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Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/27/1990

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Austin Dillon qualified 15th for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. It is the second consecutive Atlanta Cup race for which he qualified among the top 15.
In his third start on this track, Dillon is still seeking his first lead lap finish. He was 19th in 2013 and 24th last year, but one lap off the pace each time. With track position, he could achieve that goal if the cautions wave at the right time Feb 27 - 9:58 PM

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Sprint Cup regular (No. 3 Chevrolet) Austin Dillon wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the Alert Today Florida 300 with a lap of 47.306 seconds, 190.251 mph.

This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's 11th pole in 79 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his second pole in five NXS races at Daytona. Justin Marks (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his first at Daytona International Speedway.
Feb 21 - 2:41 PM

Austin Dillon did not win Rookie of the Year honors in 2014 and failed to earn as many top-10s as most experts expected at the beginning of the year, but he was perfect in one regard. Dillon was running at the end of every race he started.

The only way to improve in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is to log laps. Dillon was not only running at the end of every race last year, but he finished on the lead lap 23 times and that is going to be a catalyst for improved performance in 2015.
Feb 14 - 9:16 AM

Austin Dillon got an early start on his Speedweeks – and a successful one, too.

The second-year Sprint Cup driver for Richard Childress Racing won from the pole position in a U.M.P. Modified event last night at the DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, Florida. His younger brother, RCR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon, finished third in the same event behind Austin and runner-up Nick Hoffman following a green-white-checkered finish. Dillon will begin preparing for his first Sprint Unlimited appearance with practice on Friday before Saturday night’s 75-lap exhibition race at Daytona.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 10:29 PM

GMS Racing will run the full 23-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, it was announced Monday.

Brandon Jones, who will run a handful of NASCAR XFINITY Series races with Richard Childress Racing this year in the No. 33 Chevrolet, will be the primary driver of the same number truck this year. Jones is slated to drive 17 of 23 races, with brothers Ty and Austin Dillon each running three races apiece. Spencer Gallagher will drive the team truck, the No. 23 Chevrolet, for the full season.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 2 - 7:09 PM

Two-time NASCAR Champion Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Rheem Manufacturing Company as primary sponsor on Richard Childress Racing's No. 33 Chevrolet for a majority of the 2015 season.

Dillon, the 2013 XFINITY (Nationwide) Series Champion, will drive the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet under the RCR banner during the 2015 season while maintaining a full schedule in RCR's No. 3 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He is a two-time XFINITY Series race winner, 10-time pole winner and holds the record for most consecutive poles in series history.-Richard Childress Racing
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, and Austin Dillon were all lined up in the Saturday morning practice session for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k. Larson had the 12th-quickest 10-lap average with Allgaier 13th, and Dillon 14th.

It took too long for the second- and third-place freshman in the standings to catch up to Larson’s performance and make this into a Rookie of the Year battle, but their late season surge makes them interesting fantasy picks.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon qualified within one position of each other on Friday. Austin rolls off the grid 25th with Ty in 26th. If fantasy players think that was a fluke, they also ended Saturday morning’s practice nose-to-tail. Austin was 26th in practice with Ty 27th.

That makes Ty a much better value than Austin because of his lower salary cap and lack of previous starts in checkbox games. Look for both drivers to finish near one another on Sunday as well.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

The No. 33 Grainger Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 185.516 mph. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 6 Trevor Bayne, No. 62 Brendan Gaughan and No. 31 Dylan Kwasniewski round out the top five of the 42 cars out on the track. The No. 87 Chevrolet driven by Carlos Contreras was the slowest in the final practice session.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), Austin Dillon is entered in the Nationwide Series event on Saturday.

In four Nationwide Series starts at TMS, he has never finished worst than sixth, earning his best finish of third, after starting third, in April 2013. In addition to Nationwide Series competition, he has three Sprint Cup Series starts at TMS and four Camping World Truck Series starts. He has earned two top-five finishes, one pole award and has led 76 laps, acquiring a third-place average starting position and a 14th-place average finish position in Truck Series competition.-Richard Childress Racing
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Rookies are not supposed to be great on plate tracks because veteran drivers do not want to race with them, which makes Austin Dillon’s three top-15s this season at Talladega and Daytona even more notable.

The odds would seem to be highly against Dillon finishing the season out with a top-15 streak, but Ricky Stenhouse Jr. managed to the feat last year as a rookie—so it can be done. In games where Dillon is moderately priced, he should be regarded as one of this week’s best values.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Austin Dillon earned a 15th-place finish after starting fifth in May.

He subbed for Tony Stewart in the Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway last year and was in position to win at the restrictor-plate track, but was involved in a multi-car crash in the closing laps of the event and posted a 26th-place finish. He also has two starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.-Richard Childress Racing
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 186.849 mph was best of the 28 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 4 Kevin Harvick, No. 27 Paul Menard and No. 48 Jimmie Johnson are the rest of the top five on this list.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson both failed to advance to the final round of qualification on Friday, but the driver of the No. 3 scored a psychological victory. He qualified 16th and will line up one row ahead of Larson in 18th.

Larson has been much stronger in race trim than his rookie rival, but Dillon has finished closer to him on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks than most other course types. Fantasy players should expect Dillon to finish close to where he starts this week and could earn a top-15.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Austin Dillon will race chassis 465 at New Hampshire, which is the same car he drove to a 24th-place finish at Atlanta.

Dillon also finished 16th with this chassis twice; those results were earned on the relatively flat Kentucky Speedway and at Charlotte. He qualified 22nd on Friday and should be considered a good bet to finish in that same range this Sunday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:02:00 PM