Ryan Blaney, the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion, will compete in his ninth NCS season in 2024 following an historic year racing the No. 12 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. Blaney joined elite company when he captured his first career Cup Series title as he helped Team Penske secure back-to-back NCS championships for the first time in the organization's history. Blaney returns behind the wheel of the No. 12 Menards/Advance Auto Parts/BodyArmor/Wurth/Discount Tire/Wabash/Dent Wizard Ford Mustang as he looks to defend his series title in 2024.

After starting the 2023 season with seven top-10 finishes in the first 13 races, Blaney broke through with a dramatic victory to snap a 59-race winless streak with a dominant performance in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory on Memorial Day - the day after Team Penske won its 19th Indianapolis 500 - represented Blaney's eighth career Cup Series win and the first in the series for No. 12 Ford team crew chief Jonathan Hassler. 

The Coke 600 win also locked Blaney into the 2023 NASCAR Playoffs - his seventh-career post-season appearance - where he went on a remarkable run to the title. Blaney and the No. 12 Ford Mustang team earned dramatic victories at Talladega in the Round of 12 and Martinsville in the Round of 8 finale to clinch a spot in the Championship 4 season finale at Phoenix Raceway. It marked the first time that Blaney advanced to the title race following consecutive seasons of seeing his playoff run come to an end one race short of the championship.