INTERVIEW: Austin Cindric

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INTERVIEW: Austin Cindric


INTERVIEW: Austin Cindric


Austin Cindric is on a hot streak. Since scoring his first two wins at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio, Cindric and the No. 22 Team Penske group haven’t finished lower than fifth.

“I haven’t felt this confident about my driving (before), this confident about how I think through things while I’m in the race,” Cindric says on this week’s podcast. “I feel like I’ve been very self-aware, and that’s helped me progress like I have.”

Being a winner has also help Cindric feel as though he’s solidified his position in the series and with his race team – although he admits he really wanted his first win to be on an oval.

Cindric explains why, and also digs into:

  • How many of his previous near misses stick with him?
  • The mental and physical difference of focusing on just Team Penske after spending 2018 jumping between Penske and Roush Fenway Racing
  • Explaining the professional and personal growth he’s experienced in the Xfinity Series
  • How racing not only runs in the Cindric family, but how his parents tried to talk him out of being a driver
  • Looking ahead to the playoffs, breaking down the strength and weaknesses of the 22 team
  • Can Cindric be the fourth championship contender?