Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Expects Strong Finish to Season Starting in Chicago

Although the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion won’t be a factor in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers Racing intend to be a factor in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 as well as every other race remaining on the schedule.

The team expects to bounce back from its 39th-place finish last weekend in Richmond with a strong run at Chicagoland.

High expectations are based on Blaney’s past Cup success on intermediate tracks like Chicagoland and three top-5 finishes in past Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series races at the Joliet, Ill. facility.

Last year, qualifying was rained out and the Wood Brothers’ iconic No. 21 did not see action.

“I've always liked Chicago in whatever series I’ve driven. It’s a fun track that suits my driving style. Hopefully we won't have to worry about missing the race this year. There is a certain respect you need to have with the Chase cars, but at the same time you're not going to pull over and give them a win.”

-- Ryan Blaney

Ford Performance PR
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