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The 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on March 31, 2019, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) intermediate quad-oval, it was the seventh race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 7 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 153.224 miles per hour (246.590 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 28.588
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 66
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 3.652 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

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

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The track measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway). The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

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
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 Chevrolet
52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
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

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.459 seconds and a speed of 189.747 mph (305.368 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.459 189.747
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.668 188.363
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.668 188.180
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Jimmie Johnson started from pole position.

Jimmie Johnson scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.588 and a speed of 188.890 mph (303.989 km/h).[11]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.628 28.730 28.588
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.786 28.869 28.660
3 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.877 28.736 28.678
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.862 28.899 28.682
5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.819 28.743 28.741
6 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.704 28.856 28.862
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.068 28.816 28.895
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.996 28.743 28.928
9 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.915 28.896 28.956
10 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 28.922 28.884 28.990
11 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.696 28.908 29.071
12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.016 28.847 29.412
13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 28.729 28.927
14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.067 28.937
15 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.954 28.964
16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.888 28.971
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.922 28.971
18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.869 29.005
19 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.948 29.016
20 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.914 29.161
21 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.886 29.226
22 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.070 29.235
23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.011 29.239
24 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.992 0.000
25 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.096
26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 29.110
27 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.164
28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.265
29 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.265
30 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.283
31 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 29.305
32 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 29.429
33 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 29.549
34 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 29.844
35 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.987
36 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.235
37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.513
38 77 Garrett Smithley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 30.530
39 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 31.416
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Second practice session scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to rain.[12]

Final practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.879 seconds and a speed of 186.987 mph (300.926 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.879 186.987
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.979 186.342
3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 28.989 186.278
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7
5 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 6
6 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 5
7 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 9
3 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 6
6 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 5
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 4
8 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three

 
Denny Hamlin won the race.

Laps: 164

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 50
2 25 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 35
3 4 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 46
4 11 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 33
5 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 42
6 2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 34
7 21 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 30
8 23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 29
9 30 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 28
10 16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 37
11 18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 31
12 20 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 25
13 3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 32
14 5 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 30
15 15 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 334 24
16 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 333 25
17 8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 333 30
18 24 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 333 19
19 14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 333 29
20 19 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 333 18
21 9 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 332 16
22 27 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 332 15
23 10 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 332 14
24 29 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 332 13
25 28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 331 12
26 26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 331 11
27 33 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 330 0
28 31 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 330 9
29 35 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 329 0
30 32 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 326 7
31 34 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 325 0
32 38 77 Garrett Smithley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 325 0
33 7 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 324 4
34 37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 322 3
35 36 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 320 0
36 12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 279 1
37 13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 225 16
38 39 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 168 0
39 22 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 147 3
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 26 among 13 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 29
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 16 minutes and 11 seconds
  • Average speed: 153.224 miles per hour (246.590 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, 2009 race winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

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.

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
Jim Noble
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Texas Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (March 29, 2019). "Jimmie Johnson tops first NASCAR Cup practice at Texas". Motorsport.com. Fort Worth, Texas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (March 29, 2019). "Jimmie Johnson surprises with Texas pole in bizarre qualifying". Motorsport.com. Fort Worth, Texas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  12. ^ McFadin, Daniel (March 30, 2018). "Saturday's first Cup practice cancelled due to rain". NASCARTalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (March 30, 2019). "Denny Hamlin fastest in race-like final practice at Texas". Motorsport.com. Fort Worth, Texas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 30, 2019.


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