2019 Pocono 400

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2019 Pocono 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 14 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date June 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)
Location Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 134.718 miles per hour (216.808 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 51.875
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 79
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.386 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1), Mike Bagley (2) and Kurt Becker (3)

The 2019 Pocono 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on June 2, 2019 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Contested over 160 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) triangular racecourse, it was the 14th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Kyle Busch won the race, his fourth of the season and 55th career cup series win overall, tying Rusty Wallace for 9th on NASCAR's all-time Cup Series wins list.

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

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Daniel Suárez was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 52.565 seconds and a speed of 171.217 mph (275.547 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.565 171.217
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 52.604 171.090
3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.836 170.338
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 52.110 seconds and a speed of 172.712 mph (277.953 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.110 172.712
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 52.387 171.798
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.444 171.612
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

William Byron started from pole position.

William Byron scored the pole for the race with a time of 51.875 and a speed of 173.494 mph (279.212 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 51.875
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.135
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.168
4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.201
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 52.212
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.344
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.359
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.369
9 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.420
10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 52.429
11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.438
12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.442
13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 52.454
14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 52.458
15 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.461
16 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 52.518
17 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 52.574
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.586
19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.761
20 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.803
21 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.884
22 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 52.910
23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 52.915
24 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 52.928
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 52.942
26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 53.189
27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.373
28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.434
29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 53.711
30 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.862
31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 53.905
32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 54.063
33 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 54.073
34 51 Bayley Currey (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 54.086
35 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 54.982
36 77 Quin Houff Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 55.458
37 52 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Kyle Larson swept two stages.

Stage One Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 5
7 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6
6 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 3
9 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Kyle Busch celebrating victory lap.

Stage Three Laps: 60

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 40
2 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 160 50
3 4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 34
4 12 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 33
5 3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 32
6 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 31
7 16 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 160 42
8 9 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 34
9 1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 45
10 13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 33
11 21 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 160 31
12 17 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 160 30
13 23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 26
14 24 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 160 26
15 15 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 22
16 19 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 160 27
17 22 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 160 20
18 14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 160 20
19 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 18
20 28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 160 17
21 26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 160 20
22 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 159 22
23 29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 159 14
24 32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 159 0
25 34 51 Bayley Currey (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 159 0
26 7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 159 31
27 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 158 10
28 35 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 157 9
29 36 77 Quin Houff Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 157 8
30 27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 156 7
31 31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 154 0
32 18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 146 5
33 30 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 128 4
34 37 52 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 110 3
35 20 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 91 4
36 32 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 68 1
37 10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 13 among 9 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 28
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 58 minutes and 9 seconds
  • Average speed: 134.718 miles per hour (216.808 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox NASCAR televised the race in the United States on FS1 for the fifth consecutive year. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while six-time Pocono winner, Jeff Gordon and four-time winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

FS1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by Motor Racing Network (MRN) and simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and four-time Pocono winner Rusty Wallace announced the race in the booth while the field was racing on the front stretch. Dave Moody called the race from atop a billboard outside of turn 1 when the field was racing through turn 1 while Mike Bagley called the race from a billboard outside turn 2 when the field was racing through turn 2. Kurt Becker reported the race from a billboard outside turn 3 when the field was racing through turn 3. Winston Kelley, Steve Post and Dillon Welch reported from pit lane during the race.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turn 1: Dave Moody
Turn 2: Mike Bagley
Turn 3: Kurt Becker
Jason Toy
Steve Post
Dillon Welch

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pocono Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 28, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 31, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 31, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pocono 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Pocono 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (May 31, 2019). "Daniel Suarez tops opening Cup practice at Pocono". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (May 31, 2019). "Three-time Pocono winner Kurt Busch fastest in final practice". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  12. ^ DeGroot, Nick (June 1, 2019). "William Byron earns Pocono pole over Kyle Busch". Motorsport.com. Long Pond, Pennsylvania: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 1, 2019.


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