Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team were well on their way to a possible top-10 finish when they were involved in a wreck with fewer than 100 laps remaining in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, resulting in a 31st-place finish
Running in the top 15 all day, even turning several laps in the top 10, Blaney was an innocent victim when Chase Elliott spun during a lap-257 re-start, crossed the track and got into the front end of the Wood Brothers’ famous No. 21 Ford.
The Motorcraft/Quick Lane crew made extensive repairs to the splitter bar and radiator pan and sent Blaney back to the track in 31stplace, 25 laps down. The rookie wheelman finished the day in the same position 27 laps behind the winner.
“We spent a lot of time in the top 10 and we were on the way to a solid day,” said crew chief Jeremy Bullins after the race. “The track was changing and we’d just made some adjustments that we felt good about but never got the opportunity to try.”
Blaney maintained his hold on 20th place in the driver points standings.
The next race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule is the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:15 p.m. ET.
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Wood Brothers Racing
Wood Brothers Racing was formed in 1950 in Stuart, Va., by Hall of Famer Glen Wood. Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest active team and one of the winningest teams in NASCAR history. Since its founding, the team won 98 races (including at least one race in every decade for the last seven decades) and 117 poles in NASCA’s top-tier series. Fielding only Ford products for its entire history, the Wood Brothers own the longest association of any motorsports team with a single manufacturer. Glen’s brother, Leonard, is known for inventing the modern pit stop. The team currently runs the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the famous number 21 racecar.
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