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Cindric hoping Bristol comeback spurs a burst of playoff momentum – EAST AUTO NEWS

Cindric hoping Bristol comeback spurs a burst of playoff momentum


The lengthy, hectic evening Austin Cindric and his crew endured at Bristol Motor Speedway en path to advancing into the subsequent spherical of the NASCAR Cup Collection playoffs had a silver lining.

“I feel it’s extra of a motivator to anybody that had any doubts inside the crew, like, ‘Oh, man. We’re completed,’” Cindric stated. “You need to have these ideas in that state of affairs — you’ve received a right-front down, you go 4 laps down and also you get trapped. ‘Oh, my gosh. We’re completed. We will’t do that.’

“To anybody that might have had these ideas within the race, I imply, I can have these ideas within the automotive as properly. I didn’t. I needed to drive my coronary heart out for the subsequent 350 laps or no matter it was after we went all these laps down.”

It could make sense such an evening makes the No. 2 crew stronger. To recap, Cindric felt he had a front-row seat to all the pieces within the postseason’s first elimination race, beginning together with his two blown tires (and almost a 3rd) and virtually working into Kyle Busch when Busch blew an engine.

The problems knocked Cindric a number of laps down, however he outlasted a few of his fellow playoff contenders who failed to complete the race. Cindric superior by a slim two factors.

“I feel inside the crew, it virtually clears the mindset that we are able to do it,” he continued. “We’ve already confirmed that you just can not quit in these conditions. You don’t know what’s going to occur. So I feel going via that have definitely helps, however clearly, the crew handled the state of affairs nice, and we have been in a position to put ourselves in place to advance to the subsequent spherical.”

Cindric’s rookie season started with a triumph within the Daytona 500. Not solely did his first profession win come within the sport’s greatest race, nevertheless it instantly locked him into the postseason.

Now Cindric is on to the second spherical — not like two former champions (Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick) and one other driver thought-about a favourite (Tyler Reddick).

Texas Motor Speedway kicks off the Spherical of 12. Then it’s onto Talladega Superspeedway and the Charlotte Roval — three utterly completely different racetracks in what may very well be one other hectic and dramatic spherical.

(It’ll) be hectic for any person,” Cindric stated. “I feel it’s an important alternative spherical for a crew like us to have the ability to get some factors. I feel Texas went properly for us within the All-Star Race. I’m not saying that’s going to imply good issues for the second one of many yr, however we’ve received good notes and an excellent alternative to enhance from what was a reasonably dominant race for our crew between the three of us.

“Talladega is clearly, with out saying, a wild card and the Roval, even in the event you’re not good, you’ll be able to in all probability strategize some methods to get factors. So, I feel this spherical is thrilling for somebody in my place and (we’ll) attempt to maximize it.”

Cindric hoping Bristol comeback spurs a burst of playoff momentum – EAST AUTO NEWS
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