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TSS: Bowyer, Blaney & Hall of Famer Wallace Join Talladega Superspeedway’s Pre-Race Q&A Session at GEICO 500 May, 3

TALLADEGA, AL – A former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Talladega Superspeedway, a young, promising rookie driver for a legendary team, and a legendary Hall of Famer are scheduled to be a part of the track’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer session at the Start/Finish Line on Sunday, May 3, prior to the start of the GEICO 500. Hear first-hand how Clint Bowyer, who has two...
Via On Pit Road
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowyer, Blaney & Hall of Famer Wallace Join Talladega Superspeedway¹s Pre-Race Q&A Session at GEICO 500 May, 3

A former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Talladega Superspeedway, a young, promising rookie driver for a legendary team, and a legendary Hall of Famer are scheduled to be a part of the track’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer session at the Start/Finish Line on Sunday, May 3, prior to the start of the GEICO 500. Hear first-hand how Clint Bowyer, who has two triumphs at the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney Races His Way Into First Daytona 500 with Wood Brothers

The Blaney name will live on in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Veteran racer Dave Blaney is all but done with racing in NASCAR’s top-tier division, but his son is just getting started. Ryan Blaney, 20, will run 18 races in the Cup Series this year with the legendary Wood Brothers Racing. Driving the No. 21 car, pressure is escalating for the son of the “Buckeye Bullet.” Besides...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Baldwin Racing may have only one full-time team

Early reports of Tommy Baldwin Racing running only one machine in 2015 appear to be true. According to Dave Moody, TBR may field only the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Michael Annett for the full season while the No. 36 machine is run on a limited basis. TBR is said to be working on deal with Jay Robinson Racing who would run the car in all but the four races at Daytona and Talladega...
Via Tireball.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Tight Nemechek Bond Made for Strong On-Track Results in 2014

EASTON, Pa. — A father and son duo seems like a common occurrence these days in NASCAR racing; Chase and Bill Elliott, Ryan and Dave Blaney among others. However, for the first time in the three national series of  NASCAR, a father and son were to team up and actually share a ride for a season. For the Camping World Truck Series in 2014, it was the successful and respected driver...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton set to become 1st back-to-back Truck champ

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Matt Crafton simply had to start last season's finale in order to clinch the NASCAR Truck Series championship. On Friday, all he has to do is avoid something catastrophic at Homestead-Miami Speedway to become the first series driver to win back-to-back championships. The grizzled, 38-year-old veteran in a series loaded with up-and-comers must finish 21st or...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Truck Series title battle a two-man race headed to Phoenix

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season is rapidly winding to a conclusion, and with only two races left, two drivers effectively remain in the hunt for the 2014 title. Although five drivers are still mathematically eligible for the championship, those in positions three through five -- Darrell Wallace Jr. (-43), Johnny Sauter (-52) and Timothy Peters (-76) -- are so far behind...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: LaJoie to Make Sprint Cup Debut at New Hampshire

JOPLIN, Mo.— Corey LaJoie is set to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. LaJoie is currently a developmental driver for the Richard Petty Motorsports team and will drive the No. 77 Humphrey Ford. He becomes the fourth driver, joining Dave Blaney, Joe Nemechek and Nelson Piquet Jr. to have driven this car in 2014. LaJoie has made...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Ryan Blaney Feels Motivation after Mosport Win

EASTON, Pa. — If you could put the 2014 year into one word for Ryan Blaney — the son of long-time NASCAR racer Dave Blaney — that word would be progress, and lots of it. From making his first Sprint Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway back in May, being announced as the newest driver for the infamous Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 for 2015, to beating out Kyle Busch for the Nationwide...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: The Week That Was (8/31/14)

 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Opinions! Rubbings Racing’s weekly segment continues, recapping everything that has happened in the past week, i.e. “NASCAR: The Week That Was”, written in a “Big Deal or No Big Deal” format. If you have missed anything during the past week, don’t worry - we have you covered. As always, I welcome your comments on our Facebook page. Big...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney riding high into truck series race in Canada

To be certain, these are good times for Ryan Blaney. Two weeks ago, the 20-year-old son of Sprint Cup veteran Dave Blaney was named the part-time driver of the Wood Brothers' fabled No. 21 car for the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Last weekend, Blaney challenged and beat Kyle Busch in the final laps of the Nationwide Series race at Bristol -- a track where Busch, the all-time Nationwide...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney Has Successful First Outing in Famed Wood Brothers Ford

Two three-generation racing families officially went to work together on Friday at Michigan International Speedway as Ryan Blaney took his first laps in the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion. Blaney, the son of veteran NASCAR and sprint car racer Dave Blaney, nephew of sprint car standout Dale Blaney, and grandson of the late short track legend Lou Blaney...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wood Brothers Racing Announces Driver, Technical Alliance for 2015

