2019 Toyota Owners 400

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2019 Toyota Owners 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Race 9 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
Location Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Average speed 99.852 miles per hour (160.696 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 21.722
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 186
Winner
No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.787 million[8]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

The 2019 Toyota Owners 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on April 13, 2019, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the 0.75 mile (1.2 km) asphalt short track, it was the ninth race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Richmond Raceway, the track where the race was held.

Richmond Raceway 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 and Xfinity Series. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, an IndyCar Series race, and two USAC sprint car races.

Entry list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill 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
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 Jeb Burton (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.185 seconds and a speed of 121.704 mph (195.864 km/h).[9]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.185 121.704
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.189 121.682
3 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.197 121.638
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Final practice session scheduled for Friday was cancelled due to rain.

Qualifying[edit]

Kevin Harvick started from pole position.

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 21.722 and a speed of 124.298 mph (200.038 km/h).[10]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.579 21.698 21.722
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.588 21.703 21.760
3 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.460 21.782 21.797
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.699 21.777 21.832
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.735 21.640 21.845
6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.649 21.725 21.880
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.662 21.785 21.924
8 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.573 21.730 21.958
9 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.645 21.834 22.021
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.698 21.841 22.101
11 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 21.718 21.794 22.106
12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.789 21.763 22.120
13 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.760 21.848
14 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.511 21.855
15 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.766 21.865
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.539 21.871
17 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.705 21.891
18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.571 21.898
19 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.730 21.899
20 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.755 21.900
21 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.594 21.925
22 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.678 21.934
23 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 21.770 21.951
24 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.796 22.099
25 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.802
26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 21.821
27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 21.823
28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 21.843
29 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 21.849
30 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 21.873
31 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.898
32 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 21.920
33 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 22.046
34 51 Jeb Burton (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 22.211
35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 22.384
36 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 22.652
37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results
  • Note: Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Matt Tifft, and Joey Gase all had their times disallowed and started at the rear of the field due to failing inspection and started based on owner points.

Race[edit]

Stage Results[edit]

Kyle Busch leads during the first stage of the race

Stage One Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 3
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results
Joey Logano won the second stage.

Stage Two Laps: 100

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 2
10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage Results[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. celebrating victory lap.

Stage Three Laps: 200

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 57
2 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 54
3 14 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 46
4 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 48
5 30 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 32
6 6 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 31
7 8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 42
8 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 39
9 24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 28
10 9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 30
11 2 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 34
12 34 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 25
13 13 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 24
14 35 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 26
15 32 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 22
16 11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 21
17 12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 399 20
18 33 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 399 25
19 17 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 18
20 16 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 399 17
21 23 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 398 16
22 7 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 398 20
23 31 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 398 14
24 20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 398 13
25 22 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 398 12
26 21 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 396 11
27 19 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 396 10
28 15 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 396 9
29 36 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 395 8
30 29 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 394 0
31 27 51 Jeb Burton (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 392 0
32 26 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 392 0
33 37 66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 387 0
34 28 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 386 3
35 25 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 322 2
36 18 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 240 1
37 10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 125 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 8 among 5 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 41
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 0 minutes and 16 seconds
  • Average speed: 99.852 miles per hour (160.696 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Richmond Raceway. Mike Joy, two-time Richmond winner Jeff Gordon and six-time Richmond winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox
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]

MRN had the radio call for the race which was also simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and six-time Richmond winner Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field raced down the frontstretch. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform inside the backstretch when the field raced down the backstretch. Winston Kelley, Steve Post and Glenn Jarrett worked pit road for the radio side.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Dillon Welch

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Richmond International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Toyota Owners 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 13, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. April 13, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Toyota Owners 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ Utter, Jim (April 12, 2019). "Kyle Larson leads first NASCAR Cup practice at Richmond". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (April 12, 2019). "Kevin Harvick tops Erik Jones for Richmond Cup pole". Motorsport.com. Richmond, Virginia: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 12, 2019.


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