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2019 1000Bulbs.com 500

The 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on October 13-14, 2019 at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 188 laps on the 2.66 mile (4.2 km) superspeedway, it was the 31st race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the fifth race of the Playoffs, and second race of the Round of 12. Ryan Blaney scored his first win of the season and third of his career edging out Ryan Newman by .007 seconds becoming the 6th closest finish in NASCAR history.

2019 1000Bulbs.com 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 31 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)
Location Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 188 laps, 500.08 mi (804.64 km)
Average speed 136.644 miles per hour (219.907 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 49.692
Most laps led
Driver Ryan Blaney Team Penske
Laps 35
Winner
No. 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network NBC(Sunday)/NBCSN(Monday)
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (booth) and Steve Letarte (NBC Peacock Pitbox)
Nielsen Ratings 1.536 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Dan Hubbard (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Talladega Superspeedway, the track where the race was held.

Talladega Superspeedway, originally known as Alabama International Motor Superspeedway (AIMS), is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. The track is a tri-oval and was constructed in the 1960s by the International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by the France family. Talladega is most known for its steep banking and the unique location of the start/finish line that's located just past the exit to pit road. The track currently hosts the NASCAR series such as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long (4.28 km) tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which also is a 2.5-mile-long (4 km) tri-oval.

Entry listEdit

  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford
8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Blake Jones Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 46.734 seconds and a speed of 204.904 mph (329.761 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.734 204.904
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.013 203.688
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.014 203.684
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Clint Bowyer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 47.396 seconds and a speed of 202.042 mph (325.155 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.396 202.042
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.681 200.835
3 21 Matt Crafton Wood Brothers Racing Ford 47.686 200.813
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Chase Elliott scored the pole for the race with a time of 49.692 and a speed of 192.707 mph (310.132 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.692
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.732
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.808
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.988
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 49.992
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 50.007
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 50.053
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50.055
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 50.078
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 50.130
11 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.179
12 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 50.195
13 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 50.223
14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 50.264
15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50.315
16 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.316
17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.341
18 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.452
19 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50.481
20 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50.567
21 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 50.577
22 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.594
23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 50.616
24 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 50.656
25 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 50.750
26 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.776
27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 50.863
28 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 50.873
29 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50.881
30 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 51.011
31 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 51.176
32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 51.956
33 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 52.002
34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 52.324
35 77 Blake Jones Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 52.407
36 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 53.101
37 51 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Ford 53.227
38 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 53.471
39 52 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 54.404
40 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Note: The race started on Sunday, October 13, but was interrupted by rain after 57 laps, and the remaining 131 laps were completed on Monday, October 14.

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 55

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 55

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7
5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 5
7 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 4
8 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 78

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 188 46
2 13 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 35
3 40 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 34
4 5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 188 33
5 22 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 188 32
6 20 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 38
7 33 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 188 30
8 1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 29
9 7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 35
10 21 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 188 27
11 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 188 44
12 34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 188 0
13 16 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 188 24
14 25 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 188 0
15 32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 188 0
16 14 21 Paul Menard* Wood Brothers Racing Ford 188 21
17 15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 188 20
18 30 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 188 19
19 26 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 19
20 23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 187 21
21 29 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 187 16
22 38 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 187 15
23 8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 186 24
24 27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 185 13
25 6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 182 26
26 18 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 182 11
27 28 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 181 0
28 24 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 181 13
29 17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 181 8
30 31 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 181 7
31 35 77 Blake Jones Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 179 6
32 19 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 168 14
33 3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 162 17
34 11 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 162 3
35 37 51 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Ford 162 2
36 36 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 161 0
37 2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 106 9
38 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 106 5
39 12 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 106 6
40 39 52 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 53 0
Official race results

* Matt Crafton replaced Paul Menard after Stage 1 of the race due to back problems.

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 47 among 19 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 43
  • Red flags: 1
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 39 minutes and 36 seconds
  • Average speed: 136.644 miles per hour (219.907 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and six-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. covered the race in the booth for NBC. Steve Letarte called from the NBC Peacock Pit Box on pit road. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBC/NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NBC Peacock Pitbox: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

MRN covered the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and Rusty Wallace called the race for MRN when the field races thru the tri-oval. Dave Moody called the action from turn 1, Mike Bagley called the action for MRN when the field races down the backstraightaway, and Dan Hubbard called the race from the Sunoco tower just outside of turn 4. Winston Kelley, Kim Coon, Steve Post, and Dillon Welch called the race for MRN from pit road.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Backstretch: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Dan Hubbard
Winston Kelley
Kim Coon
Steve Post
Dillon Welch

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Talladega Superspeedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 12, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "1000Bulbs.com 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (October 11, 2019). "Denny Hamlin tops first Talladega practice at nearly 205 mph". Motorsport.com. Lincoln, Alabama: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (October 11, 2019). "Clint Bowyer tops Friday's final Cup practice at Talledaga". Motorsport.com. Lincoln, Alabama: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (October 12, 2019). "Chase Elliott wins Talladega pole as Hendrick goes 1-2-3-4". Motorsport.com. Lincoln, Alabama: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 12, 2019.


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