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1st NASCAR XFINITY Wreck of Season Goes to… Austin Cindric

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And the winner of the first NASCAR XFINITY Series wreck of 2018 is… Austin Cindric. Cindric, who is running a full-time schedule for multiple teams this season, never got the handling right in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Struggling from the start of the race, he fell through the pack and into a …

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Austin Cindric Running Full-Time for 2018 XFINITY Season

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Austin Cindric will drive the full 33-race NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule in 2018, splitting time between Roush Fenway Racing and Team Penske. Cindric will drive nine events in the RFR No. 60 Ford Mustang shared with Chase Briscoe and Ty Majeski, while during the rest of the schedule he will drive either the Nos. 12 …

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Austin Cindric, Devlin DeFrancesco Complete Banana Boat Rolex 24 Lineup

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On Friday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that a couple of teenagers, Austin Cindric and Devlin DeFrancesco, will round out the driving lineup for the team’s No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson (nicknamed the “Banana Boat”) at Daytona.  They’ll join up with regular drivers Robert Alon and Simon Trummer to form what could be a very quick quartet. Cindric …

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Entry List: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Roar Before the 24

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, next week’s Roar Before the 24 is the beginning of a transition season for the series.  So far, it looks like it may result in a more top-heavy series. There are 40 teams entered in the season opening Roar Before the 24.  However, 28 of those teams are …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Ford’s Young Guns to Team Up for CTSC BMW Endurance Challenge

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On Thursday morning, Ford Performance announced a full court press on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  On Jan. 26, four of Ford Performance’s development drivers will be sharing two Ford Mustang GT4s in the Grand Sport class. Those four drivers are former Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Chase …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chase Briscoe put on a clinic at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he took the checkered flag ahead of Christopher Bell to score his first career win. Starting on the pole, the driver of the No. 29 Ford led a race-high 81 of 134 laps en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, …

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Brad Keselowski Racing Finishes With ‘Bittersweet’ Final Truck Series Race

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Sure, it wasn’t a NASCAR championship. But Brad Keselowski Racing’s final race in the Camping World Truck Series did include some confetti. It came with their non-playoff driver in Chase Briscoe, who, from the pole, led 81 laps and scored the victory Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The maiden win stood as the 11th for …

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Austin Cindric Moving on From Ben Rhodes Crash: ‘I Have Bigger Fish to Fry’

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Austin Cindric will race for a championship in his rookie NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But how he got here has raised questions on his chances to win it all. Following a hard crash by playoff contender Ben Rhodes last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway — one that began off …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Goes Back-to-Back With Phoenix Win

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his second straight win when he beat John Hunter Nemechek to the checkered flag in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet took advantage of a two-lap shootout after teammates Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell brought out the third red …

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