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The 2019 Digital Ally 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 11, 2019, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 271 laps -- extended from 267 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) asphalt speedway, it was the 12th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Digital Ally 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 12 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
Location Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 271 laps, 406.5 mi (650.4 km)
Scheduled Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Average speed 131.023 miles per hour (210.861 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 30.131
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 105
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.177 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Kansas Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval race track in Kansas City, Kansas. It was built in 2001 and hosts two annual NASCAR race weekends. The NTT IndyCar Series also raced there until 2011. The speedway is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation.

Entry listEdit

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
31 Tyler Reddick (i) Richard Childress Racing 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
46 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Aric Almirola was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 30.311 seconds and a speed of 178.153 mph (286.709 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.311 178.153
2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.443 177.381
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.481 177.160
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 30.383 seconds and a speed of 177.731 mph (286.030 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.383 177.731
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.452 177.328
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.459 177.288
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 30.131 and a speed of 179.217 mph (288.422 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.131
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.214
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.282
4 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.295
5 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.345
6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.447
7 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.483
8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.530
9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.540
10 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.542
11 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.577
12 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.579
13 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.586
14 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.586
15 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 30.605
16 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 30.644
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.651
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.673
19 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 30.676
20 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 30.729
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.732
22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.751
23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.818
24 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 30.820
25 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 30.823
26 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.825
27 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.889
28 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.893
29 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 30.917
30 31 Tyler Reddick (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.932
31 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.938
32 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 30.956
33 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.992
34 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 31.123
35 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.192
36 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 31.242
37 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 31.590
38 46 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 32.027
39 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 34.485
40 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results
  • Eleven cars failed post-qualifying inspection and started at the rear, including 5 of the top 8 qualifiers (Nos. 10, 41, 9, 19, 42, 13, 22, 34, 00, 46, 66).[13]

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Ford 10
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 5
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Ford 9
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6
6 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 271 44
2 5 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 271 42
3 6 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 271 44
4 32 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 271 52
5 2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 271 38
6 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 271 31
7 9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 271 40
8 35 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 271 37
9 21 31 Tyler Reddick (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 271 0
10 18 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 271 37
11 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 271 40
12 33 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 271 25
13 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 271 43
14 34 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 271 23
15 30 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 270 23
16 11 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 270 21
17 15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 270 20
18 17 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 270 19
19 31 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 270 18
20 3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 270 17
21 26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 270 16
22 16 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 270 15
23 19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 269 14
24 10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 269 13
25 22 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 269 12
26 37 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 269 11
27 24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 269 10
28 36 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 269 9
29 7 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 269 8
30 8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 268 9
31 27 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 268 0
32 13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 264 5
33 23 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 263 0
34 25 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 263 3
35 29 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 262 2
36 20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 261 1
37 38 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 261 0
38 40 46 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 258 0
39 39 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 257 0
40 28 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 245 0
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 23 among 12 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 41
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 6 minutes and 9 seconds
  • Average speed: 131.023 miles per hour (210.861 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their ninth race at the Kansas Speedway. Mike Joy, three-time Kansas winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip called in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Regan Smith and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.

FS1
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Regan Smith
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race which was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field raced through the tri-oval. Dave Moody covered the race from the Sunoco spotters stand outside turn 2 when the field is racing through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform outside turn 4. Jason Toy, Kim Coon, and Steve Post worked pit road for the radio side.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Mike Bagley
Jason Toy
Kim Coon
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kansas Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "Digital Ally 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Digital Ally 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (May 10, 2019). "Aric Almirola tops Bowyer in first Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (May 10, 2019). "Kurt Busch leads final practice at Kansas; Larson spins". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (May 10, 2019). "Harvick wins Kansas pole, SHR sweeps first two rows". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "Five of top eight fail inspection, lose Kansas starting spots | NASCAR.com". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2019-05-11. Retrieved 2019-05-12.


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