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XFS: Blaney dominates in Texas

(MRN) Ryan Blaney started from the pole and dominated Saturday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway, leading a race-high 132 laps to give Team Penske its third straight series win. Blaney took his final lead of the day forty-seven laps from the finish and kept the Number-22 Ford in front the rest of the way to give Monster Energy Series drivers their fifth win in six X-finity Series race run this season. Team Penske has now won three straight in its Number-22 entry with three different drivers: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Blaney – who beat runner-up Christopher Bell to the finish by two-point-three seconds at T-M-S. Daniel Hemric ran third with Cole Custer and Ryan Preece completing the top five. Points leader Elliott Sadler started thirty-fourth and finished eighth, stretching his advantage to eleven points over rookie Tyler Reddick heading into the next race next weekend at Bristol, Tennessee … Saturday’s race included eleven lead changes among nine drivers.

Top 10 Finishers in the My Bariatric Solutions 300

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. Ryan Blaney (Pole) 132

2. Christopher Bell (R) (18) 10

3. Daniel Hemric (35) 39

4. Cole Custer (10) —

5. Ryan Preece (13) —

6. Matt Tifft (36) —

7. Jamie McMurray (5) —

8. Elliott Sadler (34) —

9. Austin Cindric (R) (16) —

10. Spencer Gallagher (14) —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 6 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. Elliott Sadler 228 —-

2. Tyler Reddick (R) 217 -11

3. Christopher Bell (R) 208 -20

4. Daniel Hemric 203 -25

5. Justin Allgaier 196 -32

6. Cole Custer 181 -47

7. Ryan Truex 179 -49

8. Spencer Gallagher 174 -54

9. Matt Tifft 165 -63

10. Brandon Jones 162 -66

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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