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Ryan Blaney

Team: Team Penske-12
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 140

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Ryan Blaney enters this week’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 with five consecutive results of 11th or better on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
Moving into Team Penske equipment, there is no reason to believe he is going to slow down any, so he should be one of the drivers to start this week. Currently, 29 percent of NASCAR Fantasy Live players have activated him for good reason. Feb 22 - 11:23 AM

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Ryan Blaney crashed along with Kurt Busch in the run to the white flag, but sustained minimal damage and claimed a seventh-place finish in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Blaney slapped the wall and flattened the right side of his Ford, but he led 114 laps before that late-race incident. That made him the top points' earner in most fantasy games and insured that he will stay relevant for weeks to come. Look for Team Penske to be a powerhouse again in 2018 like they were in 2016.
Feb 18 - 7:36 PM

Ryan Blaney and Kurt Busch got together in the run to the white flag and triggered an eight-car Big One in the Daytona 500.

Blaney led 114 laps, which was the first time since 2005 that a driver led more than 100 circuits. Tony Stewart was the last to do so. Busch's car was destroyed; Blaney pancacked the right hand side of his car, but continued on. With the accident at the front of the field, most of the cars involved had a shot at winning.
Feb 18 - 6:26 PM

Ryan Blaney won the second stage of the Daytona 500 and will add one bonus point to he playoff total if he qualifies for the post-season.

Blaney was ahead of the lap-102 carnage and survived the stage. He also added 10 points to his season total and the little differences often impact drivers at the end of the regular season.
Feb 18 - 5:13 PM

Ryan Blaney took the lead just before the final restart of the Gatorade Duel 1 and held off his teammate Joey Logano to win the 150-mile race at Daytona International Speedway.

Blaney’s win comes in his first major race with his new Penske team. He played the role of teammate when he needed to and was "selfish" when it mattered. Blaney will now line up third for the Daytona 500.
Feb 15 - 8:32 PM

Ryan Blaney bested the field with a 45.090 lap during Saturday practice for the Advance Auto Parts Clash (The Clash) at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

Saturday morning's practice session saw drivers and teams mostly focused on how they’ll run while drafting. The Ford cars, especially Penske-owned, were the most successful in the pack. Fords swept the top-four led by Penske new-comer Blaney. The no. 12 car only made it out for 21 laps of practice, the least out of the top-five but in his shorten run Blaney managed to hit the top speed of 199.601. Blaney’s new teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski finished second and fourth with Roush Fenway driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. caught in the middle.
Feb 10 - 1:28 PM

Team Penske has announced a new partnership with Florida-based DEX Imaging, the nation’s largest independent dealer of document imaging equipment.

DEX Imaging will be featured as a primary sponsor for three 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races this season on Team Penske’s No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney, including events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in February, Richmond Raceway in April and Kentucky Speedway in July. DEX will also serve as a full-season associate sponsor on the No. 12 Ford in 2018.-Team Penske
Jan 16 - 10:36 AM

Team Penske has announced an enhanced partnership agreement for 2018 with REV Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands serving the commercial, fire and emergency and recreational markets.

REV, a Team Penske partner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2016, will showcase its brands as the company steps up to become a sponsor for the team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) in 2018. REV will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Ford Fusion and driver Ryan Blaney for two races next season, including the spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway. REV will also be featured as an associate sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Fusion for the rest of the team’s 2018 MENCS races.-Team Penske
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Ryan Blaney faded from first to 17th in the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Blaney struggled in practice and was not expected to be a good value in race trim. He did not disappoint that negative prediction.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:16:00 PM

Playoff contender Ryan Blaney posted the fastest lap in the final round of practice for the Can Am 500 and will lead the field to green on Sunday.

Blaney is within reach of the Brad Keselowski in terms of points and winning the pole was an important step in that direction. He should be able to earn bonus points at the end of round one while the driver of the No. 2 could struggle to get into the top 10 after starting outside the top 15.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Ryan Blaney, driving the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang, led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

The lap of 131.368 mph was the best of the 37 cars completing laps in this session. No. 7 Justin Allgaier, No. 19 Matt Tifft, No. 9 William Byron and No. 23 Spencer Gallagher made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. The No. 74 Dodge, driven by Mike Harmon, was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Ryan Blaney scored his fourth top-10 in the past five races when he crossed under the checkers sixth in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Blaney is putting himself in a position to advance to the Championship Four, and while it is likely going to take a win next week to qualify, Blaney has been one of the best values in the game as he makes his determined charge.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Ryan Blaney posted a lap of 190.691 mph in Happy Hour, which was the third fastest time in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway field.

Blaney is strong on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and that makes him a good value for his price. Blaney could even be a surprise winner.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 07:12:00 PM

Ryan Blaney posted the fastest single lap Friday’s practice for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 199.933 mph.

Blaney ran better than expected at Martinsville Speedway last week and he made up some ground in the points. Another solid run this week—even if it is not a win—could put him in a position to advance to finale. Blaney will likely stay out of trouble on Sunday and post a solid top-10.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Ryan Blaney finished eighth in the First Data 500 after starting fourth at Martinsville Speedway.

Blaney did what he needed to do. He gained a lot of points while one of the top three drivers won. The battle for the fourth position is going to be intense, especially if one of the drivers below him wins in the next two weeks. In order to be part of the championship chase, he is going to need to be perfect in the next two weeks.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:23:00 PM