2019 FireKeepers Casino 400
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.
|Race 15 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||June 10, 2019|
|Location||Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan|
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)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|No. 22||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip|
|Nielsen Ratings||1.801 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Dave Moody (1–2) and Mike Bagley (3–4)|
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).
- (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
- (R) denotes rookie driver.
|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|
|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|
Stage One Laps: 60
|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 Laps: 60
|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
Stage Three Laps: 80
|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|
- 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)
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.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
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.
|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
Standings after the raceEdit
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- "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
- "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
- "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 7, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
- "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
- "FireKeepers Casino 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- "FireKeepers Casino 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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