2019 Federated Auto Parts 400

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2019 Federated Auto Parts 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 28 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)
Location Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Average speed 101.437 miles per hour (163.247 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 21.229
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 202
Winner
No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 1.779 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (Backstretch)

The 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on September 21, 2019, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the .75-mile (1.21 km) D-shaped short track, it was the 28th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, second race of the Playoffs and second race of the Round of 16.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Richmond Raceway, the track where the race was held.

Richmond Raceway (RR), formerly known as Richmond International Raceway (RIR), is a 3/4-mile (1.2 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in Henrico County. It hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the IndyCar series. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, and two USAC sprint car races.

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 Quin Houff 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 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Chris Buescher was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.287 seconds and a speed of 121.147 mph (194.967 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.287 121.147
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 22.321 120.962
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.346 120.827
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.152 seconds and a speed of 121.885 mph (196.155 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.152 121.885
2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.526 119.861
3 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.638 119.268
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Brad Keselowski scored the pole for the race with a time of 21.229 and a speed of 127.185 mph (204.684 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.229
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.334
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.399
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.411
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.417
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.442
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.509
8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.526
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.563
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.569
11 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.585
12 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 21.598
13 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.605
14 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.609
15 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 21.612
16 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.617
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.631
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.640
19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.655
20 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.660
21 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 21.699
22 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.702
23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 21.737
24 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.747
25 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.808
26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.865
27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.873
28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.896
29 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 21.910
30 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 21.960
31 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.061
32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.124
33 52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 22.262
34 51 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 22.329
35 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 22.350
36 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 22.455
37 53 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 22.584
38 27 Quin Houff Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.654
Official qualifying results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 4
8 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 200

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 59
2 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 54
3 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 49
4 1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 48
5 19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 38
6 13 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 32
7 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 41
8 5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 37
9 14 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 28
10 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 31
11 28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 26
12 37 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 400 25
13 3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 399 31
14 12 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 399 27
15 18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 399 22
16 7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 399 21
17 15 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 399 20
18 9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 398 19
19 27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 398 18
20 26 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 397 17
21 11 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 397 16
22 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 396 15
23 20 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 396 14
24 25 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 396 13
25 22 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 396 12
26 30 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 396 11
27 24 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 395 10
28 34 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 395 0
29 29 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 395 8
30 21 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 394 7
31 23 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 393 6
32 32 51 Austin Theriault Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 392 5
33 38 52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 391 0
34 35 53 Spencer Boyd (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 388 0
35 36 27 Quin Houff Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 384 2
36 31 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 265 0
37 33 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 233 1
38 16 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 1^
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 6 among 3 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 32
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 57 minutes and 27 seconds
  • Average speed: 101.437 miles per hour (163.247 km/h)
  • ^-Erik Jones became the first ever Cup driver under the new inspection rule to be disqualified due to failing post race inspection. Jones initially finished 4th.

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and three-time Richmond winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Kelli Stavast and Dillon Welch will report from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Kelli Stavast
Dillon Welch

Radio[edit]

The Motor Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and 6 time winner at Richmond Rusty Wallace had the call in the broadcast booth for MRN when the field raced thru the front straightaway. Dave Moody called the race from a platform when the field raced down the backstraightaway. Steve Post, Jason Toy, and Woody Cain called the action for MRN from pit lane.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Dave Moody Steve Post
Jason Toy
Woody Cain

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Richmond International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Federated Auto Parts 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Federated Auto Parts 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (September 20, 2019). "Chris Buescher is surprise leader of Friday's first Cup practice". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (September 20, 2019). "Truex tops Friday's final Cup practice at Richmond". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (September 20, 2019). "Keselowski tops Harvick for Richmond Cup pole". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 20, 2019.


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