Bristol, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Blaney claimed his second career win in the Nationwide Series after passing Kyle Busch for the lead following a restart with six laps to go in Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Blaney, the driver of the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske and the 20-year old son of NASCAR veteran Dave Blaney, was not much of a factor in this 300-lap race until the late going when he benefited from the final two cautions. He passed rookie Ty Dillon for second following a restart with 13 laps to go and then chased down Busch for the lead.
Busch, the pole sitter, grabbed the top spot from Kyle Larson after a restart on lap 196 and then took command from there until Blaney made his winning pass.
Blaney beat Busch to finish line by only 0.132 seconds. His second win in the series came in his 24th start. Blaney is a full-time competitor in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing.
Chase Elliott, the current points leader, finished third, followed by Dillon and Regan Smith.
With 20 laps remaining, Blaney got loose and bumped into Larson while the two were battling for position. Larson spun around several times on the track and collected rookie Dylan Kwasniewski, his teammate at Turner Scott Motorsports.
Larson, who ended up finishing 26th, was furious with Blaney.