Jayski.com: Blaney, Stenhouse, Jr., Kennedy to appear on American Ninja Warrior

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We knew they were athletes. Now we know they are ninjas, as well.

Three NASCAR drivers will take part in NBC's wild and wildly popular obstacle course show "American Ninja Warrior" as part of Season 9, and one -- Richard Childress Racing driver and Daytona Beach, Florida, native Ben Kennedy -- will hit the course at the biggest stage in NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who ran the course in Indianapolis last year, returns to tackle the obstacles once more. He'll be joined by fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney, in addition to Kennedy.

Kennedy's go will come this weekend in Daytona, although it will be shown on TV later this summer. Blaney and Stenhouse Jr. will appear at the show's Cleveland taping on May 8 and May 9.

Kennedy's episode airs on June 26. Blaney and Stenhouse will be on the July 3 episode.

--NASCAR.com --