#2 Dave Blaney.
If nothing else, Dave Blaney is an example of a driver being successful at The Sprint Car level, but failing to really make his mark once he got into stock car racing. Blaney’s career started out promising enough in The Xfinity Series, where he had five top-five’s, 12 top-ten’s, and a final ranking of seventh in his first season in the series.
Blaney parlayed that success into a Cup Series ride, where he nabbed two top-ten’s in his first season. He followed that up with six top-ten’s the next season, but still no top-five’s or even wins for the former Sprint car champion. Unfortunately for Blaney, things never got better for him and he stands semi-retired with 4 top-five’s, 28 top-ten’s and two poles to his credit,
In the end, it’s a far cry from what Blaney was capable of, but he was repeatedly bogged down by being brought up to Cup too early, not having the right equipment and maybe even giving up on himself at one point in time.