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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 15: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/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 Talladega Superspeedway.

Nate Ryan

Chase Elliott fulfills the promise exhibited two months ago before a Daytona 500 crash.

Dustin Long

Brad Keselowski continues his restrictor-plate mastery.

Daniel McFadin

Darrell Wallace Jr. breaks through to win his first Cup race, besting his second-place finish in the Daytona 500.

Dan Beaver

Joey Logano has been much more successful in the fall, but this week he breaks a six-year streak of results 25th or worse in the Talladega spring race.