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The 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on February 24, 2019, at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Contested over 325 laps on the 1.54-mile-long (2.48 km) asphalt quad-oval intermediate speedway, it was the second race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 2 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24)
Location Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia
Course Permanent racing facility
1.54 mi (2.48 km)
Distance 325 laps, 500.5 mi (806 km)
Average speed 142.626 miles per hour (229.534 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 30.550
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Laps 142
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 5.067 million[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Atlanta Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly Atlanta International Raceway) is a track in Hampton, Georgia, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. It is a 1.54-mile (2.48 km) quad-oval track with a seating capacity of 111,000. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) standard oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports' other two 1.5-mile (2.4 km) ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the configuration of the track was changed from oval to quad-oval. The project made the track one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill 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
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 Cody Ware (R) Rick Ware Racing Ford
52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Garrett Smithley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Clint Bowyer was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 30.774 seconds and a speed of 180.152 mph (289.927 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.774 180.152
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.802 179.988
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.839 179.772
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Aric Almirola scored the pole for the race with a time of 30.550 and a speed of 181.473 mph (292.052 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.838 30.772 30.550
2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 31.024 30.827 30.727
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.675 30.714 30.730
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.929 30.837 30.744
5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.978 30.746 30.763
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.956 30.845 30.810
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.878 30.812 30.827
8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.918 30.832 30.835
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 31.018 30.877 30.852
10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.886 30.845 30.869
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.947 30.882 30.900
12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.930 30.803 30.915
13 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.845 30.906
14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 31.072 30.908
15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.903 30.929
16 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 31.010 30.952
17 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.958 30.979
18 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 31.000 30.991
19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 31.047 30.998
20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 31.073 31.029
21 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 31.031 31.048
22 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 31.079 31.061
23 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.095 31.111
24 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 30.969 31.148
25 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 31.097
26 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 31.119
27 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 31.145
28 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 31.156
29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 31.196
30 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 31.323
31 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 31.376
32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 31.502
33 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 31.512
34 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 31.534
35 77 Garrett Smithley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 32.598
36 51 Cody Ware (R) Rick Ware Racing Ford 32.950
37 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

Final practiceEdit

Clint Bowyer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 30.954 seconds and a speed of 179.104 mph (288.240 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.954 179.104
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.994 178.873
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 31.022 178.712
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 5
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 2
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 155

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 325 40
2 9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 49
3 8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 325 45
4 18 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 52
5 3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 34
6 6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 33
7 15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 33
8 1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 37
9 30 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 325 28
10 5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 27
11 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 35
12 7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 325 44
13 13 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 325 24
14 14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 325 23
15 16 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 325 22
16 23 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 325 21
17 17 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 325 20
18 2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 324 21
19 22 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 324 18
20 28 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 324 17
21 10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 324 16
22 26 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 324 27
23 27 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 324 23
24 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 323 13
25 21 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 323 12
26 20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 322 11
27 29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 322 10
28 31 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 319 9
29 24 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 319 8
30 34 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 318 0
31 32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 313 0
32 37 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 313 0
33 36 51 Cody Ware (R) Rick Ware Racing Ford 303 4
34 33 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 284 3
35 25 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 271 2
36 35 77 Garrett Smithley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 254 0
37 12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 222 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 26 among 9 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 30
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 30 minutes and 33 seconds
  • Average speed: 142.626 miles per hour (229.534 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was carried by Fox in the United States. Mike Joy, five-time Atlanta winner Jeff Gordon and three-time Atlanta winner Darrell Waltrip covered the race from the booth. Pit road was manned by Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum.

Fox
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

The race was broadcast on radio by the Performance Racing Network and simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow called the race from the booth when the field down the front stretch. Rob Albright called the race from atop a billboard outside of turn 2 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2 & Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. On pit road, PRN was manned by Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Wendy Venturini and Doug Turnbull.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini
Doug Turnbull

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Atlanta Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 24, 2019. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). slpage.webfactional.com. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). slpage.webfactional.com. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (February 22, 2019). "Clint Bowyer fastest in Friday's Cup practice at Atlanta". Motorsport.com. Hampton, Georgia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Fryer, Jenna (February 22, 2019). "Aric Almirola leads Ford sweep in qualifying at Atlanta". Associated Press. Hampton, Georgia: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (February 23, 2019). "Clint Bowyer leads final Cup practice, Kyle Busch wrecks". Motorsport.com. Hampton, Georgia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved February 23, 2019.


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