2019 Season in review: Ryan Blaney

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Ryan Blaney

CREW CHIEF: Jeremy Bullins

TEAM: Team Penske

POINTS: Seventh

WINS: One (Talladega 2)

LAPS LED: 422 (Most since 660 in 2018)

TOP 5s: 11 (career best)

TOP 10s: 18 (career best)

POLES: One (Phoenix 1)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Enjoyed the best single season performance of his Cup career, with one win and career highs for top 5s and top 10s.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Struggled somewhat in qualifying, with an average start of 12.3, his lowest per-race average start since 14.9 in 2016. Also tied for second-lowest season in lead-lap finishes (23).

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020: Is ready for a breakout season. Has to improve number of wins (has averaged just one in each of the last three seasons) and consistency. Never could accumulate more than three top 10s in a row in 2019.

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