Ryan Blaney had been having a decent day at Pocono Raceway, until he had a tire cut down under green in the final Stage of Sunday’s race. However, things officially came to an end for Blaney on lap 134, when he lost control off of turn 3 and pummeled the pit road wall.
Ryan Blaney climbed out under his own power after losing control of his No. 12 car coming off of Turn 3. #NASCAR
A restart is coming inside 20 laps to go.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 24, 2022
Blaney was able to walk away from the crash, but this latest incident puts Blaney’s Playoff hopes in a very precarious position.
Heading into the day, Blaney had the next to last seed in the Playoff Grid, and with 14 winners already this season, if Blaney — who is winless — wants to get into the Playoffs on points, he will have to stop these kinds of days.
But it’ll all be a moot point if two more drivers win before the Playoffs begin.