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Reigning NASCAR Cup Champion, Ryan Blaney, Champions Brain Health Awareness and Support



The highly anticipated NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend is returning for its second consecutive year, promising even more excitement and high-octane action. Racing fans from around the world are set to gather in the heart of Chicago for an unforgettable weekend of thrilling street racing July 6 -7, featuring top drivers, including Ryan Blaney. 


Ryan Blaney, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang, continues to make headlines both on and off the track. As Blaney enters his ninth full-time NASCAR Cup Series season, he celebrates not only his latest victory at the inaugural Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway earlier this month but also his 2023 Cup title win. With 11 NASCAR Cup Series victories, an exhibition win from the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race, seven NASCAR Xfinity Series wins, and four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins, Blaney is a force to be reckoned with in the racing world.


Blaney’s family dedication extends beyond racing. After losing his grandfather, Lou Blaney, to Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 69, the family experienced firsthand the challenges of this devastating disease. The Alzheimer's Association provided the family with valuable resources and support during their difficult time.


"Grandpa Lou was an important figure in my life, paving the way for my career as a race car driver," said Blaney. "Our ongoing partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association through The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is a way for me to continue to honor my grandfather’s legacy while helping millions of Americans across the country who are directly impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia."



Since 2019, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation has raised more than $750,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association to support the organization’s work to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. 


About the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation

Founded in 2018 by Ryan Blaney and his family, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) based in North Carolina. The foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and resources for brain health, specifically focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and concussions. The Blaney family's personal experiences with these brain health issues have fueled their commitment to supporting those affected.


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