Abingdon, VA, April 26, 2016 – Just one week after achieving victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, Martin-McClure Racing owners, Hal Martin and Eric McClure, announced today the addition of Austin Cindric to the team’s driver roster. Cindric will pilot Martin-McClure Racing’s No. 39 entry for a pair of NASCAR K&N Pro Series events beginning with this weekend’s Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. Cindric will also compete in the NKNPSE event at Watkins Glen International Raceway later this year.
At just 17 years of age, Cindric has already built a diverse, and impressive, racing resume including four Global Rally Cross victories, as well as one International Motorsports Association victory in the 2015 season alone. Cindric also achieved numerous other podium finishes across three different series during his 2015 race season.
In preparation for his first road course start in a NASCAR-style car, Cindric attended a test session at the historic Virginia course with the MMR racing team.
“I am really excited to get to race at VIR. I had never driven a stock car on a road course until our test, and I had a blast! The cars are a handful with the high horsepower and heavy weight, but they are quite enjoyable to drive. I am very grateful of the opportunity to compete for Martin-McClure Racing, especially after their recent success. I look forward to what the weekend brings.”
“We are proud to add another talented driver to our driver roster for 2016. We are ready to build off of our success at Bristol and we think Austin is a great fit for our team. We look forward to giving him an opportunity to showcase his abilities behind the wheel.”
“We are so pleased to have Austin Cindric compete for us this season. His resume, particularly at his age, is impressive and he comes from a tremendous racing pedigree. He’s a quality young man as well, and we are looking forward to giving him the best chance for success at VIR.”
BY Christina Druen