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Go Bowling at the Glen

Watkins Glen International
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #22 of 36

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:20pm/et
Laps/Stages: 90 laps total. Stages end on laps: 20/40/90


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

On track schedule

Practices:
Saturday, August 3, 10:35-11:25am/et, TV-NBCSN;
Saturday, August 3, 1:05-1:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Qualifying: Saturday, August 3 at 6:40pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, August 2
7:00 PM-9:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Saturday, August 3
7:30 AM-8:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:35 AM-11:25 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
1:05 PM-1:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
6:40 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)

Sunday, August 4
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
2:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 20/40/90 LAPS = 220.5 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
Contingency Awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative 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
Paint schemes
Weekend at-track schedule (pdf)


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Chase Elliott goes back-to-back at Watkins Glen: It was a striking case of déjà vu. In a replay of Last year’s GoBowling at the Glen, Martin Truex Jr. chased pole winner Chase Elliott lap after lap around the 2.45-mile road course, using everything in his arsenal to try to deprive Elliott of his second straight victory at the track. Nothing worked for Truex, who crossed the finish line in the wake of the winning No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, .454 seconds in arrears. Elliott logged his second victory of the season, his second at The Glen and the fifth of his career, becoming the first Chevrolet driver to win multiple races this season.[More](8-4-2019)

#9-Chase Elliott won the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 2nd win at Watkins Glen and 5th career win.
#19-Truex, Jr., finished 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #95-DiBenedetto, #4-Harvick, #42-Larson, #2-Keselowski, and #1-Busch.
Elliott dominated the race, starting from the pole, winning stages 1 & 2, and leading 81 of the 90 laps.
There were 5 lead changes among 4 drivers and 4 cautions for 13 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 98.523mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Watkins Glen
Chase Elliott won the 34th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen, his fifth victory in 135 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Watkins Glen International.
Martin Truex Jr (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 14 races at Watkins Glen International. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2019.
Denny Hamlin (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 14 races at Watkins Glen International.
Matt Tifft (24th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 13 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(8-4-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Watkins Glen:
4 races until the playoffs begin
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 851 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) #9-Chase Elliott [2 win]
7) #4-Kevin Harvick [1 win]
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 640, +96 points in the playoffs
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 633, +89
12) #24-William Byron, 604, +60
13) #20-Erik Jones, 598, +54
14) #42-Kyle Larson, 590, +46
15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 556, +12
16) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 544, +0
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #6-Ryan Newman, 544, -0
18) #41-Daniel Suarez, 521, -23
19) #21-Paul Menard, 483, -61
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International have been made.
Pole winner #9-Elliott chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#18-Busch, starts 3rd and chose the 26th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #48-Johnson, who starts 8th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(8-3-2019)

To the rear: #12-Blaney (unapproved adjustments)

Rules Package at Watkins Glen is 750 HP without aero ducts

Inspection at Watkins Glen: 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).

Watkins Glen Paint Schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep of Watkins Glen front row: Chase Elliott isn’t racing differently on road courses. He’s just racing better. And on Saturday, Elliott returned to Watkins Glen International with a vengeance, taking a giant step toward another victory at track that gave him his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win last year. Elliott covered the 2.45-mile layout in 69.287 seconds (127.297 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen, the 22nd event on the Cup calendar this year.[More](8-3-2019)

#9-Chase Elliott won the provisional Busch pole for the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 127.297mph for his 3rd pole of 2019, 1st at Watkins Glen and 7th of his career.
#24-Byron will start 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #19-Truex, Jr., #42-Larson, #11-Hamlin, #1-Busch, #48-Johnson, #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #34-McDowell, and #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
Road course qualifying consists of two rounds of multi-car qualifying. #9-Elliott was also quickest in the first round with a speed of 126.720mph.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 were entered for 40 spots.
The lineup will not be official until inspection is complete Sunday morning.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the final starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(8-3-2019)
UPDATE: All cars passed inspection. The lineup is official.(8-4-2019)

Watkins Glen International – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Chase Elliott won the Pole Award for the 34th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen with a lap of 69.287 seconds, 127.297 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 135 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and ninth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in four races at Watkins Glen International.
William Byron (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2019 and his first in two races at Watkins Glen International.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 13th top-10 start at Watkins Glen International. It is his 14th in 22 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (23rd) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(8-3-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#9-Elliott 126.901
#19-Truex, Jr. 125.418
#95-DiBenedetto 125.391
#34-McDowell 125.259
#18-Buscch 125.074
Slowest: #51-Ware 118.507 & #77-Haley 115.558mph.
Most laps run: #18-Busch, 30 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 14 drivers): #18-Busch, 124.535mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-3-2019)

First practice for the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#88-Bowman 125.888
#18-Busch 125.786
#11-Hamlin 125.643
#9-Elliott 125.623
#42-Larson125.568
Slowest: #52-Bilicki 118.735 & #43-Wallace 100.352. No speed: #77-Haley.
Most laps run: #11-Hamlin & #3-Dillon, 23 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #1-Busch 122.713mph.
Notes: #36-Tifft spun early but did not hit anything.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(8-3-2019)

Entry List for the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #51-Ware, #52-Bilicki, #77-Sorenson, #96-Kligerman.
Since 37 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 Watkins Glen Notebook

Saturday Watkins Glen Notebook

Friday Watkins Glen Notebook

Weekend Preview: Watkins Glen International

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Watkins Glen

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Go Bowling at The Glen

August 2018: see the Watkins Glen Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: New Your State Police
Invocation: Rev. David Fife, Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church
National Anthem: Rachel Vennel, U.S. Navy
Flyover:


WEATHER

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TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Watkins Glen & Eldora