No. 12 Wabash Ford Mustang – Ryan Blaney
Race Finish: 12th
Stage 1 Finish: 9th
Stage 2 Finish: 3rd
Laps Led: 1
Point Standings: 2nd (-52)
Race Rundown: Ryan Blaney started ninth and finished 12th in Sunday afternoon’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway in the No. 12 Wabash Ford Mustang. Blaney ran inside the top-10 the majority of the race while struggling with being too tight firing off. The No. 12 Wabash crew executed great pit stops throughout the event, steadily working to improve the handling of Blaney’s Ford Mustang, while maintaining respectable track position. The team scored stage points in the first and second stages of the event, maximizing a day where the team struggled to find overall speed. At the end of the event, Blaney and the No. 12 Wabash team just didn’t have the speed to contend for the win and briefly bounced off the wall, just missing a top-10 finish.
Blaney’s Thoughts: “It was a challenging day for sure. We got a lot better from where we started, so that was good. I thought we were gonna be able to finish pretty decent, but then I got put into a couple of bad spots on that last restart and kind of fell back, and then I tried too hard and hit the wall and ended up 12th. Overall, I appreciate the hard work. We got a lot better from where we started, but we just need to be better overall.”