Austin Cindric will make his Roush Fenway Racing debut in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) in 2018 piloting the famed No. 60 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. Cindric, who has a very diverse background in motorsports, is fresh off of a rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) that saw the driver advance to the championship round of the Playoffs and earn eight top-fives and 16 top-10s overall to go along with a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Cindric made his NCWTS debut in Oct. 2015 at Martinsville Speedway to go along with starts in a wide variety of racing series throughout 2015 including the ARCA Racing Series, Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites (GRC), the SCCA Pirelli World Challenge and the IMSA Continental Tire Series (IMSA). Overall, Cindric earned 11 combined podiums in the GRC, IMSA and SCCA and became the youngest driver to win in IMSA after going to victory lane at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
In 2016, Cindric earned a victory in the ARCA Racing Series at Kentucky Speedway while running a partial schedule for both Cunningham Motorsports in ARCA and Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) in the NCWTS.
At the end of 2016, Cindric was chosen by Brad Keselowski to be the full time driver of the No. 19 Ford F-150 in the NCWTS. In 23 starts in 2017, Cindric earned one victory, eight top-fives and 16 top-10s to go along with advancing to the championship round of the NCWTS Playoffs at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Cindric also made his NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) debut piloting the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske at Road America where the Columbus, Ohio native recorded a 16th-place finish after starting from the pole (qualifying was rained out) and leading one lap.
2018 marks Cindric’s Roush Fenway debut in the NXS and his first time driving the No. 60 Ford Mustang with crew chief Mike Kelley. The famed No. 60 for Roush Fenway holds the record for NXS wins with 93. The Ford has been driven to victory lane on numerous occasions by NASCAR and former Roush Fenway legends Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards.
Biffle, Edwards and Chris Buescher have all driven the car to championships in the NXS. The car last won in June of 2015 with Buescher, who won three times in the No. 60, taming the Monster Mile in dramatic fashion and posting wins at Mid-Ohio (2014) and Iowa before claiming the championship for the No. 60 in 2015.