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If you have been following Xfinity at all in the last couple of years there have been a few drivers you would have seen that were clearly going to make the jump up to the NASCAR cup series sooner rather than later. One of these is Austin Cindric the 2020 Xfinity Champion
After his win in the Daytona 500 in 2022 plenty is being written about the 2022 Rookie of the year contender. This was an insane way to announce his arrival to the Cup series, and his performance during the race where he was there or there abouts all race.
Austin Cindric is a rookie though, so all the news sites and fans are now looking to find out about this very talented driver.
So below we have some of the well known, and less well know facts about Austin Cindric the 2022 rookie of the year, and Daytona 500 2022 winner!!!
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Things you Didn’t Know about Austin Cindric.
Well hopefully some things you didn’t know, but there is certainly should be some facts about Austin Cindric you were unaware of Unless of course it is actually Austin Cindric or his family reading this, in which case hi and good luck this year!!! Well done on the Daytona 500 Victory! Awesome drive
If we missed or got anything incorrect please let us know we are happy to add or change as time moves on and we have a feeling we will be writing a lot more about this incredibly talented driver.
Where was Austin Cindric Born?
Austin Cindric was born in Columbus, In Ohio, on September the 2nd, 1998.
Is Austin Cindric Married?
Austin Cindric is not yet married, he likes to keep his personal life, just that, personal.
Who Are Austin Cindric’s Parents?
There is racing blood flowing throw Cindics veins, His father is President of Team Penske Tim Cindric and his grandfather is Jim trueman who was an IndyCar team owner! He knew he wanted to be a professional race driver from an early age and remembers discussing it with his mother, Megan and his father.
Although a racing family, they were not sure as he had his farther build, and may struggle to fit in modern race cars. However, showing his determination before he every got on a race track, he told his mother that Michael waltrip is bigger than his father. Although successful in truck and Xfinity, he has just won the Daytona 500 in his Rookie season!
It’s good that he stuck to his guns!
Does Austin Cindric Have Children?
No, Austin Cindric does not have any children yet.
Where Does Austin Cindric Live?
Like so many NASCAR drivers, according to Team Penske Cindric lives in North Carolina, in Mooresville, it is close and convenient for so many NASCAR teams.
What NASCAR Cup Teams Has Austin Cindric Driven For?
THis is Austin Cindric’s first full time season in NASCAR and he will be driving the number 2 car for Team Penske. However, it is his 8th race in the cup series as he has taken part time drives in the previous year. He drove for Team Penske in both the 2021 and 2022 Daytona 500 Season openers – Winning in 2022 his rookie year.
How Many NASCAR Races Has Austin Cindric Won?
Austin Cindric has won the following across all NASCAR series.
Table 1 – Austin Cindric Winning statistics
|Nascar Series||Number of races||Wins||Top Tens||Pole Position|
up to 22 Feb 2022.
Austin Cindric is in his rookie season at the time of writing ( just after the Daytona opener 2022) so we are sure as the season progresses we will be adding numbers to this table! However 89 top ten finishes in 133 races in Xfinity is an awesome record and why he is progressing to the Cup series.
He won in his second appearance at the Daytona 500 on February 20th 2022, beating Bubba Wallace by half a car length. though. Do we still say he is a rookie if he pulls this victory off in his first full season?
What Number Car Does Austin Cindric Drive?
Austin Cindric drives the Team Penske Racing Ford number 2 car.
What Is Austin Cindric’s Height and Weight?
Austin Cindric is 6ft 3 tall and 170lbs according to Team Penske Information. .
When is Austin Cindric’s Birthday?
Austin Cindric was born on the 2nd September 1998 in Columbus, Ohio
What is Austin Cindric’s Zodiac Sign?
As Austin was born on the 2nd of September his Zodiac sign is Virgo. Libra are born between August 23 and September 22.
Has Austin Cindric Ever Been NASCAR’s Rookie Of The Year
Cindric has not won Rookie of the year as of yet. he came third in the Xfinity rankings in 2018, behind Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell, and in the truck series he was behind Chase Briscoe.
However, all these drivers were behind him for his Daytona 500 Win in his rookie season in 2022. He has an excellent chance this year but is up against Harrison Burton, who is putting on great performances in his rookie season as well.
Austin Cindric Apple or Android?
He prefers Android over Apple, He likes the google pixel, and uses google calendar to keep track of his busy schedule and uses a PC not a Mac!
Where Did Austin Cindric Go To School?
Although born in Ohio, Austin Cindric was raised in North Carolina and attended the Concord school like a pretty long list of drivers! he was there at the same time as another rookie of the year contender Harrison Burton.
Has Austin Cindric Ever Won most the NASCAR most popular Driver Award?
As of yet he has not won the most popular NASCAR driver award, however after a stunning victory in the Daytona 500 in 2022 in his rookie season, and his first full time ride he has to be worth voting for!
