Ryan Blaney inserted the DVD into the computer Monday and upped the volume. He wanted to see and hear clues that would help his crash course on the racetrack dubbed “Too Tough to Tame.”
When the 18-year-old son of Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney arrives at Darlington Raceway on Thursday, it will mark his first time there. He’ll drive in his second career Nationwide Series race the next night.

Since he’ll have a limited amount of practice time, Ryan Blaney studied video to uncover the secrets of one of NASCAR’s most challenging tracks.