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Austin Dillon

Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 185

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In addition to driving the No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona Int'l Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) PowerShares QQQ 300 on Saturday afternoon.
In eight previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Dillon has earned one victory (2015), six top-five finishes and two pole awards. The Richard Childress Racing driver holds an average starting position of 8.4 coupled with an average finishing position of 9.1.-Richard Childress Racing Feb 21 - 9:31 PM

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Austin Dillon is scheduled to compete in this year's Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition event at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Childress Racing (RCR).

He earned a berth by virtue of winning a pole in 2016. This will be Dillon's third start in the Clash. He finished eighth last year and 17th in 2015. It is the 31st season that the Welcome, N.C.-based organization has fielded an entry in the 38-race history of the Advance Auto Parts Clash. RCR has earned eight checkered flags in the Advance Auto Parts Clash (1986, 1988, 1991, 1993 and 1995 with driver Dale Earnhardt and 2009, 2010 and 2013 with Kevin Harvick).-RCR
Feb 16 - 4:25 PM

Austin Dillon enters the 2017 Daytona 500 with a six-race streak of top-15 finishes on this 2.5-mile oval.

Dillon’s consistency makes him one of the 10-best values for this race even though he has only one career top-five in seven starts. Two of his top-10s were earned after he sustained some crash damage, so unless the new body repair rules do not sideline him, he should finish well. Consider Dillon a must-have.
Feb 15 - 12:47 PM

Austin Dillon has earned the second-best average finish during the past three years at Daytona International Speedway with a mark of 8.5.

Streak are hard to obtain and maintain on plate tracks, so fantasy owners have to pay attention when a driver has six consecutive results of 14th or better at Daytona. All but one of these was also a top-10. Dillon has only one top-five on this course and might not earn maximum points in the upcoming Daytona 500, but he will contend.
Feb 10 - 6:12 PM

Austin Dillon has five top-10s and a 14th in his last six races at Daytona International Speedway, which makes this his best track by a wide margin.

Restrictor-plate, superspeedways are difficult to predict and Dillon is certainly capable of sustaining crash damage—like he did in his inaugural race in 2013 before finishing 31st—but when a driver accumulates a streak like this, he needs to be started the next time the series rolls onto this track.
Jan 9 - 12:05 PM

Austin Dillon advanced to the second round of the Chase, but he was only able to score back-to-back top-10s three times during the season.

One of his doubles came in October at Kansas Speedway and Talladega SuperSpeedway. He had another top-10 two weeks previous, but that was not enough to allow him to advance to round three. Dillon ended the season with two sub-35th-place results in the last three weeks and will need to regain momentum during the off-season.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 08:16:00 PM

In two previous attempts, Austin Dillon has seemingly tipped his hand in qualification at Homestead-Miami Speedway and finished within four positions of where he started.

Dillon finished 25th after starting 24th in 2014. He was 14th after starting 10th last year. Fantasy owners will want to take a close look at where he starts this week and plan for him to lose a few positions before the checkers wave.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:30:00 PM

In addition to driving the No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Watts/Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday afternoon.

In three previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dillon has recorded two top-five finishes. He holds an average starting position of 5.7, coupled with an average finishing position of 6.3 with 82 laps led.-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:34:00 PM

In addition to driving the No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Cup Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ticket Galaxy 200 on Saturday afternoon.

In eight previous NXS starts at Phoenix, Dillon has recorded three top-five and six top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 8.5, coupled with an average finishing position of 9.8.-Richard Childress Racing
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Pole sitter Austin Dillon crashed on lap 262 of 293 and finished 37th.

Dillon spent 55.3 percent of the race among the top five and 98.9 percent of the laps inside the top 10. He had a legitimate shot at finishing in the top five and was wrecked in an incident with Kevin Harvick while battling for fifth. This team does not have enough opportunities like that to make them a place-and-hold fantasy value, but more importantly the frustration associated with getting wrecked in that circumstance could have a ripple effect for Harvick.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:16:00 AM

Austin Dillon 192.301 mph in the final round of qualification for the AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and will lead the field to green on Sunday.

One could easily say this was shocker. Dillon’s best previous qualification effort at Texas was a 10th this spring. He sustained crash damage and finished 19th after losing two laps. His best finish was an 11th last week, so he could be looking at his first top-10.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 2 Emerson/Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

In eight previous NXS starts at TMS, Dillon has recorded one pole award, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 3.8, coupled with an average finishing position of 5.2, with 71 laps led.-RCR
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Austin Dillon followed Ricky Stenhouse Jr. into the wall at Martinsville Speedway in qualification for the Goody's Fast Relief 500.

Dillon did not hit the wall nearly as hard at Stenhouse and he probably will not need to roll out a backup car. He is destined to have a poor grid position, however.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Austin Dillon finished ninth in the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but it did not give him quite enough points to get into round three of the Chase.

Dillon ended round two tied in the points with Denny Hamlin. In the event of a tie, the highest finish in the current round is used to break it and Hamlin’s third-place finish Sunday afternoon was enough to allow him to advance. This was Dillon’s sixth consecutive top-15 on a restrictor-plate, superspeedway and the 11th time in the past 12 races on this track type that he finished this well.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Austin Dillon enters the Hellmann's 500 with five consecutive top-15s, of which three are top-10s.

Dillon’s best result in that span came at Talladega SuperSpeedway this May; he finished third after starting on the outside pole. Last July he also qualified second at Daytona, so there is the potential that he could earn a qualification bonus in games that offer them.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 01:37:00 PM