Ryan Blaney Sleeper To Watch In Round of 12, This Weekend’s Race at Charlotte Key To That

I don’t have him advancing past this round, but I could in turn regret that. Right now, I think Ryan Blaney is a sleeper driver to watch in the Round of 12. The reason? The three tracks in the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs suit him. First off is the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN). Blaney, won the XFINITY Series race at Charlotte back in May and loves to race on his home 1.5-mile track. No, he hasn’t…

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Motorcraft To Stay With Wood Brothers For 2018

When it was announced that Paul Menard would be joining the Wood Brothers for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, we all knew that it was a perfect situation for the team. Yes, they’d be losing out on a young up and coming driver like they’ve had over the last several years. From Trevor Bayne to Ryan Blaney, the Wood Brothers were well taken care of from Roush/Fenway Racing and now Team Penske. But, with Blaney moving over to a third Penske car for next season and beyond,…

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Last Round Bobble Cost Ryan Blaney Shot at Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Pole

Brooklyn, MI – Ryan Blaney was five minutes away from the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. Blaney, led the way in the lone practice session of the day on Friday afternoon, then backed that speed up in his No. 21 Ford with being fastest in the first two round of Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) qualifying later on in the day. The pole was all but his. Until a bobble. 

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How Wood Brothers and Paul Menard Deal Came About

Most people are wondering why the Wood Brothers would go from young drivers like Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney to having Paul Menard in their driver lineup for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The historic team has had legends driving for them over the years, and in recent seasons had a youth movement. So, why would the Virginia team, with currently 99 Cup victories to their credit, hire a veteran in Menard who has just one career Cup victory in 383 career starts himself? The answer is…

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Blaney to Penske, Menard to The Wood Brothers for 2018

If you were paying attention, I told you this move would be coming soon. Well, it happened this morning. A shift in the NASCAR Silly Season happened, with Ryan Blaney moving to Team Penske’s newly formed third car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He joins Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with the team. Back at Daytona in February, Logano said a long-term deal. Yesterday, Keselowski signed his long-term deal. As I stated, Penske was waiting on Keselowski to decide what to do with Blaney. If Keselowski…

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Ryan Blaney Focused On “100 Wins” With Wood Brothers Not Penske Rumors For 2018

Sparta, KY – There’s a ton of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season rumors going on, one of which is that Ryan Blaney will be with Team Penske for the 2018 season. The rumor is if the team can’t come to an agreement with Brad Keselowski, then Blaney, 23, will pilot the No. 2 Ford next year. If the team can sign Keselowski though, then Penske will expand to a three-car effort with Blaney teaming with Keselowski and Joey Logano on the Cup level. But, Blaney isn’t concerned with any…

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Wood Brothers Honors Kyle Petty With Darlington Throwback

The throwback paint scheme that Ryan Blaney’s No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion will sport in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway gives team owners Eddie and Len Wood a chance to recognize some of the most fun times of their decades in NASCAR. The No. 21 Ford Fusion will carry a red, white and blue paint scheme reminiscent of the 1987 season when Kyle Petty was their driver and the team’s Ford Thunderbird carried the colors of Citgo and 7-Eleven. “That was a really special time for Len and…

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