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The 2019 Go Bowling at The Glen was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on August 4, 2019 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Contested over 90 laps on the 2.45-mile (3.94 km) road course, it was the 22nd race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Go Bowling at The Glen
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 22 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date August 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)
Location Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.45 mi (3.94 km)
Distance 90 laps, 220.5 mi (354.6 km)
Average speed 98.523 miles per hour (158.557 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 69.287
Most laps led
Driver Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 80
Winner
No. 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Steve Letarte (booth), Mike Bagley (Esses), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Turn 5) and Jeff Burton (Turns 6-7)
Nielsen Ratings 2.722 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (Esses), Kurt Becker (Turn 5) and Kyle Rickey (Turns 9-11)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. In 1956 a permanent circuit for the race was built. In 1968 the race was extended to six hours, becoming the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. The circuit's current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, although a chicane was installed at the uphill Esses in 1975 to slow cars through these corners, where there was a fatality during practice at the 1973 United States Grand Prix. The chicane was removed in 1985, but another chicane called the "Inner Loop" was installed in 1992 after J.D. McDuffie's fatal accident during the previous year's NASCAR Winston Cup event.

The circuit is known as the Mecca of North American road racing and is a very popular venue among fans and drivers. The facility is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation.

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
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 (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Reed Sorenson 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

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Alex Bowman was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 70.062 seconds and a speed of 125.888 mph (202.597 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70.062 125.888
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 70.119 125.786
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 70.199 125.643
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 69.503 seconds and a speed of 126.901 mph (204.227 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.503 126.901
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 70.325 125.418
3 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 70.340 125.391
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Chase Elliott scored the pole for the race with a time of 69.287 and a speed of 127.297 mph (204.865 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.602 69.287
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.776 69.370
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.679 69.462
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.623 69.525
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 69.983 69.570
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.750 69.599
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 69.892 69.834
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.959 69.931
9 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70.172 70.040
10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 69.823 70.041
11 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 70.087 70.229
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 70.140 70.550
13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70.215
14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 70.230
15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70.273
16 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 70.276
17 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70.278
18 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70.308
19 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 70.340
20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 70.352
21 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 70.374
22 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 70.467
23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 70.785
24 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 70.811
25 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 70.858
26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 70.866
27 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 70.933
28 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 71.065
29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 71.270
30 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 71.390
31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 71.557
32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 71.772
33 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 71.868
34 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 72.364
35 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 73.234
36 52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 73.266
37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 76.271
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 50

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 60
2 4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 52
3 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 49
4 14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 39
5 19 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 90 34
6 20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 90 31
7 15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 38
8 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 33
9 10 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 90 33
10 7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 29
11 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 33
12 9 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 26
13 16 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 90 24
14 17 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 27
15 12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 22
16 11 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 21
17 18 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 20
18 22 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 90 19
19 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 24
20 13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 24
21 2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 22
22 31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 15
23 21 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 90 14
24 26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 13
25 25 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 12
26 24 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 90 0
27 32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 90 0
28 30 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 90 9
29 34 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 90 0
30 27 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 89 7
31 28 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 89 6
32 36 52 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 89 0
33 35 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 89 0
34 33 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 85 3
35 23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 84 2
36 29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 72 1
37 37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 65 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 5 among 4 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 4 for 13
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 14 minutes and 17 seconds
  • Average speed: 98.523 miles per hour (158.557 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen and Steve Letarte called from the regular booth for the race; Motor Racing Network broadcaster Mike Bagley called the race from the Esses, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call from Turn 5, and Jeff Burton called from Turns 6 & 7. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast covered from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Esses Announcer: Mike Bagley
Turn 5 Announcer: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Turns 6 & 7 Announcer: Jeff Burton
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

Motor Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle & 2 time Watkins Glen winner Rusty Wallace covered the action when the field raced down the front straightaway. Dave Moody called the race when the field raced thru the esses. Kurt Becker covered the action when the field raced thru the inner loop and turn 5 and Kyle Rickey covered the action in turn 10 & 11. Winston Kelley, Steve Post & Kim Coon called the action from the pits for MRN.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Esses: Dave Moody
Inner loop & Turn 5: Kurt Becker
Turn 10 & 11: Kyle Rickey
Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Kim Coon

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Watkins Glen International". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Go Bowling at The Glen Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Go Bowling at The Glen ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (August 3, 2019). "Bowman tops first Cup practice at WGI, near-miss for Elliott". Motorsport.com. Watkins Glen, New York: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (August 3, 2019). "Chase Elliott leads the way in final Cup practice at the Glen". Motorsport.com. Watkins Glen, New York: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (August 3, 2019). "Chase Elliott earns Watkins Glen pole over William Byron". Motorsport.com. Watkins Glen, New York: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 3, 2019.


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