Ryan Blaney leads most laps at Texas Motor Speedway, finishes seventh

first_imgRyan Blaney finished seventh in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday despite leading 150 laps, the most of any driver.The top-10 finish for Blaney added 50 points to his season total.Blaney started in second position and led 150 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of six times. The seventh-year driver has collected four career victories, with 34 top-five finishes and 67 results inside the top 10.In his career at Texas Motor Speedway, Blaney has compiled two top-five finishes and his seventh-place result marks the fourth top-10.The High Point, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 10 spots higher than his career mark of 12 and completing the race 11 places ahead of his 18.3 career average finish.Blaney’s seventh-place finish came against a field of 41 drivers. The race endured 10 cautions and 45 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 29 lead changes.Austin Dillon took the checkered flag in the race, and Tyler Reddick finished second. Joey Logano placed third, Kyle Busch brought home fourth, and Kevin Harvick closed out the top five.Blaney got off to a great start in the race, winning the first two stages, but couldn’t hang on to secure the race victory.Ryan Blaney Driver Page | Get Blaney Gear | Race Centerlast_img

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