2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
|Date||May 18, 2019|
|Location||Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
62 laps, 93 mi (150 km)
88 laps, 132 mi (212 km)
|Avg Speed||Open: 91.877 mph (147.862 km/h)|
All-Star Race: 77.439 mph (124.626 km/h)
|Monster Energy Open|
|Pole||Daniel Hemric (Richard Childress Racing)|
|Winner (segment 1)||William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports)|
|Winner (segment 2)||Bubba Wallace (Richard Petty Motorsports)|
|Winner (segment 3)||Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Fan Vote winners||Alex Bowman (Hendrick Motorsports)|
|Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race|
|Pole||Clint Bowyer (Stewart-Haas Racing)|
|Most laps led||Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)|
|Winner||Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip|
|Nielsen ratings||1.206 million (Open)|
2.441 million (All Star)
|Network||Motor Racing Network|
|Announcers||Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace (Booth)|
Dave Moody (1 & 2)
Kyle Rickey (3 & 4) (Turns)
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (XXXV) was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race held on May 18, 2019 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 88 laps—extended from 85 laps due to an overtime finish, it was the second exhibition race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
The All-Star Race was open to race winners from last season through the 2019 Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway and all previous All-Star race winners and Monster Race NASCAR Cup champions who had attempted to qualify for every race in 2019 were eligible to compete in the All-Star Race.
Monster Energy Open
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
Monster Energy Open/All-Star first practice
|1||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||29.775||181.360|
|2||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||30.070||179.581|
|3||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||30.182||178.915|
|Official Monster Energy Open/All-Star first practice results|
Monster Energy Open final practice
|1||8||Daniel Hemric (R)||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||29.961||180.234|
|2||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||30.077||179.539|
|3||36||Matt Tifft (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||30.168||178.998|
|Official Monster Energy Open final practice results|
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race final practice
|1||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||30.092||179.450|
|2||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||30.242||178.560|
|3||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||30.280||178.336|
|Official Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race final practice results|
Open qualifying results
Qualifying (All-Star Race)
All-Star Race qualifying results
|1||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||118.794|
|2||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||118.971|
|3||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||119.058|
|4||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||119.314|
|5||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||120.334|
|6||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||120.383|
|7||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||120.405|
|8||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||120.660|
|9||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||120.892|
|10||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||121.584|
|11||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||121.978|
|12||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||122.125|
|13||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||123.814|
|14||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||124.059|
|15||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||128.176|
|Official All-Star qualifying results|
Monster Energy Open
Monster Energy Open results
|1||7||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||62|
|2||14||13||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing||Chevrolet||62|
|3||6||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||62|
|4||12||95||Matt DiBenedetto||Leavine Family Racing||Toyota||62|
|5||15||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||62|
|6||11||47||Ryan Preece (R)||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||62|
|7||5||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||62|
|8||9||38||David Ragan||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||62|
|9||16||32||Corey LaJoie||Go Fas Racing||Ford||62|
|10||2||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||62|
|11||13||36||Matt Tifft (R)||Front Row Motorsports||Ford||62|
|12||4||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||62|
|13||17||00||Landon Cassill (i)||StarCom Racing||Chevrolet||62|
|14||20||52||Bayley Currey (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Ford||62|
|15||22||66||Timmy Hill (i)||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||62|
|16||23||77||Quin Houff||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet||55|
|17||10||43||Bubba Wallace||Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||52 a|
|18||1||8||Daniel Hemric (R)||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||46|
|19||21||51||Cody Ware (i)||Petty Ware Racing||Chevrolet||38|
|20||18||15||Ross Chastain (i)||Premium Motorsports||Chevrolet||35|
|21||3||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||27 b|
|22||24||46||Joey Gase (i)||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||21|
|23||8||37||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||16|
|24||19||53||B. J. McLeod (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||15|
|^a Winner of the second segment.|
^b Winner of the first segment.
|Official Monster Energy Open race results|
The pole-sitter was Clint Bowyer, although the person who dominated the race was Kevin Harvick, seeking his second win in the All-Star Race and his first All-Star win since 2007. Kyle Larson took the lead in the #42 Chevrolet with 13 laps to go and held it to the end, winning his first All-Star Race victory.
On the final lap of the race, pole-sitter Clint Bowyer chopped into the front of Ryan Newman's #6 Acorns Ford Fusion, almost taking both cars out of the race. When the checkered flag waved and during the cool-down lap, Newman tapped Bowyer in the back, igniting a post-race scuffle that ended with Bowyer running up to Newman's car and punching him several times while Newman was strapped in his car. Both drivers were summoned to the NASCAR Hauler post-race, but no penalties were assessed to either driver.
All-Star Race results
|1||18||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||88|
|2||3||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||88|
|3||2||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||88|
|4||10||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||88|
|5||17||43||Bubba Wallace||Richard Petty Motorsports||Chevrolet||88|
|6||13||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||88|
|7||4||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||88|
|8||19||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||88|
|9||16||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||88|
|10||5||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||88|
|11||14||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||88|
|12||1||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||88|
|13||11||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||88|
|14||6||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||88|
|15||8||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||88|
|16||9||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||88|
|17||15||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||83|
|18||12||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||79|
|19||7||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||77|
|Official Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race results|
Fox Sports was the television broadcaster of the race in the United States. The lap-by-lap announcer, Mike Joy, was accompanied on the broadcast by retired NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip. This was Waltrip's final planned All Star race in the booth, as he retired from NASCAR broadcasting after the June 23rd Toyota/Save Mart 350 (although he was a guest during the 2020 broadcast). Jamie Little, Vince Welch, and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Motor Racing Network (MRN) continued their longstanding relationship with the track to broadcast the race on radio. The lead announcers for the race's broadcast were Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace. The network also implemented two announcers on each side of the track: Dave Moody in turns 1 and 2 and Kyle Rickey in turns 3 and 4. Winston Kelly, Kim Coon, Steve Post and Dillon Welch were the network's pit lane reporters. The network's broadcast was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
|Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
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