Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fast Facts: Austin Cindric

Austin Cindric in victory lane at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
Recent high school graduate Austin Cindric can add another accomplishment to his 2017 resume: Camping World Truck Series winner. Learn more about the Truck Series’ most recent first-time winner in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • Austin Cindric was born Sept. 2, 1998 in Columbus, OH. His family has been heavily involved in auto racing, particularly in IndyCars: his father, Tim, is the president of Team Penske and strategist for driver Will Power; his grandfather, Jim Trueman, is a former IndyCar team owner and founder of hotel chain Red Roof Inn.
  • Cindric began his racing career in Legends and Bandolero cars after his family moved to North Carolina. He moved into the USF2000 National Championship in 2013 and 2014 after attending Skip Barber Racing School and also competed in Historic SportsCar Racing. Cindric also competed in Global RallyCross Lites in 2014 and won a bronze medal at XGames Austin the same year.
  • In 2015, Cindric competed full-time in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge while also making his debut in the ARCA Racing Series and the Truck Series. Cindric won the CTSCC race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park that July, becoming the series’ youngest winner at age 16. In 2016, he raced in the Pirelli World Challenge, the K&N Pro Series East, the Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series, picking up his first ARCA win at Kentucky Speedway.
  • For the 2017 season, Cindric is racing full-time in the Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing, and picked up his first career win at CTMP on Sept. 3. He also made his Xfinity Series debut for Team Penske at Road America in August, finishing 16th, and will make his Global RallyCross Supercar debut in Seattle, WA in September with Bryan Herta Rallysport.
  • Follow Austin Cindric on his Facebook page for up-to-date information.


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