Austin Cindric
Penske Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cindric gets a major upgrade in status for 2019. He takes over the full-time driving duties for the strong No. 22 Ford of Penske Racing. This is the car that has been piloted by multi-driver Cup stars over the last several seasons. Last season alone this team accounted for six victories, 19 Top-5 and 25 Top-10 finishes between its five-driver lineup. Cindric nabbed six Top-5 and nine Top-10 finishes of that overall performance. He'll have to step up his game in the upcoming season, and we believe he will. Cindric is taking over one of the most elite teams in the Xfinity Series garage. After finishing eighth in the final driver standings last year, racing for multiple teams, the consistency of showing up each week in the No. 22 Ford Mustang will do wonders. Read Past Outlooks
Third at the Monster Mile
XFINITY Series
October 5, 2019
Cindric finished third in the Drive Sober 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway Saturday afternoon.
ANALYSIS
The Penske Racing driver started on the outside pole and led 29 laps in the early going. Cindric's No. 22 Ford was pretty fast and handled well. He would race among the Top 5 most of the afternoon at the one-mile Delaware oval. Cindric crossed the finish line third for his 13th Top-5 finish of the season. He advances into the Round of 8 in the Xfinity Series playoffs as a result.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
With the closure of Brad Keselowski's truck series operation, Briscoe and Cindric became two very good young drivers in search of a ride. Roush Fenway Racing stepped in and revived their No. 60 team in an opportunistic situation. This team was named Ford's development driver team, and the two truck series aces will head up the effort. Majeski is a 23-year-old product of kart racing and late model stocks. He made three starts for this team in 2017, and collected a Top-10 finish in the season finale at Homestead. The driver distribution for this team has yet to be announced, but we can only imagine it will be a heavy dose of Cindric and Briscoe, followed by a lesser dose of Majeski. This team should be pretty competitive given the talent behind the wheel.
Cindric replaces Daniel Hemric in the No. 19 Ford F-150 this season. The 18-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has just six-combined truck series starts over the last two years. Cindric's NASCAR experience is limited and spread all over the lower divisions of the sport. So this will be a baptism by fire as he takes on his first full schedule in a national touring series. Veteran crew chief Doug Randolph will help ease this transition and bend this sharp learning curve just a bit. Hemric posted 11 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes in this truck last season en route to a strong sixth-place finish in the driver standings. We don't believe Cindric will have this ability right out of the gate, but he could grow to that level of performance in time.
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Third at Charlotte Roval
XFINITY Series
September 28, 2019
Cindric finished third in the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Runner-up Finish at Richmond
XFINITY Series
September 21, 2019
Cindric finished second in the Go Bowling 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway Friday night.
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Wins Xfinity Pole at Richmond
XFINITY Series
September 20, 2019
Cindric won the pole for the Go Bowling 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 118.901 mph.
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Runner-up Finish at Road America
XFINITY Series
August 24, 2019
Cindric finished second in the CTECH Manufacturing 180 Xfinity Series race at Road America Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Xfinity Pole at Bristol
XFINITY Series
August 16, 2019
Cindric won the pole for the Food City 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 122.568 mph.
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