2019 Drydene 400

The 2019 Drydene 400 is a upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that will be held on October 6, 2019 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps on the one-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it will be the 30th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the fourth race of the Playoffs, and the first race of the Round of 12.

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Background

Dover International Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Dover International Speedway (formerly Dover Downs International Speedway) is a race track in Dover, Delaware, United States. Since opening in 1969, it has held at least two NASCAR races. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the Verizon IndyCar Series. The track features one layout, a 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete oval, with 24° banking in the turns and 9° banking on the straights. The speedway is owned and operated by Dover Motorsports.

The track, nicknamed "The Monster Mile", was built in 1969 by Melvin Joseph of Melvin L. Joseph Construction Company, Inc., with an asphalt surface, but was replaced with concrete in 1995. Six years later in 2001, the track's capacity moved to 135,000 seats, making the track have the largest capacity of sports venue in the mid-Atlantic. In 2002, the name changed to Dover International Speedway from Dover Downs International Speedway after Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment split, making Dover Motorsports. From 2007 to 2009, the speedway worked on an improvement project called "The Monster Makeover", which expanded facilities at the track and beautified the track. After the 2014 season, the track's capacity was reduced to 95,500 seats.

Entry list

  • (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 Joe Nemechek (i) 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 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
54 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice

First practice

Joey Logano was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.056 seconds and a speed of 163.221 mph (262.679 km/h).[7]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 22.056 163.221
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.204 162.133
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.245 161.834
Official first practice results

Final practice

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.126 seconds and a speed of 162.705 mph (261.848 km/h).[8]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.126 162.705
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.308 161.377
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.436 160.456
Official final practice results

Qualifying

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race with a time of 21.559 and a speed of 166.984 mph (268.735 km/h).[9]

Qualifying results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.559
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.562
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.660
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.687
5 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.695
6 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.721
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.730
8 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.737
9 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.767
10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 21.781
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.782
12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.838
13 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 21.858
14 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.859
15 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.866
16 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.897
17 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.901
18 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.932
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.975
20 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 21.977
21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.031
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.088
23 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.113
24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.127
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.132
26 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 22.137
27 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.171
28 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.228
29 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 22.320
30 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 22.325
31 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.363
32 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.401
33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 22.721
34 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 22.874
35 52 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 23.023
36 27 Joe Nemechek (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 23.061
37 54 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 23.333
38 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 23.359
Official qualifying results

Race

Stage results

Stage One Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 10
2 9
3 8
4 7
5 6
6 5
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 1

Stage Two Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 10
2 9
3 8
4 7
5 6
6 5
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 1

Final stage results

Stage Three Laps: 160

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
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Media

Television

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, 2006 race winner Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and 2001 race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio

MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

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

Standings after the race

References

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dover International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 5, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Utter, Jim (October 4, 2019). "Joey Logano tops first Cup Series practice at Dover". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Utter, Jim (October 4, 2019). "Kyle Larson fastest in Friday's final Cup practice at Dover". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  9. ^ DeGroot, Nick (October 5, 2019). "Denny Hamlin edges Kyle Larson for Dover pole". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 5, 2019.


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