Ryan Blaney will be racing in another NASCAR racing series in 2012.
It was announced on Thursday on Brad Keselowski Racing‘s website that Blaney will be joining the team to race in No.29 truck in select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Blaney will make his debut with BKR at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BKR owner Brad Keselowski mentioned in the statement by BKR that Blaney is an up and coming driver and a pure racer who will help the team towards the 2012 Trucks owner championship.
“Ryan is undoubtedly one of the top up-and-coming driver talent in NASCAR and, with his being a part of Penske Racing, is a natural to run with us at BKR,” said Keselowski. “He has been around the sport for virtually his entire life and is a pure racer. I believe Ryan will do a great job for the team and our sponsors as we continue to focus on the 2012 Trucks Owners Chamionship.”
Blaney has raced in various racing series including Bandolero, Legend Cars, the ARCA series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. In the 2012 season Blaney has also raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Tommy Baldwin Racing and recently for Penske Racing. Blaney made his debut for Penske Racing last Saturday at Iowa Speedway.
Blaney mentions in the statement that his 2012 season is getting better.
“This season just keeps getting better and better for me,” said Blaney. “To first join Penske Raacing and now get to drive the BKR truck is a terrific opportunity.”
BKR’s recent signing of Blaney comes days after the team parted ways with Parker Kligerman. In a statement after the two parted ways BKR mentioned that the team would do a driver change for the race at Michigan. Keselowski will drive the truck at Michigan.