Dave Blaney

David "Dave" Blaney (born October 24, 1962) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Blaney was a successful sprint car driver before he started racing in NASCAR, competing in both the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. For many years, he was a regular in the Syracuse Nationals in Syracuse, New York, although he never won that event. He owns Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. His son, Ryan Blaney, is also a NASCAR competitor.

Blaney, born in Hartford Township in Trumbull County, Ohio, was awarded the 1983 All-Star Sprint Circuit Rookie-of-the-Year. He raced in the United States Automobile Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series in 1984 and won the national touring series' championship. Blaney won his first World of Outlaws (WoO) race at Tri-City Speedway in 1985 and won the Championship in 1995.

He also made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut in the #80 Daffron's Body Shop Ford for Hover Motorsports in the 1992 AC Delco 500, finishing 31st.

In the 1997 season, he won the Gold Cup, the Eldora Speedway event, and the Knoxville Nationals, which is considered the premiere event in sprint car racing.

He was the first driver who did not defend his Knoxville win, when he moved into NASCAR. After moving to NASCAR, he kept his sprint car team going, fielding a car for his brother Dale and the late Kevin Gobrecht.

See also:

Bobby Gerould

2013-present: Reporter, World of Outlaws on CBS Sports Network. 2013 - Play by play / Host of TORC Off Road Championship - Speed (Fox Sports) 2011–2012 World of Outlaws pit reporter - Speed 2007-10 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - Speed 2007 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - ESPN2 2004-06 United States Auto Club (USAC) Western Media Coordinator.

2003 World of Outlaws - TV Pit Reporter - Speed.

2002 - Voice on Ratbag World of Outlaws Sprint Cars video game. 1999-2000 NHRA Drag Racing - TNN - TV Pit reporter. 1998 - IRL at Charlotte - TNN - TV Pit Reporter 1998 ProTruck Racing Series - TNN - TV Pit reporter.

1995 Knoxville Nationals (First ever LIVE broadcast of Knoxville Nationals - TNN - TV Pit reporter. 1993-95 Sacramento Kings Broadcast Team. Pre-Game radio host. In-arena video host. TV sideline reporter. Post Game radio host. Public Address Announcer.

Blaney began his Busch Series career in 1998 with Bill Davis Racing, driving the #93 Amoco Pontiac and in his first season had three sixth-place finishes and a pole position at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The following season, he ran a full-time schedule and won four poles and ended the season a career-best seventh in points. That season, he returned to the Winston Cup series with Davis, earning a best finish of 23rd at Homestead in the #93.

(Source: Wikipedia)