|Race 20 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season|
|Date||August 3, 2019|
|Location||Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York|
Permanent racing facility|
2.45 mi (3.94 km)
|Distance||82 laps, 200.9 mi (323.3 km)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||A. J. Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing|
|No. 22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
The 2019 Zippo 200 at The Glen is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on August 3, 2019, at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Contested over 82 laps on the 2.45-mile (3.94 km) road course, it was the 20th race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Austin Cindric won his first career Xfinity Series race after catching, passing, and holding off experienced Watkins Glen cup winner AJ Allmendinger, who would later be disqualified from the event.
Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.
|1||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||72.737||121.259|
|2||12||Ryan Blaney (i)||Team Penske||Ford||73.011||120.804|
|3||10||A. J. Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||73.334||120.272|
|1||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||72.377||121.862|
|2||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||72.668||121.374|
|3||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||72.724||121.280|
Kyle Busch started on pole. In the first lap, Tyler Reddick slid through the grass and overshot the carousel, forcing him to pit and remove the grass from his grill. Ross Chastain turned Justin Allgaier into the fence after Allgaier drove across the nose of Chastain's car. In the final lap of Stage 1, Allgaier got revenge and slammed Chastain into the tire wall, ending Chastain's day. Busch took the win for stage 1.
Christopher Bell took the lead afterwards, but was passed by Ryan Blaney, who quickly pulled away. Busch caught up to Blaney with 10 laps remaining in the stage and took the lead going into the carousel, but the suspension of Busch's car broke while exiting the carousel and went off-course, ending his day.
A. J. Allmendinger managed to win Stage 2 until he had to pit, giving the lead to Allgaier, who in turn passed it to Austin Cindric until the caution was thrown for debris in the inner loop with 14 laps remaining. In the next restart, Justin Haley, Josh Bilicki and others got together and brought out the final caution. Allmendinger took the lead on the final restart, battling with Cindric via bumps and runs. In the end, Cindric managed to get by Allmendinger and held him off to win the race.
Stage One Laps: 20
|1||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||0|
|2||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||9|
|3||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||7|
|5||12||Ryan Blaney (i)||Team Penske||Ford||0|
|6||8||Ryan Preece (i)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||0|
|7||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||3|
|9||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Stage Two Laps: 20
|1||12||Ryan Blaney (i)||Team Penske||Ford||0|
|2||8||Ryan Preece (i)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||0|
|3||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||8|
|4||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|5||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||5|
|7||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||3|
|9||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||2|
|10||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Final Stage Results
Stage Three Laps: 42
|1||2||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||82||48|
|2||4||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||82||46|
|3||9||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||38|
|4||3||12||Ryan Blaney (i)||Team Penske||Ford||82||0|
|5||5||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||82||32|
|6||6||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|7||13||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|8||14||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||29|
|9||18||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||32|
|10||8||8||Ryan Preece (i)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||0|
|11||11||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||82||34|
|12||20||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||82||32|
|13||23||5||Scott Heckert||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||82||24|
|14||12||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||82||33|
|15||15||08||Gray Gaulding (R)||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||82||24|
|16||21||90||Alex Labbé||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||82||21|
|17||10||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||82||25|
|18||27||86||Brandon Brown||Brandonbilt Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||19|
|19||30||36||Josh Williams||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||82||18|
|20||28||01||Stephen Leicht||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||17|
|21||26||99||Cody Ware||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||82||16|
|22||24||07||Ray Black Jr.||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||82||15|
|23||31||42||Stanton Barrett (i)||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||82||0|
|24||29||0||Garrett Smithley||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||80||13|
|25||34||74||Dan Corcoran (i)||Mike Harmon Racing||Chevrolet||75||0|
|26||16||93||Josh Bilicki||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||72||11|
|27||33||15||B. J. McLeod||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||67||10|
|28||22||66||Tommy Joe Martins||MDM Motorsports||Toyota||65||9|
|29||32||52||David Starr||Jimmy Means Racing||Chevrolet||57||8|
|30||17||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||47||11|
|31||1||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||35||0|
|32||35||13||Chad Finchum||MDM Motorsports||Toyota||30||5|
|33||19||4||Ross Chastain (i)||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||19||0|
|34||36||35||Joey Gase||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||9||3|
|35||25||38||J. J. Yeley (i)||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||6||0|
|36||37||78||Vinnie Miller||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||0||1|
|37||7||10||A. J. Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||82||1|
After the race
A. J. Allmendinger was disqualified (once again) from his runner-up finish after post-race inspection due to the rear of his car being too low. His stage points were also revoked and he was relegated to a 37th place finish. Allmendinger was also disqualified at the July Daytona race a month prior. He stated on Twitter that his car became lower due to contact during an early restart in the race.
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- "Watkins Glen International". July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Tomlinson, Joy (July 29, 2019). "Entry List: Zippo 200 at the Glen". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- Albino, Dustin (August 2, 2019). "Kyle Busch Sweeps Xfinity Practices at Watkins Glen". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
- Allaway, Phil (August 3, 2019). "Kyle Busch Decimates Field To Win Zippo 200 Pole". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
- Massie, Michael (August 3, 2019). "AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen". Retrieved August 4, 2019.
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