No. 12 Menards/Dutch Boy Ford Mustang – Ryan Blaney
Race Finish: 2nd
Stage 1 Finish:2nd
Stage 2 Finish: 1st
Laps Led: 109
Point Standings: 8th
Race Rundown: Ryan Blaney started second and finished second in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of the Menards/Dutch Boy Ford Mustang lead 109 laps on the day. Blaney would ride behind teammate Joey for the entirety of the first stage, reporting the Menards Ford was a little tight on throttle. Blaney would start stage 2 from the second position and would quickly drive back up to the front, winning Stage 2. Great pit service would get the Menards Ford out front as the final stage began. Running second to Logano late in the event, Blaney was not able to get around the No. 22 and would finish runner-up to cap-off a solid 2022 season.
Blaney’s Thoughts: “My guys gave me an awesome Menards Ford. Just didn’t have enough to the get the lead. Congratulations to Joey and the 22 team. We’ll be back to ready to contend for the title in 2023.”