2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350
The 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on June 23, 2019 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. To be contested over 90 laps on the 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course, it was the 16th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
|Race 16 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||June 23, 2019|
|Location||Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California|
Permanent racing facility|
2.52 mi (4.06 km)
|Distance||90 laps, 226.8 mi (364.999 km)|
|Average speed||83.922 miles per hour (135.059 km/h)|
|Driver||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|No. 19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip|
|Nielsen Ratings||2.478 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Doug Rice and Mark Garrow|
|Turn Announcers||Pat Patterson (2, 3 & 3a), Brad Gillie (4a & 7a) Doug Turnbull (8 & 9) and Rob Albright (10 & 11)|
The race was won by its defending champion Martin Truex Jr., marking his third overall victory at Sonoma. Truex also set the event's fastest average speed.
Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway is a 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA. The road course features 12 turns on a hilly course with 160 feet (49 m) of total elevation change. It is host to one of only three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races each year that are run on road courses (the others being Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York and the road course layout for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway). It is also host to the NTT IndyCar Series and several other auto races and motorcycle races such as the American Federation of Motorcyclists series. Sonoma Raceway continues to host amateur, or club racing events which may or may not be open to the general public. The largest such car club is the Sports Car Club of America.
- (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
- (R) denotes rookie driver.
|1||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||95.168||95.326|
|2||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||95.299||95.195|
|3||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||95.454||95.041|
|Official first practice results|
|1||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||95.026||95.469|
|2||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||95.509||94.986|
|3||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||96.080||94.421|
|Official final practice results|
- Kyle Weatherman practiced and qualified the No. 15 for Ross Chastain, who was in Gateway for the Truck Series race.
Stage One Laps: 20
|1||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||10|
|2||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||9|
|3||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||8|
|4||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||7|
|5||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||6|
|6||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||3|
|9||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||2|
|10||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||1|
|Official stage one results|
Stage Two Laps: 20
|1||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||10|
|2||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||9|
|3||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||8|
|4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||7|
|5||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||6|
|6||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||4|
|8||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||3|
|9||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||2|
|10||43||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||1|
|Official stage two results|
Final stage resultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 50
|1||8||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||90||44|
|2||7||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||90||37|
|3||9||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||90||34|
|4||19||95||Matt DiBenedetto||Leavine Family Racing||Toyota||90||33|
|5||6||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||90||51|
|6||23||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||90||34|
|7||21||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||90||30|
|8||32||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||90||29|
|9||15||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||90||34|
|10||1||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||90||39|
|11||14||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||90||26|
|12||11||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||26|
|13||16||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||90||24|
|14||12||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||27|
|15||25||8||Daniel Hemric (R)||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||90||22|
|16||10||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||90||26|
|17||5||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||90||20|
|18||22||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||90||28|
|19||2||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||36|
|20||18||38||David Ragan||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||90||17|
|21||17||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||90||22|
|22||24||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||90||17|
|23||3||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||90||29|
|24||26||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||90||13|
|25||13||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||89||12|
|26||30||43||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||89||12|
|27||31||13||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||89||10|
|28||28||36||Matt Tifft (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||89||9|
|29||20||47||Ryan Preece (R)||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||89||8|
|30||29||96||Parker Kligerman (i)||Gaunt Brothers Racing||Toyota||89||0|
|31||35||00||Landon Cassill (i)||StarCom Racing||Chevrolet||89||0|
|32||27||32||Corey LaJoie||Go Fas Racing||Ford||89||5|
|33||37||15||Ross Chastain (i)||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||89||0|
|34||33||77||Justin Haley (i)||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet||88||0|
|35||38||27||Reed Sorenson||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||88||2|
|36||34||52||Cody Ware (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||64||0|
|37||4||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||60||4|
|38||36||51||J. J. Yeley||Petty Ware Racing||Chevrolet||53||1|
|Official race results|
- Lead changes: 7 among 5 different drivers
- Cautions/Laps: 2 for 6
- Red flags: 0
- Time of race: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 9 seconds
- Average speed: 83.922 miles per hour (135.059 km/h)
The race was televised by FS1, as Fox's final Cup Series event of the season. It also marked Darrell Waltrip's final race as a broadcaster, retiring after a 19-year career spent exclusively at Fox. Several drivers (particularly those who share numbers that Waltrip had used during his racing career) ran commemorative paint schemes paying tribute to Waltrip, with Matt DiBenedetto using a design inspired by Waltrip's Terminal Transport #95 from the 1970s, David Ragan using a design inspired by Waltrip's "chrome car" from 1997 (which Waltrip employed as part of his 25th anniversary season), and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. using a design inspired by Waltrip's Western Auto #17 from the 1990s.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by the Performance Racing Network. PRN's broadcast of the race was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow announced the race in the booth while the field was racing on the pit straightaway. Pat Patterson called the race from a stand outside of turn 2 when the field was racing up turns 2, 3 and 3a. Brad Gillie called the race from a stand outside of turn 7a when the field was racing through turns 4a and 7a. Doug Turnbull called the race when the field raced thru turns 8 and 9. Rob Albright called the race from a billboard outside turn 11 when the field was racing through turns 10 and 11. Heather Debeaux, Brett McMillan, Wendy Venturini and Jim Noble reported from pit lane during the race.
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
|Turns 2, 3 & 3a: Pat Patterson
Turns 4a & 7a: Brad Gillie
Turns 8 & 9: Doug Turnbull
Turns 10 & 11: Rob Albright
Standings after the raceEdit
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