Austin Cindric led the final 10 laps and withstood a challenge on an overtime restart to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Cindric, the reigning series champion, scored his ninth career series victory. He gave Team Penske its 77th Xfinity win and first series victory at Daytona. Cindric led 28 of the 122 laps.
Austin Cindric’s win gives him the points lead after the first race of the season. Ty Dillon is second in the standings with the help of scoring 17 stage points Saturday. Brandon Brown is third in the season standings with the help of scoring seven stage points.