Austin Cindric to take over Team Penske No. 2 from Brad Keselowski in 2022
Team Penske confirmed 2012 premier series champion Brad Keselowski would depart the No. 2 Ford after the season “to pursue other opportunities within the sport.” Meanwhile, Keselowski has been rumored to be making a move to Roush Fenway Racing’s Fords in a driver/owner role.
At the Wood Brothers, Harrison Burton will replace Matt DiBenedetto, who has piloted the No. 21 Ford the past two seasons.
Now, DiBenedetto finds himself in a position he has been in before. A pending free agent — looking for a new ride. It worked out for him when he bet on himself to leave Go Fas Racing in 2018 for Leavine Family Racing in 2019. And it worked out again when there was no seat for him at Leavine but he was able to land with the Wood Brothers and replace the retiring Paul Menard for the 2020 season.
Despite the bad news, the driver remains as optimistic as ever that his time in Victory Lane is coming.
“There’s still a lot of season left,” DiBenedetto said. “The positives are we do have our team on track so we can go kick ass. That’s the great thing that’s already shown. And I’m appreciative and I want to desperately get the 100th win for the Wood Brothers because like I said, they are and always will be family to me. And I am super appreciative of the opportunity.
KURT BUSCH: NO DEAL SIGNED FOR 2022 BUT ’23XI IS OUT THERE AS WELL’
Kurt Busch plans to drive in 2022 and the rumors of him driving a second car for 23XI Racing.
And So it goes, Stay tuned more to come.