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Stock Car Scoop: How Much Does Austin Cindric’s Gateway Win Solidify His Spot at Penske?

Austin Cindric was the benefactor of the dominant Christopher Bell‘s issues and teammate Ryan Blaney‘s seemingly imminent win at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday (June 2), scoring his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the year with a last-lap pass on the sputtering No. 12.

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Austin Cindric Wins at Gateway

Adam Cheek and Steve Leffew break down the late-race craziness, if Cindric is out of the hot seat at Team Penske, Michael McDowell‘s third pole of the year and more.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Deacon Blues

Thanks for another great Scoop, Adam and a thank-you to Steve, as well! It was a shame about Bell.

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