Had the 54th running of the Daytona 500 not restarted following a red flag for Juan Montoya running into a jet dryer then Dave Blaney could be making the rounds this week. Instead the race did restart and Matt Kenseth took the title of Daytona 500 champion.
Fortuunatley for Blaney the viewership he gained Ollie’s Bargain Outlet was so great that the chain will sponsor the 49 year old for the cupcoming race at Phoenix. Blaney finished 15th at Daytona in the #36 car for Tommy Baldwin Racing.
The extended red flag delay while Blaney led the race featured numerous shots of Blaney and the car and eventual interviews. Last season Blaney offered similar interest in sponsor Golden Corral.
Since team owner Tommy Baldwin sold the owner points of his car to Stewart Hass Racing, Blaney must qualify for the Phoenix race on time.