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Ryan Blaney Takes Second Stage Win of the Day With Stage 2 Win in Cup Race at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 19: Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Hometown Original Ford, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Maytag Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

It’s been all Ryan Blaney, at least as far as Stage wins go Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Through the opening 210 laps of the race, Blaney has led a staggering 101 laps and he has collected two Stage wins on the day after a Stage 2 win. Blaney had one Stage Win in 2020 before Sunday’s race.

Joey Logano ended up runner-up in Stage 2.

Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five in Stage 2.

Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, Erik Jones and Kyle Busch capped off the top-10.

Almirola and Truex have rebounded from issues in Stage 1. Truex ran out of fuel during a green-flag pit sequence earlier in the day, while Almirola started the race with brake issues, and he also suffered a blend line violation upon pit exit.

Jimmie Johnson, who had been running inside the top-10 slapped the wall in Stage 2, and now sits 36th in the race.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 2:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Ryan Blaney 10 1
2 Joey Logano 9 0
3 Denny Hamlin 8 0
4 Kurt Busch 7 0
5 Kevin Harvick 6 0
6 Martin Truex Jr. 5 0
7 Chase Elliott 4 0
8 Aric Almirola 3 0
9 Erik Jones 2 0
10 Kyle Busch 1 0

 

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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