“The way I see it, everyone has the same challenge,” Austin Cindric opens up on complications he faced in his rookie year in the Cup Series

Austin Cindric reveals complications he faced and his anticipation for the upcoming road course events

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Austin Cindric

Austin Cindric sports the No.2 Ford Mustang for Team Penske competing as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver in his rookie year replacing Brad Keselowski who moved to RFK Racing’s No.6 Ford Mustang and during his debut year, he ran part-time for the same team in the No.33 Ford Mustang and he made a hell of a start this year by winning the season-opener Daytona 500 which took everyone by surprise as he took his No.2 Mustang to the Victory Lane in the opening weekend.

Austin Cindric is also well-renowned in the Xfinity Series with his Championship win in 2020 and in the 2021 Xfinity Series Championship, he almost won his second consecutive Championship but with Daniel Hemric staying a few feet ahead of him, he lost the privilege to acquire his second championship and finished as the runner up that season, and after moving up into the Cup Series in 2022, he was the first to qualify for the playoffs and with the upcoming road course events being won by him in the Xfinity Series before might come in handy for a second win.

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“Road America and Indy are pretty special to me,” Austin Cindric speaks on how much it would mean to him if he wins at these tracks

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Austin Cindric celebrates his Daytona 500 win

Austin Cindric spoke about his time and experience so far being a full-time Cup Series driver and he said that everyone has their ups and downs and staying consistent is not something everybody can pull off and with the Next-Gen car being brought in, it only leveled the playfield for every racer as they’re all new to it and have a lot to learn, and also said that it’s a common challenge for everyone and is pretty easy to fumble upon or excel in depending upon the car.

“Some weeks are good, and some weeks are not so good, it’s somewhat of a common feeling throughout the field. You start to figure out more and more of what the car wants and then you show up one weekend and it’s completely out of your expectation. The way I see it, everyone has the same challenge. It’s just as easy and just as hard to screw it up. It’s going to be the car I’m racing for quite a while, and you don’t really get to choose when you move up,” said Austin Cindric.

He further added by speaking about the upcoming road course events and his history being pretty impressive at those tracks with wins in the Xfinity Series and he is also aware of the fact that just because he won there previously doesn’t mean he’ll do it this year too and concluded by saying how his recent weeks have been for him and how he tried to maintain consistency and how significant a proper plan and its implementation is to emerge victorious.

“Road America and Indy are pretty special to me. Past success doesn’t equal future success. If you’re calling a top 10 a success, then I could just as easily as well run outside the top 10 at Road America so I’m not looking at it as a gain. In the last couple of months, we’ve been able to show some consistent speed at different types of race tracks. It’s just having that consistent speed throughout the weekend that’s been the thing I’ve tried to grow and hone in on. Execution in these Cup races is everything,” concluded Austin Cindric.

While Austin Cindric stands 17th in the points table but also has a win at Daytona, it would benefit him exponentially if he, fortunately, wins in the upcoming road course events.

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