Cindric wins back to back in Kentucky doubleheader

Austin Cindric followed up his Thursday night win with another victory in the doubleheader at Kentucky Speedway, leading 130 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series 200-lap Alsco 300.

It is the first time a driver has won NASCAR national series races on consecutive nights at the same track since Richard Petty, who accomplished this feat in 1971.

It was the fourth win of his Xfinity career for the Team Penske driver and his ninth top-five finish this season.


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“I’m just so excited, this is all a credit to my team,” Cindric said. “What we did tonight was really impressive because we came with one setup last night and won the race and came with another setup tonight and won again. That happens at the shop and with the guys on the box so all the credit to them. I’m the lucky one who gets to drive this Snap-On Ford Mustang.”

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Chase Briscoe drove his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to a second-place finish to claim his 12th top-10 finish in 2020, on what he said was his “worst racetrack on the schedule.”

 “I don’t know, I feel like this is by far my worst racetrack on the schedule and I can just never get my car to drive how I want it to drive.  I don’t know if it’s just something that I’m doing.  I feel like I keep trying everything and nothing seems to work, so I just have to do more homework on this place, but, overall, I didn’t feel like we were a fourth or second-place car either night and to be able to do that on literally, I feel like, our worst two nights of the year is something to keep our head high about. 

Justin Haley and Ross Chastain finished third and fourth in their Kaulig Racing entries as JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier rounded out the top-five finishers. Anthony Alfredo, Noah Gragson, Michael Annett, Daniel Hemric and Riley Herbst (the highest-finishing rookie) rounded out the top-10.

As Cindric celebrated his doubleheader wins, there was more excitement off the track as Gragson and Harrison Burton had an altercation following an incident in the final laps. The drivers got into a shoving match with fists thrown until broken up by crew members.

Briscoe currently leads the Xfinity Series point standings by 19 points over Gragson.

As the Playoffs near, the action will undoubtedly intensify. Tune in to the next Xfinity Series race on July 18 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Race Results:

  1. Austin Cindric
  2. Chase Briscoe
  3. Justin Haley
  4. Ross Chastain
  5. Justin Allgaier
  6. Anthony Alfredo
  7. Noah Gragson
  8. Michael Annett
  9. Daniel Hemric
10. Riley Herbst
11. Jeremy Clements
12. Harrison Burton
13. Brandon Brown
14. Jesse Little
15. Josh Williams
16. Garrett Smithley
17. Brett Moffitt
18. Jeffrey Earnhardt
19. Matt Mills
20. BJ McLeod
21. Colby Howard
22. Joe Graf Jr
23. Mason Massey
24. Alex Labbe
25. Bayley Currey
26. Timmy Hill
27. Tommy Joe Martins
28. Vinnie Miller
29. Kody Vanderwal
30. Brandon Jones
31. Myatt Snider
32. Ronnie Bassett Jr
33. Chad Finchum
34. Stephen Leicht
35. Ryan Sieg
36. Kyle Weatherman

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