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Did You Notice?: Austin Cindric Building on Momentum from 2018 Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice?… Austin Cindric is quietly becoming a competitive and potentially playoff Xfinity driver. Racing full-time for Team Penske, he’s already finishing on average over 10 spots higher than he was at this time last year. I believe part of that is because he has a steady schedule. In 2018, he seemingly bounced around …

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Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric Top Xfinity Practices at Dover

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In preparation for Saturday’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric topped the scoring pylon in a pair of Xfinity Series practices. Opening Practice Coming off his first victory of 2019, Reddick led much of the opening session with a lap of 155.918 mph, two-tenths of a …

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Austin Cindric on Continuity, Driving Everything & Dealing With The Hate

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a 2018 season that included bouncing around between two teams, Austin Cindric feels at home with Team Penske to begin the 2019 season. The 21-year-old driver of the No. 22 Ford in the Xfinity Series spent some time with Frontstretch recently to discuss the importance of continuity in the sport, having a plethora of …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Austin Cindric: ‘I Had My Money Cut Out For Me’ at Richmond

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It was a battle Austin Cindric was sure he wasn’t going to win, but he sure did try. That battle was for the lead, with 20 laps to go and against Cole Custer, arguably the quickest driver in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond Raceway. And though rain was hitting windshields and dampening TV cameras, …

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Tyler Reddick, Kyle Busch Lead Texas NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice For My Bariatric Solutions 300

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR Xfinity Series practice for the 2019 My Bariatric 300 at Texas Motor Speedway has been completed Friday (March 29). Reigning series champion and current points leader Tyler Reddick along with former series champion Kyle Busch led the way ahead of Saturday’s race. First practice Busch was in a Richard Childress Racing sandwich on the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Austin Cindric Excited To Work With Same Team For Duration of 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric was a jack of all trades in 2018, working with both Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing. Now, he’s happy to have just one priority: that being to chase a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with the No. 22 team at Penske. Cindric, 20, recorded seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in his rookie …

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Xfinity Championship Contenders Run Into Trouble At Auto Club

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The first two stages in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway were cool, calm and collected — as cool as the flip side of a pillow. Then all hell broke loose. Multiple Xfinity Series championship contenders ran into trouble over the course of the race, most of which occurred in the last …

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway, denying Busch his 200th win

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A caution, a slow pit stop, and a pit road penalty changed the entire complexion of the Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway. When the checkered flag flew, Cole Custer won the Production Alliance Group 300. It is his first victory this season, his third career Xfinity Series victory, and the first Xfinity Series …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back with 11th ISM Raceway Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This isn’t really the place for an extensive debate about the presence of Cup Series regulars in the lower NASCAR series, because there are pros and cons on both sides. Let’s just say that afternoons like the one Kyle Busch had on Saturday at ISM Raceway are the reasons that debate exists. There was a …

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