2019 Drydene 400
The 2019 Drydene 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on October 6, 2019 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps on the one-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 30th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the fourth race of the Playoffs, and the first race of the Round of 12.
|Race 30 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||October 6, 2019|
|Location||Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware|
Permanent racing facility|
1 mi (1.6 km)
|Distance||400 laps, 400 mi (640 km)|
|Average speed||135.734 miles per hour (218.443 km/h)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|No. 42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|Nielsen Ratings||1.826 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Mike Bagley (Backstretch)|
Dover International Speedway (formerly Dover Downs International Speedway) is a race track in Dover, Delaware, United States. Since opening in 1969, it has held at least two NASCAR races. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the Verizon IndyCar Series. The track features one layout, a 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete oval, with 24° banking in the turns and 9° banking on the straights. The speedway was owned and operated by Dover Motorsports.
The track, nicknamed "The Monster Mile", was built in 1969 by Melvin Joseph of Melvin L. Joseph Construction Company, Inc., with an asphalt surface, but was replaced with concrete in 1995. Six years later in 2001, the track's capacity moved to 135,000 seats, making the track have the largest capacity of sports venue in the mid-Atlantic. In 2002, the name changed to Dover International Speedway from Dover Downs International Speedway after Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment split, making Dover Motorsports. From 2007 to 2009, the speedway worked on an improvement project called "The Monster Makeover", which expanded facilities at the track and beautified the track. After the 2014 season, the track's capacity was reduced to 95,500 seats.
- (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
- (R) denotes rookie driver.
|1||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||22.056||163.221|
|2||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||22.204||162.133|
|3||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||22.245||161.834|
|Official first practice results|
|1||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||22.126||162.705|
|2||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||22.308||161.377|
|3||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||22.436||160.456|
|Official final practice results|
Stage One Laps: 120
|1||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||10|
|2||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||9|
|3||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||7|
|5||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||6|
|6||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||3|
|9||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||2|
|10||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||1|
|Official stage one results|
Stage Two Laps: 120
|1||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||10|
|2||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||9|
|3||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||8|
|4||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||7|
|5||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||6|
|6||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||4|
|8||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||3|
|9||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||2|
|10||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||1|
|Official stage two results|
Final stage resultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 160
|1||2||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||400||57|
|2||3||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||54|
|3||12||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||400||44|
|4||4||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||400||46|
|5||1||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||50|
|6||18||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||34|
|7||20||95||Matt DiBenedetto||Leavine Family Racing||Toyota||400||30|
|8||11||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||400||39|
|9||9||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||399||28|
|10||17||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||399||28|
|11||16||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||399||28|
|12||13||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||398||25|
|13||6||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||398||31|
|14||15||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||398||23|
|15||8||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||398||28|
|16||19||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||398||21|
|17||7||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||398||20|
|18||27||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||398||19|
|19||32||47||Ryan Preece (R)||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||396||18|
|20||26||43||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||395||17|
|21||31||8||Daniel Hemric (R)||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||394||16|
|22||24||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||393||15|
|23||25||13||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||393||14|
|24||28||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||391||13|
|25||23||36||Matt Tifft (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||390||12|
|26||30||00||Landon Cassill (i)||StarCom Racing||Chevrolet||389||0|
|27||21||38||David Ragan||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||388||10|
|28||29||32||Corey LaJoie||Go Fas Racing||Ford||385||9|
|29||33||51||B. J. McLeod (i)||Petty Ware Racing||Chevrolet||382||0|
|30||36||27||Joe Nemechek (i)||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||381||0|
|31||34||15||Ross Chastain (i)||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||380||0|
|32||35||52||J. J. Yeley (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Ford||380||0|
|33||37||54||Garrett Smithley (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Ford||377||0|
|34||14||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||375||3|
|35||10||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||297||6|
|36||22||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||232||1|
|37||38||77||Reed Sorenson||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet||180||1|
|38||5||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||8||1|
|Official race results|
- Lead changes: 14 among 9 different drivers
- Cautions/Laps: 3 for 17
- Red flags: 0
- Time of race: 2 hours, 56 minutes and 49 seconds
- Average speed: 135.734 miles per hour (218.443 km/h)
NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, 2006 race winner Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and 2001 race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and 3 time Dover winner Rusty Wallace had the call for MRN when the field raced down the front straightaway. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform outside turn 3 when the field raced down the back straightaway. Winston Kelley, Steve Post, and Kim Coon called the race for MRN from pit lane.
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
|Backstretch: Mike Bagley||Winston Kelley|
Standings after the raceEdit
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- "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
- "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 5, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
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- Utter, Jim (October 4, 2019). "Kyle Larson fastest in Friday's final Cup practice at Dover". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
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