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NXS: Ryan Sieg Earns Solid Top-15 at Bristol

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If you regularly watch the NASCAR Xfinity Series then Ryan Sieg is probably a name you’ve become familiar with in recent years.

Sieg continues to show the smaller teams can run up front with the bigger teams and overcome any adversity that is thrown his way as he would earn his fifth top-15 finish of the season on Friday evening in Thunder Valley.

Sponsorship is huge in NASCAR and it can be difficult to secure each week when you’re a small operation. Most weeks you can find a couple returning sponsors on the No. 39 or a new sponsor.

RSS Racing welcomed back Cooks Comfort Systems this week which is based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The company sponsored Sieg in this very race last season.

The 31-year-old had a rough couple of weeks in Xfinity Series competition after having transmission issues at Mid-Ohio and an engine problem the week before at Watkins Glen.

His luck would turn around in Friday evenings Food City 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sieg qualified his No. 39 Cook’s Comfort Systems Chevrolet to a 21 starting position and during the first NXS practice he was scored 10 in the best 10 consecutive lap averages.

He would consistently run in the top-20 for the first stage finishing Stage one in the 16th position and he would back up that consistency in the second stage where he finished one position better in 15th.

Sieg managed to stay out of trouble Friday evening and bring home his No. 39 in one piece to an 11th place result.

His finish at BMS was his best result since a 15th place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

Sieg’s best finish of the 2018 season up to this point is a sixth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway earlier in the season.

Sieg sits 15 in the NXS points standings heading into next Saturday’s race at Road America.

In four starts at the track, Sieg has a best finish of 14th which came in 2016 and a finish of 20th coming last season.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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