With Ryan Blaney set to make his 400th start in NASCAR touring series, we take a look at his top 5 races in NASCAR’s top 3 series.
5: 2012 American Ethanol 200
Where better to start than Blaney’s first touring series win? YRB first found victory lane in Iowa in September 2012, leading 50 of the 200 laps.
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4: 2018 My Bariatric Solutions 300
Number 4 on the list is Ryan’s last Xfinity Series win, which came in Texas, April 2018. Blaney started on pole and led 132 of 200 laps. YRB retook the lead with 47 laps to go and set sail, finishing more than two seconds ahead of the field.
3: 2021 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500
En route to finishing 7th in the Cup Championship, Blaney started his season with a win in Atlanta. The No. 12 Ford Mustang finished 3rd and then 2nd in the first two stages before battling with dominant Kyle Larson for the lead with 9 to go. Blaney only led 25 laps to Larson’s 269, but he was ahead when it counted.
2: 2017 Pocono 400
Driving the iconic number 21, YRB captured his first and the Wood Brothers’ 99th – and most recent – Cup Series win. He battled Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then held off Kevin Harvick on his way to the finish line.
1: 2021 Coke Zero 400
Blaney’s most recent Cup Win came at Daytona’s summer race in 2021. After winning at Michigan the week before, YRB lined up second with a green white checker overtime situation. He jumped out to the lead and then held off multiple surges in the draft. As the field entered turns 3 and 4 on the last lap, Blaney stayed clear of Daytona’s famed “big one” which ended the race.