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Drydene 400

Dover International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #30 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race 4 of 10

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:45pm/et
Laps/Stages: 400 laps total. Stages end on laps: 120/240/400


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:00pm/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:
Friday, October 4, 1:35-2:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, October 4, 3:35-4:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Qualifying: Saturday, October 5 at 1:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, October 3
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, October 4
10:30 AM-7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
1:35 PM-2:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:35 PM-4:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM-3:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:35 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO LAPS ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, October 6
8:30 AM-10:30 AM MENCS GARAGE ACCESS TO HAULERS ONLY
10:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 120/240/400 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)
Post-race Penalty Report
Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kyle Larson wins Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Dover: Kyle Larson celebrated his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in two years Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, taking the checkered flag in the Drydene 400 by a convincing 1.578-seconds over Martin Truex Jr. and securing himself and his Chip Ganassi Racing team their first ever berth in the upcoming Playoff Round of 8. Larson’s friend and polesitter Denny Hamlin finished fifth after leading a race best 218 laps. But perhaps the two golf buddies would agree, on this Sunday, Larson’s long game was just a bit better.[More](10-6-2019)

#42-Kyle Larson won the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 1st win at Dover and 6th career win. The win also locks him into the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.
#19-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #88-Bowman, #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #95-DiBenedetto, #48-Johnson, #1-Busch, and #14-Bowyer.
The entire final stage was run under green and only 8 drivers were on the lead lap at the end of the race.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin dominated early in the race. He lead 219 laps but was passed for the lead just before the end of stage 2 and could never get back in front.
Playoff drivers having problems:
#9-Elliott lost an engine on lap 7 and finished 37th.
#22-Logano had to go to the garage before the green flag with a gear issue and lost 23 laps. He finished 34th.
#24-Byron was too fast on pit road during green flag pit stops in stage 2. He lost a lap and fell to 17th place.  He could never get back on the lead lap but held on to finish 13th.
#12-Blaney suffered brake failure with 100 laps remaining and had to go to the garage for repairs. He was not able to get back on track and finished 35th.
Stage 1 was won by #11-Hamlin. Stage 2 was won by #19-Truex, Jr.
There were 14 lead changes among 9 drivers and 3 cautions for 17 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 135.734mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Dover:
#42-Kyle Larson, 1st
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 2nd
#88-Alex Bowman, 3rd
#4-Kevin Harvick, 4th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 5th
#18-Kyle Busch, 6th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 10th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 11th
#24-William Byron, 13th
#22-Joey Logano, 34th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 35th
#9-Chase Elliott, 38th

Race Fast Facts – Dover
Kyle Larson (P) won the 50th Annual Drydene 400, his sixth victory in 213 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 12 races at Dover International Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. (P) (second) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 28 races at Dover International Speedway.
It is his 19th top-10 finish in 2019.
Alex Bowman (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
Ryan Preece (19th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Martin Truex Jr. (P) leads the point standings by 15 points over Kyle Busch (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-6-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Dover:
[Race 1 of 3 in the Round of 12, Race 4 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #42-Kyle Larson 3063 [1 win in Round of 12]
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 3095, +63
3) #18-Kyle Busch 3080, +48
4) #11-Denny Hamlin 3080, +48
5) #4-Kevin Harvick 3074, +42
6) #2-Brad Keselowski 3052, +20
7) #88-Alex Bowman 3049, +17
8) #24-William Byron 3032, -0
outside the top 8
9) #22-Joey Logano 3032, +0
10) #14-Clint Bowyer 3028, -4
11) #9-Chase Elliott 3025, -7
12) #12-Ryan Blaney 3010, -22
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: None.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #42-Larson took the 9th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#19-Truex, Jr., starts 3rd and chose the 40th, and final, stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(10-5-2019)

Dover Cup Paint Schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Denny Hamlin captures pole for Sunday’s Dover NASCAR race: It was a friendly golf wager made good on the race track. Denny Hamlin began marking his 500th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race start this weekend with a record pole-winning speed Saturday afternoon at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.And Hamlin earned his – and Toyota’s – second pole of the season by a mere .003-seconds over the very guy he made that all-in-fun wager with – Kyle Larson.[More](10-5-2019)

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Busch pole for the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 166.984mph for his second pole of 2019, fourth at Dover and 32nd of his career.
#42-Kyle Larson will start 2nd followed by #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #4-Kevin Harvick, #9-Chase Elliott, #24-William Byron, #10-Aric Almirola, #20-Erik Jones, #1-Kurt Busch, and #12-Ryan Blaney.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(10-5-2019)

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers will start at Dover:
#11-Denny Hamlin, 1st
#42-Kyle Larson, 2nd
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 3rd
#4-Kevin Harvick, 4th
#9-Chase Elliott, 5th
#24-William Byron, 6th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 10th
#88-Alex Bowman, 12th
#22-Joey Logano,14th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 16th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 17th
#18-Kyle Busch, 18th

Dover International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Denny Hamlin (P) won the Pole Award for the 50th Annual Drydene 400 with a lap of 21.559 seconds, 166.984 mph.
This is his 32nd pole in 500 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and 20th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his fourth pole in 28 races at Dover International Speedway.
Kyle Larson (P) (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2019 and his ninth in 12 races at Dover International Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. (P) (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 14th in 30 races this season.
Matt Tifft (23rd) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(10-5-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#42-Larson 162.705
#19-Truex 161.377
#4-Harvick 160.456
#2-Keselowski 160.385
#9-Elliott 160.249
Slowest: #15-Chastain 149.235 & #77-Sorenson 147.668mph
Most laps run: #41-Suarez, 84 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 30 drivers): #42-Larson 157.752mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(10-4-2019)

First practice for the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#22-Logano 163.221
#24-Byron 162.133
#48-Johnson 161.834
#12-Blaney 161.507
#88-Bowman 161.067
Slowest: #77-Sorenson 148.197 & #54-Smithley 147.083mph
Most laps run: #88-Bowman, 50 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 17 drivers): #4-Harvick 158.066mph.
Notes: No reported issues for any drivers during the session.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(10-4-2019)

Dover rules package is 750hp without aero ducts.

Qualifying procedures

Inspection at Dover: Cars will be impounded after qualifying at Dover on Saturday. The starting lineup is official at the conclusion of qualifying.

Entry List for the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Nemechek, #51-McLeod, #52-Yeley, #54-Smithley, #77-Sorenson.
Since 38 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 Dover Notebook

Saturday Dover Notebook

Friday Dover Notebook

Weekend Preview: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Dover International Speedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Drydene 400

May 2019: see the Dover Race Info page
October 2018: see the Dover Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: John Arnold, Drydene Performance Products
Command to start engines: John Arnold
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: 436th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, Dover Air Force Base
Invocation: Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, New Jersey
National Anthem: USO Show Troupe
Flyover: F/A-18F Super Hornets, VFA-11, NAS Oceana, Virginia


WEATHER

Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Goodyear Fast Facts — Dover