Ryan Blaney to move to Sprint Cup series part-time in 2015 in Wood Bros. 21

Ryan Blaney (Getty Images)
Ryan Blaney (Getty Images)
Ryan Blaney (Getty Images)

Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that Ryan Blaney will race a partial-season schedule in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In addition, the fabled team has formed a technical alliance with Team Penske. The team said Blaney, who has raced as a Team Penske development driver since 2012, would compete in at least 12 races for Wood Brothers Racing next season.

“Wood Brothers Racing is excited to align with Roger Penske and his team and we couldn’t be more pleased to put Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 Ford Fusion,” said Eddie and Len Wood, co-owners of Wood Brothers Racing, in a joint statement. “Ryan is a third-generation racer and one of the best young drivers out there. He has been a winner in many different kinds of cars since he started racing at a very young age and we fully expect that to continue while he is with us.”

In addition to his Sprint Cup duties next season, Blaney will drive a Team Penske Mustang in the 2015 Nationwide Series. Blaney is scheduled to make his official debut for Wood Brothers Racing in the 2015 Daytona 500. He will race for the team in events at Daytona, Las Vegas, Texas, Talladega, Charlotte, Michigan and Indianapolis, among others. MORE>>>

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