Thursday, Sep 28

Ryan Blaney BKR Las Vegas Post-Race

Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Rhino Linings 350 Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  He captured his second pole of the 2014 season and the fourth in 48 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with a lap of 30.722 seconds, 175. 770 mph.   


Blaney scored a sixth place finish in the race, his 12th top 10 in 17 races this season.  Ryan is third in the NCWTS championship standings, 27 points behind the leader.


Ryan led six of the first seven laps but quickly realized he had his hands full with a tight handling truck.  He was running fourth at the time of the competition caution on lap 30 of the 146-lap race.  Ryan pitted for four tires and a round of adjustments on lap 32 and restarted eighth when the race went back green on lap 35.


He fought his way up to fifth place when the fourth and final yellow slowed the pace on lap 57.  He stopped one lap later for tires and a round of adjustments and lined up seventh for the restart on lap 61.  Blaney worked his way up to sixth by lap 68 and stayed there until made his final stop under green on lap 104.  


When the cycle was completed, Blaney was fifth.  He and Brian Ickler were locked in a tight battle for the position but Blaney's tight handling condition forced him to settle for sixth place.  




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