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Austin Dillon

Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185

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Austin Dillon has made eight starts on road courses in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but has not yet cracked the top 15.
Dillon got off to a reasonable start with results of 16th or 17th in his first three Cup road course races – including a sweep of those spots in 2014. Since then, he has only one top-20 in his last five starts on this track type and an average of 26.6. There will be better options this week, but if he practices well he could be a strong differentiator. Jun 18 - 4:44 PM

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet Camaro, won the LTi Printing 250, his ninth victory in 138 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) races and his first in four NXS races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

This is Dillon's first victory and second top-10 NXS finish in 2018. Daniel Hemric (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at MIS and his ninth top-10 finish in 2018. Cole Custer (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at MIS. Tyler Reddick (seventh) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender. Elliott Sadler (finished 30th) leads the 2018 NXS driver championship standings by 41 points over Cole Custer.
Jun 10 - 9:51 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet Camaro, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He ran a fast lap of 177.004 mph. No. 11 Ryan Truex, No. 1 Elliott Sadler, No. 7 Justin Allgaier and No. 16 Ryan Reed round out the top-five of the 37 cars out on the track. The No. 89 Chevrolet, driven by Morgan Shepherd, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Jun 8 - 9:30 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) LTi Printing 250 on Saturday.

In three previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, Dillon has two pole awards (2012 and 2013) and one top-five finish (2012). This weekend marks Dillon's first Michigan International Speedway start in the Xfinity Series since 2013. He served as a FOX broadcast booth guest analyst for this race last year.-Richard Childress Racing
Jun 6 - 3:10 PM

In eight previous starts at Pocono Raceway, Austin Dillon has not yet scored a top-10.

Dillon’s best effort is 13th, which he has scored on three separate occasions. The most recent of these came in this race last year. He has one other top-15 and a 17th, so Dillon may be a reasonable value in games where he is priced to fit the final niche on you roster.
May 30 - 1:20 PM

Austin Dillon slapped the wall on lap 38 of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and did fairly significant damage to his No. 3 Chevrolet.

Dillon’s debris brought out the caution, but he is likely to lose laps with the damage.
May 27 - 6:44 PM

Using fuel mileage, Austin Dillon won last year’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that is his only top-10 in the past two years on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

If that win is removed from his record, Dillon has an average finish of 19.5 on this track type since the beginning of the 2017 season. Eight of his 13 races ended between 13th and 17th, however, so he may fit a niche if he is rightly-priced.
May 23 - 1:15 PM

It finally happened. In a four-wide battle during an overtime in stage three, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tipped Martin Truex Jr. in front of Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch. Clint Bowyer and Austin Dillon were also involved.

This is the potentially damaging consequence of such close racing on a 1.5-mile track. Most of the cars will be unable to continue.
May 19 - 9:35 PM

Eight of Austin Dillon’s last 10 efforts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have ended in results of 13th through 19th.

Dillon’s highlight was a victory in last year’s Coke 600. That was scored because of a fuel mileage gamble. His Kansas results last year were 16th in the spring and 14th in the fall, but he swept the top 10 in 2016 with a pair of sixth-place results.
May 11 - 11:57 AM

Austin Dillon was found to have violated the policy covering the front splitter following the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Dillon will lose his car chief Justin Alexander for the next points’ paying race.
May 9 - 2:16 PM

Austin Dillon swept the top 10 on restrictor-plate, superspeedways in 2016, but last year he failed to score a single top-15.

Dillon has alternated good and bad years on the plate tracks and after struggling last year, he won the 2018 Daytona 500. If his pattern holds, he should run strong on this track type all year, but Talladega SuperSpeedway rarely respects trends.
Apr 27 - 11:23 AM

In four starts at Richmond Raceway, Austin Dillon has finished either 20th or 21st four times.

Dillon finished 20th in last spring’s Toyota Owners 400 and was 21st in the fall Federated Auto Parts 400. Combined with a 20th and 13th in 2016, that means Dillon has three top-20s in his last four attempts and there is every likelihood that is about where he will finish this week.
Apr 20 - 2:47 PM

AstraZeneca, a global science-based biopharmaceutical company, has partnered with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for select races during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

AstraZeneca's SYMBICORT® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) brand will be featured as primary sponsor on Austin Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet beginning at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8. SYMBICORT will also be featured as an associate partner for the remainder of the 2018 season. Dillon is a two-time NASCAR Champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion. He is in his fifth full-time season in the Cup Series driving the legendary No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.-RCR
Apr 3 - 3:37 PM

Austin Dillon's team was issued a penalty for a violation found during post-race inspection following Monday's (March 26) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Violation: Sections Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed. Dillon drove the No. 3 Chevrolet to a 30th-place finish. Crew chief Justin Alexander was fined $10,
Mar 30 - 1:31 PM

Austin Dillon showed a lot of consistency in the first five races of the year, but he stumbled badly at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500.

After winning the wild card Daytona 500, Dillon finished between 14th and 17th in the next three races. He scored a second top-10 at Auto Club Speedway to make it appear that his season was turning around. Martinsville may have provided karmic balance.
Mar 30 - 10:21 AM