Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA
Driving the No. 12 Würth Ford Mustang, Ryan Blaney started sixth and finished 18th on Sunday, February 27th at Auto Club Speedway.
Throughout the 400-mile race, Blaney showed tremendous pace in the No. 12 Ford, but issues on pit lane plagued the team as they battled to get the right rear tire off the car during pit stops.
Despite the challenges, Blaney was able to run inside the top-10 for most of Sunday’s race. A late pit stop resulted in the No. 12 Würth Ford falling back in the field just prior to the finish, and Blaney ran out of time to make up ground as he finished 18th.
Blaney’s Thoughts: “We had really good speed today in our No. 12 WURTH Ford. It felt like the balance was pretty good and we were able to make our way through the field. Unfortunately, we’re still learning on the setup stuff and how that impacts the ability to get the wheel off quickly during a pit stop. We’ll learn from it and go to Vegas next week and hopefully carry over the speed we had today.”