Saturday, April 1, 2023

Video: Ryan Blaney Cuts Right Front Tire, Loses Wheel on Pit Road

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Ryan Blaney had a right front tire go down and then he had a wheel fall off on pit road as he was getting repairs. Screengrab from USA Network broadcast.

Disaster for Playoff contender Ryan Blaney as he cut down a right front tire on lap 91 of Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The tire going down sent Blaney into the outside wall, which seemingly has bent his toe link.

Additionally, when Blaney got back to pit road for service, his car had an uncontrolled wheel, which flew off his car. That will most likely result in a four-race suspension for his crew chief Jonathan Hassler, his tire changer and his jack man.

Blaney entered the race fifth in the Playoff Grid, 36 points ahead of Kyle Busch, who was on the cut line. But with an issue before the end of Stage 1, things could get a bit uncomfortable for Blaney and the No. 12 Team Penske group.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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