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APR 19, 2017 | Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Press Release

Blaney, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Return to Action at Bristol

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series

 

DEARBORN – The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, along with the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, returns to action this week at Bristol Motor Speedway after a week off for the Easter holiday.

Driver Ryan Blaney and crew had one of their best outings of the season two weeks ago at Texas, leading 148 laps and winning the first two race stages before falling back to a 12th-place finish after some misadventures on pit road.

With a week’s rest and some extra time to prepare, the Wood Brothers Racing Team is ready to continue its top-10 ways at the Food City 500, site of a 2001 Motorcraft No. 21 victory with Elliott Sadler at the helm.

Last season at Bristol, Blaney (currently sixth on the driver points chart) started 18th and finished 11th in the spring and took the green flag in fourth but finished 35thdue to a crash in the fall.

RYAN BLANEY

On his Easter Break:
“I went the Bahamas with a few friends which was fun.” 

On Bristol Motor Speedway:
“Bristol is one of my favorite places. I remember watching my dad there as a kid and loving the atmosphere around that place.” 

RYAN BLANEY BRISTOL FAST FACTS:

  • Is currently sixth in 2017 driver points standings
  • In seven 2017 races, has one top five and three top 10s
  • Started 18th and finished 11th last spring

WOOD BROTHERS BRISTOL FAST FACTS:

  • Started fourth and finished 35th last fall
  • This will be the 69th Bristol start for Wood Brothers Racing

  • Last win in spring 2001 with Elliott Sadler

  • 10 top fives, 24 top 10s

  • 863 laps led

CREW CHIEF JEREMY BULLINS

On Bristol Motor Speedway:
“The track will take rubber as the race goes, then under caution as we ride around slowly on hot tires some of that rubber will get picked up. The groove should move up by the wall, and then even that grip will get used up and guys will move around again. I’d pay attention to the different lines cars can take around Bristol, which should be more like the fall race since the track will be prepared the same way.”