Blaney to race rest of season

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 07: Dave Blaney, driver of the #66 PRISM Motorsports Toyota waits in the garage during practice for the SHOWTIME Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway at Darlington Raceway on May 7, 2010 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Dave Blaney’s time behind the wheel is not over this year. After departing PRISM Motorsports and the #66 car it was guessed that Blaney would finish the year without a ride.

Not the case as Blaney will drive in the remaining events in a combination of cars fielded by Tommy Baldwin and Front Row Motorsports.

“I guess I just got to the point where I thought I wasn’t going anywhere,” Blaney said on Tuesday, a few weeks after parting ways with Prism. “It finally wore me down. I was going to be OK being done and not going back to any races this year, but then drivers started moving around a little and a couple seats opened up. So, I’ll finish out most of the year and see what happens.”

It’s unclear which races will be run for which team but it’s worth nothing it’s an improvement from the start and park tactics of his previous employer.

While Tommy Baldwin Racing will fill the gap, the signing with Front Row Motorsports puts Blaney in a car that will attempt to run the full event. Sitting a little over 100 points out of 35th in owners points Blaney will have to run the entire race to make up ground on the 35th place car the #7 of Robby Gordon Motorsports.

Ironically enough it’s former Front Row driver Kevin Conway who will be behind the wheel in some of the races for the #7.

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