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The 2019 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on March 3, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the third race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 Pennzoil 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 3 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 154.849 miles per hour (249.205 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 29.914
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 88
Winner
No. 22 Joey Logano Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 5.115 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in Clark County, Nevada outside the Las Vegas city limits and about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) complex of multiple tracks for motorsports racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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
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 (R) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
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

First practiceEdit

Austin Dillon was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.951 seconds and a speed of 180.294 mph (290.155 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.951 180.294
2 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.987 180.078
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.995 180.030
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 29.914 and a speed of 180.517 mph (290.514 km/h).[11]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.222 29.814 29.914
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.083 30.046 29.924
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.151 30.001 30.049
4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.006 29.816 30.082
5 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.076 30.049 30.087
6 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.174 30.003 30.092
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.030 29.929 30.131
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.048 29.992 30.234
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.153 30.003 30.255
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 30.073 30.047 30.356
11 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.080 29.985 30.504
12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.159 30.008 30.533
13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 30.078 30.055
14 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 30.123 30.061
15 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 30.256 30.071
16 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.126 30.082
17 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.241 30.096
18 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.100 30.101
19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.276 30.132
20 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.165 30.163
21 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.213 30.168
22 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.221 30.169
23 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.171 30.174
24 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.124 30.344
25 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.283
26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 30.296
27 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.300
28 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.310
29 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.329
30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 30.458
31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 30.626
32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 30.640
33 51 Cody Ware (R) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 31.324
34 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.820
35 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 32.450
36 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 33.864
37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
38 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

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

Final practiceEdit

Austin Dillon was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 30.299 seconds and a speed of 178.224 mph (286.824 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.299 178.224
2 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.496 177.072
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.521 176.927
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 80

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

Stage Two Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3
9 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 58
2 19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 43
3 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 43
4 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 52
5 28 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 32
6 8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 39
7 25 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 34
8 23 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 41
9 12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 36
10 2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 40
11 11 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 28
12 7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 25
13 18 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 30
14 17 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 23
15 15 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 22
16 20 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 21
17 22 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 22
18 27 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 267 19
19 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 19
20 4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 266 17
21 26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 266 16
22 13 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 266 15
23 5 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 265 14
24 29 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 265 13
25 24 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 265 12
26 21 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 265 11
27 30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 264 10
28 6 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 264 9
29 14 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 264 8
30 16 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 263 7
31 32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 263 0
32 31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 260 5
33 38 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 259 0
34 35 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 259 3
35 33 51 Cody Ware (R) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 253 2
36 37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 252 1
37 34 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 220 0
38 36 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 10 0
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 19 among 9 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 2 for 12 (both for end of stage breaks; first race to go without an incident-related caution since the 2012 Auto Club 400, which went green until the race-ending caution for rain, and the 2002 Talladega fall race, which ran without incident)
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 35 minutes and 11 seconds
  • Average speed: 154.849 miles per hour (249.205 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, 2001 race winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip called from 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

PRN covered the radio call for the race which was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow called the race in the booth when the field raced through the tri-oval. Rob Albright called the race from a billboard in turn 2 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Wendy Venturini and Heather DeBeaux worked pit road for the radio side.

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
Wendy Venturini
Heather DeBeaux

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 2, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pennzoil 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Pennzoil 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (March 1, 2019). "Richard Childress Racing paces first Cup practice at Las Vegas". Motorsport.com. Las Vegas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Beacham, Greg (March 1, 2019). "Harvick earns Vegas pole after Bowman, Elliott start late". Associated Press. Las Vegas: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ McFadin, Daniel (March 2, 2018). "Saturday's first Cup practice cancelled due to rain". NASCARTalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  13. ^ DeGroot, Nick (March 2, 2019). "Austin Dillon leads the way in final Cup practice at Las Vegas". Motorsport.com. Las Vegas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 2, 2019.


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