This weeks Q&A is with Austin Cindric, who drives the no.19 Ford F-150 for Brad Keselowski Racing. In 16 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Cindric has two top fives and four top ten finishes, with seven laps led.
When asked when he first got interested in racing, he cant remember a time that I wasn’t around it. “Racing has always been a part of my family long before I was born.” Cindric says.
So if there was another career choice other than racing, what would it be? “I’ve always been interested in engineering, design, and aerodynamics.” But Cindric can’t imagine another job. “It’d be hard to imagine me carrying another job that wouldn’t be involved in racing somehow.”
Besides his racing talent, when asked if he has another talent that no one knows about, Cindric says that he can cut his own hair.
Cindric has too many favorite race tracks, but says that Mid-Ohio, Mosport, Bathurst, Dover and Kentucky are a few of his the top picks. If he had a chance to design a racetrack he would choose a road course in the North Carolina Piedmont area. “because the biggest region in the United States for motorsports needs a proper road course and proving grounds nearby.”
Every driver has a racing hero or heroes. In this case, Cindric has three racing heroes he has looked up too, and some of those racing heroes are talented and legendary. “Helio Castroneves, Rick Mears and Greg Moore.” A driver from the past that Cindric would like to race with would be “Tim Richmond.”
Many drivers have different types of track preferences. Some prefer day races where the track is hot and slick, whereas, some prefer a night race where it’s much cooler and faster. For Cindric, he likes to race during the “day.”
There is some tracks a driver hasn’t raced on and they would like to race on them before their career is over. In Cindric’s case, it’s one a track people are familiar with and that track is “Darlington.”
You can follow Austin on his twitter page @AustinCindric.