Ryan Blaney got loose and slammed the wall hard on lap 164 of 200 in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He recovered to finish on the lead lap and salvaged a 17th-place finish. That also kept him 16th in the points’ standings.
Ryan Blaney finished 10th in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono to score his sixth top-10 of the season and the eighth of his career. This is the fifth time this season two rookies have finished inside the top 10.
The top-two rookies of 2016 have run nose-to-tail during most of the 2016 season. For the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway, they will start side-by-side on row seven. Chase Elliott qualified 13th with a speed of 179.444 mph; Ryan Blaney was 14th at 179.379.
Ryan Blaney was penalized for jumping the restart at the end of segment one of the All-star race, which dropped him to the tail-end of the field. He raced his way from 24th to fifth at the end of the second 20-lap segment.
Ryan Blaney was adjudged to jump the restart with one lap remaining in the Sprint Showdown. His penalty is that he will have to drop to the back of the pack for the second of three segments and will almost certainly not have a chance to win.
For the third consecutive week, the top two 2016 Rookie of the Year candidates both finished among the top 10. Ryan Blaney finished eighth behind third-place Chase Elliott to earn his fifth top-10 of the season.
Ryan Blaney scored his first top-five of the season and the second of his career at Kansas Speedway in the GoBowling.com 400. He advanced two spots from his seventh-place starting position in route the fifth-place finish.
Ryan Blaney led the field at Talladega SuperSpeedway in one category last week: He made 817 green flag passes during the afternoon, which equated to more than 5.5 cars per lap during the 147 green flag laps around the circuit. Green flag passes are counted in multiple locations around the track at scoring loops. He ended the day ninth.
Ryan Blaney has earned five NASCAR Sprint Cup top-10s in his career and two of those came on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. One of his top results was earned last October when he finished seventh in the Hollywood Casino 400 after starting eighth.
Ryan Blaney earned his third top-10 of the season in the 10th race of 2016. He finished ninth after starting the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway 19th.
Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Blaney narrowly missed scoring his third top-10 of the season. He finished 11th in the Food City 500 at Bristol and finished seven spots behind fellow freshman Chase Elliott.
Ryan Blaney will make only his third career short track start this week at Bristol Motor Speedway at the Cup level. His lack of experience makes him a difficult driver to handicap.
Ryan Blaney cost fantasy owners a ton of place-differential points at Texas Motor Speedway. After qualifying seventh in the Duck Commander 500, he lost ground during an ill-timed pit stop and finished 29th—a loss of 22 spots.
The top Rookie of the Year contenders advanced to the final round of qualification at Texas Motor Speedway for the Duck Commander 500. Chase Elliott qualified fourth with a speed of 193.036 while Ryan Blaney was seventh at 192.885.