Blaney & Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Return to Action at Bristol
by Official Release On Wed, Apr. 19, 2017
Sixth in Points
Blaney, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Return to Action at Bristol
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.
DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2017 – 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 35th due to a crash in the fall.
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
Started fourth and finished 35th last fall
WOOD BROTHERS BRISTOL FAST FACTS:
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.”
WEEKEND TV SCHEDULE ON FS1 & FOX
Friday April 21, 11:30 a.m. ET – Practice, FS1
April 21, 4:45 p.m. ET – Pole Qualifying, FS1
Saturday April 22, 8:30 a.m. ET – Practice, FS1
April 22, 11 a.m. ET – Final Practice, FS1
Sunday April 23, 2 p.m. ET – Food City 500, FOX
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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 NASCAR’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.