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#12 Ryan Blaney

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Car #12 Fusion
Sponsor Menards
Crew Chief Jeremy Bullins
Hometown High Point, North Carolina
Birthday DEC 31, 1993

Ryan Blaney is making a name for himself as one of the rising stars in NASCAR and there appears to be no limit as to how far he can climb.

This year he starts blazing a new path with Team Penske, who announced he would be driving a third car for the organization in July 2017.  For the past three seasons he has been driving for the Wood Brothers in the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Fusion, including the last two on a full-time basis.

He’s coming off the best season of his young career as he scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory (Pocono in June) and advanced to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs before being eliminated.  Blaney, who finished ninth in the final point standings, also registered his first two series poles. 

Besides his MENCS duties, Blaney has also been part of a driving rotation that helped car owner Roger Penske win four of the last five owner’s championship in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.  Last season, he made 13 starts and posted two wins upping his career total to six.  In addition, he owns four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs.

  • Blaney made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the first Kansas race of 2014 as a third Fusion entry for Team Penske and finished 27th.
  • His MENCS win at Pocono in 2017 was the 99th all-time triumph for Wood Brothers Racing.
  • Blaney is one of seven current Ford drivers who have won in all three of NASCAR’s top touring divisions (Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, and Kurt Busch).

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) at that time.