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The 2019 Pocono Green 250 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on June 1, 2019, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Contested over 103 laps (extended from 100 laps due to an overtime finish) on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) triangular racecourse, it was the 12th race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

2019 Pocono Green 250
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 12 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date June 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)
Location Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 103 laps, 250 mi (400 km)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Time 52.722
Most laps led
Driver Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Laps 58
Winner
No. 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Pocono Raceway, the track where the race was held.

The race was held at Pocono Raceway which is located in the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is the site of two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held several weeks apart in early June and late July, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event in late July, and two ARCA Racing Series events, one in early June and the other in late July. From 1971 to 1989, and since 2013, the track has also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series and run in August.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota
07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Austin Dillon (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Camden Murphy (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Jeffrey Earnhardt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota
36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Todd Peck (i) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
  • Initially No. 5 from Matt Mills was a Chevrolet but he crashed the car in Practice, so they ran the backup car that was a Toyota.

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Tyler Reddick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 53.388 seconds and a speed of 168.577 mph (271.298 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 53.388 168.577
2 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 53.780 167.348
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 53.868 167.075

Final practiceEdit

Cole Custer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 53.134 seconds and a speed of 169.383 mph (272.596 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 53.134 169.383
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 53.234 169.065
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 53.489 168.259

QualifyingEdit

Cole Custer scored the pole for the race with a time of 52.722 seconds and a speed of 170.707 mph (274.726 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 52.722
2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.730
3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 52.896
4 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 53.219
5 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 53.241
6 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 53.274
7 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 53.278
8 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 53.304
9 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 53.459
10 18 Jeffrey Earnhardt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 53.492
11 10 Austin Dillon (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 53.517
12 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 53.522
13 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 53.825
14 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 53.929
15 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 53.947
16 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 54.209
17 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 54.417
18 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 54.591
19 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 54.624
20 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 54.718
21 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 54.727
22 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 54.768
23 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 54.792
24 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 54.807
25 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 54.895
26 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 54.897
27 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 54.961
28 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 54.963
29 17 Camden Murphy (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 55.176
30 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 55.305
31 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 55.776
32 99 Todd Peck (i) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 56.171
33 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 56.586
34 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 56.725
35 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 57.629
36 13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota 58.450
37 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 60.244
38 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 60.474
  • Tyler Reddick and John Hunter Nemechek started from the rear due to transmission failure and starting on a backup car, respectively.

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Cole Custer started on pole and led from green flag to the end of stage 1. Brandon Jones spun out early, slamming the back of his car into the fence on turn 1. Joey Gase, Chad Finchum, and Todd Peck all got together exiting the first turn afterwards, and Christopher Bell spun out but managed to save it.

Bell led for a few laps before Justin Allgaier passed him to win stage 2. Allgaier would later lose the lead after Custer passed him the same way he passed Bell in turn 1. Jeffrey Earnhardt spun out after being tapped by Austin Cindric.

Tyler Reddick passed Custer after the final restart, leading a lap. On the final turn, Custer managed to slip by Reddick (who got loose) and held him off to win the race.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 10
2 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8
4 10 Austin Dillon (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 0
5 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 6
6 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 5
7 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 9
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 7
5 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 6
6 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 5
7 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 2
10 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 50

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 103 56
2 6 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 103 52
3 12 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 103 41
4 8 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 103 0
5 2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 103 40
6 15 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 103 32
7 3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 103 41
8 4 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 103 33
9 13 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 103 35
10 11 10 Austin Dillon (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 103 0
11 9 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 103 45
12 23 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 103 30
13 27 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 103 24
14 14 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 103 27
15 22 36 Josh Williams (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 103 22
16 28 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 102 21
17 16 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 102 20
18 17 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 102 19
19 21 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 102 18
20 18 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 102 17
21 30 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet 102 16
22 10 18 Jeffrey Earnhardt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 102 15
23 25 01 Stephen Leicht (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 102 14
24 31 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 101 13
25 33 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 101 12
26 5 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 100 14
27 32 99 Todd Peck (i) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 100 0
28 35 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 99 9
29 34 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 86 8
30 38 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 65 7
31 36 13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota 36 6
32 29 17 Camden Murphy (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 36 0
33 19 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 34 4
34 20 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 33 3
35 37 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 31 2
36 24 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 22 1
37 26 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 10 1
38 7 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pocono Raceway". May 25, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Cheek, Adam (May 28, 2019). "Entry List: Pocono Green 250". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Albino, Dustin (May 31, 2019). "Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer Top Xfinity Practices at Pocono". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Allaway, Phil (June 1, 2019). "Cole Custer Claims Pocono Green 250 Pole". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
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