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2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

The 2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race presented by Wendy's was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on August 17, 2019 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the .533-mile (0.858 km) short track, it was the 24th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race presented by Wendy's
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 24 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date August 17, 2019 (2019-08-17)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
.533 mi (.858 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (429 km)
Average speed 94.531 miles per hour (152.133 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 14.848
Most laps led
Driver Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing
Laps 93
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Nielsen Ratings 2.503 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (Backstretch)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Bristol Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.

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 Quin Houff (R) 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 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford
77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

† - Bayley Currey was entered for the No. 52 but was suspended by NASCAR on Thursday before the race due to violating the substance abuse policy.[10] Kyle Weatherman will replace Currey in the No. 52 as a result.

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.920 seconds and a speed of 128.606 mph (206.971 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.920 128.606
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.973 128.151
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 15.008 127.852
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Matt DiBenedetto was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 14.892 seconds and a speed of 128.848 mph (207.361 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 14.892 128.848
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 14.962 128.245
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.964 128.228
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race with a time of 14.848 and a speed of 129.230 mph (207.976 km/h).[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.848
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.874
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.875
4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.896
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.901
6 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.923
7 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 14.937
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.940
9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.945
10 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.963
11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.976
12 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 14.981
13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 14.997
14 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.002
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 15.028
16 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.053
17 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.084
18 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.088
19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.116
20 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 15.129
21 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.166
22 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 15.188
23 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.192
24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 15.225
25 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 15.243
26 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 15.273
27 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.275
28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 15.311
29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.314
30 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15.331
31 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.340
32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 15.366
33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.468
34 27 Quin Houff (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.579
35 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.631
36 54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford 15.732
37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 15.733
38 52 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.786
39 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 15.840
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 6
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 5
7 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 3
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 3
9 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 250

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 40
2 7 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 500 41
3 13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 500 40
4 31 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 40
5 6 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 46
6 2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 41
7 20 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 30
8 18 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 499 38
9 4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 499 40
10 12 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 499 32
11 14 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 499 34
12 17 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 499 27
13 3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 498 33
14 22 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 498 23
15 10 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 497 22
16 11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 497 21
17 29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 497 20
18 23 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 497 19
19 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 496 18
20 24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 496 17
21 21 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 496 22
22 9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 495 23
23 25 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 495 14
24 26 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 494 13
25 32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 490 0
26 39 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 490 0
27 27 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 487 10
28 36 54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford 485 9
29 5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 482 9
30 34 27 Quin Houff (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 478 7
31 38 52 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 474 0
32 33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 410 0
33 15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 391 4
34 19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 387 3
35 35 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 373 0
36 16 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 371 1
37 28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 368 1
38 37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 269 1
39 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 244 8
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 23 among 10 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 61
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 49 minutes and 9 seconds
  • Average speed: 94.531 miles per hour (152.133 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, 2008 Spring Bristol winner Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte called the race in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. would not end up calling this race due to being involved in a plane crash that he, his wife Amy, and daughter Isla survived on Thursday 14 miles near the speedway.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

The Performance Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow called the race from the broadcast booth when the field raced down the front straightaway. Rob Albright called the race when the field raced down the backstretch. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Wendy Venturini handled the action on pit road for PRN.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Backstretch: Rob Albright Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bristol Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 12, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  10. ^ "NASCAR officials suspend Bayley Currey for violation of Substance Abuse Policy". The Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (August 16, 2019). "Toyota drivers dominate Friday's first Cup practice at Bristol". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  12. ^ DeGroot, Nick (August 16, 2019). "Matt DiBenedetto tops final Cup practice at Bristol". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (August 16, 2019). "Denny Hamlin gives Toyota its first Cup pole of 2019 season". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.


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