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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.

2019 Drydene 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 30 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course 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)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 21.559
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 219
Winner
No. 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 1.826 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Dover International Speedway, the track where the race was held.

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.

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 Joe Nemechek (i) 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) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
54 Garrett Smithley (i) 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

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Joey Logano was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.056 seconds and a speed of 163.221 mph (262.679 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
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

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.126 seconds and a speed of 162.705 mph (261.848 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
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

QualifyingEdit

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race with a time of 21.559 and a speed of 166.984 mph (268.735 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.559
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.562
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.660
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.687
5 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.695
6 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.721
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.730
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.737
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.767
10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 21.781
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.782
12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.838
13 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.858
14 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.859
15 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.866
16 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.897
17 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.901
18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.932
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.975
20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 21.977
21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.031
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.088
23 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.113
24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.127
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.132
26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 22.137
27 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.171
28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.228
29 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 22.320
30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 22.325
31 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.363
32 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.401
33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 22.721
34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.874
35 52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 23.023
36 27 Joe Nemechek (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 23.061
37 54 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 23.333
38 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 23.359
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

 
Denny Hamlin leads the field to the green flag

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
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

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
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

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
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

Race statisticsEdit

  • 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)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

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.

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

RadioEdit

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.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Kim Coon

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dover International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 5, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Drydene 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Drydene 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (October 4, 2019). "Joey Logano tops first Cup Series practice at Dover". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ DeGroot, Nick (October 5, 2019). "Denny Hamlin edges Kyle Larson for Dover pole". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 5, 2019.


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