2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be the 71st season of professional stock car racing in the United States, and the 48th modern-era Cup series season. The season began at Daytona International Speedway with the Advance Auto Parts Clash, the Can-Am Duel qualifying races and the 61st running of the Daytona 500. The regular season will end with the Brickyard 400 on September 8, 2019. The playoffs will end with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2019.

It will be the fourth season of the current 10-year television contract with Fox Sports and NBC Sports and the third of a five-year race sanctioning agreement with all tracks.[1][2] It will also be the first year the Cup Series will be fielding the Ford Mustang.

Teams and drivers[change | change source]

Chartered teams[change | change source]

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief
Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing 1 Kurt Busch Matt McCall
42 Kyle Larson Chad Johnston
Germain Racing 13 Ty Dillon Matt Borland
Hendrick Motorsports 9 Chase Elliott Alan Gustafson
24 William Byron Chad Knaus
48 Jimmie Johnson Kevin Meendering
88 Alex Bowman Greg Ives
JTG Daugherty Racing 37 Chris Buescher Trent Owens
47 Ryan Preece (R) Tristan Smith
Premium Motorsports 15 Ross Chastain Peter Sospenzo 28
Pat Tryson 8
Richard Childress Racing 3 Austin Dillon Danny Stockman
8 Daniel Hemric (R) Luke Lambert 35
Justin Alexander 1
Richard Petty Motorsports 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Derek Stamets
Spire Motorsports 77 Jamie McMurray 1 Scott Eggleston 29
Peter Sospenzo 7
Garrett Smithley 6
Reed Sorenson 1
Quin Houff (R) 13
D. J. Kennington 1
Justin Haley 1
TBA 13
StarCom Racing 00 Landon Cassill Wayne Carroll 1
Joe Williams Jr. 35
Ford Front Row Motorsports 34 Michael McDowell Drew Blickensderfer
36 Matt Tifft (R) Mike Kelley
38 David Ragan Seth Barbour
Go Fas Racing 32 Corey LaJoie Randy Cox
Roush Fenway Racing 6 Ryan Newman Scott Graves
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Brian Pattie
Stewart-Haas Racing 4 Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers
10 Aric Almirola Johnny Klausmeier
14 Clint Bowyer Mike Bugarewicz
41 Daniel Suárez Billy Scott
Team Penske 2 Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe
12 Ryan Blaney Jeremy Bullins
22 Joey Logano Todd Gordon
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Paul Menard Greg Erwin
Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Denny Hamlin Chris Gabehart
18 Kyle Busch Adam Stevens
19 Martin Truex Jr. Cole Pearn
20 Erik Jones Chris Gayle
Leavine Family Racing 95 Matt DiBenedetto Mike Wheeler
Chevrolet 6
Ford 5
Petty Ware Racing 51 B. J. McLeod 2 George Church 6
Mike Hillman Jr. 5
Cody Ware (R) 7
Gray Gaulding 1
Jeb Burton 1
TBA 25
Chevrolet 8
Ford 3
Rick Ware Racing 52 Cody Ware (R) 1 Mike Hillman Jr. 6
George Church 5
B. J. McLeod 4
Bayley Currey 4
Jeb Burton 1
Stanton Barrett 1
TBA 25

Limited schedule[change | change source]

Changes[change | change source]

Offseason changes[change | change source]

Rule changes[change | change source]

Schedule[change | change source]

Key changes from 2018 include:

The schedule, comprising 36 races, including the Advance Auto Parts Clash, Can-Am Duel (qualifying races for the Daytona 500) and the All-Star Race, was released on April 3, 2018.

No Race Title Track Date Time ET TV
Advance Auto Parts Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida February 10 3:00 PM FS1
Gander RV Duel February 14 7:00 PM FS1
1 Daytona 500 February 17 2:30 PM Fox
2 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia February 24 2:00 PM Fox
3 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 3 3:30 PM Fox
4 TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Avondale, Arizona March 10 3:30 PM Fox
5 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California March 17 3:30 PM Fox
6 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia March 24 2:00 PM FS1
7 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas March 31 3:00 PM Fox
8 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee April 7 2:00 PM FS1
9 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia April 13 7:30 PM Fox
10 GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama April 28 2:00 PM Fox
11 Gander RV 400[3] Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware May 5 2:00 PM FS1
12 Digital Ally 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas May 11 7:30 PM FS1
Monster Energy Open Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina May 18 6:00 PM FS1
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race May 18 8:00 PM FS1
13 Coca-Cola 600 May 26 6:00 PM Fox
14 Pocono 400 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania June 2 2:00 PM FS1
15 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan June 9 2:00 PM FS1
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California June 23 3:00 PM FS1
17 Camping World 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois June 30 3:00 PM NBCSN
18 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida July 6 7:30 PM NBC
19 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky July 13 7:30 PM NBCSN
20 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire July 21 3:00 PM NBCSN
21 Gander Outdoors 400 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania July 28 3:00 PM NBCSN
22 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York August 4 3:00 PM NBCSN
23 Consumers Energy 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan August 11 3:00 PM NBCSN
24 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee August 17 7:30 PM NBCSN
25 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina September 1 6:00 PM NBCSN
26 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana September 8 2:00 PM NBC
Cup Championship Playoffs
Round of 16
27 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada September 15 7:00 PM NBCSN
28 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia September 21 7:30 PM NBCSN
29 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina, (Roval) September 29 2:30 PM NBC
Round of 12
30 Gander Outdoors 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware October 6 2:30 PM NBCSN
31 1000Bulbs.com 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama October 13 2:00 PM NBC
32 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas October 20 2:30 PM NBC
Round of 8
33 First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia October 27 3:00 PM NBCSN
34 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas November 3 3:00 PM NBCSN
35 Can-Am 500 ISM Raceway, Avondale, Arizona November 10 2:30 PM NBC
Championship 4
36 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead–Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida November 17 3:00 PM NBC

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NASCAR, FOX extend, expand rights agreement". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. August 1, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. Cain, Holly (July 23, 2013). "NASCAR, NBC Sports Group reach landmark deal". NASCAR.com. Daytona Beach, Florida: NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  3. "Gander RV to Sponsor May 5 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover International Speedway". Dover International Speedway. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.