Austin Cindric
Penske Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cindric gets a major upgrade in status for 2019. He takes over the full-time driving duties for the strong No. 22 Ford of Penske Racing. This is the car that has been piloted by multi-driver Cup stars over the last several seasons. Last season alone this team accounted for six victories, 19 Top-5 and 25 Top-10 finishes between its five-driver lineup. Cindric nabbed six Top-5 and nine Top-10 finishes of that overall performance. He'll have to step up his game in the upcoming season, and we believe he will. Cindric is taking over one of the most elite teams in the Xfinity Series garage. After finishing eighth in the final driver standings last year, racing for multiple teams, the consistency of showing up each week in the No. 22 Ford Mustang will do wonders. Read Past Outlooks
Fast Happy Hour at Phoenix
XFINITY Series
March 8, 2019
Cindric was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the iK9 Service Dog 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 132.139 mph.
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Cindric turned the fastest lap of the day at the Arizona short track. That makes two really strong practice sessions for the No. 22 Ford team. Cindric has not been very impressive to this point in the young season, but it looks like he could have race-winning speed for Saturday's Xfinity Series event at ISM Raceway.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
With the closure of Brad Keselowski's truck series operation, Briscoe and Cindric became two very good young drivers in search of a ride. Roush Fenway Racing stepped in and revived their No. 60 team in an opportunistic situation. This team was named Ford's development driver team, and the two truck series aces will head up the effort. Majeski is a 23-year-old product of kart racing and late model stocks. He made three starts for this team in 2017, and collected a Top-10 finish in the season finale at Homestead. The driver distribution for this team has yet to be announced, but we can only imagine it will be a heavy dose of Cindric and Briscoe, followed by a lesser dose of Majeski. This team should be pretty competitive given the talent behind the wheel.
Cindric replaces Daniel Hemric in the No. 19 Ford F-150 this season. The 18-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has just six-combined truck series starts over the last two years. Cindric's NASCAR experience is limited and spread all over the lower divisions of the sport. So this will be a baptism by fire as he takes on his first full schedule in a national touring series. Veteran crew chief Doug Randolph will help ease this transition and bend this sharp learning curve just a bit. Hemric posted 11 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes in this truck last season en route to a strong sixth-place finish in the driver standings. We don't believe Cindric will have this ability right out of the gate, but he could grow to that level of performance in time.
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Rolex 24 Entry with AIM Vasser Sullivan
XFINITY Series
January 3, 2019
Nick Cassidy and Cindric are amongst the additions to AIM Vasser Sullivan's lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, alongside Jeff Segal and Aaron Telitz. The four drivers complete the newly-formed team's two-car lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener, with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3s entered for the season, sportscar365.com reports.
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Taking Over Penske No. 22 Next Season
XFINITY Series
November 9, 2018
Team Penske has announced that 20-year-old Cindric will compete full time in the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang. In the midst of completing his NXS rookie season in 2018, Cindric will get the opportunity to build on that success as he works to bring another driver's championship to the No. 22 Ford team next season, Team Penske PR reports.
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Third at Texas Motor Speedway
XFINITY Series
November 3, 2018
Cindric finished third in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Third at Charlotte Roval
XFINITY Series
September 29, 2018
Cindric finished third in the Drive for the Cure 200 Xfinity Series race on the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Pole for Drive for the Cure 200
XFINITY Series
September 29, 2018
Cindric won the pole for the Drive for the Cure 200 Xfinity Series race at the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 105.527 mph
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