Ryan Blaney

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  1. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    And many times he ends up being faster than Joey.
     
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  2. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    With bad luck towards the end....
     
  3. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    Luck is fickle. Speed and talent are not.
     
  4. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    I agree but better strike while the iron is hot (no idea what that really means btw). Penske is fast this year. He better change that luck soon. Don’t know how long you are driving one of the fastest horses...

    ETA...looked it up. Comes from blacksmithing....makes sense now.
     
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  5. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    "Too many irons in the fire" That one comes from hog scalding...….. But I digress...….
    Go Blaney!
     
  6. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Hoping Blaney gets his Star Wars onesie delivered today, so he can sleep well tonight.

    Roger Penske has seen it all...
     
  7. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I have watched this Blaney dude from the get go in late models. Early on he had luck on his side more than his fair share. It is just evening out now. His dad had to be one of the unluckiest racers in NASCAR. I can't imagine Ryan would even come close to what all happened to his dad.
    The kid is good and I really think he will develop into a consistent title contender soon.
     
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  8. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I agree, just has to learn a little patience when the car is not right.
     
  9. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    I'm not so sure that I have seen that this year. I know he scraped the wall in a cutoff race last year, but it was GO time. He was pretty hard on himself after that one. I think he learned.
     
  10. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    IDK, perhaps he would respond and perform better if his crew chief dressed up like Yoda and spoke to him in Yoda's odd manner...
     
  11. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    LOL.
    Isn't there a Joey thread where all the Joeyetts can get together and whine about McDowell?
     
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    IMO, these days with the "books" the established teams have with car development, the old hand drivers with years of racing experience have a large edge on the younger guys. The drivers know all of the spots you don't want to be in at the tracks, more restart experience. The teams know where you can pick up speed depending on track conditions. A whole lot to learn for the new guys. Blaney and Elliott are ranked in the top 10 at present. It is nonsense to say either needs to win to keep their jobs. Both are the future of the sport.
     
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  13. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Well Chase got his win today and like I said Ryan didn't show much patience again today.
     
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  14. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Blaney would rather fight his teammates than win races. Spoiled brat dives away from Brad to get to the low line, gets shut out and comes back up -- and Brad with a run tries to drive around him.

    Then YRB throws a radio conniption..,
     
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  15. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    The only times I saw Blaney today was when he was getting shuffled to the back. He must have passed 200 cars. Made a few good saves, though.
     
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  16. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    You must mean when Joey McDowell could have made it a 1 2 3 Penske train but instead hung Ryan and Brad out???
     
  17. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Chase has been impatient on the plate tracks in the past, one time it was battling for the lead with Blaney in Brad in the 500 very early on and we all know how that ended. You guys are being a tad harsh imo, he's had a good season so far. I'm sure it's frustrating seeing your teammates win multiple races, it adds some pressure to break through. I certainly wouldn't hold yesterday against him though, you can only grade someone so much in that sort of environment with all of the chaos that goes on. Split second decisions can make you look like a jerk or a hero and really all you're trying to do is keep momentum or move forward a few feet to keep from dropping 20+ positions.
     
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  18. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Tough day for Blaney for sure yesterday. He may have passed more cars than anyone. But, he also might have made more mistakes than anyone. Reminded me of JR. years back at Martinsville where he could do nothing right...and then a few years later he wins there.
     
  19. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    I'm sure he's sleeping in the Yoda bungalow in his backyard, for inspiration. He might have a 12 pack stashed in there with him.
     
  20. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Sure hope his luck and demeanor change soon. He could reel off some wins if he can.
     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

     
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    DIDIT Old School Fan

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  24. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    This one sticks in my memory bank. I remember thinking "don't let KB push you around like that Blaney!". He pulled it off going h2h against one of the best.
     
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  25. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Blaney and Bubba are probably beating each other with "Lightsabers"

    while Chase studies up on Pocono after his Hooters massage....
     
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  26. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    H2H with 2 jagoffs....but good stuff. Ready for another victory soon!
     
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  27. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    lol :XXROFL:
     
  28. Elliott_Fan_9

    Elliott_Fan_9 Formerly JJ_14

    The way he won the roval last year, that has to be the luckiest wins in recent memory.
     
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  29. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Did you know that Dale Jr is an avid Elvis Presley memorabilia collector? No wonder he never lived up to his last name!
     
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  30. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    What's Blaney's excuse this week?
     
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  31. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Other drivers raced him to hard. :D with better cars.
     
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  32. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Already won here :whoopee:
     
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  33. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    That win alone negates the ridiculous criticism of the dude.



    Also, he ran pretty well this weekend. Got ****** over on a couple restarts and berated his spotter for not letting him know when Larson was jumping to the inside on the final(I think) restart.. but yeah, still 9th in points chillin exactly where he was before Pocono.
     
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  34. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I just realized a person up there is impressed by Logano(according to page 2) but ashamed of the current young group.. Hes so quick to forget the early part of his career. If venti was here in 2012 he would have been calling for Joey to have his drivers license revoked. Smh.
     
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  35. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Wow, what year was that? :)
     
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  36. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    No.
     
  37. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Logano in the 20 was struggle city. The switch was flipped the moment he climbed into the 22. Not sure I've ever seen anything quite like that, him and HamBone went at it hard, and standing up to Harvick.
     
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  38. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Yeah pretty much does imo too. He almost had one at Phoenix. Probably his strongest showing of 19'.
     
  39. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    2017 I think
     
  40. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    "A long time ago..." (scrolling on black background that transitions to Space)
     

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