Ryan Blaney finished sixth in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday despite leading 72 laps, the most of any driver.
Blaney did not add to his season point total.
Blaney started in third position and led 72 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of two times. The seventh-year driver has piled up four career victories, with 34 top-five finishes and 67 results inside the top 10.
In his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, Blaney has compiled one top-five finish and his sixth-place result marks the fourth top-10.
The High Point, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting nine spots higher than his career mark of 12.1 and completing the race 12 places ahead of his 18.3 career average finish.
Blaney competed against 20 other drivers on the way to his sixth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 13 caution laps. There were six lead changes.
Chase Elliott took the checkered flag in the race, and Kyle Busch took second. Kevin Harvick placed third, Brad Keselowski took fourth, and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.