Austin Cindric wins 2020

Austin Cindric matches nearly five decades old record with two wins

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With back-to-back wins both at Kentucky Speedway, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric matched a feat that was last achieved in 1971.

The 21-year-old driver of No. 22 Ford was winless in 25 races going into the first race at Kentucky Speedway. However, with two consecutive wins, Cindric now has four career wins.

Cindric has become the first driver in nearly five decades to win back-to-back races, with the last person to do so was Richard Petty in 1971.

For the second race, Cindric turned in a very dominant performance, with 130 out of the 200 laps led and finishing 2.262 seconds ahead of Chase Briscoe.

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Cindric credited his team for the performance.

“I’m just so excited, this is all a credit to my team. What we did tonight was really impressive because we came with one setup last night and won the race and came with another setup tonight and won again. That happens at the shop and with the guys on the box so all the credit to them, I’m the lucky one who gets to drive.”

The Team Penske driver sits 3rd in the Xfinity standings with 610 points.


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