Biography

At 27-years-old, Ryan Blaney remains a key pillar of NASCAR’s youth movement and an important part of Team Penske’s championship-winning NASCAR program. Full of enthusiasm, passion and talent, Blaney is in his 10th season with Team Penske in 2021 and his fourth year racing full-time for the team in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS).

Blaney earned a victory and raced his way into the NCS Playoffs in NASCAR’s premier series for the fourth consecutive season in 2020. He produced another thrilling victory at Talladega Superspeedway in June which made him the first driver since 2007 to win back-to-back races at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Blaney tied a career-high in top-five finishes (11) and surpassed his most laps led in a season (668) during a productive 2020 campaign.

The native of High Point, N.C. and third-generation driver returns to the No. 12 team this season racing the Menards/Advance Auto Parts/DEX Imaging/BODYARMOR Ford Mustang. Blaney will begin his second season working with experienced series crew chief Todd Gordon and race engineer Miles Stanley, both of whom won the 2018 NCS championship in 2018 with Team Penske and driver Joey Logano.

Blaney first joined Team Penske as a talented but raw 18-year-old racer, competing in select NASCAR Xfinity Series races for the team in 2012. He earned his first victory for Team Penske with an NXS win at Kentucky in 2013 and Blaney has produced a combined nine wins and seven poles for the team over the last eight seasons.