2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) will be the 71st season of NASCAR professional stock car racing in the United States, and the 48th modern-era Cup series season. The season begins at Daytona International Speedway with the Advance Auto Parts Clash, the Can-Am Duel qualifying races and the 61st running of the Daytona 500. The regular season will end with the Brickyard 400 in September. The playoffs will end with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2019.

The 2019 season is the fifth of the current 10-year television contract with Fox Sports and NBC Sports and the fourth of a five-year race sanctioning agreement with all tracks.[1][2] It is the first season in which Ford fields the Mustang, replacing the Fusion.[3]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Chartered teams[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief
Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing 1 TBA Matt McCall
42 Kyle Larson Chad Johnston
Germain Racing 13 Ty Dillon Matt Borland
Hendrick Motorsports 9 Chase Elliott Alan Gustafson
24 William Byron Darian Grubb
48 Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus
88 Alex Bowman Greg Ives
JTG Daugherty Racing 37 Chris Buescher Trent Owens
47 A. J. Allmendinger Tristan Smith
Premium Motorsports 15 TBA Pat Tryson
Richard Childress Racing 3 Austin Dillon Justin Alexander
31 TBA Luke Lambert
Richard Petty Motorsports 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Drew Blickensderfer
StarCom Racing 00 TBA Tony Furr
TriStar Motorsports 72 TBA Frankie Kerr
Ford Front Row Motorsports 34 TBA Derrick Finley
38 David Ragan Seth Barbour
TBA TBA TBA
Go Fas Racing 32 TBA Randy Cox
Roush Fenway Racing 6 Ryan Newman Matt Puccia
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Brian Pattie
Stewart-Haas Racing 4 Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers
10 Aric Almirola Johnny Klausmeier
14 Clint Bowyer Mike Bugarewicz
41 TBA Billy Scott
Team Penske 2 Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe
12 Ryan Blaney Jeremy Bullins
22 Joey Logano Todd Gordon
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Paul Menard Greg Erwin
Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Denny Hamlin Mike Wheeler
18 Kyle Busch Adam Stevens
19 TBA TBA
20 Erik Jones Chris Gayle
TBA Leavine Family Racing 95 TBA Jon Leonard
Rick Ware Racing 51 TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Source:[4]

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief Round(s)
Chevrolet Beard Motorsports 62 Brendan Gaughan Darren Shaw 4
StarCom Racing 99 TBA TBA TBA
Toyota Gaunt Brothers Racing 96 TBA Mark Hillman TBA

Changes[edit]

Teams[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Crew chiefs[edit]

Manufacturers[edit]

  • With the discontinuation of the Fusion after the 2018 model year, Ford unveiled a new body style based on the Mustang.[3]

Schedule[edit]

The 2019 schedule was released on April 3, 2018. There are no changes in the schedule from the 2018 season.[15]

No Race Title Track Date
Advance Auto Parts Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida February 10
Can-Am Duel February 14
1 Daytona 500 February 17
2 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia February 24
3 Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 3
4 TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Avondale, Arizona March 10
5 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California March 17
6 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia March 24
7 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas March 31
8 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee April 7
9 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia April 13
10 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama April 28
11 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware May 5
12 KC Masterpiece 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas May 11
Monster Energy Open Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina May 18
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race May 18
13 Coca-Cola 600 May 26
14 Pocono 400 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania June 2
15 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan June 9
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California June 23
17 Overton's 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois June 30
18 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida July 6
19 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky July 13
20 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire July 21
21 Gander Outdoors 400 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania July 28
22 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York August 4
23 Consumers Energy 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan August 11
24 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee August 17
25 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina September 1
26 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana September 8
Cup Championship Playoffs
Round of 16
27 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada September 15
28 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia September 21
29 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina, (Roval) September 29
Round of 12
30 Dover 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware October 6
31 1000Bulbs.com 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama October 13
32 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas October 20
Round of 8
33 First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia October 27
34 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas November 3
35 Can-Am 500 ISM Raceway, Avondale, Arizona November 10
Championship 4
36 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida November 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASCAR, FOX extend, expand rights agreement". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. August 1, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Cain, Holly (July 23, 2013). "NASCAR, NBC Sports Group reach landmark deal". NASCAR.com. Daytona Beach, Florida: NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Ford unveils 2019 Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series". NASCAR. August 9, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team / Driver Chart". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Leavine Family Racing leaving RCR technical alliance after this season". NBC Sports. August 5, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  6. ^ Pockrass, Bob (August 23, 2018). "Front Row Motorsports wins bid for most of BK Racing's assets". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Obaika Racing Planning Return To NASCAR". Speed Sport. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b c Pockrass, Bob (September 6, 2018). "Furniture Row Racing fails to land sponsor for '19, to shut down". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Kasey Kahne reveals 2018 will be last full-time season". NASCAR. Retrieved August 16, 2018. 
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (September 7, 2018). "Matt DiBenedetto to leave GoFas Racing after the 2018 season". Motorsport.com. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Report: Jamie McMurray out of No. 1 next year". NASCAR. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Report: Jack Roush: Trevor Bayne will not return to No. 6 in 2019". NASCAR. September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Ryan Newman announces he won't return to Richard Childress Racing". NASCAR. September 15, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Report: Ryan Newman to Join Roush Fenway Racing in 2019". NASCAR. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018. 
  15. ^ "NASCAR releases 2019 Cup schedule". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. April 3, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018.