2019 Brickyard 400
|Race 26 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Date||September 8, 2019|
|Location||Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana|
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)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|No. 4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Rick Allen, Steve Letarte (booth), Mike Bagley (Turn 2), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Turn 3), Jeff Burton (Turn 4)|
|Nielsen Ratings||2.969 million|
|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.
This race marks the final Brickyard 400 start for 4-time winner Brickyard 400 Jimmie Johnson.
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.
- (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
- (R) denotes rookie driver.
|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|
|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|
Stage One Laps: 50
|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
|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
Stage Three Laps: 60
|1||1||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||160||58|
|2||4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||160||52|
|3||15||43||Bubba Wallace||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 Kligerman (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|
- 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)
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.
|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
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.
|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
Standings after the race
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