Ryan Blaney Looks for Two Cup Wins in a Row, Says Dad, Dave is his “Hero”


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They’ll be racing in Detroit this Father’s Day weekend.

FOX’s Matt Napolitano has your ‘FOX in the Fast Lane’:

The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Michigan for a race weekend honoring dad. The Fire Keepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway takes place on Father’s Day. Drivers are talking dad heading into Sunday’s race, including Ryan Blaney, who says what his father, former NASCAR driver Dave Blaney means to him:

(Blaney) “He’s my hero for sure and he’ll always be the greatest race car driver in my mind and the one who got everything started for me and who helped me along the way and we really wouldn’t be anywhere without him.”

Blaney fresh off a win at Pocono last weekend will try for another checkered flag Sunday as his owners the Wood Brothers look for their 100th Cup win.

Meantime, Monster Energy Cup points leader Martin Truex Jr. will be throwing on the blue Auto Owners Insurance paint scheme on the No. 78 for Michigan and that scheme has brought him luck with two wins, a poll and two Top-10 finishes:

(Truex Jr.) “That coupled with a racetrack that’s been good to us makes it fun and definitely looking forward to having a great weekend.”

FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Matt Napolitano, FOX News.

Follow Matt Napolitano on Twitter: @MattNapolitano

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