Sieg positive with third-place finish in Subway Firecracker 250

By Stan Creekmore
Senior Editor
July 2, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Ryan Sieg climbed out of his No. 39 Tri County Landscape Chevrolet at the end of the XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway and smiled.

Ryan Sieg (39) races to the start finish line in the Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway Friday.
Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images

“I am glad to be in third place,” he said to the media as he sat down to answer questions.  

The finish is the second third-place finish at Daytona for the 29-year-old driver from Tucker, Georgia.

As the drivers motored down the track on the final lap of a greem-white-checker finish, Sieg was running fifth. He survived the wreck involving eight cars plowing down the backstretch.

Sieg moved up to third prior to NASCAR ultimately throwing the caution flag which handed the victory to Aric Almirola over Justin Allgaier.

Ryan Sieg
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“You just have to put yourself in the right position ans I think I did that well tonight,” Sieg said when ask about the finish. “The No. 22 gave up a good push moving us up to fourth. It was a good push.”

When asked about his hopes to win the race, Sieg offered his insight.

“Before that last caution, I was hoping it would end up under green,” he said.

“We ended up third and it was great for our small team.”

Sieg additionally spoke of the addition of Mike Ford.

“Mike Ford has been a huge help,” he said. “It is a lot more fun to drive when [the car] is fast. It is just a lot more fun to race.”

Leaving Daytona, Sieg sits 11th in driver’s standings, 16 points above the XFINITY Series Chase cutline. 11 races remain before the start of the inagural Chase in the series.

How many more top-ten finishes will Ryan Sieg score this season?
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