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The 2019 TicketGuardian 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on March 10, 2019, at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 312 laps on the one-mile (1.6 km) oval, it was the fourth race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2019 TicketGuardian 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 4 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)
Location ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 312 laps, 312 mi (499.2 km)
Average speed 101.693 miles per hour (163.659 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 25.480
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 177
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 4.794 million[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dan Hubbard (1 & 2) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
ISM Raceway was the site of the fourth race of the season

ISM Raceway, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the IndyCar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

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 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 25.403 seconds and a speed of 141.716 mph (228.070 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 25.403 141.716
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 25.590 140.680
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 25.640 140.406
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Ryan Blaney scored the pole for the race with a time of 25.480 and a speed of 141.287 mph (227.379 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 26.073 25.641 25.480
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 25.943 25.718 25.683
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.207 25.663 25.713
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.055 25.685 25.741
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 26.045 25.673 25.742
6 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.181 25.669 25.757
7 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.086 25.813 25.794
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 25.903 25.754 25.823
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.168 25.811 25.861
10 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.175 25.909 25.901
11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.078 25.908 25.946
12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.046 25.819 25.962
13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.058 25.924
14 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.157 25.936
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.205 25.936
16 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.166 25.943
17 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 26.013 25.948
18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.145 25.956
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.002 25.989
20 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 26.194 26.005
21 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 26.126 26.025
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 26.016 26.191
23 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 26.288 26.289
24 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 26.303 26.310
25 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 26.315
26 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.362
27 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.371
28 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.379
29 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.382
30 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.411
31 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.709
32 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 26.777
33 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 26.989
34 51 Cody Ware (R) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 27.770
35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 28.646
36 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Chris Buescher was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.092 seconds and a speed of 137.973 mph (222.046 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 26.092 137.973
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 26.103 137.915
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 26.154 137.646
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Joey Logano was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 26.126 seconds and a speed of 137.794 mph (221.758 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 26.126 137.794
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 26.235 137.221
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 26.338 136.685
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 10
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 8
4 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4
8 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 5
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 162

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 56
2 9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 42
3 1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 312 44
4 14 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 312 42
5 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 312 38
6 31 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 312 36
7 16 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 312 31
8 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 33
9 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 312 37
10 12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 312 38
11 26 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 312 35
12 18 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 30
13 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 312 24
14 2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 312 27
15 20 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 312 22
16 22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 312 21
17 17 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 311 20
18 11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 311 19
19 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 311 18
20 30 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 311 17
21 13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 311 20
22 23 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 311 15
23 28 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 311 14
24 7 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 310 16
25 29 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 310 12
26 24 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 310 11
27 33 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 308 0
28 25 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 308 9
29 10 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 304 8
30 35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 302 7
31 36 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 301 0
32 34 51 Cody Ware (R) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 300 5
33 32 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 267 4
34 21 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 229 3
35 6 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 191 9
36 27 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 157 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 17 among 6 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 57
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 4 minutes and 5 seconds
  • Average speed: 101.693 miles per hour (163.659 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 15th race at the ISM Raceway. Mike Joy, two-time Phoenix winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip called the race from the broadcast booth. 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

MRN covered the radio action for the race which was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dan Hubbard
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Jason Toy
Steve Post
Dillon Welch

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Phoenix International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "TicketGuardian 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "TicketGuardian 500 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (March 8, 2019). "Team Penske leads the way in NASCAR Cup practice at Phoenix". Motorsport.com. Avondale, Arizona: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Skretta, Dave (March 8, 2019). "Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix". Associated Press. Avondale, Arizona: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (March 9, 2019). "Chris Buescher paces Saturday's first Cup practice at Phoenix". Motorsport.com. Avondale, Arizona: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  14. ^ Utter, Jim (March 9, 2019). "Joey Logano keeps Team Penske out front in final Cup practice". Motorsport.com. Avondale, Arizona: Motorsport Network. Retrieved March 9, 2019.


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