2019 Gander RV 400

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2019 Gander RV 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date May 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 127.242 miles per hour (204.776 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 21.692
Most laps led
Driver Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 145
Winner
No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 1.541 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

The 2019 Gander RV 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps on the 1-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 11th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The race was postponed from Sunday, May 5 to Monday, May 6 due to rain.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

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

Dover International Speedway is an oval race track in Dover, Delaware, United States that has held at least two NASCAR races since it opened in 1969. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the NTT 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[edit]

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 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 21.372 seconds and a speed of 168.445 mph (271.086 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.372 168.445
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.415 168.106
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.435 167.950
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Chase Elliott started from pole position.

Chase Elliott scored the pole for the race with a time of 21.692 and a speed of 165.960 mph (267.087 km/h).[11]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.692
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.745
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.757
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 21.855
5 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.857
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.907
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.918
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.931
9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 21.936
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 21.949
11 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 22.008
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.039
13 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.055
14 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.073
15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.086
16 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.090
17 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 22.108
18 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 22.136
19 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.140
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.152
21 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.176
22 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.233
23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.267
24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.317
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.325
26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.326
27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 22.419
28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 22.572
29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.698
30 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.829
31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 22.948
32 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 23.132
33 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 23.369
34 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 23.384
35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 23.465
36 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results
  • Four cars were sent to the back at the start of the race (Nos. 19, 36, 47, 88). The 36 of Matt Tifft was also forced to complete a pass through penalty on the start because of failing inspection after qualifying 3 times.[12]

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Second practice session scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to fog.

Final practice[edit]

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.241 seconds and a speed of 161.863 mph (260.493 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.241 161.863
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.261 161.718
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.300 161.435
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Chase Elliott leads the race following a restart
Joey Logano won the first stage.

Stage One Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 3
9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 4
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2
10 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. won the race

Stage Three Laps: 160

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 13 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 50
2 5 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 48
3 3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 46
4 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Ford 400 47
5 1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 47
6 15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 34
7 4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 40
8 2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 34
9 10 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 31
10 22 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 30
11 14 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 26
12 9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 399 40
13 19 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 399 24
14 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 399 23
15 11 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 399 29
16 7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 399 21
17 18 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 398 20
18 21 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 398 19
19 16 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 398 18
20 17 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 398 17
21 8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 397 16
22 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 397 15
23 30 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 397 14
24 26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 395 13
25 23 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 394 12
26 24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 393 11
27 27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 393 10
28 29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 392 9
29 28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 392 8
30 36 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 389 0
31 31 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 389 0
32 3 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 387 5
33 20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 386 4
34 33 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 383 0
35 37 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 356 2
36 35 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 168 1
37 34 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 96 0
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 15 among 11 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 31
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds
  • Average speed: 127.242 miles per hour (204.776 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports covered their 19th race at the Dover International Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Dover winner Jeff Gordon and two-time Dover winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.

FS1
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 simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

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

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dover International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. April 30, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Gander RV 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Gander RV 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (May 3, 2019). "Kurt Busch tops blistering first NASCAR Cup practice at Dover". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (May 3, 2019). "Chase Elliott wins Dover pole with track record lap". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Four cars fail pre-race inspecton at Dover | NASCAR.com". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2019-05-05. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  13. ^ Utter, Jim (May 4, 2019). "11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson fastest in final practice". Motorsport.com. Dover, Delaware: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 4, 2019.


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