Roger Penske has obvious tactics to win and work together to achieve that. That is exactly what happened “I wanted to try to win the race for Roger Penske. Whether that was me or another car, that’s what I was doing, and I didn’t want to make a move too early because that throws a big chance out the window.
That’s about it”. - Blaney said, as quoted by sportsyahoo In the last lap Blaney had problems because of Bubba Wallace putting pressure on him “The last lap, I got good pushes on the bottom from (Wallace) and then I was able to get Austin in front,” Blaney said.
“Off of (Turn) 4, where we were good enough to make a move, I got blocked and I ended up getting fenced”. Blaney answered the question of whether the block was a foul or a fair: “I don’t know. Congrats to him, I guess.
You’ve got to throw a block in that situation”.
Cindric on his regrets
Cindric has no regrets and it is obvious that he had a strong will and desire to win, which in the end came true. “I have absolutely zero regrets.
I think that everybody behind me put themselves in position to win the race, and I think I did the same and, obviously, it worked out quite well. “I’m just really proud of the effort, proud of the teamwork there, proud of the teamwork with Fords throughout the race, so I’ve got zero complaints and zero regrets”.
Tim Cindric, president of Team Penske and Austin’s father believes Ryan Blaney deserved to win “If there’s a guy that deserves to win the Daytona 500, it’s Ryan Blaney,” Tim Cindric said Monday.
“The frustration of finishing second and so forth, I think you see that with Bubba Wallace and those that haven’t been able to do it yet. “Without a doubt, I talked to (Blaney) after the race as far as congratulations and he wanted it.
He wanted to win the race. Every driver does. From my standpoint, you wish there could be two guys that win the race because they both deserved to win”.