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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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Austin Dillon’s finishes on two-mile tracks have run the gamut from top-10s to 30th, but he has been mostly strong on them.
Dillon has a best of fourth at Michigan International Speedway in 2015 and another top-10 there in 2016. His best Auto Club Speedway finish is 11th in 2014. Most of his efforts on this track type have been in the teens, and he has an average of .667 in regard to top-20s. Mar 23 - 1:18 AM

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Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, and David Ragan were each penalized 15 minutes in the first Saturday practice session for the Camping World 500 after taking too many times through inspection for qualification.

Practice two is relatively short and this was more than 25 percent of the session, but it is much cooler than the drivers will face on Sunday. Final practice will be more representative of a how they will fare in race trim.
Mar 18 - 12:20 PM

Austin Dillon lacks the consistency needed to handicap him accurately at Phoenix International Raceway with one top-10, one more top-15, and a top-20 in six starts. His other three efforts were 24th or worse.

Dillon has been running at the end of all six races, but his worst results were marred by crash damage last fall and a tire problem in 2014. With so many consistent choices this week, it will be advisable to wait until next week at Auto Club Speedway to start him.
Mar 16 - 1:14 AM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Camping World 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway (PIR) on Saturday.

In nine previous NXS starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Dillon has earned four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The Richard Childress Racing (RCR) driver holds an average starting position of 7.8 coupled with an average finishing position of 8.9.-RCR
Mar 14 - 5:14 PM

Austin Dillon entered last year’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway without a single top-15 in three starts there; he left with fifth-place finish.

Dillon used a solid qualification run of fifth to get off to a good start, but a similarly strong effort in 2014 was not a positive precursor. Dillon should be used only if he fits a particular niche on one’s roster.
Mar 10 - 11:29 AM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Kobalt 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) on Saturday.

In four previous NXS starts at LVMS, Dillon has earned one victory (2015), two top-five finishes, four top-10 finishes and one pole award. The Richard Childress Racing (RCR) driver holds an average starting position of 5.5 coupled with an average finishing position of 4.8.-RCR
Mar 8 - 8:19 PM

Austin Dillon’s combined sessions in the weekend preliminaries suggests a mid-pack finish in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Dillon posted the 17th-fastest single lap in final practice and qualified 19th. He was eighth-quick on the 10-lap average chart among 34 drivers and that could play into his favor, but it seems likely he will have a lot of ground to make up and will not be able to effectively use that long-run speed.
Mar 4 - 5:37 PM

Austin Dillon has earned more than 20 top-10s in his short Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, but none of them have come at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Dillon came close last year with an 11th in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. That was the first time in his career that he finished on the lead lap on this course. Dillon will need to overcome a 19th-place qualification effort, however, and there is not enough positive data to suggest he will be a good dark horse.
Mar 4 - 11:42 AM

In addition to driving the No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rinnai 250 on Saturday afternoon.

In two previous NXS starts at Atlanta, Dillon has never finished outside the top-10, earning his best finish of sixth in 2012. The 2013 NXS Champion and 2012 Rookie of the Year, returns to regular NXS competition this season and will share driving duties with fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teammate Paul Menard.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 2 - 7:46 PM

Austin Dillon crossed the line fourth in the second Can-Am Duel at Daytona. He will start Sunday’s race 10th.

Dillon is another strong plate racer, which is great news in salary cap games that have been set with a full season in mind. He will be affordable and is almost certain to finish in the top 15 if he avoids the seemingly inevitable "Big One" crash.
Feb 24 - 12:26 PM

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

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