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Career Highlights

2019
Extends streak of NASCAR Cup Series seasons with a win to three consecutive years following a thrilling victory at Talladega Superspeedway in October. The victory propels the No. 12 team into the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Finishes a career-best seventh in the final Cup Series championship standings after posting career-highs in top-five (11) and top-10 (18) finishes. Wins the pole at Phoenix in the fourth race of the season.

2018
Transitions from Wood Brothers Racing to Team Penske, competing in team's third full-season entry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). Wins the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway while advancing to the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Finishes 10th in the final point standings while recording career-bests in top-five finoshes (eight), top-10 results (16), poles (three) and laps led (660). Posts a win and top-four finishes among four starts for Team Penske in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). Starts from the pole, leads 132 laps and wins at Texas for seventh career NXS victory.

2017
Has a career year with Team Penske racing alliance Wood Brothers Racing, as he delivered NASCAR’s oldest running team their best season finish since 1995. The team started the season off strong to finish second in the Daytona 500. On May 13th, Blaney captured his first Cup Series career pole and Wood Brother Racing’s 117th pole with a speed of 189.6 mph at Kansas Speedway. Blaney would then win for the first time in his Cup Series career at Pocono Raceway, adding victory 99 to the record books for the Wood Brothers. Blaney and No. 21 team captured their second pole of the season at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 137.942 mph.  The team would qualify for the NASCAR Playoffs and make it through to the Round of 8, to finish ninth in driver standing with four top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Blaney would also compete in 13 races for Team Penske in the XFINITY Series. Blaney would be victorious twice to capture a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as Dover International Speedway. Blaney would close the year out with 12 top-five finishes and an average finish of 4.2 to help secure Penske’s fourth Owners Championship.

2016
Completes his fifth season running a limited schedule in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) for Team Penske. Produces four top-five and six top-10 finishes in eight NXS starts.  Completes first full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Wood Brothers Racing and finishes 20th in points recording three top-five and nine top-10 finishes.  Finishes second in the 2016 Rookie of the Year standings.

2015
Continues to grow as a young driver, competing all three of NASCAR’s top series. Runs a limited schedule in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) for Team Penske. Produces wins at Iowa Speedway and Kentucky Speedway for his third and fourth career series victories. Records nine top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with two victories in 13 NXS starts. Helps the No. 22 team capture its third consecutive NXS Owners’ title. Competes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races for Brad Keselowski Racing with one win, four top-five and five top-10 finishes. Makes 16 Sprint Cup Series starts for Wood Brothers Racing, Team Penske’s technical alliance partner. Produces one top-five and two top-10 finishes in limited action. Named to race full-time in the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford this season after completion of the 2015 campaign.

2014
Races in his third season with Team Penske. Running a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), captures his second series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway. Wins his first career pole at Iowa Speedway. In 14 Xfinity Series race starts, posts 10 top-five finishes, 13 top-ten results, one pole, and one win with an average starting position of 5.6 and an average finishing position of 5.8. Strong results help the No. 22 team win its second-straight series Owners' Championship. Runs full season schedule in the Camping World Truck Series (CWTS) for teammate, Brad Keselowski. Sets career-high numbers with one win, 12 top-five finishes, 17 top-10 results and 181 laps led. Finishes second in driver series points and wins Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver award. Makes Sprint Cup Series debut for Team Penske at Kansas Speedway, starts 21st and finishes 27th. Makes his second Cup career start at Talladega Super Speedway, starts fourth and finishes 22nd, leads 15 laps, his first in the Cup Series.

2013
Captures his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Kentucky Speedway as he helps the No. 22 Discount Tire/Hertz team capture the NASCAR Nationwide owner’s championship. In three starts for Team Penske, records one victory and three top-10 finishes. Drives for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Series and wins at Pocono for his second career victory to go along with eight top-five finishes over the course of the season.

2012
Competes in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Team Penske, recording five top-10 finishes and posting a career best runner-up results at Texas Motor Speedway. Earns two additional Nationwide Series top-10 finishes in six races with Tommy Baldwin Racing. Drives for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and earns five top-10 results in nine races while claiming a race victory at Iowa. Drives for his father’s DB Racing team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and earns two runner-up finishes in five races.

2011
Wins in just his third race during debut season in NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Phoenix after posting an eighth-place finish in his first race. Competes in the ARCA Series, winning the pole at Winchester and leads 154 of 200 laps before a cut tire results in a sixth-place finish. Earns a runner-up result at Lucas Oil Raceway behind series champion Ty Dillon. Captures the PASS South Super Late Model Championship after he wins twice and posts six top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

2010
Wins the 2010 CRA Southern Six-Pack Championship with one race victory. Finishes second in PASS South points standings as he records three wins and finishes in the top-10 nine times in 13 races.

2009
Wins PASS South Rookie of the Year honors and finishes as series runnerup with 12 top-10 finishes in 14 starts while placing third in the overall PASS National standings. Wins the Eastern Grand National Championship in Heavy AA Series and Eastern Grand A-Main Qualifier in World Formula and Junior Half. Posts over 100 victories over three classes.

2008
Produces four top-10 finishes in six starts during his debut Late Model season. Wins the 2008 Eastern Grand A-Main Qualifier in Light AA.

2007
Earns Young Lions Winter Heat Point Championship and captures the Lowe’s Motor Speedway Young Lion Summer Shootout. Wins the World Formula Gasoline Alley National Championship.