Austin Cindric Announces a New Sponsor for Multiple Xfinity Series Races

Published 03/12/2021, 4:57 AM EST
Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the 2020 Championship and the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


For the race weekend at the Phoenix Raceway, Austin Cindric will have a new sponsor. The reigning Xfinity Series champion is set to partner CarShop USA from the coming race weekend onwards. As per reports, the deal will run for multiple races, but the identity of those races is a mystery.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Cindric spoke about the new partnership recently. He said, “Really looking forward to having CarShop on our Ford Mustang, starting this weekend at Phoenix. Excited to be part of the growth of the CarShop brand and I really appreciate the support from Penske Automotive group.”

According to Austin Cindric, the car will likely stick out vividly on the track. This is because it is pink and white, and he cannot wait to put the car through its paces.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

How has Austin Cindric performed so far in 2021?

So far in 2021, Cindric has been in fine form, with a win at Daytona. In addition to that, he finished no lower than fifth in the first four races. Furthermore, he became the first defending series champion since 1997 to win the opening race of the following season.

Feb 13, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric (22) celebrates winning the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the moment, the 22-year-old is sitting pretty at the top of the Xfinity Series point standings. His four-consecutive top-five finishes played a massive role in ensuring that that happened.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

It is also worth mentioning that he even got a taste of Cup Series machinery for the first time. To be precise, Cindric made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in February at the Daytona 500. Over there, he led a few laps at the iconic race for a while.

As it happens, he was also in a prime position for a top-10 result. Sadly, a multi-car accident on the final lap scuppered his hopes, and he dropped down the order. Despite this, he did end up in a respectable 15th place on the track which was impressive for his debut.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Austin Cindric Leads the Field: Starting Line-up for NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Homestead-Miami

4 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Dhruv George

11638 articles

Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT