Austin Cindric to drive three Truck races for Brad Keselowski Racing

Austin Cindric celebrates his victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 5.

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In NASCAR, it pays to have connections. And it’s critical to have talent, too. Turns out 17-year-old Austin Cindric has plenty of both.

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Cindric, the son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, will drive a third Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F-150 at NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Talladega Superspeedway.  

Cindric won the Aug. 5 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen International. Starting from the pole, Cindric led all 41 laps on the way to scoring his second victory in a row in the series. He claimed his first victory April 30 at Virginia International Raceway, also winning from the pole.    

Cindric made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2015 at Martinsville Speedway with BKR last October where he qualified 14th and ran well before a late-race incident relegated him to a 25th-place finish. His second NCWTS start came at Phoenix International Raceway a few weeks later, where he scored a respectable 14th-place finish.