Does Austin Cindric Have any Brothers or Sisters?
Austin Cindric has an older brother who lived in London.
At What Age Did Austin Cindric Begin Motor Racing?
Austin Cindric started on quarter miles tracks in Bandoleros and legends racing. he moved up to F2000 National Championship in 2014. He raced the summer shootout with Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, and many others! he has also raced Sports Cars and RallyCross
Did Austin Cindric Compete In the Truck NASCAR Series?
Austin Cindric did compete in the truck series in NASCAR, he has 29 races in three years with one win he has had a pole position and an impressive 16 top ten finishes in those races.
Did Austin Cindric Compete In the Xfinity NASCAR Series?
Austin Cindric was very successful in Xfinity both being runner up in 2021 and winner of the championship in 2020. He has now moved up to the Cup Series with Team Penske racing the number 2 Ford. On his Full time Cup series debut he won the Daytona 500 in 2022.
When Was Austin Cindric’s First NASCAR Cup Series race?
Austin Cindric’s first Cup series race was at Daytona 500 in 2021 in which he finished 15th. He went on to race and place in that part time season with Penske.
When Did Austin Cindric Win His first NASCAR Cup Series Race?
2022 is Austin’s first full season in the Cup Series of NASCAR, and in his first run out in this full season as a rookie he won the Daytona 500 in 2022. We have a feeling it will be the first of many more.
What State Is Austin Cindric From?
Austin Cindric is from Ohio born and raised!
What Achievements Does Austin Cindric Have in NASCAR
|2020 Xfinity Champion, 2021 runner up||89 top tens from 133 races|
|2022 Daytona 500 Champion||Achieved is his Rookie year|
What are Austin Cindric’s Hobbies Outside of Racing?
Cindric likes to hike when he gets chance, and lives close to crowders mountain in near Charlotte. He also enjoys working out, though not running that much.
He also has an old Volvo he is working on a project car – an old volvo with a 5 liter Ford engine! He really enjoys working on cars. He also still go karts as well.
Has Austin Cindric won an X Games Medal?
Yes, impressively Austin Cindric has a bronze medal from the 2014 X games in Rally Cross Cars held in Austin Texas. He came third in RallyCross lites behind countryman Mitchell DeJong and Swede Kevin Eriksson
What is Austin Cindric’s favorite Driver?
Helio Castroneves the Indy 500 Champion is one of Austin’s favorite drivers as he grew up around him, and Sam Wallace jr when he started NASCAR. he even drove the 77 at the beginning of his career in honour.
Does Austin Cindric Work Out to Stay Fit?
Like all NASCAR Drivers Austin uses the Gym to make sure he is in shape for the demands of 500 mile races across the season. However, he likes to go to the race shop. He does run to help cardio but doesnt enjoy it and much prefers working out.
What would Austin Cindric do if he wasn’t a Racing Driver?
He was really good at playing the Tuba! So would have got a scholarship to college to do science and play the Tuba!! He did want to play the trumpet but was given the tuba by his fifth grade teacher.
What is Austin Cindric’s Full Name?
Austin Cindric’s full name is Austin Louis Cindric.
What Is Austin Cindric’s Favorite Food?
Well im sure he has a few however before a race Austin Cindric likes to eat Chicken Parmesan. he says he has been to Olive garden probably 30% of the time before a race.
Considering how many drivers seem to like Chicken parmesan maybe a sponsorship deal should be looked at!
What is Austin Cindric’s Favourite Vacation place?
Austin Cindric prefers the mountains to the beach as he gets sunburnt and enjoys the scenery while hiking with his dog. He is lucky as their are mountains near him where he can go as well.
Does Austin Cindric Like Video Games?
In a google asks interview in 2019 Austin admitted he enjoys playing fortnite, and has got pretty good at it. however if you find yourself playing against him then don’t do the dances, he isn’t a fan!
What Are The Odds on Austin Cindric Winning the Nascar Championship in 2022
Well these are liable to change, but at the moment of writing (Just after the Daytona 500 win) Cindric is an outside bet to win the whole championship at the moment at +3100 (31 to 1).
What is Austin’s Routine on Race day?
Austin likes to keep it simple, he wakes up about 6 and heads to the race shop, he makes sure he is well hydrated before the race and has a light lunch. he might even take a nap before racing!
If Austin was a Superhero what powers would he have?
Austin answered this question on a snap on tools live session in April 2021, and he said if he had superpowers it would be a choice between invisibility and mind reading! Though he did say he would worry about what people were thinking all the time. Invisibility could get him into a lot of cool places! he didn’t say which ones though/
Does Austin Cindric Have a Pet?
Yes Austin Cindric has a dog, we are not sure of the breed or name though! Maybe you could tell us!
Hopefully there something you didn’t know in the list above. Austin Cindric is just starting his NASCAR career proper this season and we are sure it’s going to be the start of an exception career. he is one of the drivers we are shouting for this year.