Have the Wood Brothers found their replacement for Trevor Bayne in 2015?
Motorsport.com reports that Ryan Blaney will run for the team next season on a limited basis and it will have a technical alliance with Team Penske. Blaney is a developmental driver for Penske. Currently, Wood Brothers Racing has an alliance with Roush Fenway Racing.
Bayne has driven for the team since 2010. He won the 2011 Daytona 500 and has run parts of five seasons with the team. The Wood Brothers currently do not run a full season. Bayne has run eight of the 20 Sprint Cup races this season. In 2015, he's moving up to the Sprint Cup Series with Roush, where he'll drive the No. 6 full-time. Bayne currently drives for Roush in the Nationwide Series.
Blaney is the points leader in the Camping World Truck Series and has driven part time for Penske in the Nationwide Series, winning last year at Kentucky. He made his Sprint Cup Series debut earlier this season for Penske at Kansas Speedway.
However, with Penske at two cars and Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski established in the team's two cars, there's no room for him at the moment in the Cup Series. Keselowski is Blaney's team owner in the Cup Series.
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