2019 Gander RV Duels

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2019 Gander RV Duels
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6]
DateFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
LocationDaytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
DistanceRace 1:
60 laps, 150 mi (240 km)
Race 2:
60 laps, 150 mi (240 km)
Avg SpeedRace 1:
177.749 mph (286.059 km/h)
Race 2:
193.133 mph (310.817 km/h)
Race 1
Pole positionWilliam Byron
Most laps ledKevin Harvick (44)
WinnerKevin Harvick
Race 2
Pole positionAlex Bowman
Most laps ledClint Bowyer (41)
WinnerJoey Logano
Television
NetworkFox Sports 1 & MRN
AnnouncersMike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip (Television)
Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings1.725 million[7]

The 2019 Gander RV Duels were a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car races held on February 14, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Both contested over 60 laps, they were the qualifying races for the 2019 Daytona 500.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, where the races will be held.

Daytona International Speedway is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the others being Michigan International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway. The standard track at Daytona International Speedway is a four–turn superspeedway that is 2.5-mile (4.0 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 31 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 18 degrees.

Qualifying[edit]

William Byron scored the pole for the race with a time of 46.319 and a speed of 194.305 mph (312.704 km/h).[8]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.432 46.319
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.408 46.355
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.649 46.438
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.469 46.444
5 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.861 46.763
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 46.782 46.766
7 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.803 46.789
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 46.857 46.804
9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 46.797 46.811
10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.938 47.018
11 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 47.072 47.094
12 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.009 47.246
13 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.080
14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 47.089
15 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.131
16 31 Tyler Reddick (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47.161
17 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 47.170
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 47.177
19 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.185
20 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 47.195
21 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47.222
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 47.261
23 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.264
24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 47.364
25 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.374
26 27 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 47.406
27 71 Ryan Truex (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 47.434
28 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 47.441
29 40 Jamie McMurray Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 47.498
30 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 47.515
31 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 47.520
32 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47.565
33 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 47.571
34 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 47.691
35 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.703
36 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 47.820
37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 47.898
38 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 48.025
39 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 48.427
40 52 Cody Ware (R) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 48.983
41 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 49.266
42 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 49.743
Official qualifying results

Duels[edit]

Duel 1[edit]

Duel 1 results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60
2 10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60
3 6 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 60
4 16 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 60
5 4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60
6 17 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 60
7 12 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 60
8 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60
9 13 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60
10 15 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 60
11 11 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60
12 19 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 60
13 9 31 Tyler Reddick (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60
14 14 71 Ryan Truex (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 60
15 20 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 60
16 1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60
17 3 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 59
18 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 59
19 18 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 59
20 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 58
21 21 52 Cody Ware (R) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 58
Official race results

Duel 2[edit]

Duel 2 results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 60
2 4 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60
3 9 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60
4 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60
5 10 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60
6 8 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 60
7 14 40 Jamie McMurray Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 60
8 2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60
9 5 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60
10 17 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 60
11 11 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 60
12 16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60
13 1 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 59
14 7 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 59
15 15 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 59
16 19 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 59
17 13 27 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 59
18 12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 58
19 18 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 57
20 21 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 57
21 20 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 57
Official race results

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports 1
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Regan Smith
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Backstretch: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Dillon Welch
Kim Coon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Daytona International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Duel Race 1 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Duel Race 2 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Gander RV Duels ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ Long, Mark (February 10, 2019). "Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again". Associated Press. Daytona Beach, Florida: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved February 10, 2019.