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The 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled for June 9, 2019 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 203 laps -- extended from 200 laps due to an overtime finish, on the two-mile (3.2 km) D-shaped oval, it was the 15th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The race was postponed to Monday, June 10, due to rain. Joey Logano won his second race of the season in his championship defence.

2019 FireKeepers Casino 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 15 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date June 10, 2019 (2019-06-10)
Location Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 203 laps, 406 mi (649.6 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 140.945 miles per hour (226.829 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 38.474
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Team Penske
Laps 163
Winner
No. 22 Joey Logano Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 1.801 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

 
Layout of Michigan International Speedway, the track where the race is held.

The race was held at Michigan International Speedway, a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located in Brooklyn, Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation. Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

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 Garrett Smithley (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 Kyle Weatherman (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
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

Daniel Suárez was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 38.119 seconds and a speed of 188.882 mph (303.976 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.119 188.882
2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.164 188.659
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 38.196 188.501
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 38.143 seconds and a speed of 188.763 mph (303.785 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.143 188.763
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 38.150 188.729
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.201 188.477
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Joey Logano started from pole position.

Joey Logano scored the pole for the race with a time of 38.474 and a speed of 187.139 mph (301.171 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 38.474
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.493
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.522
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 38.526
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.549
6 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 38.573
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 38.590
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 38.605
9 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 38.612
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 38.620
11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 38.632
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 38.639
13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 38.661
14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 38.705
15 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 38.714
16 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 38.714
17 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 38.732
18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 38.792
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 38.793
20 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 38.878
21 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 38.925
22 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 38.927
23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 38.927
24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 38.963
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 39.030
26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 39.040
27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 39.122
28 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 39.191
29 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 39.271
30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 39.274
31 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 39.296
32 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 39.401
33 51 Kyle Weatherman (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 39.801
34 52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 40.177
35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 40.271
36 15 Garrett Smithley (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 40.435
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

 
Joey Logano won the first stage.

Stage One Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendricks Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 9 Chase Elliott Hendricks Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two

 
Austin Dillon won the second stage.

Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4
8 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 88 Alex Bowman Hendricks Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

 
Joey Logano celebrating victory lap.

Stage Three Laps: 80

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 203 50
2 7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 203 48
3 16 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203 47
4 9 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 203 33
5 15 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203 37
6 8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 203 32
7 3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 203 39
8 18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 203 29
9 13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 203 28
10 20 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203 38
11 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203 26
12 11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 203 29
13 6 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 203 26
14 22 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 203 27
15 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203 22
16 31 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 203 22
17 2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 203 33
18 21 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203 22
19 10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 203 18
20 17 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203 20
21 29 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 203 16
22 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 203 15
23 32 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 203 14
24 26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 203 13
25 28 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 203 12
26 12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202 21
27 23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 202 10
28 27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 201 9
29 30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 201 0
30 36 15 Garrett Smithley (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 200 0
31 14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 199 14
32 35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 198 5
33 34 52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 197 0
34 24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 195 3
35 5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 130 2
36 33 51 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 69 0
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 20 among 11 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 35
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 59 minutes and 50 seconds
  • Average speed: 140.945 miles per hour (226.829 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox NASCAR televised the race in the United States on FS1 for the fourth time at Michigan. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while three-time Michigan winner, Jeff Gordon and two-time winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Regan Smith and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

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

RadioEdit

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by Motor Racing Network (MRN) and simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and five-time Michigan winner Rusty Wallace announced the race in the booth while the field is racing on the front stretch. Dave Moody called the race from a billboard outside of turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform outside of turn 3 when the field was racing through turns 3 and 4. Kim Coon, Steve Post, Pete Pistone and Dillon Welch reported from pit lane during the race.

MRN
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
Kim Coon
Steve Post
Dillon Welch
Pete Pistone

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Michigan International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "FireKeepers Casino 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "FireKeepers Casino 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (June 7, 2019). "Daniel Suarez tops Friday's first Cup practice at Michigan". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (June 7, 2019). "Kevin Harvick leads final practice with four SHR cars in top-five". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  12. ^ DeGroot, Nick (June 8, 2019). "Joey Logano beats Almirola for Michigan Cup pole". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 8, 2019.


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