Austin Cindric Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric won his career first oval race at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night and answered it with the most dominant win of his career in Friday night’s Alsco 300, the second half of the Bluegrass state NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader. Cindric led 130 of the 200 laps in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford – nearly doubling the most laps he’s ever led in a race – and finished 2.262-seconds ahead of fellow Ford driver Chase Briscoe. It marks the first time aRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric won a two-lap overtime duel at Kentucky Speedway racing door-to-door with his good friend and former teammate Chase Briscoe to earn his career first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory on an oval track. Cindric, who led 41 laps on the night, ultimately finished .952-seconds ahead of rookie Riley Herbst and Ross Chastain to take the victory in Saturday’s Shady Rays 200 – the first of a doubleheader week that will include a second Xfinity Series Kentucky race, the Alsco 300 on Friday night (8 p.m.Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In the days and months leading up to Saturday’s inaugural Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, Indiana’s own, Chase Briscoe left no doubt how important a victory would be to him. He sure had to earn this one. After holding off an aggressive late race charge from the field, the 25-year old Hoosier took the checkered flag, maneuvered out of his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and joined team members to climb the frontstretch fencingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jeb Burton made his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2020 in Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and it was a career day for the part-time competitor, scoring a career-best third-place finish after leading 8 of 113 laps. The 27-year-old Virginian was in prime position of putting his No. 8 LS Tractor Chevrolet Camaro into victory lane as the race came down to the final three laps between him and Justin Haley, who was also hungry of capturing that long elusive series victory. Coming toRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Chase Briscoe delivered a clutch restart in double overtime to hold off a hard-charging Brandon Jones at the finish line and earn the victory in Sunday’s Contender Boats 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was a feel-good ending to a challenging weekend for Briscoe, who had to make up six laps in Saturday’s Xfinity race to score a seventh-place finish, and then had to race without his fulltime crew chief and car chief on Sunday as they served a penalty fromRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Harrison Burton prevailed in a three-wide, frantic push to the checkered flag to win Saturday’s Hooters 250 on a restart with only two laps remaining in the first event of a NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 19-year old series rookie Burton edged Austin Cindric and Noah Gragson by .379-seconds – leading only the final two laps on the day – to earn his second career victory of the season and become the track’s youngest series race winner. “I’m so excited,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In NASCAR’s new normal, with a Memorial Day race in a stretch of four national events in four days, Kyle Busch returned to the old normal—winning. But for Busch to secure his record 97th victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota had to make a last-lap pass of Austin Cindric, who blew past Busch during an overtime restart in Monday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Helped by a spate of cautions over the finalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Charlotte Motor Speedway remains frustrating for Austin Cindric following a third-place finish in Monday’s Alsco 300 after leading 30 of 203 laps. The frustration was due to how close he was of capturing his first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series oval victory and making it 2-for-2 for Team Penske at Charlotte. More so, losing the race to Kyle Busch on the final lap as neither driver lifted in that intense battle. “I am really proud of this team. We were talking about it on the drive to theRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service With the beating and the banging in the final 10 laps that probably had the fans at home on their feet, an emotional Chase Briscoe battled Kyle Busch to the line to capture the win in the Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first race back since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt. The win was made all the more poignant for Briscoe by the personal emotions of the week, as he and his wife, Marissa, had shared on WednesdayRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif. – Holding off teammate Riley Herbst with a determined run over the final 19 laps, 19-year old rookie Harrison Burton charged to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Working his way through traffic in the closing laps in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burton beat Herbst’s No. 18 Camry to the finish line by .455 seconds, with Austin Cindric trailing the winner by .642 seconds in third. The victory wasRead More