Following his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, Ryan Blaney threw a party, of course
The Ryan Blaney party was a star-studded event.
On the list; Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Danica Patrick, Bubba Wallace.
Bubba Wallace entered his first race, as Ryan Blaney won his first. These two are great friends. They regularly hijack the NASCAR snapchat together as they travel locations around the globe.
Dale Earnhardt Jr wore an All-Pro Teachers shirt to the party. Blaney’s crew chief, Jeremy Bullins, wore a Devin Moran shirt to the party. I’m not sure why I threw that in there. Shout-out to Devin Moran though.
Ryan Blaney is neighbors to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Jr actually owns the land that Blaney lives on. It pays dividends to be the neighbor to Dale and Amy Earnhardt graciously provided the beer.
Amy Earnhardt posted to Instagram moments after the win, “Our kick ass neighbor wins his first race. We pack the coolers…and provide curb service. We are so happy for you and proud of you @ryanblaney10! The beginning of a great career! Cheers my friend!!!”
Blaney took to Instagram the following morning, “Dale’s a damn good friend. He dropped off four coolers of beer. Four damn coolers. That was really special.”
Long after most of you had gone to bed, Ryan Blaney and the crew were still going. Well into the AM. Ricky Stenhouse Jr was still tweeting pictures from the party, at 3AM.
The party was well deserved. It’s the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the twenty-three-year old driver.
It took 68 tries for Blaney to pick up his first win. His NASCAR Cup Series career began, 4 years ago. To date, he’s finished inside the top 10, sixteen times.
The win is an even bigger deal for his team, Wood Brothers Racing. The team has been in NASCAR, since the beginning. 1953 was their first entry to a NASCAR event, 64 years spent in the sport.
Since then, the team has collected 99 wins. However, the last win was in 2011 at Daytona. Going further back than that, you have to go back to 2001. Now, since 1994, the team has collect 3 wins.
A win with Ryan Blaney dramatically helps this team in the future. It’s something they can build on. Most importantly, they’ve secured a spot in the 2017 NASCAR Playoff’s.
The winning check will certainly help Wood Brothers Racing bring better equipment to the race track, in search of win number 100.
Author: Shane Walters