Leaving Kansas, Dave Blaney and the No. 7 SANY America team are definitely saying "there's no place like home," after an eventful weekend.
An engine change on Saturday sent Blaney to the rear of the field, presenting a challenge for 267 laps of racing at Kansas Speedway. The new Earnhardt Ganassi Racing engine was ready as the green flag flew for Sunday's STP 400. Blaney gained as much as 13 positions in the first 25 laps.
After making steady progress to the front, suddenly Blaney hit the fence at Lap 39, the result of a blown tire. Heading to the garage to evaluate the severity of the damages, the team packed up for the afternoon upon sight of the damage to the entire right side of the car.
Blaney and the No. 7 SANY America Chevy ended the race in 43rd position.
Team Owner and Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin commented after the race, "This was a tough weekend for the SANY America team. We changed an engine and started from the rear of the field and started t...