Even after a 20th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 during which not much went right for driver Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers Racing team, the rookie driver still is 15th in the driver standings as the crew heads to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400.
Although this will be Blaney’s first trip to the Keystone State as a Sprint Cup wheel man, he has won there and finished fifth there in the 2013 and 2014 Camping World Truck Series races, respectively.
Wood Brothers Racing has 57 starts at Pocono Raceway, winning twice (1975 and 1980) and leading a total of 433 laps. The last time the venerable No. 21 Ford competed at Pocono was in 2008 with Bill Elliott in the cockpit.
“It was pretty neat winning at a track when you've never been there. There was a lot of hard work put into that race. I don't think it's out of the question to make it happen again this weekend. I like Pocono. All three corners are different so you have to make compromises to be good in some areas.”
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