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1000Bulbs.com 500

Talladega Superspeedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #31 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race 5 of 10

Sunday, October 13, 2019 POSTPONED TO Monday, October 14
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:05p/et (moved up from 2:18pm/et)
Laps/Stages: 188 laps total. Stages end on laps: 55/110/188


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:30pm/et, NBCSN 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 11, 1:35-2:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, October 11, 4:35-5:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Qualifying: Saturday, October 12 at 4:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, October 10
5:30 PM 7:30 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, October 11
9:30 AM-7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:35 PM-4:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 12
11:00 AM-5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
3:35 PM (4:35 PM/ET) MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, October 13
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
12:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM (2:00 PM/ET) MENCS RACE (STAGES 55/110/188 LAPS = 500.08 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
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)
Paint schemes


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Ryan Blaney advances in Playoffs with razor-thin win at Talladega: Two factors threw the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs into chaos on Monday afternoon—Talladega and Ryan Blaney. By .007 seconds—the sixth closest finish in series history—Blaney edged Ryan Newman to win Monday’s rain-delayed 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, which took a big bite out of most other Playoff contenders and set up a scramble for the six remaining spots in the Round of 8 next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.[More](10-14-2019)

#12-Ryan Blaney won the postponed 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The win is first win of 2019, first win at Talladega and third career win.
#6-Ryan Newman finished 2nd followed by #11-Denny Hamlin, #10-Aric Almirola, #34-Michael McDowell, #3-Austin Dillon, #32-Corey LaJoie, #9-Chase Elliott, #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and #13-Ty Dillon.
Pole winner #9-Elliott led 19 laps, and was caught up in an accident, before finishing eighth.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. Stage 2 was won by #14-Bowyer.
#12-Blaney suffered an early penalty when he was too fast on pit road under first set of pit stops. A caution saved him from losing a lap.
The race was red flagged (around 3:00pm/et) on Sunday because of rain and postponed until Monday.
There were 47 lead changes among 19 drivers and 9 cautions for 43 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 136.644mph.
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 Talladega:
#2-Brad Keselowski, 25th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 17th
#9-Chase Elliott, 8th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 3rd
#12-Ryan Blaney, 1st
#14-Clint Bowyer, 23rd
#18-Kyle Busch, 19th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 26th
#22-Joey Logano, 11th
#24-William Byron, 33rd
#42-Kyle Larson, 39th
#88-Alex Bowman, 37th

Race Fast Facts – Talladega
Ryan Blaney (P) won the 51st Annual 1000Bulbs.com 500, his third victory in 157 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ryan Newman (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 36 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2019.
Denny Hamlin (P) (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 28 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Matt Tifft (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Denny Hamlin (P) leads the point standings by 8 points over Martin Truex Jr (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-14-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Talladega:
[Race 2 of 3 in the Round of 12, Race 5 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #42-Kyle Larson 3069 [1 win in Round of 12]
2) #12-Ryan Blaney 3056 [1 win in Round of 12]
3) #11-Denny Hamlin 3114, +56
4) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 3106, +48
5) #18-Kyle Busch 3099, +41
6) #4-Kevin Harvick 3094, +36
7) #2-Brad Keselowski 3078, +20
8) #22-Joey Logano 3076, +18
outside the top 8
9) #88-Alex Bowman 3058, -18
10) #9-Chase Elliott 3054, – 22
9) #14-Clint Bowyer 3052, -24
10) #24-William Byron 3049, -27
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway have been made.
Pole winner #9-Chase Elliott chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #88-Alex Bowman took the 15th stall.
#24-William Byron starts 3rd and chose the 3rd stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #36-Matt Tifft, who starts 16th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(10-12-2019)

Cars to the rear: #11-Hamlin (engine change)

Talladega Cup Paint schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick Motorsports sweep of Talladega qualifying: Led by pole winner Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports reasserted its domination of superspeedway qualifying on Saturday at Talladega. The winner at Talladega in April, Elliott toured the 2.66-mile track in 46.692 seconds (192.707 mph) to win his second Busch Pole Award at Talladega, his fourth of the season and the eighth of his career. Hendrick Motorsports swept the top four starting spots for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500.[More](10-12-2019)

#9-Chase Elliott won the Busch pole for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 192.707mph for his fourth pole of 2019, second at Talladega and eighth of his career.
#88-Alex Bowman will start 2nd followed by #24-William Byron, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #10-Aric Almirola, #2-Brad Keselowski, #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #14-Clint Bowyer, #12-Ryan Blaney, and #22-Joey Logano.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots.
#11-Denny Hamlin had an issue with the engine during qualifying and he will start last on Sunday.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(10-12-2019)

Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers will start at Talladega:
#9-Chase Elliott, 1st
#88-Alex Bowman, 2nd
#24-William Byron, 3rd
#2-Brad Keselowski, 6th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 8th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 9th
#22-Joey Logano, 10th
#42-Kyle Larson, 12th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 15th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 18th
#18-Kyle Busch, 26th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 40th

Talladega Superspeedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Chase Elliott (P) won the Pole Award for the 51st Annual 1000Bulbs.com 500 with a lap of 49.692 seconds, 192.707 mph.
This is his eighth pole in 144 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his fourth pole and 16th top-10 start in 2019. This is his second pole in eight races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Alex Bowman (P) (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2019 and his third in nine races at Talladega Superspeedway.
William Byron (P) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 15th in 31 races this season.
Matt Tifft (16th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(10-12-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#14-Bowyer 202.042
#10-Almirola 200.835
#21-Menard 200.814
#4-Harvick 200.612
#47-Preece 200.498
Slowest: #00-Cassill 185.664
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 25
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 6 drivers): #4-Harvick 198.063
Notes: #21-Crafton turned some laps for Menard again.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(10-11-2019)

First practice for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#11-Hamlin 204.904
#4-Harvick 203.688
#18-Busch 203.684
#32-LaJoie 203.407
#34-McDowell 203.386
Slowest: #27-Sorenson 182.560 & #52-Boyd 180.431mph.
Most laps run: #13-Dillon, 37 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 29 drivers): #18-Busch 200.883mph.
Notes: Matt Crafton took a few laps in the #21. He will be on standby for Paul Menard on Sunday.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(10-11-2019)

Talladega rules package is 550hp with aero ducts.

Qualifying procedures

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

Entry List for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Sorenson, #51-Theriault, #52-Boyd, #62-Gaughan, #66-Gase, #77-Jones, and #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
Saturday Talladega Notebook

Friday Talladega Notebook

Weekend Preview: Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Talladega Superspeedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the 1000Bulbs.com 500

April 2019: see the Talladega Race Info page
October 2018: see the Talladega Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Edward Graham, Assistant VP of Operation Christmas Child for Samaritan’s Purse
Command to start engines: Edward Graham
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag:  Dr. Robert Jeffress
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Richard Childress
Color Guard: Alabama Army National Guard
Invocation:  Dr. Robert Jeffress
National Anthem: 313th United States Army Band
Flyover: (4) F-18s from VFA-37 – The Ragin’ Bulls


WEATHER

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


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Talladega