Ryan wasnt doing as bad as it looked.
he started off free, but didnt pit on the 1st pit stop. After a cycle on those tires his car got tight. Which is where he dropped back. After they were mired midpack Borland told him they were just gonna keep it with fuel & use stratergy later to get him back up front. So he kept pitting after that which would put him back into the mid pack again. During the restarts he would pass people, even on the outside. His car was still tight, but much better according to him & he & Borland had a plan, to gain positions back. He just blew his tire out, before they could put the plan in play. tight conditions help to have a right front blowout, but I believe there was something in the setup excelerating the blow out. What I dont know, but camber or something. Danica often uses Ryans set ups as a base & she had a blow out as well. So yeah Ryans car wasnt handling early, but they were close at the time of the blow out. After that he was simply driving a car with the tow out, & sway bar disconnected. So the 2nd wreck wasnt all that surprising. But if he didnt lose the right front, I think he would have been top ten at the end. So dont get to depressed on how he was running, before the wreck. it wasnt as bad as it looked.