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Quaker State 400

Kentucky Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #19 of 36

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:46pm/et
Laps/Stages: 267 laps total. Stages end on laps: 80/160/267

Race Details:

Broadcast: NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 267 Laps, 400.5 Miles
Stages: 80 / 160 / 267
Average time of race: 2:54:50

Minimum speed: 12.5% = 33.32
Fuel window: 54 laps
Average # caution flags: 8
Pit road speed:  45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
God Bless America: 7:28:55

Invocation: 7:30:20 p.m.
National Anthem: 7:31:00 p.m.
Command: 7:38:00 p.m.
Green flag: 7:46:00 p.m.


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 7:30pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, July 12, 11:35am-12:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, July 12, 1:35-2:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying: Friday, July 12 at 6:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, July 11
4:00 PM-6:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, July 12
8:30 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM MENCS, NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (BLUE GRASS HALL)
10:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:35 AM-12:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
1:35 PM-2:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
6:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, July 13
1:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUE GRASS HALL)
6:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 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
Pit Stalls
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


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kurt Busch wins thrilling Battle of the Brothers in overtime at Kentucky: Denied victory at Daytona by an inopportune pit call last Sunday, Kurt Busch drove like lightning in a two-lap overtime dash to the finish to win Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Swapping sheet metal with brother Kyle Busch as the siblings battled for the victory throughout the overtime, Busch collected his first victory of the season in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. The 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion won for the first time at Kentucky and the 31st time in his career.[More](7-13-2019)

#1-Kurt Busch won the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 1st win at Kentucky and 31st career win.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #42-Larson, #11-Hamlin, #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #41-Suarez, #6-Newman, and #37-Buescher.
The race ended after the first attempt at NASCAR Overtime. Logano restarted as the leader, ahead of #18-Busch, #20-Jones, and #1-Busch. Busch and Busch quickly moved to the front and battled one another over the final two laps before #1-Kurt Busch was able to win by .076 second.
Pole winner #41-Suarez, led the first 50 laps of the race. He got caught speeding on pit road and fell three laps down before battling his way back to the lead lap. He finished 8th.
Stage 1 was won by #1-Kurt Busch.
Stage 2 was won by #18-Kyle Busch.
There were 15 lead changes among 10 drivers and 7 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 141.07mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Kentucky
Kurt Busch won the 9th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, his 31st victory in 667 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in nine races at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2019.
Erik Jones (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
Ryan Preece (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 11 points over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-13-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kentucky:
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] 746 pts (points leader)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
9) #4-Kevin Harvick, 645, -101
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 542, -204
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 535, -211
12) #24-William Byron, 517, -229
13) #42-Kyle Larson, 511, -235, +40 pts in
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 481, -265, +10 pts in
15) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 481, -265, +10 pts in
16) #20-Erik Jones, 473, -273, +2 pts in
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #6-Ryan Newman, 471, -275, -2 pts out
18) #41-Daniel Suarez, 469, -277 -4 pts out
19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 427, -139, -46 pts out
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #41-Suarez chose pit stall 2 (the first available stall).
Outside pole sitter #10-Almirola took the 7th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#2-Keselowski, starts 3rd and chose the 11th stall, with an opening in front of it.
The final pit stall was taken by #3-Dillon, who starts 9th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(7-12-2019)

To the rear: None

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Inspection at Kentucky: Cars will be impounded after qualifying on Friday and inspected Saturday afternoon when the garage opens. The starting lineup will be unofficial until inspection is complete. Cars that do not pass on the first attempt will have their qualifying times disallowed. For info on inspection penalties, see the At-track inspection penalty protocol page (enhanced event schedule).

#41-Daniel Suarez won the Busch pole for the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 184.890mph for his 1s pole of 2019, 1st at Kentucky and 2nd of his career.
#10-Almirola will start 2nd followed by #2-Keselowski, #1-Busch, #4-Harvick, #8-Hemric, #14-Bowyer, #19-Truex, Jr., #3-Dillon, and #18-Busch.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 36 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).(7-12-2019)
UPDATE: #6-Newman and #77-Houff failed inspection.  Their qualifying times were disallowed.

Kentucky Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Daniel Suarez won the Pole Award for the 9th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart with a lap of 29.254 seconds, 184.590 mph.
This is his second pole in 91 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2019 and his first in seven races at Kentucky Speedway.
Brad Keselowski (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his 10th in 19 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(7-12-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#2-Keselowski 182.303
#4-Harvick 181.794
#11-Hamlin 181.763
#14-Bowyer 181.458
#9-Elliott 181.372
Slowest: #13-Dillon 177.229 & #00-Cassill 174.814mph.
Most laps run: #41-Suarez, 63 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of XX drivers):
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-12-2019)

First practice for the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#1-Busch 183.742
#10-Almirola 183.542
#41-Suarez 183.101
#48-Johnson 182.723
#18-Busch 182.550
Slowest: #77-Houff 173.997 & #00-Cassill 173.394mph.
Most laps run: #9-Elliott, 51 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 18 drivers): #11-Hamlin 181.131mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(7-12-2019)

Entry List for the Quaker State 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #51-Currey, #52-McLeod, #77-Houff
Since 36 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

Friday Kentucky Notebook

Thursday Kentucky Notebook

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quaker State 400

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Kentucky Speedway

Weekend Preview – Kentucky Speedway

July 2018: see the Kentucky Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Larry McReynolds
Command to start engines: Larry McReynolds
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor
Color Guard: Boone County Sheriff’s Department
Invocation: Larry Campbell, Track Chaplain, Kentucky Raceway Ministries
National Anthem: Audrey Belle Adams
Flyover: T-6s – 41st Flight Training Squadron


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 – Kentucky