Ryan Blaney: “It’s a fresh start for that team too.”
Bubba Wallace’s first NASCAR start came in the very race that Blaney picked up his first win, Pocono Raceway. These two are good friends. If you follow the NASCAR snapchat, you’ll regularly find them sharing appearances on the channel.
In 2018, Bubba Wallace joins Richard Pretty Motorsports for his first full-time ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. At the same time, Ryan Blaney has moved to Team Penske in a full-time machine.
“I’m happy for him to get an opportunity like that. Honestly, I was really upset to see him sit out the second half of that year after the Xfinity ride let go,” Ryan Blaney said on Bubba Wallace.
“Yeah, he had a few starts with Petty when Aric was hurt. He did a great job in it. I’m happy they were able to make that work for this year.”