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

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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

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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

Sprint Cup regular (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also led the first practice earlier today.

The No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 182.927 mph. No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 39 Ryan Sieg, No. 62 Brendan Gaughan and No. 7 Regan Smith round out the top five of the 41 cars out on the track. The No. 15 Chevrolet driven by Cody Ware was the slowest in the final practice session. Dillon also had a 10-lap average speed of 177.432 mph. This was the best of the eight cars running at least 10 consecutive laps in this session.
Mar 6 - 7:43 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The lap of 180.977 mph in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 33 cars out on the track for this session. No. 3 Ty Dillon, No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 22 Ryan Blaney and No. 54 Denny Hamlin are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Mario Gosselin in the No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro was the slowest.
Mar 6 - 7:31 PM

Austin Dillon qualified 15th for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. It is the second consecutive Atlanta Cup race for which he qualified among the top 15.

In his third start on this track, Dillon is still seeking his first lead lap finish. He was 19th in 2013 and 24th last year, but one lap off the pace each time. With track position, he could achieve that goal if the cautions wave at the right time
Feb 27 - 9:58 PM

Sprint Cup regular (No. 3 Chevrolet) Austin Dillon wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the Alert Today Florida 300 with a lap of 47.306 seconds, 190.251 mph.

This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's 11th pole in 79 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his second pole in five NXS races at Daytona. Justin Marks (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his first at Daytona International Speedway.
Feb 21 - 2:41 PM

Austin Dillon did not win Rookie of the Year honors in 2014 and failed to earn as many top-10s as most experts expected at the beginning of the year, but he was perfect in one regard. Dillon was running at the end of every race he started.

The only way to improve in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is to log laps. Dillon was not only running at the end of every race last year, but he finished on the lead lap 23 times and that is going to be a catalyst for improved performance in 2015.
Feb 14 - 9:16 AM

Austin Dillon got an early start on his Speedweeks – and a successful one, too.

The second-year Sprint Cup driver for Richard Childress Racing won from the pole position in a U.M.P. Modified event last night at the DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, Florida. His younger brother, RCR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon, finished third in the same event behind Austin and runner-up Nick Hoffman following a green-white-checkered finish. Dillon will begin preparing for his first Sprint Unlimited appearance with practice on Friday before Saturday night’s 75-lap exhibition race at Daytona.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 10:29 PM