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2017 NASCAR


         Camping

         World Truck

         Series Season


         Update






         Kansas, May 12th
         A visit to Kansas Speedway was just
         what Austin Cindric and the No. 19
         PIRTEK Ford F-150 team needed to
         get their 2017 NASCAR Camping       got the young driver loose in traffic   the truck had damage that couldn’t
         World Truck Series season on track.   while racing for seventh place,    be sufficiently repaired within the
         Cindric scored a 10th-place finish   forcing Cindric to settle for 13th   given time constraints. On lap 40, a
         on Friday night at the 1.5-mile oval,   place at the checkered flag.     significant vibration forced Cindric
         his best finish of the season and                                        to the garage, ending his evening.
         first top 10 in 10 career starts. He                                     He was credited with a 25th-place
         climbed up to 15th place in the     Dover, June 2nd                      finish in the final rundown.
         series championship standings, a    Cindric started the NASCAR
         gain of two positions, and sits just   Camping World Truck series at
         four points behind 13th.            Dover International Speedway         Gateway, June 17th
                                             fourth, but his LTi Printing Ford    A late-race bump and traffic jam
                                             F-150 was simply too tight during    robbed Austin Cindric of a top-
         Charlotte, May19th                  the early laps of the race.  He      10 finish at Gateway Motorsports
         Austin Cindric qualified eighth and   was 10th when crew chief Doug      Park. As the 160-lap event entered
         was running ninth when he spun      Randolph called his driver to pit    its closing stages, Cindric, who
         off Turn 4 on lap 34, at Charlotte   road for tires and adjustments      started fifth, was in position to score
         Motor Speedway, bringing out the    during the second caution on lap     a well-deserved top-10 finish. The
         second caution and losing a lap     37. Cindric did a nice job taming    driver of the No. 19 Ford F-150
         to the leaders. But he rallied in the   the Monster Mile, the tough one-  lined up in the eighth position for
         closing laps of stage 1, holding off   mile Delaware speedway known for   the final restart on lap 152 with
         Christopher Bell to receive the free   dishing out punishment to drivers   the benefit of fresher tires than his
         pass back onto the lead lap when    and teams alike. In the end, he      fellow competitors. Cindric lined
         the segment concluded on lap 42.    claimed a career-best fifth-place.   up eighth for the final restart on
         Cindric pitted two laps later for four                                   lap 153, but contact with another
         tires and adjustments, restarting                                        competitor one lap later moved him
         outside the top 20 on lap 46. Cindric   Texas, June 9th                  up the track and shuffled him back
         gained three positions on the final   Austin Cindric's night at Texas    to 13th place. Cindric immediately
         restart, but lost a handful of spots   Motor Speedway ended much         recovered and rallied back up to
         on the last lap when another truck   sooner than he would have liked.    the eighth position by the final lap
                                                          Cindric was running     of the race. Unfortunately, he came
                                                          eighth on lap 4 when    up on the short end of a three-wide
                                                          his Bulldog Ford F-150   battle for position within sight of the
                                                          wiggled and broke       checkered flag, crossing the finish
                                                          loose between Turns     line in 11th place.
                                                          1 and 2, bouncing off
                                                          the outside wall. The   Iowa, June 23rd
                                                          incident brought out    An eighth-place finish at Iowa
                                                          the first caution of the   Speedway for Austin Cindric. He
                                                          167-lap, 400-kilometer   steered his way cleanly through
                                                          race and sent Cindric   the frantic seven-lap dash to the
                                                          to the pits.  Ultimately,   checkered flag. The young rookie


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