Ryan Blaney

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Ford 222, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Didnt see a RB thread so I’m sure this will be moved if there is.

    Anyone catch his post race interview with the Ryan Newman interruption? Ryan was getting ready to throw down if he needed to. Love this kid...not there to be a Earnhardt wannabe like Harvick but he’ll deal with you if you want.

    Good to see Ryan N realized it.
     
  2. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Because he only wishes he was that good.
     
  3. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    Video?
     
  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    That's part of the problem today when one tries to compare an older driver, Harvick or Newman some of the oldest BTW with one who doesn't have much of a history..yet. We have lost a ton of experience and talent the last few years. Blaney is a new kid compared to Newman. We pretty much know what a Newman is. Blaney not so much. the older drivers didn't take too well when Nascar was trying to fill the void by touting the newer drivers. Can't say I blame them. It takes a while to make a name in cup
     
  5. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    I feel the same way about Blaney as I do about young Mr Jones and Aric Almirola. None of those 3 have been awful by any stretch but given the quality of equipment underneath them I expected a little more.
     
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  6. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I heard it was mild and Newman and Blaney yucked it up.
     
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  7. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Yep.

     
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  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Just good banter my dudes. Love the acknowledgement that Newman would have smoked him hahaha.
     
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  9. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Blaney has been fantastic. Honestly, Blaney and Elloitt are so close in terms talent. Blaney has just had some crappy luck, he has had fast pieces and has done well in the Penske stable.
     
  10. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Penske is sitting 3rd 4th and 6th in the standings iirc. Blaney had two races where he was in the lead and had the race under control and he was taken out by outside circumstances.

    He's doing fine.
     
  11. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    I’m not good with searching, editing, and inserting video. I saw it at the beginning of NASCAR America as they did a montage of the race. I assume it was post race too?

    ETA...See where someone inserted it. Yeah, RB is getting ready for a beat down but he was going to get ready for it. Love it.
     
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  12. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Two of us posted it above.
     
  13. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Harvick? I agree. In the tough guy dept too....
     
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  14. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Yeah, didn’t mean to mislead. But RB looked like he was gonna do whatever he had to. Doubt we’ll see anyone try to bully him.
     
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  15. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    Thanks
     
  16. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Because everyone is scared of horseface. :rolleyes:
     
  17. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Blaney is my favorite non-Hendrick driver. Gotta love him
     
  18. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Yeah, I had Blaney in the NASCAR Pick 'Em game at Texas. Fastest guy on the track, ran up front and definitely a contender to win... until a fitting came loose, leaked all the water out, blew up the motor.

    Blaney will be fine, but my Pick 'Em game is a lot closer to the outhouse than the penthouse...:mad:
     
  19. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Nobody is afraid of horse face....he doesn’t try to scare anyone or pretend he can.
     
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  20. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    When I saw the video, I thought that Blaney had earned Newman's respect. I think that reflects well on Blaney. My opinion is that Blaney does his share of blocking and squeezing in where there is little or no room. I would like to see him use that front bumper a little more in certain circumstances. I think he is close to putting himself on the same level as his Penske teammates.
     
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  21. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    That we can agree on.
     
  22. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    I really like Blaney. He is definitely in line to become my favorite driver once harvick retires.
     
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  23. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Jones is the only one that meets your description for me. Blaney and Almirola have been excellent in what they've got imo. Both have gotten jobbed for wins, yet still have wins, and have qualified run up front led their share of laps. Jones looks like he's on his way to getting there, but needs the consistency. Blaney has been snakebit in the luck department.
     
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  24. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    I like when Blaney is animated like this with Newman. Some of his interviews sound like he's been worn out on a podcast for 3 hours.
     
  25. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Listen, even smiling Newman wasnt happy, but he knew things like this happen. Blaney made a mistake and owned it. I cant tell you how many times we had a 'dust up" after the race and an hour later we all had a beer and talked it out. Same thing when Newman door slammed Larson to make the chase at Phoenix.
     
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  26. superchuck500

    superchuck500 Team Owner

    I think Blaney is killing it lately. He’s posted four top 5s in the last 5 races and the other one (Texas) he dropped out from the lead with what appeared to be the fastest car. They’re on fire - and they’re doing it with speed.

    Hard to imagine they won’t get a win before too long.
     
  27. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    The entire young crop of drivers (Blaney, Larson, Elliott, Jones, etc.) all seem to have awful luck or some kind of issue every week. At least one of them contends to win weekly but are taken out by something.
     
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  28. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I have a new strategy for next year:

    Don't pick anyone I am a fan of.
     
  29. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Glad there are a few of us that see it...
     
  30. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I just don't get this Jones boy. His hard driving style put him in a good position before Cup but now that he is here he has to learn to get to the end of the race before he can win.
     
  31. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Love Blaney, one cool dude!
     
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  32. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Ryan has ran great. Arguably better than the 2 and 22 in LOTS of races but bad finishes due to crappy luck. I look for him to go on a tear later this year, hopefully towards the end with a nice run in the playoffs. Between he, Elliott, Jones, Larson, and a few others, the sport will have plenty of superstars to step in as The Instigator and his counterparts leave. Love the low key approach and “ act like you’ve been there before” air about him. Old school. Not attention starved or craving the spotlight or needing his ego stroked like a few out there that win a lot now.
     
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  33. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    He's a threat saturday night for sure
     
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  34. superchuck500

    superchuck500 Team Owner

    It’s official, I’m now a full Ryan Blaney fan. Feels weird, I’ve never been a Ford guy but I’ve been rooting in secret for him for two years. Might as well come out.

     
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  35. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    And the kid is truly learning from those around him in and out of the seat.

     
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  36. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Well, not so great in qualifying yesterday. I enjoyed this short video about his foundation and building a Ford Bronco for Barret Jackson. Nice to see his mom and dad. Filmed at the Blaney shop.
     
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  37. Mark

    Mark Spectator

    He was terrible at RIR. It was if he switched not just sponsor, but Driver and car with Menard. There must have been some issue with the car.
     
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  38. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Yeah, pretty weird, good momentum going in, BK and Logano were strong, and he was fast at Phoenix.

    His stats aren't good for Richmond, but they weren't good at Phoenix either. Puzzler.
     
  39. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Oh well. They will work on it and improve I’m sure. Whatever went wrong with car happened during Qualifying if that’s the excuse. I just think he has a weakness at that track but it’s correctable.
     
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  40. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I just looked it up and Ryan's average finish is even worse than his Dads at Richmond.
     
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