VIDEO: Ryan Blaney warns William Byron of retaliation for Darlington accident

Ryan Blaney expressed his frustration with William Byron after their collision during the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington on Sunday. Blaney, driving for Ford, hoped to end his 110-race winning streak and Ford’s winning streak in the 2024 season. However, the race turned into a nightmare for Blaney and he finished last (P36) after an accident on lap 129.

Blaney found himself in a three-way battle for a top-five position with Byron and another rider in the second stage of the race. Unfortunately, Blaney’s No. 12 Penske Ford was crushed into the exterior wall, causing significant damage to the car. The Penske team was unable to repair the car in a timely manner, resulting in Blaney’s retirement.

After the race, Blaney spoke to the press and admitted to accidentally hitting Byron during the caution period. He warned Byron that he would save retaliation for another occasion. Blaney’s frustration was evident in his radio outburst to the team on pit road.

Blaney blamed Byron for the accident, stating that HMS Chevy No:24 was taking up space that was not available to him at that moment. He believes he has a right to be upset with Byron’s behavior, considering Byron is one of the top contenders for the championship.

Despite the disappointment, Blaney and the No. 22 team must move on quickly and analyze the reasons for RFK Racing’s superior speed as Brad Keselowski’s victory paves the way for Ford to return to winning ways. They need to learn from their mistakes and make improvements before next week’s race.