Stage 1: 30th
Stage 2: 30th
Laps Completed: 14/200
Laps Led: 0
Final Point Standings (behind first): 25th (-46)
- Ryan Blaney’s Daytona 500 lasted only 14 laps on Sunday after the No. 12 Menards/BlueDEF/PEAK Ford Mustang was collected in an early-race multi-car accident. After his race ended early, Blaney was credited with a 30th-place finish.
- Blaney started 14th and was racing in the lead pack in the early going. He reported to crew chief Todd Gordon that the Menards Ford was riding on the splitter.
- Blaney nearly made it through the crash on lap 15 that involved 16 cars. With persistent rain over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway, however, the nose of the Menards/BlueDEF/PEAK Ford Mustang dug deep into the wet grass after contact forced the car off the track, effectively ending the race for the No. 12.
Quote: “It was an unfortunate day for our Menards/BlueDEF/PEAK Ford Mustang. We were just riding and thought we had the wreck missed. Unfortunately, the damage to the nose ended our day. Hate it for everybody on this No. 12 Ford team at Team Penske and our partners. We’re looking forward to heading back to Daytona next week.”