2019 Gander RV 400
The 2019 Gander RV 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps on the 1-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 11th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The race was postponed from Sunday, May 5 to Monday, May 6 due to rain.
|Race 11 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||May 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||127.242 miles per hour (204.776 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|No. 19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip|
|Nielsen Ratings||1.541 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Mike Bagley (Backstretch)|
Dover International Speedway is an oval race track in Dover, Delaware, United States that has held at least two NASCAR races since it opened in 1969. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the NTT 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 is 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.
|1||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||21.372||168.445|
|2||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||21.415||168.106|
|3||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||21.435||167.950|
|Official first practice results|
- Four cars were sent to the back at the start of the race (Nos. 19, 36, 47, 88). The 36 of Matt Tifft was also forced to complete a pass through penalty on the start because of failing inspection after qualifying 3 times.
Second practice session scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to fog.
|1||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||22.241||161.863|
|2||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||22.261||161.718|
|3||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||22.300||161.435|
|Official final practice results|
Stage One Laps: 120
|1||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||10|
|2||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||9|
|3||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||8|
|4||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||7|
|5||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||6|
|6||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||3|
|9||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||2|
|10||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||1|
|Official stage one results|
Stage Two Laps: 120
|1||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||10|
|2||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||9|
|3||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||8|
|4||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||7|
|5||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||6|
|6||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||4|
|8||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||3|
|9||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||2|
|10||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||1|
|Official stage two results|
Final stage resultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 160
|1||13||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||50|
|2||5||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||400||48|
|3||3||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||400||46|
|4||6||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart Haas Racing||Ford||400||47|
|5||1||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||400||47|
|6||15||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||34|
|7||4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||400||40|
|8||2||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||400||34|
|9||10||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||400||31|
|10||22||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||400||30|
|11||14||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||400||26|
|12||9||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||399||40|
|13||19||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||399||24|
|14||12||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||399||23|
|15||11||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||399||29|
|16||7||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||399||21|
|17||18||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||398||20|
|18||21||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||398||19|
|19||16||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||398||18|
|20||17||95||Matt DiBenedetto||Leavine Family Racing||Toyota||398||17|
|21||8||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||397||16|
|22||25||13||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||397||15|
|23||30||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||397||14|
|24||26||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||395||13|
|25||23||8||Daniel Hemric (R)||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||394||12|
|26||24||38||David Ragan||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||393||11|
|27||27||43||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports||Ford||393||10|
|28||29||47||Ryan Preece (R)||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||392||9|
|29||28||32||Corey LaJoie||Go Fas Racing||Ford||392||8|
|30||36||15||Ross Chastain (i)||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||389||0|
|31||31||00||Landon Cassill (i)||StarCom Racing||Chevrolet||389||0|
|32||3||36||Matt Tifft (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||387||5|
|33||20||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||386||4|
|34||33||51||Cody Ware (i)||Petty Ware Racing||Ford||383||0|
|35||37||27||Reed Sorenson||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||356||2|
|36||35||77||Quin Houff (R)||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet||168||1|
|37||34||52||B. J. McLeod (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||96||0|
|Official race results|
- Lead changes: 15 among 11 different drivers
- Cautions/Laps: 6 for 31
- Red flags: 0
- Time of race: 3 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds
- Average speed: 127.242 miles per hour (204.776 km/h)
Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Dover International Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Dover winner Jeff Gordon and two-time Dover winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
|Backstretch: Mike Bagley||Jason Toy|
Standings after the raceEdit
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- "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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- Utter, Jim (May 3, 2019). "Chase Elliott wins Dover pole with track record lap". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
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- Utter, Jim (May 4, 2019). "11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson fastest in final practice". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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