Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fast Facts: Dave Blaney

Image: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR


Dave Blaney drives the #36 Chevrolet Impala for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He is a two-time sprint car champion, and raced in the Cup Series for the first time in 1992.

  • Blaney was born October 24th, 1962 in Hartford Township, Ohio. His brother Dale is also a sprint car driver.

  • Blaney was the 1983 Rookie of the Year in the All-Star Sprint Circuit, and in 1984 won the USAC Silver Crown Series championship. In 1985, he moved to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and won their championship in 1995.

  • In 1997, Blaney won the Knoxville Nationals, one of sprint car racing’s premier events, and the following year moved to NASCAR’s Busch Series (now Nationwide), driving for Bill Davis Racing.

  • In 2000, Blaney and Davis moved to the Cup Series. Blaney has driven for a number of owners since, including Jasper Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Prism Motorsports, and Front Row Motorsports.

  • In 2010, Blaney returned to his sprint car roots for a few races, including the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway. The Blaney family owns Sharon Speedway, a dirt track in Hartford, Ohio.

  • Blaney’s personal website is under construction; it can be found at http://www.daveblaney.com/.

  • Find out more about Tommy Baldwin Racing at http://www.tommybaldwinracing.com/.

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