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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 24: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, wave to fans during pre-race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Graythen/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 Martinsville Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Denny Hamlin. Driver and team eliminate the mistakes that have plagued them this season and maximize the speed of the No. 11 Toyota that has been present in every race.

Dustin Long

Kyle Busch scores his first win of the season and earns his second consecutive Martinsville victory.

Daniel McFadin

After three consecutive top-three finishes Kyle Busch gets win No. 1 in 2018.

Jerry Bonkowski

I may be playing a broken record by picking him again, but I’m going with the winningest active driver at Martinsville, Jimmie Johnson. Remember him?

Dan Beaver

Just because it has never happened before doesn’t mean it can’t happen: Martin Truex Jr. sweeps the weekend and gets his first short-track win.