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#11-Denny Hamlin won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his 4th win of 2019, 2nd win at Bristol and 35th career win.
Hamlin started from the pole, fell off the lead lap for a while, got the free pass midway through the race, and battled back to the front over the final 100 laps. He passed DiBenedetto for the lead with 11 laps remaining.
#95-Matt DiBenedetto held on to finish 2nd, his career best finish, and the best ever finish for Leavine Family Racing. He led 93 laps on the night and was followed to the checkered flag by #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #9-Elliott, #42-Larson, #14-Bowyer, #41-Suarez, #1-Busch, and #12-Blaney
Stage 1 was won by #42-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #1-Busch.
There were 23 lead changes among 10 drivers and 8 cautions for 61 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 94.531mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

See more info and complete weekend details on the Bristol Race Page.

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Last Race: Bristol

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Race Results
Driver Points
Owner Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
To the rear: #54-Yeley (unapproved adjustments), #77-Sorenson (unapproved adjustments)
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Paint schemes
• Bristol rules package is 750hp without aero ducts.
Qualifying procedures
• Enhanced weekend schedule. Lineup not official until Saturday morning inspection.
At-track inspection process
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)
Race Page

Next Race: Darlington

Bojangles’ Southern 500

Darlington Raceway
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 6:18pm/et
Laps/Stages: 267 laps total. Stages end on laps: 100/200/267

Friday, August 30, 2:05-2:55pm/et, TV-TBA;
Friday, August 30, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-TBA.

Saturday, August 31 at 2:35pm/et, TV-TBA.

• Darlington rules package is 550hp with aero ducts
Qualifying procedures
At-track inspection process
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)
Race Page

Playoff Standings
After Bristol
2 races until the playoffs begin
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 932 pts (points leader)
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins]
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins]
4) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
5) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins]
6) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins]
7) #9-Chase Elliott [2 win]
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 686, +97 points in the playoffs
11) #42-Kyle Larson, 665, +76
12) #24-William Byron, 664, +75
13) #10-Aric Almirola, 654, +65
14) #20-Erik Jones, 646, +57
15) #6-Ryan Newman, 603, +14
16) #41-Daniel Suarez, 591, +2
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #14-Clint Bowyer, 589, -2 points out of the playoffs
18) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 565, -26
19) #21-Paul Menard, 520, -71
See the Points standings page for complete standings and playoff points and view Drivers Points Standings pdf.


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