and the No. 22 CarShop Ford Mustang team lead 50 laps Saturday afternoon
at Richmond Raceway but finished the Go Bowling 250 in 16th position
after race strategy did not play out. Cindric remains in contention
for the regular season championship, trailing leader AJ Allmendinger
by five points with just one race remaining in the NASCAR Xfinity
Series regular season.
just wasn't in the cards for us today with our Carshop Ford Mustang.
It felt like we had a top five car. We struggled to find an underlying
strength and overlying weakness that we could kind of play to throughout
the day. We probably just didn't quite have enough in a few areas
and we just kind of got behind there with the correct tire strategy.
We did the right thing putting on tires at the end and kind of minimizing
our loss at least points wise, so it was obviously the right move,
but I thought today was gonna be a little bit better. This racetrack
is one of those that it's easy to have a bad day and not that I think
we salvaged everything out of it because, like I said, I thought we
were a top five car, but we never gave up." - Austin Cindric