No. 12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang – Ryan Blaney
Race Finish: 17th
Stage 1 Finish: 17th
Stage 2 Finish: 13th
Laps Led: 0
Point Standings: 3rd (-65)
Race Rundown: Ryan Blaney started seventh and finished 17th in Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway in the No. 12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang. Blaney was forced to make a major recovery in the opening stage when a glitch on a pit stop brought the team back to pit road for an additional stop. After starting at the rear of the field, Blaney drove back to 17th before the end of the first stage. In the final stage, Blaney was collected in a multi-vehicle incident after working he way inside the top-10, dropping the valuable track position once more. Blaney would soldier on for a 17th place finish.
Blaney’s Thoughts: “Frustrating day for our Advance Auto Parts Mustang. Not the day we were looking for at all. We finally worked back forward and then the incident and damage kind of sealed our fate for the day.”