Team Penske NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report
July 6, 2019
Track: Daytona International Speedway
Cindric started the rain delayed 100-lap race from the 19th-place starting position. Once the green-flag waived the Mooresville, N.C. native held the 19th-position. On lap 9, the No. 90 of Caesar Bacarella spun causing a multi-car crash. Cindric, with no place to go, received right-side damage from the incident. Crew chief Brian Wilson called the driver of the Pirtek Ford to pit road on lap 10 to evaluate and fix the damage and receive four fresh tires, fuel and minor adjustments to aid Cindric’s tight Mustang.
Cindric would return to the track in the 24th position once the race resumed on lap 13 and race his way to 14th before the pace was slowed for the second time on lap 23 for another multi-car incident. As the field was checking up, Cindric’s Pirtek Ford received slight damage. Wilson called his driver to pit road on lap 25 from the 14th position to seal the hood. He would rejoin the field in 30th with two laps remaining in the first stage and race his way to the 15th position by the conclusion of the first 30-lap stage. Cindric would pit at the stage caution on lap 32 for fuel only and restart 12th.
Cindric would race his way to the ninth position, before getting shuffled to 16th. The pace was slowed for a fourth time on lap 45. Cindric would remain on track during the caution allowing him to restart 12th with 10 laps remaining in the Stage 2 and race to 10th by the end of the second stage. Cindric was called to pit road during the stage caution on lap 62 for four tires, fuel and minor adjust to help the travel on his Ford. A fast stop by the No. 22 Pirtek pit crew would allow Cindric to restart the final stage eighth on lap 65.
Once the race restarted the field was running three-wide with Cindric on the bottom lane. He avoided disaster on lap 79 slicing and dicing through spinning cars and the red flag was displayed for cleanup. Wilson called the driver of the No. 22 Pirtek Ford down pit road under the caution from the eighth position. Cindric would restart form the 15th position. The last 10 laps remained caution free allowing Cindric to race his way to fifth-place finish at the checkered flag.
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