Ryan Blaney has been signed to pilot Penske Racing's No. 22 Nationwide Series Dodge in selected races the balance of the season.
Blaney effectively replaces Parker Kligerman, who was originally set to augment Brad Keselowski's schedule in the ride.
Blaney, the 18-year-old son of current Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney, will make his Penske Racing debut in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger in the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, August 4th. Blaney will also drive for the team in at least two other races this season. He will race the No. 22 Snap-on Dodge at Richmond International Raceway and he'll drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge at Kentucky Speedway.
“Ryan is a driver with a great racing pedigree and we believe he has a very bright future in NASCAR,” said Tim Cindric , President of Penske Racing. “We've been keeping an eye on Ryan's development and we feel he'll be a great addition to the No. 22 Nationwide Series team.”