2019 Food City 500

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2019 Food City 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 8 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date April 7, 2019 (2019-04-07)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.858 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (429 km)
Average speed 90.527 miles per hour (145.689 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 14.568
Most laps led
Driver Ryan Blaney Team Penske
Laps 158
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 2.806 million[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (Backstretch)

The 2019 Food City 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on April 7, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it was the eighth race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[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 extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating.

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 Gray Gaulding (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Joey Gase (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Quin Houff Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.804 seconds and a speed of 129.614 mph (208.594 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 14.804 129.614
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.888 128.882
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.890 128.865
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Chase Elliott started from pole position.

Chase Elliott scored the pole for the race with a time of 14.568 and a speed of 131.713 mph (211.972 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.746 14.604 14.568
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.781 14.641 14.606
3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 14.671 14.528 14.627
4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.715 14.636 14.641
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.752 14.699 14.681
6 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.695 14.625 14.692
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.781 14.677 14.734
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.707 14.665 14.741
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 14.821 14.703 14.757
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.697 14.646 14.780
11 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 14.799 14.703 14.801
12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 14.872 14.693 14.803
13 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.806 14.706
14 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.780 14.706
15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.835 14.729
16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.709 14.734
17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.783 14.780
18 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 14.880 14.784
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 14.745 14.799
20 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.882 14.809
21 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 14.858 14.834
22 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 14.808 14.838
23 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.809 14.854
24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 14.899 14.951
25 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 14.914
26 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.926
27 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14.955
28 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 14.957
29 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 14.987
30 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 15.078
31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 15.156
32 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 15.268
33 51 Gray Gaulding (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 15.280
34 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.495
35 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 15.741
36 77 Quin Houff Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 16.656
37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Erik Jones was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 14.771 seconds and a speed of 129.903 mph (209.059 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.771 129.903
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 14.777 129.850
3 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 14.819 129.482
Official second practice results

Final practice[edit]

Joey Logano was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 14.894 seconds and a speed of 128.830 mph (207.332 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 14.894 128.830
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14.924 128.571
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14.925 128.563
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 10
2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 4
8 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 125

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 9
3 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Kyle and Kurt Busch finished 1-2 in this race.

Stage Three Laps: 250

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 51
2 27 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 40
3 7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 500 51
4 3 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 500 46
5 5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 32
6 9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 500 34
7 8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 42
8 20 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 30
9 11 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 36
10 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 33
11 1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 27
12 21 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 500 25
13 13 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 500 24
14 15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 25
15 24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 500 32
16 2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 21
17 23 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 499 22
18 12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 499 34
19 16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 499 18
20 28 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 499 17
21 22 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 498 16
22 25 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 498 19
23 14 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 497 14
24 4 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 497 13
25 30 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 496 12
26 31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 495 11
27 29 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 494 10
28 18 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 493 9
29 37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 491 0
30 26 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 490 7
31 34 52 Bayley Currey (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 488 0
32 36 77 Quin Houff Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 476 5
33 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 395 4
34 32 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 308 3
35 35 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 239 0
36 33 51 Gray Gaulding (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 142 0
37 6 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 21 among 9 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 11 for 77
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 56 minutes and 38 seconds
  • Average speed: 90.527 miles per hour (145.689 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Bristol winner Jeff Gordon and 12-time Bristol winner – and all-time Bristol race winner – Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

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

Radio[edit]

PRN had the radio call for the race which was also be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field was racing down the frontstretch. Rob Albright called the race from atop the turn 3 suites when the field raced down the backstretch. Brad Gillie, Brett Mcmillan, Jim Noble, and Steve Richards covered the action on pit lane.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Backstretch: Rob Albright Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bristol Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 1, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Food City 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Food City 500 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (April 5, 2019). "Team Penske leads the way in Friday's Cup practice at Bristol". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (April 5, 2019). "Chase Elliott tops William Byron for Bristol pole". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (April 6, 2019). "Erik Jones tops Saturday's first Cup Series practice at Bristol". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Utter, Jim (April 6, 2019). "Joey Logano leads final Cup practice at Bristol". Motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee: Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 6, 2019.


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