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Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/27/1990

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Austin Dillon will race chassis 465 at New Hampshire, which is the same car he drove to a 24th-place finish at Atlanta.
Dillon also finished 16th with this chassis twice; those results were earned on the relatively flat Kentucky Speedway and at Charlotte. He qualified 22nd on Friday and should be considered a good bet to finish in that same range this Sunday. Sep 20 - 12:02 PM

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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.

Because it is a rhythm track, New Hampshire is prone to allowing drivers to sweep the top 15 in a single season, so Dillon should be viewed as a solid fantasy pick this week as long as he fits a niche on one’s roster.
Sep 18 - 11:57 AM

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.

The infraction is a P2 level penalty ("Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements.."). Since crew chief Chris Rice was currently under probation through the end of the year from a P3 level penalty that occurred during a Nationwide Series event at Bristol on March 15, the applicable Recurrence Multiplier as outlined in the rule book can be used when assessing the severity of this penalty. Rice has been fined $7,500 and suspended from NASCAR through Sept. 24. His NASCAR probation remains intact through Dec. 31. Bob Newberry, owner of the No. 20 truck, has been penalized with the loss of 10 series championship owner
Sep 17 - 3:37 PM

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.

Dillon’s best results this season on this track type came at Vegas, Charlotte, and Kentucky. While the focus will be on the Chase contenders, the No. 3 team could sneak up on the competition and be one of the top dark horse picks this week.
Sep 9 - 11:02 PM

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.

In games that limit allocations, Dillon is a much better value on high-torque tracks that require horsepower than handling tracks like Richmond, so this is a week that he can be left in the garage.
Sep 4 - 10:10 PM

Austin Dillon will drive chassis No. 465 at Atlanta. It was previously raced at Kentucky, Charlotte, and Texas.

Dillon finished 16th in Kentucky and Charlotte. He was 21st at Texas, and if he can score solid finish in the top-20s this week, he will be a good fantasy value. His 13th-place qualification effort for the Oral-B USA 500 gives him good track position when the green flag waves.
Aug 30 - 1:22 PM

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.

Chassis No. 457 has mostly seen action on unrestricted, intermediate speedways and it had some success at Auto Club this March. Dillon nearly cracked the top 10 with an 11th in that event.
Aug 21 - 2:29 PM

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.

Dillon climbed into the top five in that race and had one of his most balanced and strongest runs of the years. He has been consistently strong at Michigan and could potentially unseat Kyle Larson as the top rookie this week. The battle of the freshman could be one of the best all afternoon.
Aug 16 - 8:47 AM

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.

Dillon hovered around the 15th-place mark for most of the closing laps in the Toyota / Save Mart 350k and that makes him an interesting choice for many fantasy players. Rookies often have their greatest struggles on NASCAR’s unique tracks, however, and prudence suggests players simply watch and study him this week.
Aug 9 - 8:38 AM

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.

Dillon will not have to go to the back of the grid for changing transmissions. NASCAR allows that change on road courses and at Pocono without penalty.
Aug 8 - 3:07 PM

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.

Fantasy players can add another ARCA race at Road America and a K&N East race at the Glen to that perfect record. So long as he continues to finish on the lead lap, Dillon will improve on road courses, but that does not make him immediately fantasy relevant this week for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.
Aug 6 - 12:32 PM

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.

He has one win, one pole, seven top fives and 12 top 10s in 17 career K&N Pro Series Finished second in the 2008 K&N Pro Series East championship standings Won the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship and the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. Currently runs full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.-KNPSE
Aug 5 - 9:37 PM

Dillon extended his streak of top-15 finishes to three races with a 15th in the 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.

Dillon was the second-most productive rookie in the race and it is notable that both he and Larson lost positions on the final restart. Freshmen have many lessons to learn and this is simply one of them, so fantasy owners can expect Dillon to continue improving with time.
Aug 4 - 9:48 AM

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.

This is the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado driver's first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five truck starts in 2014. His last victory came at Eldora Speedway in 2013. This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three NCWTS races at Pocono Raceway.
Aug 2 - 3:09 PM

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.

Despite significant damage it appears the team will try to fix the car and keep from rolling out a backup. Dillon qualified 11th and does not want to give up his starting position, which would be required if he brings out the second car. Dillon was a dark horse to score a top-10; modify that prediction a little and expect a top-15 to -20 this week.
Aug 2 - 11:46 AM