2016 Season in Review: Ryan Blaney
CREW CHIEF: Jeremy Bullins
TEAM: Wood Brothers Racing
LAPS LED: 11
TOP 5s: 3
TOP 10s: 9
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Finished inside the top 20 in points in his rookie season … Qualified for all 36 races without having a guaranteed starting spot through a charter … Set a career-best for top five and top 10 finishes … Lingered outside the Chase bubble throughout the regular season … Completed all but two races.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Was unable to earn his first career win or qualify for the Chase although he sat inside the top-15 in points through a stretch races in late spring … only led laps in two races, which were fewer than what he acuminated in his first two premier series starts (15)
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017: A return to Wood Brothers Racing for his sophomore season to continue his fight with Chase Elliott, who he lost Rookie of the Year to, to be first to victory lane … tracks 1-mile and larger will likely remain his strong suit.