2019 Food City 300

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2019 Food City 300
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 22 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date August 16, 2019 (2019-08-16)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.858 km)
Distance 300 laps, 159.9 mi (257.3 km)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 15.655
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 137
Winner
No. 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

The 2019 Food City 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on August 16, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 300 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it was the 22nd race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Background[edit]

Track[edit]

Bristol Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating.

Entry list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Matt Mills B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
8 Jeb Burton JR Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Joe Graf Jr. Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
12 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford
13 Tommy Joe Martins MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Joe Nemechek[N 1] (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota
35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota
36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 Camden Murphy (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
61 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
66 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
68 Mason Diaz Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
74 Tyler Matthews Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
81 Erik Jones (i) XCI Racing Toyota
86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 C. J. McLaughlin B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Erik Jones was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 15.385 seconds and a speed of 124.719 mph (200.716 km/h).[5]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 81 Erik Jones (i) XCI Racing Toyota 15.385 124.719
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.402 124.581
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.404 124.565

Final practice[edit]

Erik Jones was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 15.522 seconds and a speed of 123.618 mph (198.944 km/h).[5]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 81 Erik Jones (i) XCI Racing Toyota 15.522 123.618
2 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.557 123.340
3 12 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 15.585 123.118

Qualifying[edit]

Austin Cindric scored the pole for the race with a time of 15.655 seconds and a speed of 122.568 mph (197.254 km/h).[6]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 15.655
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.677
3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.697
4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.704
5 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 15.729
6 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.776
7 8 Jeb Burton JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.787
8 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.792
9 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 15.854
10 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.855
11 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 15.877
12 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.894
13 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 15.914
14 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 15.948
15 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.967
16 81 Erik Jones (i) XCI Racing Toyota 15.974
17 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 16.076
18 93 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 16.092
19 12 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 16.108
20 4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet 16.117
21 61 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 16.169
22 28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota 16.210
23 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 16.211
24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 16.218
25 13 Tommy Joe Martins MBM Motorsports Toyota 16.324
26 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 16.355
27 68 Mason Diaz Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 16.461
28 17 Joe Nemechek (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 16.488
29 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet 16.491
30 5 Matt Mills B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 16.523
31 74 Tyler Matthews Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 16.550
32 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 16.555
33 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 16.565
34 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 16.659
35 99 C. J. McLaughlin B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 17.184
36 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 17.192
37 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 17.391
38 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Did not qualify
39 66 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 16.573
40 10 Joe Graf Jr. Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 16.611
41 38 Camden Murphy (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 16.703
42 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 17.285

Race[edit]

Summary[edit]

Austin Cindric started on pole. Early on in the race, Matt Mills (who was a lap down) squeezed Cole Custer into the wall as he and Christopher Bell battled within the top 5, sending Custer sliding into Bell. The two leaned into the following turn, where Erik Jones and Joey Logano were also collected and eliminated. On the restart, John Hunter Nemechek got a flat tire but saved the car. He spun again in front of Kyle Busch, who was nearly smashed into the outside wall. Justin Allgaier took the lead from Busch on lap 61.

Tyler Reddick later caught up to Allgaier, but made contact with him after driving too deep into the corner. Brandon Jones overtook Allgaier and Reddick after they both spun out (though Allgaier prevented his car from colliding into the wall) and won Stage 1.

In the beginning of Stage 2, Ronnie Bassett Jr. lost a wheel going into a turn in front of Busch and spun out, causing a red flag. Busch won the stage despite his engine struggling. His car's motor blew immediately after winning the stage, subsequently ending his day.

Michael Annett spun halfway into the final stage and brought out a caution. Allgaier strategically stayed out, while Reddick pitted. Ryan Sieg ran in second place but got into the wall and had a tire rub that forced him to pit and ultimately retire from the race. With 11 laps to go, Brandon Jones who was 2nd at the moment went to the outside wall. In the following lap, with 10 laps to go, Allgaier had a significant lead on Reddick, but he had a tire beginning to go down. Reddick benefited from this and overtook him, taking the victory over Chase Briscoe.

Stage Results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 8
4 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
8 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 3
9 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 2
10 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 9
3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 7
5 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 6
6 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 4
8 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 1

Final Stage Results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 130

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 38 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 49
2 6 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 300 39
3 9 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 300 40
4 5 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 300 34
5 1 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 300 39
6 13 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 300 34
7 21 61 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 299 30
8 3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 298 46
9 15 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 298 38
10 20 4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet 298 32
11 12 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 298 41
12 17 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 297 25
13 22 28 Shane Lee H2 Motorsports Toyota 297 24
14 8 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 297 23
15 24 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 297 22
16 18 93 J. J. Yeley (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 297 0
17 10 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 296 26
18 30 5 Matt Mills B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 296 19
19 37 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 292 18
20 32 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 292 17
21 26 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 292 16
22 4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 291 15
23 35 99 C. J. McLaughlin B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 275 14
24 23 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 273 13
25 14 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 263 22
26 34 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 244 11
27 31 74 Tyler Matthews Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 210 10
28 36 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 186 10
29 2 18 Kyle Busch (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 171 0
30 33 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 154 9
31 25 13 Tommy Joe Martins MBM Motorsports Toyota 131 6
32 7 8 Jeb Burton JR Motorsports Chevrolet 125 5
33 29 90 Ronnie Bassett Jr. DGM Racing Chevrolet 118 4
34 11 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 79 3
35 28 17 Joe Nemechek (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 43 0
36 19 12 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 37 0
37 16 81 Erik Jones (i) XCI Racing Toyota 36 0
38 27 68 Mason Diaz Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 3 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bayley Currey was entered for the No. 17 but was suspended by NASCAR on Thursday before the race due to violating the substance abuse policy.[4] Mike Harmon practiced the car and Joe Nemechek replaced Currey in the No. 17 in the qualifying and in the race as a result.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bristol Motor Speedway". March 30, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (August 12, 2019). "Entry List: Food City 300". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "NASCAR officials suspend Bayley Currey for violation of Substance Abuse Policy". The Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Albino, Dustin (August 15, 2019). "Erik Jones Sweeps Xfinity Practices at Bristol". Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Nolen, Bryan (August 16, 2019). "Austin Cindric wins Xfinity Pole at Bristol". Retrieved August 16, 2019.
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