30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Ryan Blaney

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. His favorite college team is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
  4. He and friend Bubba Wallace both love death metal – there’s even videos of the two of them making their own metal music.
  5. Ryan Blaney is a fan of basketball and is part of Denny Hamlin’s pick-up basketball league, the Hoop Group.
  6. Blaney also likes video games and was part of the group that developed NASCAR ’15.

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