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Austin Dillon

Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/27/1990

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Austin Dillon posted the fastest single lap in the first round of qualification for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. His top speed of 192.796 mph narrowly outpaced freshman Chase Elliott.
Dillon has a natural rivalry with Kyle Larson since they battled for Rookie of the Year in 2014, but both Dillon and Elliott are regularly competing at the front of the pack so they should be watched in competition with one another. Apr 30 - 1:43 PM

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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.

The lap of 134.128 mph in the #2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 39 cars completing laps in this session. #42 Kyle Larson, #33 Brandon Jones, #62 Brendan Gaughan and #18 Kyle Busch are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Derrike Cope in the #70 Camaro was the slowest.
Apr 15 - 2:27 PM

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.

A pit mistake cost Dillon a top-10 at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago, but he immediately rebounded. This team currently sits 10th in the points and has some challenges to face in order to see just how strong they will ultimately be. Given their salary cap levels, they are good gambles, however.
Apr 10 - 11:49 AM

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.

Fresh tires made a difference in who ran well in this session since everyone ran their fastest laps at the beginning of the session. Dillon has a ton of momentum this year, however, and should be considered a top contender.
Apr 8 - 9:59 PM

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.

Martinsville has not been one of Dillon’s best tracks and he was one of four drivers in the top four who exceeded or matched their career-best finishes on this track. This was a great chance for fantasy owners to see if Dillon could rebound from a pit stop malady last week that cost him a top-10. He passed the test with high marks.
Apr 3 - 5:15 PM

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.

Martinsville has not been the best track for this third-year driver. His best qualification effort of 19th in fall 2014 ended in a result of 12th. He tends to work better in race trim, however, and three of his four races show him finishing better than he started. The only time he stumbled was last spring when he had an electrical failure that sent him home 41st.
Apr 1 - 6:09 PM

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.

Dillon’s ability to rebound will be tested at Martinsville Speedway and it is not a given that this team and driver have the ability to bounce back completely. His pre-weekend handicap is going to be a coin toss, but his accomplishment to date has to be noted.
Mar 25 - 4:29 PM

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.

In heavy traffic, Dillon picked up only one spot before the checkers and finished 24th. That cost his fantasy owners 23 place-differential points after he started on the pole, but this team is still one of the best values in most fantasy games.
Mar 20 - 10:50 PM

Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon wins the 300 by Janssen, his seventh victory in 102 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is the #2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and fourth top-10 NXS finish in 2016. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four NXS races at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 17 NXS races at ACS. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2016. Darrell Wallace Jr. (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Fontana. Brandon Jones (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie. Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 10 points over Elliott
Mar 19 - 7:54 PM

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.

Dillon has eight previous top-five starts, but he has only finished among the top 10 in half of those races. Dillon’s previous best start at Auto Club was a 20th in his first attempt; he finished 11th that weekend.
Mar 18 - 8:43 PM

Austin Dillon posted the fastest single lap in Auto Club Speedway’s first practice session with a speed of 188.511 mph.

He was one of three drivers to beat the track record. He should be able to keep this speed into qualification and get a good starting position. With four top-11 finishes in his first four starts this year, he has been one of the best values in the game.
Mar 18 - 3:00 PM

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.

That completes a sweep of the top-11 positions this year for Dillon. He has been an unexpected surprise for many fantasy owners.
Mar 13 - 9:16 PM

Austin Dillon earned his third career top-five finish in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He finished fifth.

It has only been 15 races since he last finished that well. He was fourth in the Pure Michigan 400 last summer. This team is coming into their own with a ninth in the Daytona 500 and an 11th last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, so they should be watched closely in the coming weeks at Auto Club Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
Mar 6 - 7:50 PM

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.

The average speed of 186.424 mph was best of the 27 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. #48 Jimmie Johnson, #41 Kurt Busch, #20 Matt Kenseth and #47 AJ Allmendinger are the rest of the top five on this list.
Mar 5 - 4:35 PM

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.

He's a former race winner in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series (2015) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2010). His best Sprint Cup Series starting position at LVMS is fourth (2014) and he earned pole awards in the XFINITY Series (2015) and the Camping World Truck Series (2010). Dillon will also be driving RCR's #2 Rheem/RTP Co. Chevrolet Camaro in Saturday's XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at LVMS.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 2 - 9:47 AM