When you’re a young, up and coming race car driver, you oftentimes have to do things you don’t necessarily want — or like — to do.
It’s all a part of paying your dues.
But in the latest edition of the Penske Files, Ryan Blaney has to stop playing with his toy cars do a little dirty work because of apparent cutbacks on Team Penske’s “maintenance staff.”
It kind of reminds us of the Karate Kid, where Mr. Miyagi made Daniel-son perform a number of chores and odd jobs that the latter originally felt had nothing to do with becoming a karate champion.
Look at it this way, Ryan. When you become a Sprint Cup champion, you can kind of look back and laugh at some of the things your bosses put you through.
Check out the latest edition of the Penske Files below:
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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.
Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.
Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:
BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.
CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10
Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.
TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.
QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.
Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.