Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Team Looks to Apply Lessons Learned Last Year in this Season’s Quaker State 400

The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team rolls into Kentucky this weekend following one of its strongest performances of the season, marred by a late-race accident, last week in Daytona.
 
Driver Ryan Blaney was leading the Coke Zero 400 Saturday night with 25 laps to go but crashed and ended up 26th on the scoring pylon. Similar circumstances occurred in last year’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. A lap-87 accident caused the top 10-running Wood Brothers’ No. 21 to finish 35th.

Blaney and company will try to avoid a similar fate this weekend and try to put what they learned last year to good use.

RYAN BLANEY

On the Kentucky Speedway Re-Pave:

“I thought the re-pave at Kentucky was okay last year. I thought the track got a little bit of a bigger lane, a bigger groove. Hopefully it widens up a bit more so we can get some two-wide racing going. That would really help it out.”

On His First Kentucky Cup Experience in 2016:

“We were super-fast there last year and got caught up in an accident. If we apply what we learned last year, we should be good.”

On His History at Kentucky:

“Kentucky has always been a good track for us (in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series), whether it was the really rough track a couple of years ago or this new configuration. It’s a place where I’ve enjoyed and our team has seemed to do very well. I like going to that area. The fans are always great and fun.”

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