Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 overcame an ill handling truck to post a 13th place finish in the UNOH 200 Thursday afternoon at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway .
Blaney started 14th and pitted on lap 19 during the event’s first caution for adjustments. He restarted outside the top 20 when the race went green on lap 23 and was able to work his way to 17th place when the competition caution slowed the race on lap 52. Ryan pitted again for tires and another round of adjustments and excellent pit work moved him up to 10th for the restart on lap 57.
Blaney held his own during the next segment of the race and he was 11th when the third caution slowed the pace on lap 112. One lap later Ryan hit pit lane for four tires and another round of adjustments. He restarted ninth when the race went green on lap 118 but just a few laps into the run he was battling a tight handling condition.
When the fourth and final caution waved on lap 145, Blaney again pitted for adjustments and topped off the fuel tank. He restarted 11th but as the race neared its final quarter his truck became more and more loose. Ryan gamely held on down the stretch and was credited with a 13th place finish.
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