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Ryan Blaney will have his full regular crew at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend as Team Penske appeal the four-race suspension of crew boss Jonathan Hassler and pit crew members Zachary Price (rear tire changer) and Graham Stoddard (Jackman). inserts.
The suspension comes from a tire that came off Blaney’s No. 12 Ford after a pit stop during the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The deferred suspension will keep the No. 12 team at full steam for at least one round of 16 race while Blaney seeks to advance to the round of eight in the playoffs. Blaney was the winner of the spring NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 84 of 140 laps in the show race.
Blaney has yet to win a points race in 2022. He was the only driver of the 16 to make the playoffs and not win at least once in the regular season.
In 12 career NASCAR Cup starts in Texas, Blaney has three top five finishes. He has only finished outside the top 10 once in the last eight points races at the 1.5 mile course.