2019 NASCAR Update – #4

Issue #104
Blog #17-2019
Section: NASCAR
Blogger: Joseph Clay

Last weekend NASCAR concluded the back to back weekends of racing in Charlotte. The trash talking and fist were flying during the All-Star weekend. #19 Martin Truex Jr. won his third race of the season by taking the checkered last Sunday in the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600.

This weekend (6-2-19) NASCAR will be in the Pocono Mountains of Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

  • The poll was won by #19 Martin Truex Jr.. Can he win two in a row bringing his total to 4 wins for the season.
  • The Hendrick Team Starting Positions: #9 Chase Elliott (4th), #88 Alex Bowman (7th), #48 Jimmy Johnson (8th), #24 William Byron, (9th).
  • Race Date and Time: Sun, Jun 2, 1:00 PM Central Time.

Season Recap through Fourteen Races
  • Daytona 500: Winner #11 Denny Hamlin – Toyota
  • Quick Trip 500 (Atlanta): Winner #2 Brad Keselowski – Ford
  • Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas): Winner #22 Joey Logano – Ford
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Phoenix: Winner #18 Kyle Busch – Toyota
  • Auto Club 400 (Fontana): Winner #18 Kyle Busch (2) – Toyota
  • STP 500 (Martinsville): Winner #2 Brad Keselowski (2)Ford
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas): Winner #11 Denny Hamlin (2) – Toyota
  • Food City 500 (Bristol): Winner #18 Kyle Busch (3) – Toyota
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond): Winner #19 Martin Truex Jr. – Toyota
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega): Winner #9 Chase Elliott – Chevrolet
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Dover: Winner #19 Martin Truex Jr. (2) – Toyota
  • Monster Energy at Kansas: Winner #2 Brad Keselowski (3)Ford
  • Monster Energy All-Star Race (Charlotte): Winner #42 Kyle Larson – Chevrolet
  • Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte): Winner #19 Martin Truex Jr. (3) – Toyota

Team Hendrick Motorsports

I have always been a Hendrick Motorsports fan. Although the team has changed over the last couple of years, I’m not one to abandon ship. Jeff Gordon who drove the #24 car has retired and is now calling the races from the booth. Dale Earnhardt Jr, who drove the #88 also retired from NASCAR.

The Hendrick Motorsports Team now consist of; #9 Chase Elliott, #24 William Byron, #48 Jimmy Johnson and #88 Alex Bowman.

Jimmy Johnson, the senior driver is not running like the Jimmy of years gone by. The other three are making up for the #48’s lack luster start the season. They are exciting to watch and are making great strides every week. I still pull for #48 Jimmy Johnson and he is my favorite of the team but Chase Elliot is a close second.

Last week in Charlotte all four finished in the Top Ten. That is a damn good day of racing!

Team Hendrick Motorsports Finishing Order Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte
  • #9 Chase Elliott – 4th
  • #88 Alex Bowman – 7th
  • #48 Jimmy Jonson – 8th
  • #24 William Byron – 9th

#9 Chase Elliott
  • Daytona 500: Finished 17th (DNF).
  • Quick Trip 500 (Atlanta): Finished 19th (Running).
  • Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas): Finished 9th (Running).
  • NASCAR at Phoenix: Finished 14th (Running).
  • Auto Club 400 (Fontana): Finished 11th (Running) .
  • STP 500 (Martinsville): Finished 2nd (Running).
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas): Finished 13th (Running)
  • Food City 500 (Bristol): Finished 11th (Running)
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond): Finished 15th (Running)
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega): Finished 1ST Winner (Running)
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Dover: Finished 5th (Running)
  • Monster Energy at Kansas: Finished 4th (Running)
  • Monster Energy All-Star Race (Charlotte): Finished 14th (Running)
  • Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte): Finished 4th (Running)

#24 William Byron
#24 William Byron
  • Daytona 500: Finished 21st (Running)
  • Quick Trip 500 (Atlanta): Finished 17th (Running).
  • Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas): Finished 16th (Running).
  • NASCAR at Phoenix: Finished 24th (Running).
  • Auto Club 400 (Fontana): Finished 15th (Running) .
  • STP 500 (Martinsville): Finished 22nd (Running).
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas): Finished 6th (Running)
  • Food City 500 (Bristol): Finished 16th (Running)
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond): Finished 13th (Running)
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega): Finished 21st (Running)
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Dover: Finished 8th (Running)
  • Monster Energy at Kansas: Finished 20th (Running)
  • Monster Energy All-Star Race (Charlotte): Finished 9th (Running)
  • Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte): Finished 9th (Running)

#48 Jimmy Jonson
  • Daytona 500: Finished 9th (Running).
  • Quick Trip 500 (Atlanta): Finished 24th (Running).
  • Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas): Finished 19th (Running).
  • NASCAR at Phoenix: Finished 9th (Running).
  • Auto Club 400 (Fontana): Finished 17th (Running).
  • STP 500 (Martinsville): Finished 24th (Running).
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas): Finished 5th (Running)
  • Food City 500 (Bristol): Finished 10th (Running)
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond): Finished 12th (Running)
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega): Finished 33rd (Running)
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Dover: Finished 14th (Running)
  • Monster Energy at Kansas: Finished 6th (Running)
  • Monster Energy All-Star Race (Charlotte): Finished 15th (Running)
  • Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte): Finished 8th (Running)

#88 Alex Bowman
#88 Alex Bowman
  • Daytona 500: Finished 11th (Running).
  • Quick Trip 500 (Atlanta): Finished 15th (Running).
  • Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas): Finished 11th (Running).
  • NASCAR at Phoenix: Finished 35th (DNF).
  • Auto Club 400 (Fontana): Finished 21st (Running).
  • STP 500 (Martinsville): Finished 14th (Running).
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas): Finished 18th (Running)
  • Food City 500 (Bristol): Finished 23rd (Running)
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond): Finished 17th (Running)
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega): Finished 2nd (Running)
  • Monster Energy NASCAR at Dover: Finished 2nd (Running)
  • Monster Energy at Kansas: Finished 2nd (Running)
  • Monster Energy All-Star Race (Charlotte): Finished 8th (Running)
  • Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte): Finished 7th (Running)

Till next time keep the engines revving

-JC-

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