Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon (#3 Chevrolet SS) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Austin Dillon got loose off the air of Denny Hamlin’s front bumper with about 50 laps remaining in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He was battling for a top-10 at the time, but finished 19th with crash damage.
Austin Dillon had the quickest 10-lap average in final practice with a speed of 184.633 mph during his first 10 laps on track.
Austin Dillon got into several shoving matches with teammate Paul Menard as they battled inside the top 10; this raised his ire and intensified his focus. Dillon prevailed and finished fourth in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway—four spots ahead of the No. 27.
Last week, Austin Dillon won the pole for the Auto Club 400. This week, he fell all the way to 29th on the STP 500 grid at Martinsville Speedway.
Austin Dillon entered last week’s Auto Club 400 with a sweep of the top-11 positions and would have extended that if not for a broken pit gun. Still, his average position of 11.6 puts him seventh on the chart ahead of several marquee names.
A broken pit gun on the left rear of the No. 3 cost Austin Dillon a shot at the top 10 on the final stop of the Auto Club 400. He entered pit road in 11th and exited 25th.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon wins the TreatMyClot.com 300 by Janssen, his seventh victory in 102 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
Austin Dillon won the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 with a speed of 188.482 mph. This is his second career pole and his first on an unrestricted, intermediate speedway. Dillon’s first pole came in the 2014 Daytona 500 before he finished ninth.
Austin Dillon posted the fastest single lap in Auto Club Speedway’s first practice session with a speed of 188.511 mph.
Austin Dillon was running 10th when the final caution waved over the Good Sam 500. He gambled and stayed out on old tires. He dropped from third to ninth in the final rundown, but that was one position better than he had before the yellow.
Austin Dillon earned his third career top-five finish in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He finished fifth.
Austin Dillon (#3 Dow Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet SS) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the Sprint Cup Series final practice for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In three Sprint Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon (#3 Dow Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet SS) has not finished worse than 21st, earning his best finish of 16th at the track in 2014.