|New opportunity for Ryan Blaney|
Blaney's first race with BKR will be at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22. He will also compete in other select races on the 2012 Truck Series, as BKR pursues the Owners Championship. As previously announced, Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 29 BKR Cooper Standard RAM in the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 18.
Blaney, the 18-year-old son of current Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney, recently made his Nationwide Series debut for Penske Racing at Iowa Speedway where he finished 10th in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger. In addition to his driving for BKR this season, Blaney is currently scheduled to participate in select Nationwide Series races for the Penske organization in the No. 22 entry.
"Ryan is undoubtedly one of the top up-and-coming driver talents in NASCAR and, with his being a part of Penske Racing, is a natural to run with us at BKR," said BKR owner and Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski. "He has been around the sport for virtually his entire life and is a pure racer. I believe Ryan will do a great job for the Team and our sponsors as we continue to focus on the 2012 Truck Owners Championship."
"This season just keeps getting better and better for me," said Blaney. "To first join Penske Racing and now get to drive the BKR Truck is a terrific opportunity. Hopefully, we can wheel the BKR Truck along with Cooper Standard, Draw-Tite and Reese Towpower to victory lane this season."
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