Report: Ryan Blaney To Drive For Wood Brothers
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on August 1, 2014 | 3:27 P.M. EST
A report states that Ryan Blaney will drive select NASCAR Sprint Cup races with the Wood Brothers next year. (Photo: Getty Images)
LONG POND, Pa. - A report states that Ryan Blaney will drive for the Wood Brothers next season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and that Team Penske will form an alliance with the Woods.
The report by Motorsport.com, citing unnamed sources, stated that Blaney will run a Nationwide schedule for Team Penske next season along with select Cup races for the Wood Brothers. The Woods have an opening with Trevor Bayne moving to a full-time ride with Roush Fenway Racing next season.
The 20-year-old Blaney is leading the points in the Camping World Truck Series heading into Saturday’s race at Pocono Raceway. He won this race a year ago. He also has a Nationwide victory, winning in that series last season.
Team Penske issued a statement about Blaney’s future that read: “Ryan Blaney continues to do a great job with our organization and we have a plan for his progression within Team Penske. While we have had some discussions with our partners at Ford, nothing has been finalized.’’
Blaney was asked about the report by Fox Sports 1 during its broadcast of Truck practice on Friday but he said his focus was on winning the Truck title.
Motorsport.com reported that an announcement could come later this month when the Cup series is at Michigan International Speedway.