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Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #1 of 36

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:50pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 60/120/200


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time TBA, Fox and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Saturday, February 9, 1:05-1:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, February 9, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Friday, February 15, 1:05-1:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Friday, February 15, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, February 16, 12:05-12:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Qualifying: Friday, February 10 at 12:10 pm/et, TV-Fox.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, February 8
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN

Saturday, February 9
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING & SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
1:05 PM – 1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM – 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE

Sunday, February 10
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:10 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)

Thursday, February 14
3:30 PM – 11:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
3:45 PM MENCS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
5:15 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
6:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM MENCS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)
8:45 PM Approx MENCS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)

Friday, February 15
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:05 PM – 1:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE
3:05 PM – 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE

Saturday, February 16
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:05 PM – 12:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, February 17
8:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
1:45 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 60/120/200 LAPS = 500 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pit Stalls
Practice 5 Speeds
Practice 4 Speeds
Practice 3 Speeds
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
Duel 2 Results
Duel 1 Results
Duel 2 Pit Stalls
Duel 1 Pit Stalls
Duel 2 Lineup
Duel 1 Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win 2nd win at Daytona and 32nd career win.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #22-Logano, #34-McDowell, #13-Dillon, #42-Larson, #47-Preece, #48-Johnson, and #15-Chastain.
Pole winner #24-Byron finished 21st.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch.
Stage 2 was won by #12-BLaney. He finished 31st.
There were 15 lead changes among 9 drivers and 12 cautions for 47 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 137.44mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Daytona
Denny Hamlin won the 61st Annual Daytona 500, his 32nd victory in 471 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 27 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin posted his ninth top-10 finish in 27 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2019.
Kyle Busch (Second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 28 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Preece (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Denny Hamlin leads the point standings by 0 points over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(2-17-2019)

Cars to the rear: #27-Reddick (transmission), #42-Larson (transmission), #40-McMurray (rear gear).

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #24-Bowman chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #88-Bowman took the 19th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(2-16-2019)

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#34-McDowell 191.440
#13-Dillon 191.432
#24-Byron 191.339
#88-Bowman 191.278
#8-Hemric 190.921
Slowest: #96-Kligerman 187.500 & #00-Cassill 186.266.
Most laps run: #40-McMurray, 12 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 4 drivers): #88-Bowman 190.334
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-16-2019)

Fourth practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#21-Menard 200.758
#40-McMurray 200.696
#17-Stenhouse, Jr. 200.664
#6-Newman 200.638
#14-Bowyer 200.588
Slowest: #96-Kligerman 191.148 & #51-McLeod 185.716.
Most laps run: #88-Bowman, 15 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 19 drivers): #40-McMurray 199.082.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Fourth Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-15-2019)

Third practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#18-Busch 200.285
#19-Truex, Jr. 200.200
#47-Preece 200.169
#20-Jones 200.156
#6-Newman 200.093
Slowest: #42-Larson 189.530 & #32-LaJoie 188.214.
Most laps run: #42-Larson, 21 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 16 drivers): #11-Hamlin, 198.107.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Third Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-15-2019)

Daytona 500 Starting Lineup

#22-Joey Logano won the Gander RV Duel 2 for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
#14-Bowyer finished second, followed by #10-Almirola, #11-Hamlin, #1-Busch, #12-Blaney, #40-McMurray, #9-Elliott, #3-Dillon, and #13-Dillon.
#66-Gase was the lowest finishing open driver and will not make the Daytona 500.
See complete results on the Duel #2 race results page.(2-14-2019)

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Gander RV Duel 1 for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
#17-Stenhouse, Jr. finished second, followed by #21-Meanrd, #95-DiBenedetto, #19-Truex, Jr., #43-Wallace, #37-Buescher, #48-Johnson, #6-Newman, and #47-Preece.
#71-Truex was the lowest finishing open driver and will not make the Daytona 500.
See complete results on the Duel #1 race results page.(2-14-2019)

Duel #1 Pit stall selections
Duel #2 Pit stall selections

#24-William Byron won the Busch pole for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with speed of 194.305mph for his 1st pole at Daytona and 1st of his career.
#88-Bowman will start the race in second.
The rest of the field will be set after the Duel races on Thursday night. Qualifying set the field for those races.
#24-Byron will start on the pole for the first duel, followed by #48-Johnson, #8-Hemric, #19-Truex, Jr., and #-Keselowski.
#88-Bowman is the pole sitter for the second duel, followed by #9-Elliott, #22-Logano, #14-Bowyer, and #3-Dillon.
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf), Duel #1 Starting Lineup and Duel #2 Starting Lineup.(2-10-2019)

