NASCAR’s Get back on track after the mid-season weekend break played out a long, rainy day and night of racing at Nashville Superspeedway Ally 400. The 17thth The round of the Cup race saw riders deal with varying track conditions on the same day, with the race being cut in half after rain delays and risks of lightning. On the back of a clever pit design, the #9 Chevy Camaro Zl1 driver for Henrik Motorsports Chase Eliot Secured his second win of the season.
Team Penske Racing go into the race after their dominant performance in the last cup race sonoma where they secured all but the P1 position in the race. But things didn’t go as smoothly as expected for the team as they struggled throughout the race to keep up Ryan Blaney Being your top contender finishing P3 behind Kurt Busch and Champion Elliott during Austin Cinderic done P7. The decision to stay out of the box proved vital for Penske, as did what happened with Chase Elliott.
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Find out what Ryan Blaney said
Ryan Blaney acknowledged he lost some good ground against his rivals as the race progressed late into the night. He pointed out that while they were competitive both hot and smooth during the day, they couldn’t maintain that competitiveness at night when he spun violently in the later stages of the race, costing him a few positions at the time.
“The race continued later in the night, I thought we lost some ground between some of the other cars. I thought hot and slick during the day we were quite competitive and then something went wrong and I thought we weren’t that good. I had to back up and then spun too hard to try. said Ryan Blaney.
The No. 12 Mustang driver pointed out that his crew chief made the right decision when he decided to stay behind at the final stop as they were able to finish P3 while running in P9. He added that while it wasn’t a bad result, he would have liked to have raced on the day when they were more competitive, he said “Jonathan made a good call to endure the last station. Why not, he finished ninth and could do third, so that was a good decision from him. Overall I wish it was on this hot and slick day as I thought we were a little bit more competitive but not a bad result.
Discussing the race, Ryan Blaney’s teammate Austin Cindric admitted he will see the finish as a good one as it took him a long time to get here, although he ended up being passed by some drivers with new tires as he finished P5 the leader was promoted after the pit lane. He pointed out that his crew chief made the right decision, which helped them gain nearly 10 spots.
“I’ll take it I think. It sure was a long way to get there. Obviously getting the lucky dog halfway through stage three and putting our Duracell/Menards Ford Mustang in the top five. At the end I was overtaken there by a couple of guys on tires, but obviously I had speed in the car. We just needed the track position,” said Austin Cindric.
“Jeremy made a great call to run long and we got probably 10 spots off that and probably six or eight more on the restart there and were able to have a representative dayadded Austin Cindric.
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