Cindric wins at Mid-Ohio for second straight Xfinity victory
Austin Cindric raced to his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, holding off Christopher Bell at MidOhio Sports Car Course at Lexington, Ohio.
The 20-year-old Cindric won last week on the road course at Watkins Glen.
Driving the Team Penske No. 22 Ford, Cindric finished 3.780 seconds ahead of Bell's Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. A.J. Allmendinger, driving a Chevy for the northeast Ohio-based Kaulig Racing was third, 10.290 seconds behind.
Points leader Tyler Reddick of Richard Childress Racing was fourth. His lead is 28 points over Bell.
Cindric led 47 of the 75 laps on the 13-turn, 2.258 mile course.
Hill wins NASCAR Trucks race: Austin Hill won his second race of the year in the NASCAR Truck Series, holding off Sheldon Creed to win at Michigan International Speedway at Brooklyn, Mich.
The playoffs begin Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway with Brett Moffitt, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Ross Chastain, Hill, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Ankrum.
Creed and Tyler Dippel followed Hill, leaving them out of the eightdriver field . Both had a shot to earn a spot in the playoffs with a win at MIS.
Enfinger finished seventh in the Corrigan Oil 200, sealing the regular season championship.