William Byron, “No wonder he was racing me so hard.”
For 36 weekends a year, the family of NASCAR travels the country together. Secrets are hard to keep.
Those secrets are going to get out. And sometimes, they get out to the wrong people at the wrong speed.
Over the winter, Rutledge Wood asked all the drivers, “Would you would date a competitors sister?” That’s when he stumbled upon something…
Ryan Blaney: “I cannot believe you brought this up.”
Byron: “So, about that. That’s a sore subject.”
Ryan Blaney comes from a large family. He had two sisters, Emma and Erin.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Byron is dating Erin Blaney. And Ryan Blaney didn’t figure that out from either of them.
So, how did Ryan Blaney find out that William Byron was dating Erin Blaney?
Ryan Blaney: “Yeah, someone else told me that they were dating before I figured it out from either one of them. So, it’s a low blow.”
“I was on my way to the driver’s meeting. My buddy was like, ‘I didn’t know about Willie and your sister.’
Byron: “No wonder he raced me so hard.”