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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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AstraZeneca, a global science-based biopharmaceutical company, has partnered with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for select races during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
AstraZeneca's SYMBICORT® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) brand will be featured as primary sponsor on Austin Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet beginning at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8. SYMBICORT will also be featured as an associate partner for the remainder of the 2018 season. Dillon is a two-time NASCAR Champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion. He is in his fifth full-time season in the Cup Series driving the legendary No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.-RCR Apr 3 - 3:37 PM

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Austin Dillon's team was issued a penalty for a violation found during post-race inspection following Monday's (March 26) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Violation: Sections Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed. Dillon drove the No. 3 Chevrolet to a 30th-place finish. Crew chief Justin Alexander was fined $10,
Mar 30 - 1:31 PM

Austin Dillon showed a lot of consistency in the first five races of the year, but he stumbled badly at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500.

After winning the wild card Daytona 500, Dillon finished between 14th and 17th in the next three races. He scored a second top-10 at Auto Club Speedway to make it appear that his season was turning around. Martinsville may have provided karmic balance.
Mar 30 - 10:21 AM

Three of Austin Dillon’s five career top-fives have come on tracks measuring less than a mile in length.

Dillon’s best finish on a short track is fourth, which he has earned twice. One of these came at Martinsville Speedway in spring 2016 and the other race at Bristol Motor Speedway later that year in August. His other top five came in the 2017 STP 500, so he seems to have a knack for conquering this track in the spring.
Mar 22 - 10:13 AM

Austin Dillon earned his second top-10 of the season in the Auto Club 400 with his 10th-place finish.

Dillon’s secured his spot in the playoffs with a win at Daytona International Speedway, but he has not earned a top-10 since. He hasn’t missed by much, however, with a worst result of 17th on the unrestricted, intermediate speedways and that consistency makes him a good Fantasy NASCAR value.
Mar 18 - 7:45 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series Auto Club 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Red Kap/Prudential Overall Supply Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) NXS 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.

In four previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Auto Club Speedway, Dillon has one win (2016) among three top-five finishes. His best starting position in Xfinity Series competition at the track is fourth in 2012.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 13 - 7:23 PM

Austin Dillon has garnered a lot of attention following his Daytona 500 win, but Fantasy NASCAR owners need to be prepared for him to finish in the teens at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway.

While Dillon has one top-10 in the past three years at Phoenix, his typical result is between 14th and 20th with four efforts landing in that range. His predictability makes him a slightly better value if he qualifies in the back half of the field because he will most likely earn place-differential points.
Mar 8 - 11:19 AM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series Pennzoil 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 GoGreen Equipment Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

In five previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at LVMS, Dillon has one win (2015) among three top-five finishes. He has never finished outside of the top-10 in Xfinity Series competition at the 1.5-mile track. He is also the 2015 polesitter. -Richard Childress Racing
Feb 27 - 8:51 PM

Austin Dillon will drop to back of the field to start the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after making a rear gear change.

This negatively impacts his handicap because he was only 25th fastest of 31 cars in 10-lap averages during final practice. He qualified 2th, which is where his place differential will be based. Look for him to struggle to get into the high teens.
Feb 25 - 11:21 AM

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

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