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Consumers Energy 400

Michigan International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #23 of 36

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 60/120/200

Average time of race: 2:39:39

Minimum speed: 10%
Fuel window: 41 laps
Average # caution flags: 6

Average total caution laps: 27 laps
Pit road speed:  55 mph
Caution car speed: 65 mph
Driver / Crew Chief Meeting: 1:00 p.m. (Acceleration Club Tent)

Driver Introductions: 2:20 p.m.

Canadian Anthem: 2:58:30 p.m.

Invocation: 3:00:20 p.m.
National Anthem: 3:01:00 p.m.
Command: 3:07:30 p.m.
Green flag: 3:16:00 p.m.


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 3:00pm/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

Practices:
Friday, August 9, 12:35-1:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Saturday, August 10, 8:35-9:25am/et, TV-CNBC;
Saturday, August 10, 11:30am-12:20pm/et, TV-NBC Sports Live streaming.

Qualifying: Friday, August 9 at 5:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, August 8
5:00 PM-7:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, August 9
9:30 AM-6:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
5:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, August 10
7:00 AM-3:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
8:35 AM-9:25 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
11:30 AM-12:20 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, August 11
9:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 60/120/200 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
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Practice 3 Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Complete weekend at-track schedule


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kevin Harvick closes out Michigan weekend with a win: Recovering from a punctured right front tire that cost him track position early in the race, Kevin Harvick passed Joey Logano on Lap 183 of 200 and cruised to a 1.595-second victory in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. During a closing 48-lap green-flag run that began with a restart on Lap 153, Harvick charged from seventh to first, recording his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, his third at the 2.0-mile track and the 47th of his career.[More](8-11-2019)

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 3rd win at Michigan and 47th career win.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #19-Truex, Jr., #41-Suarez, #18-Busch, #47-Preece, #24-Byron, #9-Elliott,  and #88-Bowman.
Pole winner #2-Keselowski had a tire go down and brought out the caution on lap 120. He battled back to the front of the field but had to pit for fuel with 10 laps remaining and finished 19th.
Stage 1 was won by #19-Truex, Jr., Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch.
A couple Playoff contenders had rough days: #48-Johnson cut a tire early, lost several laps and finish 34th. Then on lap 136, Menard made contact with Bowyer, sending Bowyer into the wall. The team could not repair the car and he finished 37th. #5-Newman and #14-Bowyer and still in the playoff field with #41-Suarez and #48-Johnson out.  There are 3 races remaining in the regular season.
There were 19 lead changes among 8 drivers and 6 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 149.084mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Michigan
Kevin Harvick won the 50th Annual Consumers Energy 400, his 47th victory in 669 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his third victory and 19th top-10 finish in 38 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 28 races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2019.
Kyle Larson (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 12 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Ryan Preece (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 20 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(8-11-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Michigan:
3 races until the playoffs begin
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 892 pts (points leader)
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins]
3) #11-Denny Hamlin [3 wins]
4) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
5) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins]
6) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins]
7) #9-Chase Elliott [2 win]
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 654, +101 points in the playoffs
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 645, +92
12) #24-William Byron, 642, +89
13) #42-Kyle Larson, 624, +71
14) #20-Erik Jones, 623, +70
15) #6-Ryan Newman, 569, +16
16) #14-Clint Bowyer, 559, +6
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #41-Daniel Suarez, 553, -6
18) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 547, -12
19) #21-Paul Menard, 506, -53
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #77-Smithley (driver change), #19-Truex, Jr (failed pre-race inspection twice), #32-LaJoie (transmission change), #36-Tifft (transmission change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took the 2nd stall.
#24-Byron, starts 3rd and chose the 12th stall, with an opening in front of it.
The final pit stall was taken by #9-Elliott, who starts 6th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(8-10-2019)

Michigan Paint Schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#20-Jones 189.843
#88-Bowman 188.763
#4-Harvick 188.640
#3-Dillon 188.487
#41-Suarez 188.393
Slowest: #52-Theriault 182.002
Most laps run: #19-Truex 46
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 24 drivers): #20-Jones 188.146
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-10-2019)

First Saturday practice for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#4-Harvick 190.501
#18-Busch 190.019
#24-Byron 189.999
#20-Jones 189.883
#22-Logano 189.863
Slowest: #53-Boyd 178.116
Most laps run: #2-Keselowski, 51
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 33 drivers): #4-harvick 189.414
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-10-2019)

Cars of Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric fail post-qualifying inspection: The No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon had qualified seventh and teammate Daniel Hemric’s No. 8 Chevy was 11th in Busch Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400.[More](8-9-2019)

Late qualifier Brad Keselowski storms to Michigan pole: The last qualifier in Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Michigan International Speedway will be first to the green flag on Sunday afternoon.The final driver to make an attempt, after shadows started to shroud the track, Brad Keselowski covered the 2.0-mile distance in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford in 37.801 seconds (190.471 mph) to knock Kevin Harvick off the provisional pole for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Harvick had turned a lap in 37.877 seconds (190.089 mph) before Keselowski made it an all-Ford front row with his blistering circuit. The Busch Pole Award is Keselowski’s second of the season, his second at Michigan and the 16th of his career.[More](8-9-2019)

Michigan Inspection: There will be pre-qualifying and pre-race inspection at Michigan due to the “traditional” weekend schedule. The starting lineup will be official at the conclusion of qualifying.

#2-Brad Keselowski won the Busch pole for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 190.471mph for his 2nd pole of 2019, 2nd at Michigan and 16th of his career.
#4-Harvick will start 2nd followed by #24-Byron, #88-Bowman, #14-Bowyer, #9-Elliott, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, #21-Menard, and #48-Johnson.
The qualifying times of #3-Dillon (had the 7th fastest time) and #8-Hemric (11th fastest) were disallowed because the cars lacked fully functioning alternators. They will start 37th & 38th on Sunday.
Drivers 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).(8-9-2019)

Michigan International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski won the Pole Award for the 50th Annual Consumers Energy 400 with a lap of 37.801 seconds, 190.471 mph.
This is his 16th pole in 364 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and 13th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his second pole in 21 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2019 and his 18th in 38 races at Michigan International Speedway.
William Byron (third) posted his first top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 11th in 23 races this season.
Matt Tifft (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(8-9-2019)

Friday practice for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#3-Dillon 189.969
#2-Keselowski 189.929
#48-Johnson 189.603
#88-Bowman 188.957
#8-Hemric 188.957
Slowest: #77-Sorenson 176.878 & #53-Boyd 168.260
Most laps run: #53-Boyd, 13 laps.
No one race 10 or more consecutive laps.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(8-9-2019)

Entry List for the Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Houff, #51-McLeod, #52-Theriault, #53-Boyd, #77-Smithley
Since 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf) page.


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Sunday Michigan Notebook

Saturday Michigan Notebook

Friday Michigan Notebook

Weekend Preview: Michigan and Mid-Ohio

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Michigan and Mid-Ohio

June 2019: see the Michigan Race Info page
August 2018: see the Michigan Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Jackson County Teacher of the Year Carmel McDonald
Command to start engines: Carmel McDonald
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Patrick Huffman
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard
Invocation: Father Geoff Rose, St. Francis de Sales High School
National Anthem: Lisa Bascom
Flyover: 2  F16’s Ohio National Guard


WEATHER

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


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Michigan & Mid-Ohio