Youth overcame age and experience Friday night as 21-year old Ryan Blaney got past veteran Kyle Busch with six laps to go to win his second career NASCAR Nationwide series race. Blaney got by Busch on the final restart with six laps to go after Busch seemed to spin his tires. Busch was able to get to the rear of Blaney’s Ford but couldn’t get past as Blaney motored to the win in the NASCAR Nationwide series Food City 300.
The win came later than expected after rain delayed the start by nearly an hour. There was also a red flag period of eight minutes for a two crash on lap 111 involving Chad Boat and David Starr. Both drivers were uninjured but the debris forced NASCAR to stop the field for a cleanup.
Blaney’s night was also not without incident as he got loose coming off turn 3 on lap 283 of the 300; Blaney got into Kyle Larson who had been one of the strongest cars. Larson’s night was through while Blaney continued. MORE>>>
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