30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Like last week, we’re focusing on 6 odd facts – only this week’s driver is Ryan Blaney, who finished 30th in the Overton’s 400.
Name: Ryan Blaney
Age: 23 (turns 24 on New Year’s Eve)
Hometown: Hartford, Ohio
Team: Wood Brothers Racing
“Odd 6” Facts
- Blaney runs his own racing podcast called Glass Case of Emotions. His co-host is Kim Coon, who you may remember as one of the Miss Sprint Cups before joining MRN in 2015.
- He’s a big Star Wars fan – he was able to meet Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, back in March.
- His favorite college team is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
- He and friend Bubba Wallace both love death metal – there’s even videos of the two of them making their own metal music.
- Ryan Blaney is a fan of basketball and is part of Denny Hamlin’s pick-up basketball league, the Hoop Group.
- Blaney also likes video games and was part of the group that developed NASCAR ’15.