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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Indianapolis

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 23: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Here’s who NBC’s writers think will triumph today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dustin Long

Ryan Newman pulls off the upset special.

Nate Ryan

Kevin Harvick. He backs up his speed from Pocono Raceway for his first Brickyard win in 15 years.

Daniel McFadin

Martin Truex Jr. begins Furniture Row Racing’s farewell tour with a big win.

Dan Beaver

Kyle Busch was one incident away from potentially getting a fourth straight top-two finish last year.