Hold onto your helmets, folks, because Austin Cindric just dropped the hottest news on us! It’s official, Cindric is strapping back into the driver’s seat of the Team Penske No. 2 Ford for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series. That’s right, he’s coming back for another round of high-speed shenanigans!
Cindric spilled the beans about his 2024 racing plans while hanging out at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course. I mean, where else would you expect to drop such big news? It’s like telling everyone about your epic vacation plans at the beach while you’re already sipping on a piña colada with your toes in the sand.
In case you’re wondering, Cindric has been living the dream in the Cup Series for two full seasons with the Roger Penske squad. And guess what? He even bagged the Daytona 500 trophy as a rookie back in 2022. Talk about a fast start! This dude has been zooming past his competition faster than grandma at a Black Friday sale.
He couldn’t help but gush about his upcoming season, saying, “I’m focused on next year big time.” And we believe him because driving for Roger Penske and piloting the iconic No. 2 car is a bit like winning the racing lottery. He knows it’s a big deal, and he’s ready to seize the opportunity like a hungry kid diving into a candy store.
Now, here’s a plot twist for you. Cindric didn’t make the cut for the Cup Series Playoffs this year. Right now, he’s chillin’ in 23rd place in the driver standings, with his best finish being a fifth-place spot at Talladega Superspeedway. But you know what they say, it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight, it’s about the size of the fight in the dog. And this dog is ready to bark, bite, and rev his engine like there’s no tomorrow.
Oh, and did we mention a little switcheroo in the pit crew? Team Penske and the Wood Brothers Racing gang decided to do a little dance with their crew chiefs. Brian Wilson is taking the wheel for the No. 2 team, not just for the rest of this season but also for 2024. Wilson and Cindric go way back, collecting a bunch of Xfinity Series victories together. It’s like having your favorite road trip buddy back in the passenger seat.
But let’s not forget where this whirlwind journey began. Before Cindric rocked the NASCAR Cup Series, he was racking up 13 Xfinity Series wins. And guess who was his trusty crew chief throughout that journey? You guessed it, Brian Wilson. They even have a Craftsman Truck Series win in their trophy cabinet. So, this reunion feels like the ultimate throwback to the good ol’ days.
So, there you have it, folks! Austin Cindric is coming back to Team Penske in 2024, and he’s ready to tear up the racetrack like a tornado in a junkyard. Get ready for some high-octane, rubber-burning action because Cindric is here to make us laugh, cheer, and hold our breaths as he tackles those twists and turns at breakneck speeds. Fasten your seatbelts and grab some popcorn, ’cause the Cindric show is far from over!