Austin Dillon is looking for his third top-15 finish on a short, flat track this week. His previous two successes came in the STP 500 at Martinsville and the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.
The No. 20 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (with Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon) has been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Austin Dillon has finished 16th three times on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and could earn his first top-15 this week with a little luck.
Austin Dillon is heading in the wrong direction in his four attempts on NASCAR’s short tracks. He finished 11th at Bristol in the spring, 15th at Martinsville, 27th at Richmond, and 28th at Bristol in the fall.
Austin Dillon will drive chassis No. 465 at Atlanta. It was previously raced at Kentucky, Charlotte, and Texas.
Austin Dillon will race chassis No. 457 this week in the Irwin Tools Night Race. This chassis was last raced at Pocono in June where it finished 17th.
Austin Dillon will race chassis No. 481 in the Pure Michigan 400. It was also raced at Indy in the Brickyard 400 and finished 10th.
Austin Dillon will race chassis No. 469 this week in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. This chassis was also raced at Sonoma, where Dillon finished 17th.
Austin Dillon will change the transmission on his No. 3 Chevrolet after missing a shift in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.
Austin Dillon has only two top-10s in six Nationwide road races. He scored a 17th at Sonoma in the Cup series but he has one factor in his favor. In those seven races, he has never failed to finish on the lead lap.
Besides running the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday, NSCS regular (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 37 Chevrolet in the K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 125 on Friday.
Dillon extended his streak of top-15 finishes to three races with a 15th in the GoBowling.com 400. He also narrowly missed scoring back-to-back top-10s for the first time in his career; he was running 10th with six laps remaining.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, wins the 5th Annual Pocono Mountains 150 , his sixth victory in 60 NCWTS races.
Austin Dillon pushed out of the tunnel turn during Pocono’s final practice. He slapped the wall and flattened the right side of the No. 3 car.