Ryan Blaney Scores Popular First Nationwide Win

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

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.