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NASCAR Gatorade Duel 2 qualifying race in Daytona
Dave Blaney pits his car during the running of the NASCAR Gatorade Duel#2 qualifying race for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Chad Cameron)
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David Blaney (born October 24, 1962 in Hartford Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, United States) is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. He currently pilots the #66 Toyota Camry for Prism Motorsports. Blaney was a successful sprint car driver before he started racing in NASCAR. 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 (named after nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania) in Hartford, Ohio.

Blaney was awarded the 1983 All-Star Sprint Circuit Rookie-of-the-Year. Blaney race 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. 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.

Blaney 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.

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