Nothing is official yet, but it appears Ryan Blaney will run a full-time Sprint Cup season in 2016.
Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske, shared his thoughts on the possibility with Bob Pockrass of ESPN.
Roger Penske said today he’s working on Ryan Blaney to run full Sprint Cup season in 2016 in a mix of Wood Brothers and a third Penske car.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 13, 2015
Currently running with Wood Brother Racing, Blaney has three top-20 results and a top five in eight starts this season. The 21-year-old driver also has five top-five finishes and a win at the Xfinity level in seven starts. His best result this season was fourth at Talladega.
Blaney has a bright future ahead, but he has a lot to look forward to this season as well.
The Wood Brothers are expected to field the No. 21 machine at eight more races after the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday. His Darlington paint scheme is already one of the best looking cars in the garage.
Blaney won the Bristol race last season at the Xfinity level with Team Penske, so he knows how to maneuver Thunder Valley. Expect a strong finish before his first full-time season and potentially a partnership with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in the future.