2019 Brickyard 400

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2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard presented by Golden Corral
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 26 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date September 8, 2019 (2019-09-08)
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 119.443 miles per hour (192.225 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 48.448
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 118
Winner
No. 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Steve Letarte (booth), Mike Bagley (Turn 2), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Turn 3), Jeff Burton (Turn 4)
Nielsen Ratings 2.969 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio IndyCar Radio Network
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Pat Patterson and Jeff Hammond
Turn Announcers Mark Jaynes (1), Nick Yeoman (2), Jake Query (3) and Chris Denari (4)

The 2019 Brickyard 400, branded as Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard presented by Golden Corral, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on September 8, 2019 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. It is the 26th running of the Brickyard 400. Contested over 160 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) speedway, it was the 26th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and the final race of the regular season before the playoffs.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race will be held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis.

Constructed in 1909, it is the original speedway, the first racing facility so named. It has a permanent seating capacity estimated at 235,000 with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world.

Considered relatively flat by American standards, the track is a 2.5-mile (4.0 km), nearly rectangular oval with dimensions that have remained essentially unchanged since its inception: four 0.25-mile (0.40 km) turns, two 0.625-mile long (1.006 km) straightaways between the fourth and first turns and the second and third turns, and two .125-mile (0.201 km) short straightaways – termed "short chutes" – between the first and second, and third and fourth turns.

Entry list[edit]

  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill (i) 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
27 Ryan Sieg (i) Premium 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 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
54 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
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

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 48.642 seconds and a speed of 185.025 mph (297.769 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.642 185.025
2 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.711 184.763
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 48.754 184.600
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Paul Menard was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 48.628 seconds and a speed of 185.079 mph (297.856 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 48.628 185.079
2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.873 184.151
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.033 183.550
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 48.448 and a speed of 185.766 mph (298.961 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 48.448
2 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 48.459
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 48.576
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 48.598
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.601
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 48.628
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.707
8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.723
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 48.733
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 48.750
11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.751
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.799
13 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.828
14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.880
15 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 48.905
16 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 48.929
17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 48.932
18 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.973
19 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.974
20 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 49.008
21 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 49.044
22 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 49.107
23 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 49.170
24 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.198
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 49.217
26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 49.229
27 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.260
28 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 49.415
29 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.439
30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 49.565
31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 49.618
32 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 49.697
33 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.826
34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 50.174
35 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 50.491
36 27 Ryan Sieg (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 50.884
37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 50.954
38 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 51.134
39 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 51.429
40 54 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 51.550
Official qualifying results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 7
5 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 60

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 58
2 4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 160 52
3 15 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 160 34
4 29 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 35
5 3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 38
6 33 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 34
7 9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 160 45
8 22 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 160 35
9 24 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 28
10 2 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 160 27
11 20 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 31
12 18 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 25
13 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 160 24
14 10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 24
15 16 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 160 23
16 23 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 160 21
17 21 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 160 20
18 26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 160 19
19 30 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 160 18
20 17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 160 17
21 13 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 18
22 34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 160 0
23 37 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 160 14
24 36 27 Ryan Sieg (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 157 0
25 35 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 157 0
26 40 54 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 157 0
27 27 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 156 10
28 38 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 156 0
29 39 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 155 0
30 8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 155 11
31 12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 153 6
32 28 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 147 5
33 19 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 129 22
34 11 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 109 3
35 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 105 10
36 32 96 Parker Kilgerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 104 0
37 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 87 5
38 6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 48 1
39 14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48 1
40 31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 40 0
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 13 among 8 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 48
  • Red flags: 1 for 12 minutes and 36 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 20 minutes and 6 seconds
  • Average speed: 119.443 miles per hour (192.225 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. The broadcast was produced similarly to NBC's Watkins Glen International race broadcasts. Rick Allen and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Motor Racing Network broadcaster Mike Bagley called from Turn 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr. called from Turn 3, and Jeff Burton called from Turn 4. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Turn Announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Turn 2 Announcer: Mike Bagley
Turn 3 Announcer: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Turn 4 Announcer: Jeff Burton
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio[edit]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and the Performance Racing Network jointly co-produced the radio broadcast for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, and aired on IMS or PRN stations, depending on contractual obligations. The lead announcers and two pit reporters were PRN staff, while the turns and two pit reporters were from IMS.

PRN/IMS Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Pat Patterson
Announcer: Jeff Hammond
Historian: Donald Davidson
Turn 1: Mark Jaynes
Turn 2: Nick Yeoman
Turn 3: Jake Query
Turn 4: Chris Denari
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Ryan Myrehn
Michael Young

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 7, 2019. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 7, 2019. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Brickyard 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Brickyard 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (September 7, 2019). "Chip Ganassi Racing teammates top first Cup practice at Indy". Motorsport.com. Indianapolis: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (September 7, 2019). "Menard leads final Indy Cup practice; Hamlin in fiery wreck". Motorsport.com. Indianapolis: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (September 8, 2019). "Kevin Harvick beats Menard to Brickyard 400 pole". Motorsport.com. Indianapolis: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 8, 2019.


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