Kyle Petty dubbed Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney as one who “never does anything” during his midweek appearance on the NASCAR NBC podcast.
Ryan Blaney made his debut in 2014 alongside his dad, Dave, in the Cup Series at Kansas. Petty sees Blaney as a driver of unfulfilled potential.
He openly admitted that the Ford driver is yet to fulfill his potential.
Blaney has been an example of consistency since he signed with Team Penske in 2018, finishing in the top 10 at the end of each season, and being victorious seven times along the way.
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Finishing 13th last weekend at Vegas after a 26th place the week before at Auto Club, Kyle Petty called out the Blaney and even compared him to Kasey Kahne saying the 29-y-o has failed to live up to his expectations.
Petty calls out Ryan Blaney
“I look at the Fords, and I look at Penske, and I look at Joey and Ryan Blaney,” Petty said.
“For me — I’m going, to be honest, man Ryan Blaney is the new Kasey Kahne. Potential unfulfilled.
“Everybody wants to talk about what he can do, but he never does anything,”.
On the latest @NASCARonNBC Podcast, @kylepetty assessed the early season performances of @TeamHendrick/@TeamTrackhouse/Chevy, @Team_Penske/Ford and Toyota.
Here’s a clip (full podcast audio here https://t.co/p0suLYGx7B; discussion at 30:00 mark): pic.twitter.com/SXZcKMe9gY
— Nate Ryan (@nateryan) March 7, 2023
Kasey Kahne’s comparison is unfair as Blaney is way more consistent and has superior back-to-back finishes in the championship. The 29-y-o has scored 6 back-to-back Top 10 finishes in the championship.
Blaney scored 13 top 5s last season, with his last one coming in the season finale. He was the only playoff contender without a victory in 2022.