18-year-old Austin Cindric races to first ARCA victory

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Austin Cindric raced to his first ARCA Racing Series victory Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, holding off Dalton Sargeant in a green-white-checker finish.

Cindric, the 18-year-old son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, was making his second career start in the series. He drove Cunningham Motorsports' No. 99 Ford on the 1.5-mile oval.

Matt Tifft was third, followed by Tom Hessert, Matt Kurzejewski, Josh Williams, Bret Holmes, A.J. Fike, Shane Lee and Mark Thompson.

Chase Briscoe missed a chance to wrap up the season title with one race remaining, finishing 22nd after a late accident.