Two big announcements coming out of the Wood Brothers Raicng shop based out of Stuart, Virginia, on Thursday afternoon. WBR has announced they will form a technical alliance with Team Penske, another Ford Motorsports racing team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and they have hired young driver Ryan Blaney to run a partial Sprint Cup schedule for the No. 21 team in 2015. Blaney, the...
Via Total Sports Blog
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blaney to race partial Sprint Cup schedule for Wood Brothers Racing

Wood Brothers Racing announces today that it has formed a technical alliance with Team Penske and will race a partial-season schedule in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with up-and-coming driver Ryan Blaney. Blaney, who has raced as a Team Penske development driver since 2012, will compete in at least 12 races for Wood Brothers Racing next season in the iconic No. 21 Motorcraft...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wood Brothers Racing Forms Alliance with Team Penske; Selects Ryan Blaney to Drive Famous No. 21 Car in 2015

Wood Brothers Racing announces today that it has formed a technical alliance with Team Penske and will race a partial-season schedule in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with up-and-coming driver Ryan Blaney.   Blaney, who has raced as a Team Penske development driver since 2012, will compete in at least 12 races for Wood Brothers Racing next season in the iconic No. 21 Motorcraft...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodnett picks up first World of Outlaws win of season

Pennsylvania driver Greg Hodnett took the checkered flag for his first 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) win at Williams Grove Speedway. Hodnett wrestled the lead from Joey Saldana after a restart with 10 laps to go and never looked back. “Double-file restarts hurt us last night (at Lincoln Speedway), but they sure helped us tonight,” Hodnett said after the win.  “Tried some different...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Humphrey Racing taking break from Cup Series, returning at Indy

The No. 77 Ford Fusion which had been driven by Dave Blaney at times this season will not be running at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Instead the team is taking some time off as they attempt to get things pointed in the right direction. “It has nothing to do with financials, it’s really more about people and people issues,” owner Randy Humphrey said via NASCAR.com. “We...
Via Tireball.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney's race weekend features Sprint Cup debut

Ryan Blaney remembers well the time last year when he beat his father in a dirt Modified Series race. In the days afterward, the 20-year-old driver, who is now a NASCAR star-in-the-making, made sure that his father also would remember it well. "I definitely gave him grief," a grinning Ryan said Thursday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend's NASCAR action. On Saturday night...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kansas Speedway Race Preview

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to the Kansas Speedway for the fourth annual 5-hour Energy 400, benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This will be the first ever Sprint Cup Series race here under the lights since the track was completed in 2001. Entry List: The entry list features 44 drivers and means one car will go home following qualifying. Some...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Blaney Makes First Sprint Cup Series Start Of 2014

Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images I know there have been far more monumental achievements by underdogs drivers in the history of the sport — Greg…
Via Rubbings Racing
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Race Preview Martinsville

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move to the Martinsville Speedway for stop six on the 2014 race schedule. This will be the 65th annual STP 500 and will serve as the first of two races scheduled to run at the half-mile this year. Entry list: A total of 44 drivers is featured on this weekend’s entry list and will mean that one car will go home following qualifying...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Auto Club 400 Preview

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move west for the 18th annual Auto Club 500 for the fifth race of the new 2014 season. This will be the one and only stop for the tour in 2014 at the speedway. Entry list: The entry list currently features a total of 43 drivers and will mean no one will be going home after qualifying. Two drivers, J.J. Yeley and Dave Blaney, have both...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Weller shocks with ninth place finish at Daytona

As I read over the truck series results – I keep asking myself, “Who is Jimmy Weller III?”.  Well, here’s your answer after some careful research in-case you asked yourself that question as well.  For those who missed it, Weller finished seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 08 Geneva Liberty Steel/Engine...
Via On Pit Road
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blaney withdraws from Daytona 500 contention

Dave Blaney now has one reason to stay at Daytona International Speedway: his son, Ryan, is racing in the Truck Series. When Ryan's season opener is over Friday, dad will be hitting the road, too. Dave Blaney withdrew from the Daytona 500 on Thursday, one day after he totaled his only car in the first full practice for ''The Great American Race.'' Blaney posted the slowest pole...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Blaney involved in wreck, will miss Daytona 500

Dave Blaney will miss this year’s season-opening Daytona 500 after his No. 77 Ford Fusion was involved in a wreck during Wednesday’s Sprint Cup series practice. The incident started when Matt Kenseth attempted to move around in the middle grove, Joey Logano was then hit from behind by Trevor Bayne and the result collected the cars of Paul Menard, Brian Vickers, Parker Kligerman...
Via Tireball.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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