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Ryan Blaney

Team: Wood Brothers Racing-21
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'7 / 140

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In his fifth career attempt, Ryan Blaney scored his first top-10 at New Hampshire International Speedway when he crossed under the checkers ninth in the ISM Connect 300.
Blaney was able to capitalize on bad results by three of the playoff contenders and he needs one more strong run at Dover International Speedway to advance to the second round. Sep 24 - 8:28 PM

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Team Penske and Menards announced today that the industry-leading home improvement store company will sponsor driver Ryan Blaney and the No. 12 Ford Fusion for 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races in 2018.

The partnership follows the recent announcement that Blaney will race a third Team Penske entry in the Cup Series beginning next season. Menards will also be a sponsor on the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing entry, which will be driven by Paul Menard, starting next season.-Team Penske
Aug 30 - 12:19 PM

Ryan Blaney finished 10th at Bristol Motor Speedway, which was his ninth top-10 of the season.

Blaney has some solid runs, but so far this year he has been unable to back up one top-10 with another in the following week. He has a chance to break that negative streak next week at Darlington Raceway.
Aug 19 - 11:44 PM

Ryan Blaney posted a lap of 128.917 mph in the first practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which made him the fourth-fastest driver overall.

Blaney qualified well in his last two Bristol attempts with starting positions on the first three rows, but he fell back to the mid-30s in each of those races. The only time he has finished better than he started in four attempts was in spring 2016 when he advanced from 18th to 11th. With an average finish of 25.3, this ranks as only his 19th-best track.
Aug 18 - 11:40 AM

Ryan Blaney posted the single fastest lap at 203.591 mph for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in the first practice session of the weekend.

The affiliation between Blaney and Team Penske has paid dividends all year. This is one of their better tracks overall and Blaney should be watched as one of the drivers capable of winning, which makes him a great value at his salary cap level.
Aug 11 - 1:59 PM

Ryan Blaney swept the top 10 on road courses in 2018 with a ninth at Sonoma Raceway and eighth in the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International.

As the changing of the guard takes place, the Young Guns also need to perform on road courses. In four starts on this track type, Blaney has been progressively stronger each time.
Aug 6 - 7:17 PM

Team Penske announced today that Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) beginning in 2018 as the team returns to a three-car operation in NASCAR’s premier series.

The 23-year-old Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with the team, will pilot the No. 12 Ford Fusion, beginning with the annual non-points "Clash" event at Daytona International Speedway in February.-Team Penske
Jul 26 - 11:28 AM

Ryan Blaney was notably quick in final practice for the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire International Speedway with a speed of 129.855 during his first 10 laps on the track.

Blaney has been uneven this year. He has shown a lot of speed during most weekends, but cannot always escape bad luck. Start him with your eyes wide open.
Jul 15 - 3:23 PM

Ryan Blaney finished 10th in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Blaney’s similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track record resembles a Hillbilly’s teeth—every other one is good. If the pattern holds, he will struggle when the series rolls into Chicagoland Speedway this September.
Jul 9 - 12:08 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Ryan Blaney (No. 21 Ford Fusion), driving the No. 12 Ford Mustang, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the only practice for the XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

His average of 179.970 mph was best of the eight cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 42 Tyler Reddick, No. 33 Brandon Jones, No. 9 William Byron, No. 96 Ben Kennedy, No. 46 Quin Houff, No. 40 Chad Finchum and No. 78 Angela Cope-Ruch are the others on this list.
Jul 7 - 11:12 AM

Ryan Blaney joined fellow sophomore driver Chase Elliott in earning his first career top-10 on a road course when he crossed under the checkers ninth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

In three starts, both Blaney and Elliott have gotten progressively stronger on this track type, but the driver of the No. 21 has lagged behind somewhat. He finished 23rd in last year’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 and 19th in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen.
Jun 25 - 7:42 PM

In addition to his usual duties behind the wheel of the No. 21 Ford Fusion in Sunday's Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350, Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 88 Cline Racing Ford Saturday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (KNPSW) Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway.

He is making his first K&N Pro Series start since finishing second at Iowa in 2012 and his first KNPSW start since 2011 at Phoenix. Earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win this month at Pocono. Won in his only KNPSW start at Phoenix in 2011. Has one career road course win in one of NASCAR’s national series, a Camping World Truck Series race, at Ontario’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2014.
Jun 21 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Blaney became the third first time winner and returned the Wood Bros. to Victory Lane for the first time since Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 when he crossed under the checkers first in the Axalta Presents the Pocono 400.

Blaney had Kevin Harvick breathing down his neck for the final 10 laps after Blaney passed Kyle Busch for the lead. He could easily have made a minor mistake to allow the No. 4 around, but kept his composure. Blaney becomes the 10th unique winner of 2017, which is going to tighten up the playoff battle considerably.
Jun 11 - 6:42 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Ryan Blaney (No. 21 Ford Fusion), driving the No. 22 Fitzgerald Ford Mustang, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series OneMain Financial 200 at Dover Int’l Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 152.517 mph. No. 42 Kyle Larson, No. 00 Cole Custer, No. 21 Daniel Hemric and No. 9 William Byron round out the top-five of the 37 cars out on the track. The No. 52 Chevrolet, driven by Joey Gase, was the slowest. Blaney also had a 10-lap average speed of 150.706 mph. This was the best of the 19 cars running at least 10 consecutive laps in this final session.
Jun 2 - 2:56 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Ryan Blaney (No. 21 Ford Fusion), driving the No. 12 Snap-On Ford Mustang, won the Hisense 4K TV 300, his fifth victory in 56 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his first victory and fifth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in five NXS races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Cup regular Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 28 NXS races at CMS and his third top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Austin Dillon (third), another Cup regular, posted his sixth top-10 finish in nine NXS races at CMS. Cole Custer (seventh) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Elliott Sadler leads the NXS point standings by 6 points over Justin Allgaier.
May 27 - 4:27 PM