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The 2019 Coca-Cola 600, the 60th running of the event, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 26, 2019 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.42 km) asphalt speedway, it was the 13th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Coca-Cola 600
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 13 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date May 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (960 km)
Average speed 124.074 miles per hour (199.678 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 29.440
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 116
Winner
No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 4.258 million[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

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

The race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located in Concord, North Carolina. The speedway complex includes a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) quad-oval track that will be utilized for the race, as well as a dragstrip and a dirt track. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams based in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith serving as track president.

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 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Quin Houff (R) 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

First practiceEdit

Daniel Hemric was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.542 seconds and a speed of 182.791 mph (294.174 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.542 182.791
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.615 182.340
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.636 182.211
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

William Byron scored the pole for the race with a time of 29.440 and a speed of 183.424 mph (295.192 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.440
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.497
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.519
4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.546
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.550
6 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.555
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.560
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.562
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.563
10 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.588
11 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.603
12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.614
13 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.618
14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.622
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.649
16 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.657
17 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.698
18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.736
19 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 29.760
20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.773
21 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.781
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.783
23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.783
24 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.839
25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.842
26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.955
27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 29.978
28 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.983
29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.006
30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 30.108
31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.254
32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 30.379
33 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 30.437
34 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 30.470
35 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.566
36 53 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.901
37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.945
38 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 31.812
39 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 31.947
40 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 32.059
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Daniel Suárez was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 29.647 seconds and a speed of 182.143 mph (293.131 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.647 182.143
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.662 182.051
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.754 181.488
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Daniel Suárez was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.883 seconds and a speed of 180.705 mph (290.817 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.883 180.705
2 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.886 180.687
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.908 180.554
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 10
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 10
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 4
8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3
9 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 2
10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Stage 3 Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 7
5 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage three results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 4 Laps: 100

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 52
2 7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 44
3 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 59
4 12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 55
5 9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 36
6 22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 400 31
7 13 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 44
8 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 32
9 1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 39
10 5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 38
11 2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 26
12 30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 400 25
13 19 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 400 36
14 17 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 23
15 31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 400 22
16 18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 21
17 20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 30
18 6 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 399 19
19 21 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 398 38
20 26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 398 17
21 10 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 398 16
22 23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 398 15
23 28 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 397 14
24 8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 397 13
25 29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 396 12
26 34 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 396 0
27 11 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 396 19
28 39 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 396 9
29 36 53 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 395 0
30 37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 389 7
31 24 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 343 6
32 40 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 334 0
33 25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 315 7
34 4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 315 3
35 33 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 245 0
36 35 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 134 0
37 32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 108 0
38 38 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 51 0
39 27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 49 1
40 16 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 30 among 11 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 16 for 80
  • Red flags: 1 for 1 minute and 56 seconds
  • Time of race: 4 hours, 50 minutes and 9 seconds
  • Average speed: 124.074 miles per hour (199.678 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports televised the race in the United States for the 19th consecutive year. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner, Jeff Gordon and five-time race winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Regan Smith
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by the Performance Racing Network (PRN), and was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow called the race in the booth when the field raced through the quad-oval. Rob Albright reported the race from a billboard in turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2 and halfway down the backstretch. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through the other half of the backstretch and through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Wendy Venturini and Steve Richards were the pit reporters during the broadcast.

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 21, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Coca-Cola 600 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 27, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Coca-Cola 600 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (May 23, 2019). "Daniel Hemric leads Thursday's first Cup practice at Charlotte". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (May 23, 2019). "William Byron becomes youngest pole winner of Coke 600". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (May 25, 2019). "Daniel Suarez tops Kyle Busch in Saturday's first Cup practice". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Utter, Jim (May 25, 2019). "Daniel Suarez fastest in final Coke 600 practice at Charlotte". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 25, 2019.


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