Stock Car Racing
#22 Ryan Blaney
|Crew Chief||Jeremy Bullins|
|Hometown||High Point, N.C.|
|Birthday||DEC 31, 1993|
Ryan Blaney may be known for now as the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Dave Blaney, but it might not be too much longer before it’s the other way around.
Blaney is rapidly gaining a reputation as someone who can win in anything and he hopes to further that in 2014 as plans call for him to run full-time for truck owner Brad Keselowski in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and a select number of NASCAR Nationwide Series events for Penske Racing.
With a new F-150 taking to the track this season, Blaney hopes to battle up front all season and join Greg Biffle (2000) as Ford’s only NCWTS champions. In addition, he’ll also try and help the No. 22 Ford Mustang defend the NNS owner’s championship in a similar role to last year in which he started three times and posted his first series victory. That win, which came in September at Kentucky Speedway, came on the heels of his first NCWTS triumph at Pocono a few weeks earlier.
- Blaney made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut driving for Tommy Baldwin at Richmond in 2012 and finished seventh.
- In the last three years, Blaney has made 61 starts in six different series, including NNS, NCWTS, K&N Pro East, K&N Pro West, NASCAR Whelen Modified and ARCA.
DID YOU KNOW?
Blaney found Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway on Sept. 15, 2012 driving for Keselowski in only his third career start to become the youngest winner in series history (18 years, 8 months, 15 days).