Penske wants to add Ryan Blaney as team's third driver

Roger Penske said he would like to bring Ryan Blaney into the Team Penske fold as soon possible, which would entail adding a third car to his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team.

Asked if it could happen next year, he responded: "Could be."

Team Penske fields two Fords in the MENCS with #2-Brad Keselowski and #22-Joey Logano.

Blaney currently drives the #21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford.

"I think we've got to look at that at the end of the year," Penske said. "I think [Blaney]'s made a lot of progress. Hopefully that'll happen sooner rather than later."

--- USA Today ---