who will start on the outside of the fromt row - is going to lead the way. After 60 career Cup starts, Blaney gets his first career Cup win.