Ryan Blaney has signed an extension to remain with Team Penske according to a press release by the team.
Contract specifics were not released but the release said “the long-term agreement will provide the opportunity for Blaney, the driver of the No. 12 Ford Mustang and the winner of this year’s NASCAR All-Star race, to build on the success he has experienced with the team well into the future.”
Blaney joined Team Penske in 2012 competing in Xfinity Series events while scoring his first win in 2013 at Kentucky Speedway.
Since his move to the Cup Series the 28-year-old has scored seven wins.
“Ryan has become one of the top competitors in the NASCAR Cup Series and we are excited for him to continue his career and build on his success with Team Penske,” said Roger Penske. “He has been a key part of our team for more than a decade and we have seen him grow and develop, both on and off the track. He has become a consistent winner behind the wheel of the No. 12 Ford, and he also does a great job representing our team partners. We look forward to what the future holds with Ryan and Team Penske.”
Despite strong runs and a car that has contended for wins the No. 12 has not went to victory lane this season. That has left Blaney is a difficult position. Blaney currently is clinging to the last playoff spot via points. If a winless driver were to score a win in either of the final two events it would knock him out of the playoffs.
“Team Penske has been family to me for 10 years, so I’m incredibly excited to continue with this family for the future,” said Blaney. “Roger Penske is a legend in our sport, and I’ve always said getting to drive for him is something everyone dreams of doing. On top of that, we’ve got a great group of partners with Menards, Advance Auto Parts, BODYARMOR, Wurth, Discount Tire, Dent Wizard, Wabash and Ford that have shown a lot of faith in me. I look forward to continuing to win for Team Penske, Roger and all of our partners, as we work towards our goal of winning a Cup Series championship.”