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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ryan Blaney will drive a third entry for Team Penske in NASCAR's top series next year.
Blaney will drive the No. 12 Ford and join Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in team owner Roger Penske's NASCAR lineup. The 23-year-old Blaney was signed to Penske in 2012 and farmed out to race for Wood Brothers Racing. Blaney won his first career NASCAR Cup race this season at Pocono .
"The main goal when it started was, I wanted to drive in the Cup series for Penske," said Blaney, a third-generation driver. "I didn't really know what the timeline was going to be. I just kind of went with what we'd figure out year after year. I knew that the plan was going to open up eventually."