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
Wins Xfinity Pole at Bristol
XFINITY Series
August 16, 2019
Cindric won the pole for the Food City 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 122.568 mph.
ANALYSIS
The Penske Racing youngster is on fire. Cindric edged Bristol ace, Kyle Busch, to put his No. 22 Ford Mustang on the pole position for Friday night's Food City 300. It was his third pole in the last six races. Cindric is riding a two-race win streak into Thunder Valley this weekend, and looks to be a top contender to win this 300-lap battle under the lights.
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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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Wins at Mid-Ohio
XFINITY Series
August 10, 2019
Cindric won the B&L Transport 170 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Mid-Ohio Pole Position
XFINITY Series
August 10, 2019
Cindric won the pole for the B&L Transport 170 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 96.506 mph.
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Wins Zippo 200
XFINITY Series
August 3, 2019
Cindric won the Zippo 200 Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Xfinity Pole at Kentucky
XFINITY Series
July 12, 2019
Cindric won the pole for the Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 180.030 mph.
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L1 Penalty at Kentucky
XFINITY Series
July 11, 2019
The No. 22 Team Penske Xfinity Series team was issued an L1-level penalty Thursday at Kentucky Speedway for an illegal body modification to its car, and crew chief Brian Wilson was escorted from the garage as a result, NASCAR.com reports.
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