WATCH: Ryan Blaney Reveals NASCAR Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme With His Dad Dave Blaney

Published 05/02/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Accella/Carlisle Ford, prepares to climb into his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series drivers are at the Kansas Speedway for the Buschy McBusch Race 400. However, the next race on the calendar is at the Darlington Raceway. In light of that, Ryan Blaney announced that he is unveiling a brand new throwback paint scheme.

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Recently, the driver and his father, Dave Blaney, appeared on a NASCAR on Fox program. Apparently, the livery pays tribute to Blaney’s Late Model racing career. Blaney say, “This definitely brings back a lot of special memories in my car for a couple of years. Mainly with the past super late models, they raced around North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia. A little bit in Georgia, Florida, so just a great series to get started in for sure.”

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Blaney acknowledged that there were plenty of great veterans in the sport. This is why he is really happy that sponsor, Advanced Auto Parts allowed him to race the livery at Darlington. It is also worth noting that David Blaney helped settling the design of the livery.

What else did Ryan Blaney and his father say?

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Both Blaneys also shed some focus on the rear bumper of the car. To be precise, the ‘Advance My Track’ challenge, which is an initiative from Advanced Auto Parts. The idea is to give back to the short track community and the brand is going to pick six race tracks for the challenge.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 12: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Peak Ford, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

According to David Blaney, voting commences on May 9th and the winner will earn $50,000. This money will be used to help the community and the Late Model fraternity as a whole. Truthfully speaking, these race tracks are important because they helped drivers like Ryan Blaney in the early stages of their career.

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Ryan insisted that no current NASCAR driver would be where they are now, without short-tracks. Whether they were go-karts, quarter midgets or even super late models, it was important to give back to the community.

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