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Gander RV 400

Pocono Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #21 of 36

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag: 3:08pm/et
Laps/Stages: 160 laps total. Stages end on laps: 50/100/160
Average time of race: 2:57:55
Fuel window: 32 laps
Average # caution flags: 6
Pit road speed: 55 mph


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 3:00pm/et, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live streaming (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:
Saturday, July 27, 9:05-9:55am/et, TV-NBCSN;
Saturday, July 27, 11:05-11:55am/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying: Saturday, July 27 at 4:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, July 26
11:30 AM-2:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Saturday, July 27
7:30 AM-5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
9:05 AM-9:55 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
11:05 AM-11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
4:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, July 28
10:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 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
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pit Stalls
Starting Lineup
Provisional 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

Denny Hamlin leads 1-2-3 Pocono finish for Joe Gibbs RacingThanks to a fast No. 11 Toyota, a feel for fuel economy and a first-ever application of traction compound to the asphalt at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin rediscovered the magic at the Tricky Triangle that marked his spectacular debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2006. Leading a 1-2-3 finish by Joe Gibbs Racing drivers—none of whom, surprisingly, was Kyle Busch—Hamlin passed teammate and race runner-up Erik Jones on Lap 144 and saved enough fuel to last through an overtime that carried the event three laps beyond its scheduled distance of 160 circuits. Hamlin won for the fifth time at the 2.5-mile triangular track after a nine-year absence from Victory Lane. The victory was Hamlin’s third of the season and the 34th of his career.[More](7-28-2019)

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The win is his 3rd win of 2019, 5th win at Pocono and 34th career win.
#20-Jones finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #24-Byron, #42-Larson, pole winner #4-Harvick, #8-Hemric, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, and #12-Blaney.
The race ended after the first Overtime attempt following a late caution.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch.
Stage 2 was won by #48-Johnson, who finished 15th.
There were 9 lead changes among 5 drivers and 7 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 133.804mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Pocono
Denny Hamlin won the 46th Annual Gander RV 400, his 34th victory in 491 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his fifth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 28 races at Pocono Raceway.
Erik Jones (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six races at Pocono Raceway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2019.
Martin Truex Jr (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 28 races at Pocono Raceway.
Daniel Hemric (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 6 points over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-28-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Pocono (race 21):
5 races until the playoffs begin
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins]
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] 824 pts (points leader)
6) #4-Kevin Harvick [1 win]
7) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 614, +94 points in the playoffs
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 599, +79
12) #24-William Byron, 582, +62
13) #20-Erik Jones, 559, +39
14) #42-Kyle Larson, 557, +37
15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 532, +12
16) #6-Ryan Newman, 532, +12
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 520, -12 pts outside of playoffs
18) #41-Daniel Suarez, 501, -31
19) #21-Paul Menard, 464, -68
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #42-Larson (backup car), #9-Elliott (backup car), #43-Wallace (engine change)

Pocono Paint schemes

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #-Harvick chose pit stall 2 (the first stall available at Pocono).
Outside pole sitter #2-Logano took the 7th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#10-Almirola, starts 3rd and chose the 31st stall.
The final pit stall available was taken by #41-Suarez, who starts 7th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(7-28-2019)

Rules Package at Pocono is 550 HP with aero ducts

Inspection at Pocono: Cars will be impounded after qualifying on Saturday and inspected Sunday morning 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).

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Kevin Harvick “wings it” to win pole position at Pocono: No practice made perfect on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. Without benefit a mock qualifying run in practice, Kevin Harvick nevertheless made a decisive run to the pole for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at the Tricky Triangle. Qualifying near the end of the session, Harvick navigated the 2.5-mile distance in 51.707 seconds (174.058 mph) in beating out second-place qualifier Joey Logano (173.377 mph) by a whopping .203 seconds to secure his first Busch Pole Award at Pocono, his fourth of the season and the 29th of his career.[More](7-27-2019)

#4-Kevin Harvick won the provisional Busch pole for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 174.058mph for his 4th pole of 2019, 1st at Pocono and 29th of his career.
#22-Logano will start 2nd followed by #10-Almirola, #20-Jones, #18-Busch, #1-Busch, #41-Suarez, #19-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, and #95-DiBenedetto.
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).(7-27-2019)
UPDATE: #3-Dillon, #12-Blaney, #15-Chastain, #24-Byron, #27-Sorenson, #32-LaJoie, #34-McDowell, #37-Buescher, and #48-Johnson failed inspection. Their qualifying times were disallowed. The starting lineup and qualifying results have been updated.(7-28-2019)

Pocono Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kevin Harvick won the Pole Award for the 46th Annual Gander RV 400 with a lap of 51.707 seconds, 174.058 mph.
This is his 29th pole in 667 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 14th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in 38 races at Pocono Raceway.
Joey Logano (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2019 and his 12th in 22 races at Pocono Raceway.
Aric Almirola (third) posted his second top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 12th in 21 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (22nd) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(7-27-2019)

Final practice for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#20-Jones 172.117
#1-Busch 172.051
#95-DiBenedetto 171.373
#24-Byron 171.246
#18-Busch 171.226
Slowest: #27-Sorenson 160.852 & #52-Theriault 159.574mph.
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 41 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 13 drivers): #24-Byron 169.766mph.
Notes: #43-Wallace did not practice.  The team is changing the engine. He will start from the rear Sunday.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-27-2019)

First practice for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#41-Suarez 172.516
#24-Byron 172.404
#10-Almirola 172.401
#19-Truex, Jr. 172.387
#14-Bowyer 172.351
Slowest: #77-Houff 161.609 & #52-Theriault 158.225mph.
Most laps run: #20-Jones, 24 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 4 drivers): #14-Bowyer 169.879mph.
Notes: #42-Larson and #9-Elliott wrecked in separate incidents. They will both go to backup cars.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(7-27-2019)

Entry List for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Sorenson, #51-McLeod, #52-Theriault, #53-Bilicki, #77-Houff.
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 Pocono Notebook

Saturday Pocono Notebook

Friday Notebook Pocono

Weekend Preview: Pocono Raceway & Iowa Speedway

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Pocono & Iowa

June 2019: see the Pocono Race Info page
July 2018: see the Pocono Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Brian Quinn
Command to start engines: Brian Quinn
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Actor Tyler Labine
Color Guard: Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department Honor Guard
Invocation: Monty Self, Motor Racing Outreach.
National Anthem: Ellen Kane
Flyover: 4 F-16C Fighting Falcons, 177th Fighter Wing, N.J. Air National Guard


WEATHER

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


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Pocono & Iowa