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Austin Cindric to race in Xfinity for Team Penske in 2019

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Team Penske announced Thursday that Austin Cindric will drive the No. 22 Xfinity car full-time next season.

The team announced that MoneyLion will expand its sponsorship and serve as Cindric’s primary sponsor for 18 Xfinity races next year. MoneyLion also will be a primary sponsor on Joey Logano‘s Cup car next year at Talladega in April and at Watkins Glen in August. MoneyLion will be the primary sponsor on Ryan Blaney‘s Cup car next March at Phoenix.

As part of its sponsorship, MoneyLion will give its members 5 percent cash back on NASCAR tickets, at-track purchases and all purchases on NASCAR.com.

Cindric, who has split his time between Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing this season, is in the Xfinity playoffs. He must win Saturday’s race at Phoenix (3:30 p.m. ET on NBC) to advance to the championship race in Miami.

“I feel like everything I’ve been able to learn and put together has been leading up to this,” Cindric said Thursday night.

Team Penske also announced that it will continue to run the No. 12 Xfinity car on a limited basis in 2019 with Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Paul Menard sharing the driving duties.