Austin Cindric Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Anytime the NASCAR Xfinity Series visits a road course, Austin Cindric is always a threat and Friday at Indianapolis, it was business as usual for him as he topped the board in practice for Saturday’s running of the Pennzoil 150. “It’s definitely good,” Cindric said. “If I’ve learned anything in my NASCAR career, it’s that practice doesn’t matter. It certainly shows we have a fast Ford Mustang. It’s a pretty important weekend for me and my team, so it’s good to check that box,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Even the very drivers he beat offered congratulations to 18-year old Ty Gibbs for the teenager’s victory in Saturday afternoon’s Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at the renowned Watkins Glen International road course.  No matter which side of the track Gibbs re-started from, no matter the occasional hiccup getting up to speed, the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs proved he was up for the task – leading a race best (and career best) 43 of 82 laps to claim his thirdRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch had used up his eligibility for this year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ty Gibbs had the week off. But the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota they have driven to a combined seven victories this season was still around—much to the chagrin of the series regulars. Competing in the Xfinity Series for the first time since he finished third in the final standings in 2019, Christopher Bell led 151 of 200 laps, swept the first two stages and won Saturday’s AmbetterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series standouts Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton will be competing for Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2022. While Cindric was already confirmed to make the move up months ago, he’ll no longer be driving for Wood Brothers Racing. Instead, he’ll join Team Penske in their flagship No. 2 Ford Mustang with Discount Tire being a primary sponsor. “Throughout my NASCAR career, I’ve grown a lot as a driver and an individual,” said Cindric in a press release. “There are so manyRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch earned his record 102nd NASCAR Xfinity Series race victory Saturday afternoon in the Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – taking the checkered flag in overtime to top a perfect 5-for-5 record in Xfinity starts this season. The winningest driver in series history proclaimed Saturday’s work to be his final curtain call, the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion saying he would no longer compete in the Xfinity Series. Ironically, in what should have been his biggest bow before the fansRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric showcased he was a true contender in the Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America, but his day was altered before the end of Stage 2. While battling hard against the likes of Matt DiBenedetto and Kyle Busch, things went south on Lap 24. Entering Turn 5, Cindric’s No. 33 Pirtek Ford Mustang locked up and lost the lead to Busch. Moments later, Cindric spun around which resulted him to enter pit road where they found out the issue. Turned out one wheelRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service PLYMOUTH, Wis.— Taking advantage of a late wreck that foiled other contenders—not to mention fresher tires for the final six-lap green-flag run—Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Henry 180 at Road America, claiming his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in four starts this season. On Lap 41 of 45, Busch took the lead from AJ Allmendinger, whose No. 16 Chevrolet was struggling on older tires. Over the next four laps, the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota widened his lead to 3.522 secondsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor While the NASCAR Xfinity Series has been making the pilgrimage to Road America since 2010, it has been more than 64 years since the NASCAR Cup Series made its lone trip to the historic road course. All of that changes Sunday when the Jockey Made in America 250 takes the green flag. One of several new venues on the 2021 Cup Series schedule, NASCAR’s best will finally get their chance to take on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile course weaving its way through the Wisconsin countryside. “Since weRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric held off a ferocious charge by part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs to win Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons. Cindric, the reigning series champion, crossed the finish line at Pocono Raceway .331 seconds ahead of Gibbs to claim his fourth victory of the season, his first at Pocono and the 12th of his career. “I went from a three-second lead to a half-a-second-lead,” Cindric said after climbing from his car on the frontstretch at the 2.5-mileRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch boosted his NASCAR record Xfinity Series win total with a 99th career victory in Saturday afternoon’s Alsco Uniform 250 at Texas Motor Speedway. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion held off veteran series regular Justin Allgaier by a mere .433-seconds in overtime to earn his second series win in as many races this year. Busch led the last 32 laps but had to negotiate three late restarts including the last in overtime. It technically marked his second victory ofRead More