Blaney Tops 200 mph For Texas Pole, Bowyer to start second

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney was fast all day on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, and it culminated in a pole position for the 24-year-old driver after a 200.505mph lap in qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.

Blaney, who drives the No. 12 Ford Fusion for Team Penske, was happy to take the pole position, especially after missing his marks in the second of three rounds of qualifying. Continue reading “Blaney Tops 200 mph For Texas Pole, Bowyer to start second”

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Blaney Paces Opening Texas Practice; Harvick, Kurt Busch Lead Playoff Drivers

By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney, has always had a penchant for speed at Texas Motor Speedway in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, and that trend continued Friday afternoon in the First Cup Series practice session of the week for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.

Blaney turned a blazing 198.976 mph lap, which was enough to edge out Championship contenders Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. Continue reading “Blaney Paces Opening Texas Practice; Harvick, Kurt Busch Lead Playoff Drivers”

TFLW NASCAR Podcast: #524 Almirola/Byron Kentucky PreRace

SHOW #524 – Guests: Aric Almirola and William Byron – We recap the Daytona Wreck-Fest, hear from first time winner Erik Jones, second place Martin Truex Jr., ROVAL testing from Charlotte, NBC ratings are up, plus a full preview of Kentucky this weekend. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
(Roughly 48:00 mins)(this one is a bit longer)

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TFLW NASCAR Podcast: #523 Geoff Johnson/Ryan Blaney – Daytona PreRace

SHOW #523 – Guest: We chatted about motorsports betting with Geoff Johnson from mytopsportsbooks.com

Guest #2: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 for Penske Racing and fellow podcaster

We also discussed the crazy Chicagoland finish between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson, Marcus Murphey makes an appearance, lug nut penalties (of course), SHR drivers coming back for 2019, Charlotte Roval testing looms, and monster TV ratings for NBC last week. Plus we preview the mid-season Daytona under the lights race. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.
(Roughly 48:00 mins)

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Obstacle After Obstacle For Fifth Place Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney had victory on his mind heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 24-year old Team Penske driver, utterly dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, and early on Sunday, it looked like he was working his way into a position to contend for a weekend sweep at the 1.5-mile speedway in Fort Worth.

Blaney started fourth, and by the first round of pit stops on lap 44, he had worked his way to the second position. However, during this set of stops, his team had an uncontrolled tire violation. Blaney would have to return to pit road and would go a lap down.
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