Austin Cindric winning in 2022 isn’t a surprise.  Austin Cindric winning the Daytona 500…that was more of a surprise, but not a shock.

He’s proven to be a talented driver and is in top notch equipment.  He’s also a student of the game.

It’s interesting, when you look at the big picture at how life balances itself out, Cindric earned this win.  Think back to last November and how close he came to winning his second straight Xfinity title.  He got moved by Daniel Hemric on the last lap.  But, when given the opportunity to blast Hemric, he took the high road and showed class and maturity.

And, look what happens his next race out.  Karma.

Now, he gets to spend the next 25 weeks of his rookie season playing with house money.  Could he make some noise in the playoffs?  I wouldn’t bet against him.