In his rookie season last year, Austin Dillon experienced one high and one low. He nearly cracked the top 10 in his first attempt last spring with an 11th, but he slipped to 28th in the fall.
Before retiring with an electrical problem on lap 330 of 500 at Martinsville last week, Austin Dillon had been running at the end of 42 consecutive races. That was the longest active streak in the series.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Austin Dillon is still seeking his first top-10 of the 2015 season, but that does not mean he has been a bad value. Three of his six efforts this year ended in results of 14th through 16th and he has one more top-20 to his credit.
A faulty seal and not a blown engine caused Austin Dillon’s Chevrolet to smoke in the final moments of NASCAR’s first practice session, according to a tweet by Bob Pockrass. He will not need to change engines.
Austin Dillon blew an engine in the final minutes of the first practice session at Martinsville. He was 15th fastest at the time.
Austin Dillon’s second start at Auto Club Speedway is almost identical to last year. In 2014 he rolled off the grid 20th; this weekend he claimed the 21st position.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive4Clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
Last year the rivalry between rookie contenders Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon added another layer of interest to fantasy game. Their sophomore season could replicate that excitement—at least at Phoenix. The two will roll off the grid side-by-side on the sixth row with Dillon in 11th and Larson in 12th.
Austin Dillon is racing double duty this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) competing in the XFINITY Series in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet on Saturday, and the Sprint Cup Series in the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet on Sunday.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) wins the 19th Annual Boyd Gaming 300, his third victory in 80 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the Boyd Gaming 300 with a lap of 29.295 seconds, 184.332 mph.
Austin Dillon is an example of how much difference a year can make to a driver. Last year he qualified fourth at Las Vegas and nearly cracked the top 15 in race trim. He finished 16th.