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Austin Cindric powers through the Carousel on Friday afternoon during a practice on for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series B&L Transport 170.

LEXINGTON -- As Austin Cindric powered through the Carousel for the final time Friday afternoon, three young boys sitting in the bleachers clapped and cheered.

It wasn't that long ago that it was Cindric cheering on favorites at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, roaming the 330-acre grounds as a boy growing up in Columbus.