Stock Car Racing
#12 Austin Cindric
|Sponsor||Fitzgerald Glider Kits|
|Crew Chief||Matt Swiderski|
|Birthday||SEP 2, 1998|
If it has four wheels, then there’s a good chance Austin Cindric has already driven it.
Despite the fact he’s only 19 years old, Cindric has amassed a rather impressive resume that includes stints in Global Rally Cross, Continental Tire, IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, and NASCAR. He focused his efforts last year driving full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing and this year will be part of a development team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 12 car for Team Penske
This marks a continuation of the relationship between Cindric and Ford, which flourished in 2015 when he drove in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for Multimatic at the age of 16. He provided a milestone victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on July 11, 2015 when he took the lead with 30 minutes remaining and registered the first win for the Shelby GT350R-C. He also became the youngest winner in series history at 16 years, 10 months, nine days.
- Registered his first NASCAR victory last year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and qualified for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs.
- Advanced to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and finished third in the final point standings.
- Won an X Games bronze medal after finishing third in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series event in Austin, TX.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cindric is the youngest driver to ever compete in the Bathhurst 12-Hour when he finished 21st with Nathan Morcom and Simon Hodge for Erebus Motorsport at 16 years of age.