Ryan Blaney to drive the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in 2015

Sources say Blaney will run a limited Sprint Cup schedule as part of a technical alliance between Team Penske and Wood Brothers Racing.

Ryan Blaney will drive the No.21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in 2015, sources have told Motorsport.com.

Blaney, 20, will run a limited Sprint Cup schedule in the venerable No. 21 Ford along with Nationwide Series races for Team Penske as part of a technical alliance between Penske and the Wood Brothers. An announcement is expected around the race at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 17.

Blaney currently leads the Camping World Truck Series points driving the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. In just his second full season on the tour, Blaney has two wins – the first coming in just his third career start. Blaney has a stellar average finish of 7.6.

The third-generation racer has also shown tremendous progress on the Nationwide Series tour with Penske Racing. At 19, he won his first NNS race in his 13th career start last September at Kentucky Speedway. Blaney led 96 of 200 laps. In just seven starts in 2014, Blaney has posted six top 10s and three top-five finishes. His average qualifying position is 5.9.

Blaney made his Cup debut at Kansas Speedway on May 10. He qualified 21st and finished 27th.

Team Penske currently campaigns two cars in the Sprint Cup Series with 2012 champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, who are currently third and seventh, respectively, in the point standings. Team Penske drivers have won five Cup races this season.

Trevor Bayne has competed with the Wood Brothers for the last four seasons. In his second start with the team, Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500. However, Roush Fenway Racing announced in May that Bayne, 23, would be moving from the NNS to revive the No. 6 Ford in Sprint Cup  2015. Bayne’s best finish in the No. 21 this season was 19th twice – at Texas and Michigan.

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Drivers Trevor Bayne , Brad Keselowski , Joey Logano , Ryan Blaney
Teams Team Penske , Team Penske , Roush Fenway Racing , Wood Brothers Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags roush fenway racing, team penske, wood brothers racing