Cindric to run full NASCAR Xfinity season with both Penske and Roush

Austin Cindric will race for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with two different organizations.

Cindric to run full NASCAR Xfinity season with both Penske and Roush
Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski Racing Ford
Sam Hornish Jr., Team Penske Ford
Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski Racing Ford
Sam Hornish Jr, Team Penske Ford
Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski Racing Ford
Ty Majeski, Roush Fenway Racing Ford

The 19-year-old will kick off the season with Roush Fenway Racing at Daytona, and contest a further eight races in the No. 60 RFR Ford. For the remaining 24 races, he will pilot either the No. 12 or No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

Cindric has just one start in the NXS to date at Road America in 2017, starting from pole position and finishing 16th.

This comes on the heels of his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he finished third in the standings after scoring his lone victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

“Just the experience of making the final four last season and getting to race for the Truck Series Championship at Homestead for BKR (Brad Keselowski Racing) was truly special for me, but has made me determined to find a way to try and get in that position again,” said Cindric, who will work with three different crew chiefs over the course of this season.

“Now to have the opportunity to run for a Driver's Championship this year in the Xfinity Series with both Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing is a dream come true. I know there's a lot left for me to learn. That being said, it puts the ball in my court because I have such an incredible and unique opportunity in front of me to be surrounded by the experience of two very successful organizations and that is all a driver can ask for. Much like last season, I feel like it may take a little time to adjust, but I'm eager to get started on that journey. I just can’t thank Roger Penske, Jack Roush and everyone with Ford Performance enough for this opportunity.”

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