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Coke Zero Sugar 400

Daytona International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #18 of 36

Saturday, July 6, 2019 POSTPONED TO Sunday, July 7, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:03pm/et
Laps/Stages: 160 laps total. Stages end on laps: 50/100/160


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 7:30pm/et, NBC and streamed at NBC Sports Live (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:
Thursday, July 4, 2:05-2:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Thursday, July 4, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying: Friday, July 5 at 5:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, July 4
9:00 AM-11:00 AM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
2:05 PM-2:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:05 PM-4:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, July 5
12:30 PM 6:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
5:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, July 6
3:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
5:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
6:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 50/100/160 LAPS = 400 MILES )

Sunday, July 7
9:30 AM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
10:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM 6:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 50/100/160 LAPS = 400 MILES )

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Complete race weekend schedule pdf


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Justin Haley gets first Cup win at Daytona: As the dark clouds and lightning descended upon Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon, Justin Haley climbed out of his No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet feeling like it was perhaps divine intervention. He was first on the scoreboard at the time Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 was red-flagged for lightning 33 laps short of the intended 160-lap distance. Two hours and 12 minutes later, the 20-year old Indiana native was celebrating his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win – in only his third career start. It was an unlikely turn of events in a very eventful race.[More](7-7-2019)

#77-Justin Haley won the rain-shortened Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 1st career win in just his 3rd race. Haley is running for XFINITY Series points, so he is not eligible for Cup playoffs.
The race was called with 127 laps complete after lightning and rain prevented NASCAR from restarting.
#24-Byron finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #13-Dillon, #6-Newman, #32-LaJoie, #10-Almirola, #95-DiBenedetto, #36-Tifft, and #1-Busch
The “big one” came on lap 118. #14-Bowyer got into the back of #3-Dillon as they were running first and second. Dillon spun and the track closed up behind them. 18 cars were collected in the accident. #1-Busch stayed on track, in the lead, until the race was about to be restarted. He came to pit road, giving the lead to Haley. Before the cars got around track to restart the race, lightning was detected in the area and NASCAR red flagged the race. It was unable to be restarted.
Pole sitter #22-Logano won stage 1, but finished 25th.
Stage 2 was won by #3-Dillon.
There were 24 lead changes among 14 drivers and 6 cautions for 25 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 141.146mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Daytona
Justin Haley(i) won the 61st Annual Coke Zero Sugar 400, his first victory in three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in his series track debut at Daytona International Speedway.
William Byron (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2019.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 36 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Matt Tifft (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 18 points over Kyle Busch.
Haley becomes the 20th different driver to win his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona and the 10th to accomplish the feat in the July race.
Haley becomes the second youngest Monster Energy Series winner at Daytona at the age of 20 years, 2 months and 9 days behind Trevor Bayne (20 years, 0 months, 1 day).
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-7-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Daytona:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins]
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins]
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins] 700pts (points leader)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
8) #4-Kevin Harvick, 625
9) #1-Kurt Busch, 564
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 512
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 508
12) #24-William Byron, 498
13) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 474
14) #42-Kyle Larson, 473
15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 444
16) #6-Ryan Newman, 443
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #41-Daniel Suarez, 440
18) #20-Erik Jones, 430
19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 398
20) #21-Paul Menard, 390
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #24-Byron (backup car), #42-Larson (replaced fuel probe), #77-Haley (unapproved adjustments), #53-Gase (unapproved adjustments), #62-Gaughan (unapproved adjustments), #51-McLeod (unapproved adjustments), #95-DiBenedetto (unapproved adjustments)

Rain forces postponement of NASCAR Cup race at Daytona: Persistent rain with no letup in sight forced postponement of Saturday night’s scheduled Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, to be broadcast on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.[More](7-6-2019)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #22-Logano chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took the 19th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#2-Keselowski, starts 3rd and chose the 40th, and final, pit stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(7-5-2019)

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Due to weather and lightning in the area, Busch pole qualifying for the Busch pole for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been cancelled. The lineup was set by the rule book. #22-Logano will start up front, followed by #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #19-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #9-Elliott, #1-Busch, #88-Bowman, and #12-Blaney.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots.
See the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(7-5-2019)

Inspection at Daytona: Inspection this weekend is prior to qualifying and cars will be impounded. Therefore the starting lineup will be official after qualifying. There is no pre-race inspection Saturday.

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, the top five, slowest and notes:
#19-Truex, Jr. 205.936
#11-Hamlin 205.738
#20-Jones 205.724
#95-DiBenedetto 205.381
#36-Tifft 205.292
Slowest: #77-Haley 182.737 & #53-Gase 181.214mph.
Most laps run: #1-Busch, 33 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 21 drivers): #95-DiBenedetto 202.631mph.
Notes: Practice started a few minutes later after a weather delay for lightning. #2-Keselowski got into the rear of #24-Bowman and got him loose. Byron was able to get out of line and head back to the garage with only a little rear end damage.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-4-2019)

First practice for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#18-Busch 200.754
#13-Dillon 200.682
#37-Buescher 200.638
#48-Johnson 200.352
#3-Dillon 200.347
Slowest: #32-LaJoie 189.2019 & #27-Chastain 155.882mph
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 28 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 22 drivers): #18-Busch 198.785mph.
Notes: Practice ended about 12 minutes early due to lightning in the area.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(7-4-2019)

Entry List for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Smithley, #27-Sorenson, #51-McLeod, #52-Yeley, #53-Gase, #62-Gaughan, #77-Haley, #96-Kligerman.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Sunday Daytona Notebook

Thursday Daytona Notebook

Weekend Preview: Daytona International Speedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Coke Zero Sugar 400

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Daytona

February 2019: see the Daytona 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 Truck Driver: Dr. Hal Kushner
Color Guard: Patrick Air Force Base Color Guard
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: U.S. Air Force Captain John McKinney
Flyover: Two F-22s from Tyndall Air Force Base’s 43rd Fighter Squadron


WEATHER

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


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts – Daytona