Ryan Blaney stayed out under a late yellow in Stage 1 to score the win in the first stage of the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway. Blaney — the polesitter — stayed out after his teammate Brad Keselowski brought out a caution on Lap 63 following the No. 2 car hitting the wall in Turn 1. While the field split strategies — some pitted like then-leader Kyle Busch — others, like Blaney, stayed out. The stage win is his second of the 2019 season.
Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman and Busch finished second through fifth, respectively. Of that group only Busch pitted following the Lap 63 caution.
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Chase Elliott was penalized for jumping the leader at the start of the race and had to serve a pass-thru penalty. The Hendrick Motorsports driver started the race second and on the front row. He recovered to finish ninth in the stage.
A host of drivers had issues throughout the stage. Erik Jones went for a spin in Turn 2 on Lap 37 due to a right rear tire issue after voicing concerns on prior laps for a vibration. Daniel Suarez’s car stalled on track under caution and was pushed to pit road.
Stage 2 will be 75 laps and end at Lap 150. The final stage will run from Lap 151 to the end of the race.
|1||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||10|
|2||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||9|
|3||Joey Logano||Team Penske||8|
|4||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||7|
|5||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||6|
|6||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||5|
|7||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||4|
|8||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||3|
|9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||2|
|10||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||1|