Ryan Blaney started 19th and finished 26th in the No. 12 Menards/Richmond Ford Mustang in the Food City Showdown on Sunday afternoon. Blaney had run inside the top-five for most of his heat race earlier in the afternoon before a skirmish in the final laps shuffled him back to a 10th-place finish.
The main event wasn’t any kinder to Blaney. He was involved in multiple incidents throughout the 150-lap main event. Twelve cautions slowed the pace for 66 laps and Blaney was mixed up in most of the incidents. His day ended due to damage from an accident with 15 laps to go and he was credited with a 26th-place finish.
“I actually had fun today. The ole eight-minute repair clock with 15 to go didn’t let us finish. Highly unfortunate end to a hard-working day for us. I just ran out of backup cars.”