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

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Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 124.412 mph. No. 54 Denny Hamlin, No. 18 Daniel Suarez, No. 60 Chris Buescher and No. 2 Brian Scott round out the top-five of the 39 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge driven by Mike Harmon was the slowest in the final practice session. Apr 17 - 5:02 PM

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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.

Dillon qualified 26th for both races, which shows some consistency. If he can build on that, he could become a decent value in his sophomore season.
Apr 17 - 8:57 AM

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.

Equally impressive, that was only the second time in his 55-race career that Dillon failed to be running at the end of a race. His previous DNF came as the result of an accident at Talladega in 2013.
Apr 10 - 2:25 PM

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.

The No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 181.372 mph. Dillon also led the first practice earlier this afternoon. No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 6 Darrell Wallace Jr., No. 22 Brad Keselowski and No. 1 Elliott Sadler round out the top-five of the 40 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge driven by Mike Harmon was the slowest in the final practice session.
Apr 9 - 8:18 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The lap of 182.883 mph in the No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 38 cars out on the track for this session. No. 98 Sam Hornish Jr., No. 1 Elliott Sadler, No. 3 Ty Dillon and No. 20 Erik Jones are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Derek White in the No. 40 Dodge was the slowest.
Apr 9 - 7:44 PM

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.

Two of his solid runs came on unrestricted, intermediate speedways with a 20th at Vegas and a 16th at Auto Club. Since the similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks dominate the schedule, that is good news for fantasy owners who want a consistent value.
Apr 4 - 10:49 AM

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.

Dillon’s 15th-best speed was enough to make him an interesting dark horse and now that he will not have to start in the back of the pack, he remains fantasy relevant.
Mar 27 - 4:10 PM

Austin Dillon blew an engine in the final minutes of the first practice session at Martinsville. He was 15th fastest at the time.

Martinsville is a rhythm track and not generally hard on engines. Still, this will hurt Dillon’s handicap for the STP 500 and makes him a risky fantasy proposition.
Mar 27 - 2:58 PM

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.

Last year, Dillon picked up nine spots and finished 11th. If he can pick up an identical number of places this week and finish 12th he will be worth his salary cap in most games.
Mar 21 - 10:22 AM

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.

The No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 174.914 mph. No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 88 Kevin Harvick and No. 62 Brendan Gaughan round out the top-five of the 39 cars out on the track. The No. 13 Toyota driven by Derek White was the slowest in the final practice session. Dillon also had a 10-lap average speed of 171.282 mph. This was the best of the 10 cars running at least 10 consecutive laps in this session.
Mar 20 - 7:45 PM

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.

Dillon’s advance to the final round of qualification was surprising because he practiced outside the top 25; Larson was 10 spots better in 18th on that chart. Fantasy owners will want to keep a close on them in practice to determine who to start.
Mar 14 - 12:10 AM

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.

He has two Sprint Cup Series starts at PIR, earning a 24th-place and a 38th-place finish in 2014. In five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the one-mile track he earned a fifth (Nov. 2013), sixth (March 2013), sixth (Nov. 2012), fourth (March 2012) and a 34th-place in April 2009. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, he has a pair of top-10 finishes and has one K&N Pro Series West start at PIR finishing 15th in 2009.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 10 - 8:58 PM

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.

This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and second top-10 NXS finish in 2015. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three NXS races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon led the most laps (183) in the 200 lap event.
Mar 8 - 12:06 AM

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.

This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's 12th pole in 80 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. It is his second pole and second top-10 start in 2015. He also won the pole at Daytona. It is his first pole in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Mar 7 - 1:57 PM

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.

This year he narrowly missed advancing to the second round of qualification and will start 25th. If he wants to score another top-20, Dillon needs to get track position during the first pit stop. In two starts, his worst result was a 21st with James Finch in 2013.
Mar 7 - 12:10 PM