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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Chicagoland

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 - Practice

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 16: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DEWALT/Flexvolt Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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

Nate Ryan

Matt Kenseth. After so many unfortunate twists for his team over the last 18 months, he said on the NASCAR on NBC podcast he might be due for 10 consecutive races of good luck. It starts here.

Dustin Long

Kyle Busch. After trading barbs on Twitter and elsewhere with Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch does the mic drop with a big win.

Daniel McFadin

Martin Truex Jr. gets the win after two miserable endings at Darlington and Richmond.

Jerry Bonkowski

Brad Keselowski. While some may think he put his foot in his mouth for criticizing Kyle Busch, Toyota and others, Keselowski thinks that same foot can help him start the playoffs with a win, like he did in 2012 when he won the championship.