Ryan Blaney wins at Martinsville, Championship Four set

Ryan Blaney claimed a win in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway claiming a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

Entering the day six drivers were competing for two spots in the championship race with Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson already earning entry thanks to previous wins at Homestead-Miami and Las Vegas in the Round of 8.

Martin Truex Jr. sat on the pole to begin the day but it was his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin who claimed the first stage of the race. Early in the race William Byron would deal with an ill performing car while Tyler Reddick suffered from contact from Erik Jones. Blaney would emerge in the second stage to win it.

Late in the third stage Blaney would get around Aric Almirola to claim the lead of the race where he would finish.

Blaney and Byron join Larson and Bell in the championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

Failing to advance were Tyler Reddick, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Chris Buescher.

Martinsville Speedway Xfinity 500 Results

October 29, 2023

POSITION
START
LED
BEHIND

1

R. Blaney#12

11

145

Winner

2

A. Almirola#10

12

66

0.899

3

D. Hamlin#11

4

156

4.189

4

J. Logano#22

15

0

9.466

5

C. Briscoe#14

3

0

9.566

6

K. Larson#5

5

0

11.043

7

C. Bell#20

7

0

11.528

8

C. Buescher#17

18

0

18.405

9

A. Cindric#2

21

0

19.444

10

T. Gilliland#38

17

0

20.665

11

B. Wallace#23

6

0

21.445

12

M. Truex Jr#19

1

48

21.574

13

W. Byron#24

16

0

1 Lap

14

R. Chastain#1

13

0

2 Laps

15

H. Burton#21

28

0

2 Laps

16

K. Harvick#4

8

0

2 Laps

17

T. Gibbs#54

2

0

2 Laps

18

C. Elliott#9

14

83

2 Laps

19

R. Stenhouse Jr#47

20

0

2 Laps

20

R. Preece#41

9

0

2 Laps

21

E. Jones#43

29

0

2 Laps

22

C. LaJoie#7

30

3

2 Laps

23

A. Dillon#3

26

0

2 Laps

24

T. Dillon#77

34

0

2 Laps

25

M. McDowell#34

23

0

2 Laps

26

T. Reddick#45

19

0

2 Laps

27

K. Busch#8

31

0

3 Laps

28

A. Allmendinger#16

25

0

3 Laps

29

R. Newman#51

33

0

3 Laps

30

J. Haley#31

24

0

3 Laps

31

C. Hocevar#42

32

0

5 Laps

32

A. Bowman#48

22

0

5 Laps

33

B. Keselowski#6

10

0

194 Laps

34

D. Suárez#99

27

0

35

J. Yeley#15

35

0

36

B. McLeod#78

36

0

John Boarman
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