Austin Cindric made it 2-for-2 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday afternoon, flashing his road-course expertise at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to win for the second straight week.
Cindricâs Team Penske No. 22 Ford started from the pole position and regained the lead with 13 of the 75 laps remaining in the B&L Transport 170. The 20-year-old driverâs bold pass in the 2.258-mile road courseâs keyhole section clinched his second career victory in the Xfinity Series, one week after notching his first at Watkins Glen.
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Christopher Bell took second in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota, finishing 3.780 seconds behind Cindric at the checkered flag. Part-time competitor AJ Allmendinger drove home third, with series points leader Tyler Reddick fourth and Noah Gragson fifth.
Jack Hawksworth, a veteran in IndyCar and IMSA sports-car competition, qualified second and finished 15th in his NASCAR debut in Joe Gibbs Racingâs No. 18 Toyota. He recovered from a first-stage run-in with Cole Custer in the carousel with minimal damage to lead five laps.
The Xfinity Seriesâ next event is the Food City 300, scheduled for Friday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM) at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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