Blaney shakes off Daytona wreck, ready for Darlington
Ryan Blaney is still experiencing some soreness, but he is ready to get back behind the wheel of his Team Penske Ford Mustang after a high-speed crash in Daytona last weekend. He mentioned that he is feeling better and looking forward to the upcoming race. During the crash, Blaney was hit from behind by Christopher Bell, causing him to collide head-on with the outside wall. Thankfully, the wall was protected by a SAFER barrier, and Blaney was able to walk away after being checked at the infield care center. While he did experience soreness in his chest, neck, and back, it was not severe. Blaney reviewed the crash data and believes that the updates made to the car’s front clip were beneficial in minimizing the impact. He also mentioned that wearing a mouthpiece for data collection, which he has done for most of the season, was helpful in understanding the crash and improving safety measures.