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The 2019 Gander RV 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on July 28, 2019 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Contested over 163 laps -- extended from 160 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) superspeedway, it was the 21st race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Gander RV 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 21 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date July 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)
Location Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 163 laps, 407.5 mi (652 km)
Scheduled Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 133.804 miles per hour (215.337 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 51.707
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 63
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Steve Letarte (booth), Mike Bagley (Turn 1), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Turn 2) and Jeff Burton (Turn 3)
Nielsen Ratings 2.705 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Jeff Striegle and A. J. Allmendinger
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1), Kyle Rickey (2) and Jason Toy (3)

Contents

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 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 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Austin Theriault Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 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 52.169 seconds and a speed of 172.516 mph (277.638 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.169 172.516
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.203 172.404
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.204 172.401
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Erik Jones was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 52.290 seconds and a speed of 172.117 mph (276.995 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.290 172.117
2 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.310 172.051
3 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 52.517 171.373
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 51.707 and a speed of 174.058 mph (280.119 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 51.707
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 51.910
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 51.974
4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.990
5 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 52.126
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.148
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.196
8 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.213
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.321
10 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.346
11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.365
12 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.388
13 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 52.436
14 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 52.482
15 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.499
16 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.545
17 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 52.597
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.618
19 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 52.623
20 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 52.638
21 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 52.747
22 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 52.800
23 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.848
24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 53.002
25 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 53.048
26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 53.221
27 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.255
28 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 53.301
29 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 53.370
30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 53.417
31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 53.861
32 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 53.979
33 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 54.800
34 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 54.809
35 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 54.890
36 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 55.423
37 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 55.539
38 52 Austin Theriault Rick Ware Racing Ford 56.011
Official qualifying results
  • Note: Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, William Byron, Michael McDowell, Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Corey LaJoie, Ross Chastain, and Reed Sorenson all started at the back due to failing inspection and had their times disallowed and started based on owner points.

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 50

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

Stage Two Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 8
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 3
9 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 60

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 163 53
2 4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 163 43
3 8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 163 47
4 31 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 163 33
5 23 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 163 38
6 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 163 48
7 17 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 163 30
8 11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 163 32
9 5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 163 38
10 30 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 163 27
11 13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 163 27
12 3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 163 28
13 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 163 41
14 19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 163 23
15 32 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 163 32
16 33 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 163 21
17 10 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 163 20
18 16 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 163 19
19 34 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 163 23
20 12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 163 19
21 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 163 16
22 21 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 163 15
23 22 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 163 14
24 7 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 163 13
25 35 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 163 12
26 36 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 162 11
27 6 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 162 12
28 24 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 159 0
29 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 159 8
30 37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 159 0
31 28 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 158 6
32 38 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 158 5
33 27 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 158 0
34 29 52 Austin Theriault Rick Ware Racing Ford 157 3
35 26 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 146 0
36 15 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 123 1
37 20 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 114 1
38 18 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 83 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 9 among 5 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 24
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 59 minutes and 22 seconds
  • Average speed: 133.804 miles per hour (215.337 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. NBC had a radio-style broadcast for the race similar to the Watkins Glen and Indianapolis races which had Rick Allen and Steve Letarte calling in the regular booth for the race; Motor Racing Network broadcaster Mike Bagley calling from Turn 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr. calling from Turn 2, and Jeff Burton calling from Turn 3. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Turn 1 Announcer: Mike Bagley
Turn 2 Announcer: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Turn 3 Announcer: Jeff Burton
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

Motor Racing Network covered the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Jeff Striegle and A. J. Allmendinger called the race from the booth when the field raced down the front straightaway. Dave Moody called the action from turn 1, Kyle Rickey called the action when the field raced thru the tunnel turn, and Jason Toy called the action from turn 3. Winston Kelley, Steve Post, Kim Coon, & Glenn Jarrett will handle the pit road duties for MRN.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: A. J. Allmendinger
Turn 1: Dave Moody
Turn 2: Kyle Rickey
Turn 3: Jason Toy
Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Kim Coon
Glenn Jarrett

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pocono Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 27, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 27, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 27, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Gander RV 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 28, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. July 28, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Gander RV 400 (Pocono) ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (July 27, 2019). "Daniel Suarez tops incident-marred Pocono Cup practice". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (July 27, 2019). "Erik Jones leads final Cup practice at Pocono". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (July 27, 2019). "Kevin Harvick tops Joey Logano for Pocono pole". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 27, 2019.


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