Seventeen-year-old Austin Cindric will make his NASCAR debut in Saturday’s Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, driving the Number-29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing while Austin Theriault (TERRY-oh), continues to recover from a back injury suffered earlier this month in a crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On October 3rd, Theriault was transported to a Las Vegas hospital where he was diagnosed with a ten percent compression fracture of the lower back.
The team expects him to receive medical clearance to return to competition next week, which would put him back behind the wheel November 6th at Texas Motor Speedway. Cindric has made twenty-eight starts across seven different series this season including two races in the ARCA Series, one of which resulted in a fourth-place finish at Iowa Speedway. He led fifty-six laps in the two races combined, which also included a stop at Kentucky Speedway.