Ryan Blaney finished 30th at Texas Motor Speedway in
the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM on Friday evening. The
Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had a tough night in
his Texas debut.
Blaney qualified in the 16th position on Friday afternoon
pacing the 1.5 mile tri-oval in 30.35 seconds or 177.901
M.P.H. to begin the WinStar World 350.
On lap 20, Blaney had driven the Cooper Standard RAM
to the 13th position and radioed to Crew Chief Doug
Randolph that the truck was getting tight. The tight
condition continued to worsen, and the right front tire
blew near the start / finish line on lap 31 sending the
BKR RAM into the barrier.
Randolph instructed Blaney to drive to the garage, and despite a valiant effort by the team, the necessary repairs were too much to overcome ending Blaney's Texas Motor Speedway debut early.
"We blew a right front tire," said Blaney. "The first five laps of the race, the Cooper Standard RAM felt great. After that, it just kept getting tighter and tighter. It was a tough night, but that's racing. We'll get them in Phoenix next weekend."
Draw-Tite returns as the primary sponsor of the No. 29 BKR RAM on Friday night, November 9th, at Phoenix International Raceway with Blaney once again behind the wheel. Race coverage for the Lucas Oil 150 begins at 7:30 P.M. EST on SPEED Channel. Radio coverage can be found on MRN and Sirius XM Channel 90 beginning at 7:45 P.M. EST.
Ryan Blaney WinStar World Casino 350 Statistics
Laps Led: 0
Owner Points Position: Sixth