2019 Hollywood Casino 400

The 2019 Hollywood Casino 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on October 20, 2019, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Contested over 277 laps -- extended from 267 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 32nd race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, sixth race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 12.

2019 Hollywood Casino 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 32 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)
Location Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 277 laps, 415.5 mi (664.8 km)
Scheduled Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 136.491 miles per hour (219.661 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 30.329
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 153
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 3.304 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Kansas Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval race track in Kansas City, Kansas. It was built in 2001 and it currently hosts two annual NASCAR race weekends. The Verizon IndyCar Series also raced at here until 2011. The speedway is owned and operated by the 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
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 J. J. Yeley (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Timmy Hill (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

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 30.595 seconds and a speed of 176.499 mph (284.048 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.595 176.499
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.614 176.390
3 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.624 176.332
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Daniel Hemric was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 30.366 seconds and a speed of 177.830 mph (286.190 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.366 177.830
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.492 177.096
3 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.496 177.072
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Daniel Hemric scored the pole for the race with a time of 30.329 and a speed of 178.047 mph (286.539 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.329
2 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.364
3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 30.379
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.394
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.399
6 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.408
7 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.423
8 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.446
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.448
10 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.452
11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.464
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.465
13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.476
14 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.497
15 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.518
16 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.520
17 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.544
18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.548
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.573
20 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.575
21 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.605
22 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 30.612
23 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.631
24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 30.634
25 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.742
26 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.803
27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 30.879
28 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.880
29 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 30.912
30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 31.004
31 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 31.086
32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 31.277
33 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 31.365
34 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 31.378
35 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.386
36 51 J. J. Yeley (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 31.494
37 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.787
38 77 Timmy Hill (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 32.079
39 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 33.190
40 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 0.000
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 2
10 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 4
8 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 23 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 277 53
2 14 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 277 50
3 18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 277 41
4 15 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 277 33
5 25 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 277 39
6 11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 277 46
7 20 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 277 32
8 21 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 277 31
9 40 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 277 33
10 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 277 27
11 16 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 277 26
12 28 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 277 25
13 26 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 277 24
14 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 277 23
15 27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 277 22
16 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 277 22
17 29 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 277 34
18 22 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 277 22
19 4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 277 23
20 9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 277 17
21 3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 277 29
22 24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 276 15
23 13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 274 14
24 6 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 274 13
25 17 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 273 12
26 2 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 273 11
27 33 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 272 0
28 31 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 272 9
29 32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 271 0
30 36 51 J. J. Yeley (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 271 0
31 1 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 270 6
32 8 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 270 13
33 34 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 268 4
34 35 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 267 0
35 10 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 263 2
36 37 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 262 0
37 30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 203 0
38 39 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 107 0
39 38 77 Timmy Hill (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 95 0
40 7 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 72 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 15 among 12 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 32
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 2 minutes and 39 seconds
  • Average speed: 136.491 miles per hour (219.661 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace had the call of the race for MRN when the field raced thru the front straightaway. Dave Moody called the race for MRN from Turns 1 &2, and Mike Bagley called the race for MRN from turns 3 &4. Winston Kelley, Steve Post, Kim Coon, and Dillon Welch covered the action for MRN from pit lane.

MRN
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
Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Kim Coon
Dillon Welch

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kansas Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 15, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 19, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Hollywood Casino 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 20, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 20, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Hollywood Casino 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (October 18, 2019). "Keselowski leads first Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (October 18, 2019). "Daniel Hemric leads final Cup practice at Kansas". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (October 19, 2019). "Daniel Hemric surprises with Kansas pole; Harvick to start last". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 19, 2019.


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