Daytona International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
William Byron won the Pole Award for the 61st Annual Daytona 500 with a lap of 46.319 seconds, 194.305 mph. The 42nd different driver to win the pole for the Daytona 500.
This is his first pole in 37 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Alex Bowman (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2019 and his third in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 22nd top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Bill Elliott, Cale Yarborough and Buddy Baker lead the series in Daytona 500 poles with four each.
A total of 10 drivers have posted multiple poles for the Daytona 500; Jimmie Johnson (two) and Chase Elliott (two) are the only active drivers with more than one Daytona 500 pole.
Hendrick Motorsports has won 13 Daytona 500 poles, the series most: Ken Schrader (1988, 1989, 1990), Jeff Gordon (1999, 2015), Jimmie Johnson (2002, 2008), Mark Martin (2010), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2011), Chase Elliott (2016, 2017), Alex Bowman (2018), William Byron (2019).
Hendrick Motorsports has won a record five Daytona 500 poles in a row ? (2015-2019).
Seven different manufacturers have won the pole for the Daytona 500, led by Chevrolet with 27; followed by Ford (12), Pontiac (eight), Mercury (five), Dodge (four), Oldsmobile (three), Plymouth (two). The 2019 Daytona 500 pole was the 700th pole for Chevrolet in the Monster Energy Series all-time.
(NASCAR Statistics)(2-10-2019)

econd practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:

#3-Dillon 178.224
#8-Hemric 177.072
#17-Stenhouse, Jr. 176.927
#10-Almirola 176.094
#2-Keselowski 176.858
Slowest: #52-McLeod 167.468 & #66-Gase 167.095
Most laps run: #1-Busch, 44 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 28 drivers): #8-Hemric 176.181
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds (pdf).(2-9-2019)

First practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:

#3-Dillon 180.294
#8-Hemric 180.078
#11-Hamlin 180.030
#9-Elliott 179.820
#24-Byron 179.718
Slowest: #77-Sorenson 170.041 & #66 Gase 167.090
Most laps run: #43-Wallace, 12 laps.
NO driver ran 10 consecutive laps.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) (2-9-2019)

Entry List for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted, 42 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Mears, #31-Reddick, #40-McMurray, #51-McLeod, #52-Ware, #62-Gaughan, #66-Gase, #71-Ryan Truex, and #96-Kligerman.
Since 42 cars are entered, two drivers will miss race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

February 2018: see the Daytona 500 Race Info page
July 2018: see the Daytona Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Color Guard: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
Flyover: US Air Force Thunderbirds


WEATHER

Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Weather Bug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

Set limits: Clash: 6 sets for the event;
Daytona 500: 8 sets for practice/qualifying/Duel + 7 sets (plus 1 transferred set) for the race;
Xfinity: 4 sets for the event;
Gander Outdoors Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4738;
Right-side — D-4740

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,237 mm (88.07 in.);
Right-side — 2,247 mm (88.46 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 29 psi; Left Rear — 29 psi;
Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi

Storyline – Mechanical grip important in Daytona’s “dirty” air: In restrictor plate-style racing, being within inches of other cars virtually all the way around the track is a reality, and enhanced stability is a welcome feature to combat the buffeting of the air caused by the close-quarters racing.  Goodyear refined its tire set-up forDaytona in July 2017 to give the cars more grip through the tread compounds on both sides of the car.  Teams in NASCAR’s top three series will run that same set-up over the next two weeks.

“With the tight racing we have at Daytona, it requires that we build the right amount of mechanical grip into the tires to add stability,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “We’ve now had three successful races on this tire set-up since we instituted it at Daytona in July of ’17, so we feel very comfortable with this tirerecommendation.  Having said that, we will hold a test at the Speedway right after this year’s 500 that will provide us with a lot of data as we assess our tirecombination moving forward with a revised superspeedway rules package at both Daytona and Talladega.”

Notes – Fourth straight Daytona races for Cup, Xfinity on this tire set-up: Teams in NASCAR’s top three series will run the same tire set-up at Daytona this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Cup and Xfinity teams have run at the Speedway since July 2017 . . . Gander Outdoors Truck teams began running the tire set-up in February 2018 . . . Daytona is the only track at which these teams run either of these two Goodyear tire codes . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Blimp – Airship to cover second weekend: The Goodyear Blimp “Wingfoot 1” is scheduled to be in the air over Daytona International Speedway during the second week of SpeedWeeks . . . Wingfoot 1, based out of Pompano Beach, Fla., will provide aerial coverage for Fox Sports at the Xfinity race on Saturday (February 16) and Daytona 500 on Sunday (February 17).

Upcoming tire test – Three teams set to test Daytona in the days after the 500: Goodyear will hold a tire test at Daytona International Speedway on the Monday and Tuesday (February 18-19) after this year’s Daytona 500 . . . organizations participating in the session include Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and Hendrick Motorsports.