PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
PPG (6 races)
PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass)
DEX Imaging (3 races)
Rev Group (2 races)
Fitzgerald Glider Kits (1 Races)
Menards (14 races)
Menards partners featured on the hood at various races
Richmond Water Heaters
Contract Status: Driver: multi-year deal signed for 2018 and beyond; Sponsors: announced as multi-year deals;
#12 Team / Driver News
Ryan Blaney to appear on "Magnum P.I.": He will appear on the Sunday, January 20 episode, directly after the AFC Championship Game.[More](1-3-2019)
MoneyLion, Team Penske roar into 2019 partnership: MoneyLion, America's most powerful financial membership, announces an enhanced multi-year partnership with Team Penske, beginning with the 2019 NASCAR season. MoneyLion served as the primary sponsor of Team Penske's NASCAR XFINITY Series No. 22 Ford Mustang, piloted by Austin Cindric, at Las Vegas, Richmond and Charlotte, and will once again appear on the car at Homestead in the season finale. In 2019, MoneyLion will go even bigger, serving as the primary sponsor for:
The No. 22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang, driven by Joey Logano, at the spring Talladega race (4/28) and Watkins Glen race (8/4)
The No. 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang, driven by Ryan Blaney at the spring Phoenix race (3/10)
The No. 22 NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford Mustang, driven by Austin Cindric, for 18 races, beginning with Daytona (2/16) all the way through the season-finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (11/16).[More](11-8-2018)
VF Workwear joins Team Penske as sponsor of Ryan Blaney: Team Penske has announced a new partnership with VF Workwear. Under the multi-year agreement, VF Workwear's Wrangler Riggs brand will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning with this weekend's event at Kansas Speedway. The new partnership also includes VF brands serving as a primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford for the Cup Series races at Michigan (June) and Kansas (October) in both 2019 and 2020.[More](10-15-2018)
Ryan Blaney emerges from last-lap wreck as Charlotte Road Course winner: In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday's inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. With his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and the second of his career, Blaney advanced to Round of 12 in the Playoffs.[More](9-30-2018)
Ryan Blaney won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2018, 1st win at Charlotte and 2nd career win.
#1-McMurray finished 2nd followed by #14-Bowyer, #88-Bowman, pole winner #41-Busch, #9-Elliott, #47-Allmendinger, #48-Johnson, #4-Harvick, and #22-Logano.
Drivers that advanced to the Round of 12 in the Playoffs: #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #78-Truex Jr., #2-Keselowski, #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #41-Busch, #12-Blaney, #9-Elliott, #42-Larson, #10-Almirola, and #88-Bowman.
Drivers that did not advance: #48-Johnson, #3-Dillon, #11-Hamlin, and #20-Jones.
Among the incidents that impacted Playoff drivers:
• #78-Truex, Jr was leading the race on the final lap. Coming into the chicane on the frontstretch, just before the start finish line, #48-Johnson tried to make a pass around Truex for the win. Johnson spun out. As he came back around onto the track, he clipped Truex, sending him up into the outside wall. Blaney slipped through to grab the win. Johnson fell to 8th place and missed the Playoffs on a tiebreaker with Larson and Almirola.
• #3-Dillon hit the went out of the race early after hitting the outside wall in a could different incidents. He finished 39th.
• #20-Jones cut a tire after contact on a late restart and spun out. He pitted under green and never could get back on the lead lap. He finished 30th.
• There was a large accident in turn one with six laps remaining. The leader, #2-Keselowski, got into the wall and collected several other drivers including #42-Larson, #18-Busch, #21-Menard, #24-Byron, #6-Bayne and several others. There was a red flag for track cleanup. #2-Keselowski and #18-Busch could not continue and finished 31st and 32nd respectively. Larson suffered heavy suspension damage but was able to continue to the checkered flag and finished 25th. He passed #96-Earnhardt coming to the finish to get the additional point he needed to make the playoffs.
Stage 1 was won by #42-Larson, finished 25th.
Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 1st.
There were 10 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 16 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 82.125mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Team Penske earns 500th all-time win: The most successful organization in the history of motorsports added another chapter to its legacy today as Team Penske earned its 500th all-time race victory. Brad Keselowski captured the checkered flag at today's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to record the landmark victory for the organization. Led by "The Captain" Roger Penske, Team Penske was formed in 1966 after Roger Penske walked away from his promising career as a race car driver to focus on his developing automotive business and forming his own race team. Team Penske won the very first race it entered - the 1966 Daytona 24-hour sports car race - and it's continued winning ever since.[More](9-16-2018)
BODYARMOR extends deal with Team Penske: Team Penske announced today that BODYARMOR Sports Drink has agreed to a multi-year extension that extends and expands its partnership with the No. 12 Ford Mustang team and driver Ryan Blaney through the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season and beyond. The 2018 season marked the first-ever race team partnership for BODYARMOR, which has enjoyed a personal relationship with Blaney since 2017.[More](8-5-2018)
Ryan Blaney's Darlington throwback scheme unveiled: The car is inspired by Dave Blaney's 2003 Jasper Transmissions Ford.[More](4-26-2018)
BODYARMOR to sponsor Ryan Blaney at Daytona: Team Penske announced today that BODYARMOR Sports Drink will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 7. This marks the first-ever race team partnership for BODYARMOR, which began working with Blaney last season. BODYARMOR Sports Drink will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Fusion for four additional Cup Series races during the 2018 season, beginning with the event at Kansas Speedway on May 12.[More](3-2-2018)
Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott triumph in Can-Am Duel at Daytona: Ryan Blaney held off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano to win Thursday night's first 150-mile qualifying race in the Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway, but the story of the race was the list of prominent cars that did not survive until the checkered flag. In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 of 60 and held it the rest of the way, beating Kevin Harvick to the finish line by .081 seconds. Erik Jones survived an early spin to run third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch.[More](2-15-2018)
Dex Imaging to sponsor Ryan Blaney: DEX Imaging will be featured as a primary sponsor for three 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races this season on Team Penske's #12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney, including events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in February, Richmond Raceway in April and Kentucky Speedway in July. The Florida-based company will also serve as a full-season associate sponsor on the #12 MENCS Ford Fusion in 2018.[More](1-15-2018)
Roush Fenway sells charter to Penske: Roush Fenway Racing confirmed it has sold a charter to Penske Racing, which needed one for the addition of the #12 NASCAR Cup car with driver Ryan Blaney to its stable for 2018. Roush Fenway sold the charter - NASCAR's form of a franchise that guarantees a spot in each race plus accompanying revenue -- of its former #16 car, a charter it leased in 2017 to JTG Daugherty Racing.[More](1-2-2018)
Dave Blaney still racing: When it comes to Ryan Blaney, he definitely has followed in his father Dave's footsteps as a race car driver. While Ryan spent his youth growing up watching his father racing first in sprint cars and then in NASCAR, their roles are now reversed. Now it's Dave who spends much of his time watching his son develop into one of NASCAR Cup's rising young stars.[More](1-1-2018)