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Racing fans rejoice. The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race schedule is about to begin.Joey Logano enters the 2019 season as the man to beat after winning his first Cup Series championship in 2018.
Jimmie Johnson, under a new paint scheme and sponsorship, will look to become the first eight-time Cup champion in NASCAR history following the worst season of his career.
Gone is familiar face Kasey Kahne, who retired amid health issues in 2018, but you’ll be seeing more of Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a commentator and studio analyst under NBC Sports’ revamped NASCAR America programming (as well as driving in at least one Xfinity race).
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There’s also a dramatic rule change for NASCAR’s 71st season in the escalation of what used to be minor wrist slaps for inspection violations. Rather than merely being docked points in the standings for failing post-race inspections, teams and drivers will face automatic race disqualification along with the loss of points, trophies and prize money. The race runner-up would be declared the new winner should a driver fail an inspection.
Following the debut of a new playoff format in 2018, the Cup champion will again be determined by a 16-driver, 10-race playoff that consists of four cut-down rounds, with each round narrowing the championship-eligible drivers by four.
Below is the schedule for every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2019, including the playoffs, complete with information about how to watch live on TV and stream online.
Jimmie Johnson, who had crashed in the past six running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, found a way to win the 2019 version of the season-opening exhibition race—by helping to trigger a wreck that eliminated nearly everyone else.
Moments before a rainstorm halted the action and ultimately made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race official after 59 of 75 scheduled laps, Johnson—running second on Lap 56—pulled to the inside of leader Paul Menard, who moved down the track slightly as Johnson was attempting a close side-draft.
Contact between the cars in Turn 3 sent Menard spinning and caused a massive pileup behind him, damaging 17 of the 20 cars to varying degrees. Johnson took the lead in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and was declared the winner after NASCAR red-flagged the race because of rain for the third time.
The victory was Johnson’s third in the non-points Clash.
“Knowing the rain was coming—we could see it coming—and I knew that was probably my lap to make the move,” said Johnson, who suffered through a winless 2018. “I had a great run down the back. I got below him (Menard) before he blocked it, and then he came down a little bit, I think to defend and block.
“I got that move inside him, and I was hopeful the 1 (Kurt Busch) would follow me through, but I hate to see all these cars tore up. I think it was a racing thing more than anything. I feel sorry for Paul. I feel sorry for all the teams that lost race cars, but I’m here to win races, and this Ally car was fast.”
Johnson’s victory came in his first competitive outing with new crew chief Kevin Meendering. Earlier on Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron had claimed the pole position for the Daytona 500 in his first qualifying attempt with Johnson’s old crew chief, Chad Knaus.
I did mention to Chad that he was able to win me my first pole here for the 500, and he did the same for William,” Johnson said.
“I’m really happy for those guys. With this group of Ally team members I have behind me, these guys have been working so hard and we’re off to a great start this year.”
Kurt Busch, who was following Johnson on the backstretch, dodged the melee and finished second. Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney were third and fourth, with Alex Bowman completing the top five.
Menard had led 51 laps to that point in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford and had controlled the 20-car field from the head of the outside lane.
“Jimmie pulled out, and I kind of moved down a little bit, and the next thing I know I get turned in the left rear,” Menard said.
“Just aggressive. Jimmie does that a lot at these tracks. I had a really fast Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang. Led a lot of laps but tore up a car for no reason.
“It was a pretty tame race up until that point. We knew that last restart (on Lap 48) was basically a new race—a little dash for cash to the end. It was definitely expected. I’m surprised we actually got single-file up top again after that last restart, but I knew something like that was going to happen. It was just a matter of time.”
A respected leader within the garage area, Fabian previously served as the managing director of technical integration at NASCAR, where he oversaw post-race technical inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. A consistent presence in all three NASCAR national series garages, Fabian’s versatile career has included roles as an over-the-wall crew member, a crew chief and, now, the managing director of NASCAR’s premier series.