Let this sink in for a moment – not a single NASCAR Cup Series playoff driver won a race in Round One of the playoffs.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2022) – A day after placing his name in Daytona International Speedway’s record book with his first career NASCAR Cup Series triumph, rookie Austin Cindric was honored Monday during a “Champion’s Celebration” inside the track’s Ruoff Victory Lane. As is customary, there were plenty of special gifts awarded only to a DAYTONA 500 Champion and his team, but then out of nowhere, Cindric began his own tradition.
In a wreck-filled 2022 Daytona 500 race, Penske rookie driver Austin Cindric brought the famed 2 car back to Victory Lane…. on Roger Penske’s birthday, yet!
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2022) – On the 85th birthday of his car owner, Roger Penske, 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric beat Bubba Wallace to the finish line by .036 seconds in overtime to win Sunday’s 64th running of the DAYTONA 500.