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Austin Cindric Pulls Away For Stage 1 Win at Indianapolis Road Course

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Austin Cindric started 10th in Saturday’s Pennzoil 150 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, but it took him less than three laps to get himself into the lead. Once snagging the lead, Cindric didn’t look back and he captured the Stage 1 win, and the Playoff Point that goes with it.

Justin Allgaier, who will fill in for Jimmie Johnson in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, was second in Stage 1.

Justin Haley, Chase Briscoe and Noah Gragson finished third thru fifth.

Ross Chastain, Harrison Burton, Alex Labbe, Jeremy Clements and Ryan Sieg rounded out the top-10 in Stage 1.

AJ Allmendinger had worked his way inside the top-10, but as a late Stage caution was coming out for debris, he attempted to hit pit road before the yellow flag was thrown. However, the caution was already out and Allmendinger was relegated to passing through the pits, instead.

Allmendinger ended up 12th in Stage 1.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Austin Cindric 10 1
2 Justin Allgaier 9 0
3 Justin Haley 8 0
4 Chase Briscoe 7 0
5 Noah Gragson 6 0
6 Ross Chastain 5 0
7 Harrison Burton 4 0
8 Alex Labbe 3 0
9 Jeremy Clements 2 0
10 Ryan Sieg 1 0


Toby Christie View All

Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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