Team Penske eNASCAR Race Report - Texas

March 29, 2020

Team Penske eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series Race Report

Track:                Virtual Texas Motor Speedway 
Race:                 O’Reilly Auto Parts 125
Date:                 March 29, 2020

No. 12 Menards/Maytag Ford Mustang – Ryan Blaney

Start: 26th
Finish: 27th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 128/130

Ryan Blaney started 26th and finished 27th in Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 12 Menards/Maytag Ford Mustang.
Blaney began his charge to the front early driving up to the 19th position by lap 15. Unfortunately, the High Point, NC native would come together with Kyle Busch going down the backstretch which caused a multi-car crash.
Blaney restarted 35th as he utilized his one quick reset and fought his way to a 27th-place finish at the end of 130 laps.

“It was a lot of fun racing today. I really haven’t used iRacing much because my internet isn’t very good at my house. Thanks to my spotter Josh Williams for letting me use his rig. I hope everyone enjoyed the race and is staying safe during this time.”


No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang – Austin Cindric (Competed in the Qualifying Race)

Start: 16th
Finish: 23rd
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 28/30

Austin Cindric started 16th and finished 23rd in the 30-lap Pro Invitational Series qualifying race at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway. Because of the result, Cindric and the No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang did not advance to the 125-lap feature race.
Cindric would methodically make his way up to 12th by lap 10, but shortly after was involved in an accident that doused his chances to transfer to the feature race.

“Unfortunately lighting did not strike twice. I got into a wreck with 15 laps to go. I drove up inside the top-10 and felt like I had saved my stuff enough. I still had fun doing it and it’s fun to get all the guys you usually race with and some you don’t. I hope everyone is doing well during this time.”