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The 2019 Zippo 200 at The Glen is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on August 3, 2019, at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Contested over 82 laps on the 2.45-mile (3.94 km) road course, it was the 20th race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

2019 Zippo 200 at The Glen
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 20 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date August 3, 2019 (2019-08-03)
Location Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.45 mi (3.94 km)
Distance 82 laps, 200.9 mi (323.3 km)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 71.098
Most laps led
Driver A. J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing
Laps 24
Winner
No. 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

Contents

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Watkins Glen International in 2014, the track where the race was held.

Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

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 (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Scott Heckert 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 A. J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford
13 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet
18 Kyle Busch (i) 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 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
42 Stanton Barrett (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
66 Tommy Joe Martins MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Dan Corcoran (i) Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 72.737 seconds and a speed of 121.259 mph (195.147 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 72.737 121.259
2 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 73.011 120.804
3 10 A. J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 73.334 120.272

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 72.377 seconds and a speed of 121.862 mph (196.118 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 72.377 121.862
2 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 72.668 121.374
3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 72.724 121.280

QualifyingEdit

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 71.098 seconds and a speed of 124.054 mph (199.646 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 71.098
2 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 71.768
3 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 72.111
4 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 72.310
5 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 72.496
6 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 72.622
7 10 A. J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 72.674
8 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 72.700
9 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 72.701
10 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 72.863
11 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 72.992
12 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 73.192
13 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 73.096
14 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 73.291
15 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 73.333
16 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 73.411
17 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 73.476
18 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 73.491
19 4 Ross Chastain (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 73.699
20 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 73.976
21 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 74.175
22 66 Tommy Joe Martins MBM Motorsports Toyota 74.519
23 5 Scott Heckert B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 74.772
24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 75.215
25 38 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 75.472
26 99 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 75.609
27 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 75.885
28 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 76.023
29 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 76.066
30 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 76.330
31 42 Stanton Barrett (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 76.472
32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 77.000
33 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 77.706
34 74 Dan Corcoran (i) Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 77.787
35 13 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 77.805
36 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 78.842
37 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Kyle Busch started on pole. In the first lap, Tyler Reddick slid through the grass and overshot the carousel, forcing him to pit and remove the grass from his grill. Ross Chastain turned Justin Allgaier into the fence after Allgaier drove across the nose of Chastain's car. In the final lap of Stage 1, Allgaier got revenge and slammed Chastain into the tire wall, ending Chastain's day. Busch took the win for stage 1.

Christopher Bell took the lead afterwards, but was passed by Ryan Blaney, who quickly pulled away. Busch caught up to Blaney with 10 laps remaining in the stage and took the lead going into the carousel, but the suspension of Busch's car broke while exiting the carousel and went off-course, ending his day.

A. J. Allmendinger managed to win Stage 2 until he had to pit, giving the lead to Allgaier, who in turn passed it to Austin Cindric until the caution was thrown for debris in the inner loop with 14 laps remaining. In the next restart, Justin Haley, Josh Bilicki and others got together and brought out the final caution. Allmendinger took the lead on the final restart, battling with Cindric via bumps and runs. In the end, Cindric managed to get by Allmendinger and held him off to win the race.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 8
4 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 7
5 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 0
6 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0
7 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 2
10 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 0
2 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0
3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 8
4 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 7
5 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 6
6 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 3
9 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 42

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 82 48
2 4 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 82 46
3 9 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 82 38
4 3 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Team Penske Ford 82 0
5 5 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 82 32
6 6 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 82 38
7 13 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 82 30
8 14 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 82 29
9 18 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 82 32
10 8 8 Ryan Preece (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 82 0
11 11 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 82 34
12 20 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 82 32
13 23 5 Scott Heckert B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 82 24
14 12 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 82 33
15 15 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 82 24
16 21 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 82 21
17 10 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 82 25
18 27 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 82 19
19 30 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 82 18
20 28 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 82 17
21 26 99 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 82 16
22 24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 82 15
23 31 42 Stanton Barrett (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 82 0
24 29 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 80 13
25 34 74 Dan Corcoran (i) Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 75 0
26 16 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 72 11
27 33 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 67 10
28 22 66 Tommy Joe Martins MDM Motorsports Toyota 65 9
29 32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 57 8
30 17 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 47 11
31 1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35 0
32 35 13 Chad Finchum MDM Motorsports Toyota 30 5
33 19 4 Ross Chastain (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 19 0
34 36 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 9 3
35 25 38 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 6 0
36 37 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 0 1
37 7 10 A. J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 82 1

After the raceEdit

A. J. Allmendinger was disqualified (once again) from his runner-up finish after post-race inspection due to the rear of his car being too low. His stage points were also revoked and he was relegated to a 37th place finish. Allmendinger was also disqualified at the July Daytona race a month prior. He stated on Twitter that his car became lower due to contact during an early restart in the race.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Watkins Glen International". July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Tomlinson, Joy (July 29, 2019). "Entry List: Zippo 200 at the Glen". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Albino, Dustin (August 2, 2019). "Kyle Busch Sweeps Xfinity Practices at Watkins Glen". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Allaway, Phil (August 3, 2019). "Kyle Busch Decimates Field To Win Zippo 200 Pole". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Massie, Michael (August 3, 2019). "AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen". Retrieved August 4, 2019.
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