Ryan Blaney enjoyed a record-setting night the last time the trucks raced at Iowa Speedway becoming the youngest winner in series history in just his third career start. Last year he won the event in a Brad Keselowski Racing RAM. On Saturday night, Blaney will go for two in a row and possibly give Ford its first NCWTS win at Iowa.
Blaney has raised his performance in the series up a notch recently coming off of his second top-five finish in the past three races and also scoring his first national series pole during qualifying in Kentucky.
Blaney surprised the NASCAR world when he scored the win driving for Keselowski, and while a win this weekend wouldn’t catch anyone off guard, another win could be just as important for his team.
“This date couldn’t have come sooner, I’ve been waiting to get back to Iowa in the Truck Series ever since I left there last September victorious. Our team has really buckled down over the past month and my confidence is at an all-time high.”
BKR is the only team competing full-time in a Ford and Blaney’s boss Brad Keselowski finished second at Kentucky while Blaney finished fifth. While those are impressive finishes, the last time Ford visited Victory Lane in a NCWTS race was on June 13, 2009 when Colin Braun won driving a Roush Racing Ford.