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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Texas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (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 Texas Motor Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Kyle Busch. Returning to a highly successful strategy employed last year, he is the winning pick until his next victory.

Dustin Long

Kyle Busch earns his first victory of the season.

Daniel McFadin

Ryan Blaney sweeps the weekend and gets his first Cup win with Team Penske.

Dan Beaver

Kevin Harvick won last fall’s Texas race and started the 2018 season with a pair of victories on 1.5-mile tracks. He’s going to keep on winning.