2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350

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2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 16 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)
Location Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.52 mi (4.06 km)
Distance 90 laps, 226.8 mi (364.999 km)
Average speed 83.922 miles per hour (135.059 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 94.784
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 59
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 2.478 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Pat Patterson (2, 3 & 3a), Brad Gillie (4a & 7a) Doug Turnbull (8 & 9) and Rob Albright (10 & 11)

The 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on June 23, 2019 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. To be contested over 90 laps on the 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course, it was the 16th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

The race was won by its defending champion Martin Truex Jr., marking his third overall victory at Sonoma. Truex also set the event's fastest average speed.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Layout of Sonoma Raceway, the track where the race was held.

Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway is a 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA. The road course features 12 turns on a hilly course with 160 feet (49 m) of total elevation change. It is host to one of only three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races each year that are run on road courses (the others being Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York and the road course layout for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway). It is also host to the NTT IndyCar Series and several other auto races and motorcycle races such as the American Federation of Motorcyclists series. Sonoma Raceway continues to host amateur, or club racing events which may or may not be open to the general public. The largest such car club is the Sports Car Club of America.

Entry list[edit]

  • (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 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 J. J. Yeley Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 Cody Ware (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Justin Haley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 95.168 seconds and a speed of 95.326 mph (153.412 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 95.168 95.326
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 95.299 95.195
3 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 95.454 95.041
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 95.026 seconds and a speed of 95.469 mph (153.642 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 95.026 95.469
2 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 95.509 94.986
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 96.080 94.421
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kyle Larson scored the pole for the race with a time of 94.784 and a speed of 95.712 mph (154.034 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 94.598 94.784
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 94.809 94.827
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 94.812 94.878
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 95.247 94.898
5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 94.716 95.260
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 95.209 95.287
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 95.202 95.367
8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 95.350 95.399
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 95.173 95.507
10 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 95.189 95.668
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 95.256 96.156
12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 95.208 96.374
13 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 95.449
14 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 95.485
15 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 95.624
16 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 95.746
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 95.749
18 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 95.821
19 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 95.926
20 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 96.070
21 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 96.106
22 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 96.118
23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 96.130
24 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 96.281
25 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 96.294
26 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 96.457
27 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 96.484
28 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 96.781
29 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 97.006
30 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 97.020
31 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 97.040
32 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 97.530
33 77 Justin Haley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 97.911
34 52 Cody Ware (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 98.432
35 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 98.719
36 51 J. J. Yeley Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 99.161
37 15 Kyle Weatherman (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 102.283
38 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results
  • Kyle Weatherman practiced and qualified the No. 15 for Ross Chastain, who was in Gateway for the Truck Series race.

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 5
7 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 50

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 44
2 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 37
3 9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 90 34
4 19 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 90 33
5 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 51
6 23 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 34
7 21 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 30
8 32 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 29
9 15 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 34
10 1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 39
11 14 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 26
12 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 26
13 16 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 24
14 12 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 27
15 25 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 90 22
16 10 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 90 26
17 5 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 90 20
18 22 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 90 28
19 2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 36
20 18 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 17
21 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 22
22 24 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 90 17
23 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 90 29
24 26 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 90 13
25 13 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 89 12
26 30 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 89 12
27 31 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 89 10
28 28 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 89 9
29 20 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 89 8
30 29 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 89 0
31 35 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 89 0
32 27 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 89 5
33 37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 89 0
34 33 77 Justin Haley (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 88 0
35 38 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 88 2
36 34 52 Cody Ware (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 64 0
37 4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 4
38 36 51 J. J. Yeley Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 53 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 7 among 5 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 2 for 6
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 9 seconds
  • Average speed: 83.922 miles per hour (135.059 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

The race was televised by FS1, as Fox's final Cup Series event of the season. It also marked Darrell Waltrip's final race as a broadcaster, retiring after a 19-year career spent exclusively at Fox.[13] Several drivers (particularly those who share numbers that Waltrip had used during his racing career) ran commemorative paint schemes paying tribute to Waltrip, with Matt DiBenedetto using a design inspired by Waltrip's Terminal Transport #95 from the 1970s, David Ragan using a design inspired by Waltrip's "chrome car" from 1997 (which Waltrip employed as part of his 25th anniversary season), and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. using a design inspired by Waltrip's Western Auto #17 from the 1990s.[14][15][16][17]

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

Radio[edit]

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by the Performance Racing Network. PRN's broadcast of the race was simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow announced the race in the booth while the field was racing on the pit straightaway. Pat Patterson called the race from a stand outside of turn 2 when the field was racing up turns 2, 3 and 3a. Brad Gillie called the race from a stand outside of turn 7a when the field was racing through turns 4a and 7a. Doug Turnbull called the race when the field raced thru turns 8 and 9. Rob Albright called the race from a billboard outside turn 11 when the field was racing through turns 10 and 11. Heather Debeaux, Brett McMillan, Wendy Venturini and Jim Noble reported from pit lane during the race.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 2, 3 & 3a: Pat Patterson
Turns 4a & 7a: Brad Gillie
Turns 8 & 9: Doug Turnbull
Turns 10 & 11: Rob Albright
Heather Debeaux
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini
Jim Noble

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sonoma Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Toyota/Save Mart 350 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Toyota/Save Mart 350 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (June 21, 2019). "Martin Truex Jr. fastest in eventful Cup practice at Sonoma". Motorsport.com. Sonoma, California: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (June 21, 2019). "Kyle Larson tops Kurt Busch in final Cup practice at Sonoma". Motorsport.com. Sonoma, California: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (June 22, 2019). "Kyle Larson takes third straight pole at Sonoma Cup race". Motorsport.com. Kansas City, Kansas: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "For the first time in 47 years, Darrell Waltrip doesn't know what's next". ESPN.com. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  14. ^ "Roush Fenway Racing unveils Darrell Waltrip-inspired No. 17". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  15. ^ "NASCAR Cup teams honoring Darrell Waltrip's 'Last Call'". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  16. ^ "Multiple NASCAR teams to honor Darrell Waltrip with special paint schemes for his final broadcast". Awful Announcing. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  17. ^ "LFR No. 95, DiBenedetto to honor Waltrip at Sonoma". NASCAR.com. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2019-06-21.


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