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2019 Auto Club 400


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:42
Average speed: 143.113 mph
Pole speed: 180.081 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 2.354 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18
Green flag passes: 2,956 (16.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2019 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 418   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running134607
2 522   Joey Logano AAA Southern California   (Roger Penske)Ford200running3510
3132   Brad Keselowski Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford200running42430
4 24   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0450
51012   Ryan Blaney PPG   (Roger Penske)Ford200running2420
6211   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running0340
7 611   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running8400
82719   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker ATVs   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running0290
9 310   Aric Almirola Farmer John   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running7400
10 13   Austin Dillon Dow   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running0270
11 89   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0270
121542   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running0250
132041   Daniel Suarez Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0280
141217   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fastenal / Louisville Ladders   (Jack Roush)Ford200running1230
152224   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running3220
161437   Chris Buescher Kroger Flavor Fill Up / Slim Jim / Velveeta   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet200running0210
171148   Jimmie Johnson Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0230
182495   Matt DiBenedetto Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Toyota200running0190
191820   Erik Jones Craftsman   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running0270
202521   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Wood Brothers)Ford200running0170
212388   Alex Bowman Nationwide Pet Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0160
22 76   Ryan Newman Performance Plus Motor Oil   (Jack Roush)Ford199running0150
232647   Ryan Preece Kroger.com / Pringles / Klondike   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet199running0140
242934   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford198running0130
251938   David Ragan MDS Trucking   (Bob Jenkins)Ford198running0120
263236   Matt Tifft Surface Sunscreen / Tunity   (Bob Jenkins)Ford197running0110
271613   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet197running0100
283115   Ross Chastain Southern California Chevy Dealers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet195running000
293300   Landon Cassill Manscaped / Goodwin & Son's Market   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet195running000
302843   Bubba Wallace PlanBSales.com   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet194running070
313032   Corey LaJoie Hartford Gold Group   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford193running060
323451   Cody Ware Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet192running050
33178   Daniel Hemric Liberty National   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet192running050
343527   Reed Sorenson Rim Ryderz   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet192running030
353866   Joey Gase Nevada Donor Network   (Carl Long)Toyota188running000
363777   Garrett Smithley CDF Benevolent Foundation   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet188running000
373652   B.J. McLeod Mtel-One   (Rick Ware)Ford172running000
38 914   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford130overheating010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #18, 22, 11, 4, 10, 20, 41, 48, 12, 8
Top 10 in Stage 2: #18, 2, 12, 22, 10, 4, 20, 1, 11, 9

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Michael McDowell34failed inspection two times
Matt Tifft36engine change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15656  
57593   #3 debris turn 1#37
60601  
61688   #17,19,20,42 accident turn 2#47
6912153  
1221276   end of stage 2#17
12816437  
1651695   #43 debris turn 1#1
17020031  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.0%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin122
  Aric Almirola397
  Denny Hamlin10123
  Kyle Busch133018
  William Byron31333
  Kyle Busch345623
  Denny Hamlin57593
  Kyle Busch606910
  Joey Logano70712
  Kyle Busch7212251
  Brad Keselowski12316038
  Kyle Busch1611655
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.1661661
  Ryan Blaney1671682
  Kyle Busch1691691
  Brad Keselowski1701734
  Joey Logano1741741
  Kyle Busch17520026

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 237    
2   Joey Logano 222   -15  
3   Kevin Harvick 213   -24  
4   Denny Hamlin 205   -32  
5   Brad Keselowski 176   -61  
6   Aric Almirola 174   -63  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 169   -68  
8   Kyle Larson 163   -74  
9   Kurt Busch 160   -77  
10   Ryan Blaney 155   -82  
11   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 146   -91  
12   Chase Elliott 135   -102  
13   Erik Jones 133   -104  
14   Jimmie Johnson 121   -116  
15   Clint Bowyer 119   -118  
16   Alex Bowman 110   -127  
17   Ryan Newman 107   -130  
18   Daniel Suarez 105   -132  
19   William Byron 104   -133  
20   Austin Dillon 103   -134  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Busch 2   237  
2   Joey Logano 1   222  
3   Denny Hamlin 1   205  
4   Brad Keselowski 1   176  
5   Kevin Harvick 0   213  
6   Aric Almirola 0   174  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 0   169  
8   Kyle Larson 0   163  
9   Kurt Busch 0   160  
10   Ryan Blaney 0   155  
11   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0   146  
12   Chase Elliott 0   135  
13   Erik Jones 0   133  
14   Jimmie Johnson 0   121  
15   Clint Bowyer 0   119  
16   Alex Bowman 0   110