Ryan Blaney Scores Popular First Nationwide Win

Young Ryan Blaney's first career Nationwide Series win Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway was popular among the NASCAR community. 

21 Sept. 2013, Sparta, Ky, USA Winner Ryan Blaney salutes the crowd.

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On a night when the Nationwide Series stars had the track to themselves, it was young Ryan Blaney that put on a clinic at Kentucky Speedway. 

Leading a race-high 96 laps, the 19-year-old Camping World Truck Series regular survived a host of late race cautions to earn his first career Nationwide Series victory. The win was also the No. 22 car's 10th win of the season for Penske Racing. 

A popular victory amongst both race fans and fellow competitors, the congratulatory tweets flowed immediately following the race.