DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 18, 2017 - Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers Racing Team need another strong performance this weekend in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway to maintain or improve on their current seventh-place position and transfer to the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs.
Despite crashing late and finishing 18th in last Sunday's race at Talladega, Blaney amassed enough stage points to jump from 11th place (five points behind the cutoff) to seventh place (nine points ahead of the cutoff) going into the Round 2 elimination race where only the top eight will transfer.
With a pole win and a fourth-place finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kansas race in May, Blaney and company seem poised to run among the leaders on Sunday and advance to the third round of the Playoffs.
Omnicraft, whose paint scheme the Wood Brothers' #21 ran at Michigan in June, once again will be the primary sponsor at Kansas for the final Round 2 Playoff race.
The first new parts brand offered by Ford Motor Company in 50 years, Omnicraft was launched in January to give Ford and Lincoln dealers and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers access to a complete family of quality and competitively priced parts to sell and to service all makes of vehicles. Adding Omnicraft to Ford's family of parts brands to also cover non-Ford vehicles means an improved customer experience through competitive pricing, quality and convenience.
When fully launched, Omnicraft combined with Motorcraft, will cover up to about 90 percent of the vehicles on the road. It currently provides coverage for many popular repairs including oil filters, brake pads and rotors, coated calipers, loaded struts, starters and alternators, air and cabin air filters, wheel hub assemblies and radiators.
--- Campbell Marketing / Wood Brothers Racing ---