Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #14 of 36
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag: 2:00pm/et (moved up from 2:12pm/et due to the threat of rain)
Laps/Stages: 160 laps total. Stages end on laps: 50/100/160
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 2:00pm/et, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)
On track schedule
Friday, May 31, 2:05-2:55pm/et, NASCAR.com;
Friday, May 31, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-Fs2.
Qualifying: Saturday, June 1 at 11:35am/et, TV-FS1.
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Thursday, May 30
6:30 PM-8:30 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, May 31
11:00 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
2:05 PM-2:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:05 PM-4:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, June 1
7:00 AM-12:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:35 AM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
Sunday, June 2
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR XFINITY GARAGE AREA)
1:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 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)
Cumlative Race Report
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Kyle Busch cruises to second straight Pocono victory: With a dominating performance at a track he has learned to love, Kyle Busch cruised to his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch led a race-high 79 of 160 laps—including the final 21 after a cycle of green-flag pit stops—in collecting his second straight win at the 2.5-mile triangular track and his third overall, all three of which have come in the last four events after years of frustration at the Tricky Triangle.[More](6-2-2019)
#18-Kyle Busch won the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The win is his 4th win of 2019, 3rd win at Pocono and 55th career win (now tied with Rusty Wallace for 9th on the All-Time Wins list). He dominated much of the race, leading 79 of the 160 laps. A late race caution restarted the race with 9 laps remaining, but Busch pulled away for a victory of more than 2 seconds.
#2-Keselowski finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #9-Elliott, #14-Bowyer, #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #41-Suarez, pole sitter #24-Byron, and #10-Almirola.
Stages 1 and 2 were both won by #42-Larson. He hit the wall late and finished 26th.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 8 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 134.718mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Race Fast Facts – Pocono
• Kyle Busch won the 38th Annual Pocono 400, his 55th victory in 512 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
• This is his fourth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2019.
• This is his third victory and 14th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono Raceway.
• Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 19 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2019.
• Erik Jones (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Pocono Raceway.
• Daniel Hemric (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
• Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 4 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(6-2-2019)
2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Pocono:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 568pts (points leader)
2) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins]
4) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
5) #22-Joey Logano [1 win]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 500, -68
8) #1-Kurt Busch, 437, -131
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 406, -162
10) #14-Clint Bowyer, 402, -166
11) #88-Alex Bowman, 395, -173
12) #10-Aric Almirola, 393, -175
13) #41-Daniel Suarez, 368, -200
14) #24-William Byron, 361, -207
15) #20-Erik Jones, 343, -225
16) #42-Kyle Larson, 342, -226
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 342, -226
18) #6-Ryan Newman, 332, -236
19) #21-Paul Menard , 310, -258
20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 308, -260
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.
To the rear: #95-DiBenedetto (engine change), #52-Yeley (unapproved adjustments)
Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #24-Byron chose pit stall 2 (the first stall available at Pocono).
Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took the 7th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#14-Bowyer, starts 3rd and chose the 3rd stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #2-Keselowski, who starts 5th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(6-1-2019)
William Byron wins second straight pole with blistering lap at Pocono: On Saturday at Pocono Raceway, William Byron continued to assert his mastery of pole qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.Charging around the 2.5-mile triangular track in 51.875 seconds (173.494 mph), Byron claimed the top starting spot for Sunday’s Pocono 400.[More](6-1-2019)
#24-William Byron won the Busch pole for the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 173.494mph for his 3rd pole of 2019, 1st at Pocono and 3rd of his career.
#18-Busch will start 2nd followed by #14-Bowyer, #20-Jones, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #42-Larson, #48-Johnson, #41-Suarez, and #3-Dillon.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 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).(6-1-2019)
Pocono Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
William Byron won the Pole Award for the 38th Annual Pocono 400 with a lap of 51.875 seconds, 173.494 mph.
This is his third pole in 50 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and eighth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in three races at Pocono Raceway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2019 and his 18th in 29 races at Pocono Raceway.
Clint Bowyer (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 10th in 14 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (23rd) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Final practice for the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#17-Stenhouse, Jr. 171.018
Slowest: #00-Cassill 163.890 & #52-Yeley 163.313
Most laps run: #4-Harvick, 32 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 17 drivers): #18-Busch, 170.042 mph.
Notes: #95-DiBenedetto will start at the rear on Sunday after the team had to change an engine.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-31-2019)
First practice for the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #52-Yeley 158.554 & #77-Houff 158.058mph.
Most laps run: #88-Bowman, #4-Harvick, and #3-Dillon, 23 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #48-Johnson 168.711mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(5-31-2019)
Entry List for the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Sorenson, #51-Currey, #52-Yeley, #77-Houff.
Since only 37 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).
Grand Marshal: Lieutenant General Todd Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant General Giovanni Tuck of the U.S. Air Force, Major General Andrew Schafer, Commanding General 28th Infantry, PA National Guard
Command to start engines: Lieutenant General Todd Semonite & Lieutenant General Giovanni Tuck, and Major General Andrew Schafer
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Actor Jocko Sims
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: Valley Forge Military Academy Cadet Color Guard
Invocation: Monte Self, MRO
National Anthem: U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Chris Whiting