Pick ’Em – Media members had their chance to pick winners for today’s Coca-Cola 600. Some were serious; some were funny. Read ’em and harass your peers.

AJ Allmendinger

Farrah Kaye, nnsracing.com

Genevieve Cadorette, skirtsandscuffs.com

Tony Bolick, (Asheboro) Courier-Tribune

Jorge Mondaca, foxsports.com

Greg Biffle

Toby Christie, rubbingsracing.com

Viv Bernstein, The New York Times

Matt Kenseth

Jay Pennell, sbnation.com, allleftturns.com

Nathan Butler, onpitroad.com, speedwaymedia.com

Bryan Davis Keith, frontstretch.com

Reid Spencer, The Sporting News

Monte Dutton, Gaston Gazette

Joe Menzer, nascar.com

Carl Edwards

Kim Roberson, insiderracingnews.com

Mike Massaro, ESPN

Jeff Gluck, sbnation.com

Greg Engle, cupscene.com

Doug Rice, PRN

Tom Jensen, speed.com

Jeff Owens, scenedaily.com

Thomas Pope, The Fayetteville Observer

Allen Knight, Cox Sports Broadcasting

Dick Cox, Cox Sports Broadcasting

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ben White, Lexington (N.C.) Dispatch

Sarah Farlee, cupscene.com

David Reutimann

Jenna Fryer, AP

Ben McNeely, Media General

Danica Patrick or Dale Jr.

David Newton, espn.com

Kyle Busch

David Caraviello, nascar.com

Mike Neff, frontstretch.com

Al Pearce, AutoWeek

Jamie McMurray

Greer Smith, High Point Enterprise

Jimmie Johnson

Diego Mejia, autosport.com

Jeff Gordon

Brian Franey, ESPN

Jeff Burton

Kenny Bruce, scenedaily.com

Ryan Newman

Norman Cooke, Stadium Journey

Kasey Kahne

Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer

Amy Henderson, frontstretch.com

Clint Bowyer

Mike Hembree, speed.com

Staff Picks

Scott Cooper, CMS VP of Communications – Greg Biffle

Adrian Parker, CMS Director of Communications –

Regular pick - Matt “The Brat” Kenseth

Dark horse pick – David Ragan

Million-to-1 pick – Brian Vickers

Cathy Hein, CMS Communication Manager – Carl Edwards

Angela Revell, Pit notes – Marcos Ambrose

N.B. Arnold, Pit notes – Carl Edwards

Brad Bowling, Veteran counter monkey – Jimmie Johnson

Touching Reunion – Katrina Zaleski hadn’t seen her husband for four months, until he surprised her on the pre-race stage for today’s Coca-Cola 600.

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Matthew D. Kilmartin has been deployed to Iraq since February, his third such deployment in seven year with the U.S. Army. He came home this weekend to surprise his wife as she accepted the fictitious “Golden Eagle Award,” supposedly given in appreciation to spouses of active duty military, which was created to set-up this touching reunion between soldier and wife.

After husband and wife tearfully greeted each other, they headed to the Coca-Cola suite to watch the race. SSG Kilmartin will then have his usual 15-day leave to spend with his wife at their base in Ft. Bragg, N.C., before returning to Iraq.