NASCAR Cup Series

Ryan Blaney nominated for 2024 ESPY Award for ‘Best Driver’

Ryan Blaney nominated for 2024 ESPY Award for 'Best Driver'

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney is officially up for “Best Driver” at the 2024 ESPY Awards, as ESPN announced yesterday the nominees across 22 categories representing the best from the past year in sports.

NASCAR fans can help Blaney rally to another milestone victory at the ESPYS by voting online as many times as they‘d like through July 10, one day before the awards show airs live on ABC July 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Alongside Blaney, the other “Best Driver” nominees include NHRA‘s Matt Hagan, IndyCar‘s Alex Palou and Formula 1‘s Max Verstappen.

Blaney‘s unlikely path to his first career Cup Series Championship in 2023 saw him and the No. 12 team at Team Penske unlock their best when it mattered most, with wins (Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway) or runner-up finishes (Homestead-Miami Speedway and Phoenix Raceway) in four of the season‘s final six races, plus finishes of sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and 12th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course during the NASCAR Playoffs.

Fans got an inside look behind the scenes of Blaney‘s storybook run as it was chronicled during the first season of the docuseries NASCAR: Full Speed, which is streaming now on Netflix.


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