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Austin Dillon

Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185

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On the heels of his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory last week at Daytona International Speedway, it would pay to remember where he earned his first: On the similarly configured Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Dillon’s first win came as the result of fuel mileage, but he had to be in a position to capitalize. While that was his only top-10 on this track type last year, he finished off the season with four consecutive results of 16th or better. Feb 22 - 4:51 PM

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Austin Dillon survived a chaotic Daytona 500 and last-lap contact with Aric Almirola to win the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Dillon led one lap en route to victory driving the famed No. 3. The driver who made it famous won his first Daytona 500 in 1998 after leading more than 100 laps. With the win, Dillon is all but assured a spot in the playoffs, which means the pressure is off for the remainder of the year. That can be a double-edged sword for fantasy owners if Dillon and the team begin to experiment.
Feb 18 - 6:39 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series Daytona 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Florida's Daytona Int'l Speedway on Saturday.

In nine previous NXS starts at Daytona, Dillon has earned one victory (2015), seven top-five finishes and two pole awards. The Richard Childress Racing driver holds an average starting position of 9.2 coupled with an average finishing position of 8.4.-RCR
Feb 15 - 1:33 PM

Austin Dillon piloted the fastest Chevrolet during first practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Daytona 500 and finished fifth behind a flock of Joe Gibbs RacingToyotas.

Austin Dillon came closest to crashing Joe Gibbs Racing's party when he finished fifth behind the four Toyota drivers. Dillon found his speed in the first practice for the Daytona 500 after recording the slowest times during Saturday’s single practice for The Advance Auto Parts Clash. The top-four ran similar times so while Dillon was 0.514 behind fourth place Erik Jones he was only 0.563 behind practice-leader Kyle Busch.
Feb 10 - 3:28 PM

Austin Dillon - No. 3 Dow Chevrolet - will compete in NASCAR's 75-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening exhibition event, the Advance Auto Parts Clash, on Sunday February 11th.

Dillon's crew chief, Justin Alexander, will attend a random drawing on Saturday night to determine the team's starting and pit road positions among the 17 participating drivers for the Clash. This will be Dillon's fourth start in the Advance Auto Parts Clash. He finished 12th last year.-Richard Childress Racing
Feb 7 - 12:14 PM

In a teleconference over the weekend, Austin Dillon confirmed Richard Childress Racing will be a two-car team in 2018, but suggested there will be no less data available because of strategic alliances such as the one with Leavine Family Racing and Kasey Kahne.

Alliances with Leavine and the Germain Brothers who his brother Ty Dillon races with—if managed correctly—give RCR a much bigger organization with more data. And, RCR is one of the best at managing these types of relationships. Look for Dillon and teammate Ryan Newman to be good fourth or fifth picks on most fantasy rosters.
Jan 23 - 11:04 AM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Can-Am 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ on Saturday.

In 10 previous XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix Raceway, Dillon has earned four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 7.9 coupled with an average finishing position of 11.3. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks fifth in the Fastest Laps Run category and has the seventh-best Green Flag Speed in the XFINITY Series at Phoenix Raceway.-Richard Childress Racing
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 08:52:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series AAA Texas 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem/WATTS Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Saturday.

In 10 NXS starts at Fort Worth, Dillon has not finished worse than eighth at the 1.5-mile track, acquiring his best finish of third in April 2013 and November 2015 (pole-sitter). He finished fourth in the spring race at Texas Motor Speedway in April.-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Saturday.

In four NASCAR XFINITY Series Starts at Kansas Speedway, Dillon has acquired one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He's also earned one pole award at the track (2013).-Richard Childress Racing
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:50:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Bank of America 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Saturday.

Dillon is a two-time NXS race winner and three-time pole award winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his hometown track. In nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, the Welcome, N.C., native has acquired an average starting position of third and an average finish position of sixth, leading 248 laps.-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Apache Warrior 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover (DE) Int’l Speedway on Saturday.

In seven NASCAR XFINITY Series Starts at Dover, Dillon has acquired one top-five and six top-10 finishes. He's also earned one pole award at the Monster Mile.-Richard Childress Racing
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Chicagoland 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL on Saturday.

In five NXS starts at Chicagoland, Dillon has not finished worse than sixth, earning four top-five and five top-10 finishes. He's earned his best finish of third at the track on three separate occasions (2012, 2013 and 2015). He also has one pole award in NXS competition at Chicagoland. Although Dillon has not won in the NXS at Chicagoland, he is a former track winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2011).-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 07:51:00 PM

Austin Dillon finished fourth in the Southern 500, which was his first top-10 at Darlington Raceway.

Dillon has had solid runs at this track with an 11th in 2014 and a 12th in 2016, but it is unlikely that many players took a risk starting him. He will certainly be on everyone’s radar screen next year or even later in the playoffs at Dover International Speedway
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 10:39:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on Saturday.

In two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Darlington, Dillon has not finished worse than 11th, earning his best finish of fifth in 2012. -Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Saturday's Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.

In eight NXS starts at Bristol, Dillon has one win (August 2016) among four top-five and four top-10 finishes. According the NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks fourth in the Closers category in the NXS at Bristol.-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:38:00 AM