Chastain gets ride with Ganassi, Cindric hired by Penske

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain have landed full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be driving the best cars of their careers.

Chastain was named driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday. DC Solar will sponsor Chastain, an eighth-generation watermelon farmer from Florida who got his big break when the CEO of the company noticed how hard the driver was working to chase his dreams.

Cindric will drive the No. 22 Ford next season for Team Penske. MoneyLion will expand its Penske relationship as Cindric’s primary sponsor for 18 Xfinity races. MoneyLion also signed on to sponsor two Cup races for Joey Logano, one for Ryan Blaney and has pledged to give its members 5 percent cash back on certain NASCAR purchases.

Chastain and Cindric will both start next season as championship contenders for the Xfinity Series, the stepping stone to NASCAR’s big leagues.

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