2013 Season Recap: Ryan Blaney

The champagne has dried and we have a champion for the 2013 Camping World Truck Series. Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the season that was by reviewing the top ten finishing drivers. Today’s entry is Ryan Blaney who came home sixth in points.

Stat Line

Points Position: 6th
Starts: 22
Poles: 2
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 8
Top-10s: 13
Laps Completed: 3,281
Laps Led: 154
DNFs: 1
Preseason Pick: Jason – 4th, Brittany – 4th, Michael – 1st

The Experts Say

Jason Schultz: “Blaney showed a lot of strength throughout the 2013 season. He continued making strides in his racing career with monumental milestones like his Nationwide win at Kentucky at Truck victory Pocono. The rookie stripe may have been present on his truck, but he didn’t race like one this season. ”

Marshall Gabell: “Ryan Blaney was impressive this year. The young man’s season was capped off nicely at Homestead finishing second and collecting the ROY title. Expectations were certainly accomplished, but I guarantee top five in points would have been a lot sweeter.”

Michael Metzger: “With my championship pick of Blaney, I expected more from this young driver. I should have known there would be some growing pains, but he has a lot to hang his hat on. He collected another win and was a threat most weeks. Now he can build on that for another go at the title in 2014.”