Ryan Blaney is ready to take his chance and break the dominance of Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin in the 2020 Cup Series Playoffs.
Such has been the dominance of Harvick and Hamlin in the 2020 Cup Series regular-season that we tend to assume that it will continue in the playoffs too. After all, the two drivers won 13 of the 26 regular-season races.
However, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske believes that he should not be counted out as a contender for the championship.
“I think so, I am not going to sit here sand say, ‘Nah, we don’t have the speed.”
Blaney believes that the No. 12 car had the race-winning speed and if he can cancel out the mistakes and execute things properly, the team can prove to be a worthy competitor.
“I think our team can, it’s just a matter of playing to our strengths and not make mistakes, that’s the big thing. Speed-wise, this year, we’ve been close. It’s just a matter of execution. I think hopefully we can put all of that stuff together here.”
He enters the playoffs seventh in the Playoffs seedings. If Blaney is to prove to be a serious threat, he surely has to up his game manifold. In fact, he only had one win in the regular season and eight top-five finishes in the 26 races; Harvick recorded 17 top-five finishes and Hamlin finished 15 times inside the top five.