One of the biggest up-and-coming stars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and a contender to win this year’s championship will make a 15-minute appearance in the Magic Mile Club at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24. The playoff-bound Ryan Blaney will answer questions from fans during an appearance in the VIP hospitality area from 10:50-11:05 a.m., three hours before the green flag drops on the ISM Connect 300 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race.
Blaney, who is in his second full season racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, picked up the first win of his career earlier this season at Pocono Raceway – a victory that will earn him a berth in this year’s NASCAR Playoffs. Blaney is currently piloting the iconic No. 21 for Wood Brothers Racing, but will move over to drive a new third car for Penske Racing starting in 2018.
“Ryan Blaney will be a fantastic addition to an already established championship team at Penske Racing,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. “I think Ryan’s natural charisma will really provide our fans with an awesome opportunity to see what one of the top young guns we have in our sport right now has to offer.”
The Magic Mile Club is an exclusive pre-race fan experience on race day. It is located in the Hospitality Village outside of the Main Grandstand and includes a continental breakfast, catered lunch, unlimited beverages, entertainment, welcome bag, Pre-Race Pit Pass. It is also available for a small upgrade fee with an already purchased or to-be purchased grandstand ticket.
The 23-year-old Blaney will be Penske Racing teammates with New England native Joey Logano and 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Brad Keselowski – both of whom have won premier series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Blaney is still searching for his first top-10 finish at NHMS, but has never finished worse than 23rd in four career starts and earned a career-best finish of 11th in last September’s Cup race here. Blaney is the son of longtime Cup Series pilot Dave Blaney, who earned one of his two career pole awards at NHMS back in 2007.