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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was one position shy from being perfect on the road courses in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. A late-race caution brought out by Gray Gaulding left the Ford Performance driver with a dilemma, pit for tires with less than five laps to go or stay on track. Crew chief Brian Wilson elected to put tires on Cindric’s No. 22 Menards / Richmond Ford Mustang. The team dropped from third to 20th on the running order. With two laps to go in the CTECHRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric overcame adversity to earn a top-10 finish in the Camping World 300. A late caution set up a 21-lap run to the finish, with Cindric’s No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang was one of just 14 cars on the lead lap. He battled hard with Noah Gragson and Brandon Jones for the final position in the top-five. Cindric narrowly avoided contact with Gragson with eight laps to go. Both Cindric and Jones began to swap positions back and forthRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric came into Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway with a game plan of executing a strong performance that could pay dividends in November, and strong they were. Cindric brought his No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang home in fifth and racked up that essential playoff point he’s been fighting for throughout his NASCAR career. The first caution of the afternoon came out on Lap 32 after Bayley Currey’s No. 17 Port of Tucson Chevrolet Camaro blew an oil line and slammed the TurnRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, Brad Keselowski had never finished better than 10th in seven previous starts on the 1.990-mile road course, but now the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion can mark down a top-five in the record book after bringing home a third place finish. “The Freightliner Ford was really good today,” said Keselowski. “We didn’t have the qualifying fun we wanted. We had amazing race pace. That’s a credit to everyone at Team Penske. It felt really good.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix, penalties were expected to come down from NASCAR for post-race inspection issues and on Wednesday afternoon, the sanctioning body laid out the penalties that they had handed down to the teams involved. Brad Keselowski had finished fifth at Phoenix, but after the race, his No. 2 team did not pass weights and measures, failing the post-race rear wheel steer on the Laser Inspection Station. As a result, Keselowski’s finish will be encumbered and crew chiefRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AVONDALE, Ariz. – For the second consecutive weekend, Brad Keselowski struggled on a Saturday. The 2012 Sprint Cup champion qualified seventh in the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, but struggled with a daunting pace put forth by the Toyota’s of Joe Gibbs Racing, led by a victorious Kyle Busch. Keselowski managed to lead nine laps, but overall struggled at the bottom half of the top 10 before settling for ninth. The finish is a rough one for all involved as Keselowski was alsoRead More