Ryan Blaney: Michigan Preview


Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, will make his first ever career start at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during Saturday afternoon’s Michigan National Guard 200.


Previously in June of this year, Blaney started first and finished second after leading 64 laps in the 2013 Patriot Pumps 200 ARCA race at Michigan.


Blaney is coming off his second career NCWTS victory in his first ever start at Pocono Raceway two weekends ago in the Pocono Mountains 125.


It will be Blaney and his Cooper Standard team’s first and only run on a two-mile track this season in the NCWTS. In Blaney’s first two races this season on tracks of two-miles or greater, he has an average finish of 4.5.


Proud sponsor, Cooper Standard, will have over 2,000 employees on the ground at Michigan International Speedway this weekend to enjoy the race.


The No. 29 Cooper Standard team currently sits third in the NCWTS driver points standings, 62 points back from first and just 10 points back from second.


“I’m so proud of my team for performing the way they did a couple of weeks ago when we won at Pocono. I can’t wait to get on the track at Michigan and back that win up. Our team has come a long way since day one this year and with that said, I’m confident we can run for this year’s drivers’ championship, but we have to take it one race at a time.” – Ryan Blaney