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Austin Dillon

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

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Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Chicagoland 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL on Saturday.
In five NXS starts at Chicagoland, Dillon has not finished worse than sixth, earning four top-five and five top-10 finishes. He's earned his best finish of third at the track on three separate occasions (2012, 2013 and 2015). He also has one pole award in NXS competition at Chicagoland. Although Dillon has not won in the NXS at Chicagoland, he is a former track winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2011).-Richard Childress Racing Sep 13 - 7:51 PM

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Austin Dillon finished fourth in the Southern 500, which was his first top-10 at Darlington Raceway.

Dillon has had solid runs at this track with an 11th in 2014 and a 12th in 2016, but it is unlikely that many players took a risk starting him. He will certainly be on everyone’s radar screen next year or even later in the playoffs at Dover International Speedway
Sep 3 - 10:39 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on Saturday.

In two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Darlington, Dillon has not finished worse than 11th, earning his best finish of fifth in 2012. -Richard Childress Racing
Aug 30 - 1:29 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Saturday's Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.

In eight NXS starts at Bristol, Dillon has one win (August 2016) among four top-five and four top-10 finishes. According the NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks fourth in the Closers category in the NXS at Bristol.-Richard Childress Racing
Aug 16 - 11:38 AM

Austin Dillon finished seventh in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which was his first top-10 finish since winning this year’s Coke 600 and qualifying for the playoffs.

This is not a track that is typically kind to dark horses, but several of the top finishers this week struggled in the spring. Still, Dillon had back-to-back top-10s in summer 2015/spring 2016 at Michigan, so he may have been on a few radar screens.
Aug 13 - 8:32 PM

Austin Dillon posted the 10th-quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover among 26 drivers with a 155.518. He had the 22nd-fastest lap at 156.501 mph.

This is not a good time to try and ride the momentum of last week’s fuel-mileage win and fantasy players will probably find better values at his salary cap level.
Jun 3 - 12:17 PM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) OneMain Financial 200 at Dover Int'l Speedway (DIS) on Saturday.

In six NASCAR XFINITY Series Starts at Dover International Speedway, Austin Dillon has acquired one top-five and six top-10 finishes, earning an average finish of 6.7. He's also earned one pole award at the Monster Mile.-Richard Childress Racing
May 31 - 8:52 PM

The longest race of the season came down to a fuel mileage gamble: Austin Dillon scored his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coke 600 by stretching his fuel.

Dillon inherited the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas with two laps remaining. The No. 3 ran out of gas while Dillon was trying to do a burnout on the frontstretch. Dillon joins David Pearson, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and several other illustrious drivers who got their first win on this track.
May 29 - 12:29 AM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Hisense 4k TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) on Saturday.

In eight NXS starts at CMS, the Welcome, NC native has acquired an average starting position of 3.1 and an average finish position of 6.4, leading 228 laps. Randall Burnett, who previously served as a crew chief for RCR's technical partner JTG Daugherty Racing, will assume a new role as crew chief of the No. 2 Chevrolet in the NXS beginning this weekend.-Richard Childress Racing
May 23 - 8:29 PM

Justin Alexander, who has served as the crew chief of the No. 2 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and earned two wins last season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will assume crew chief responsibilities for the No. 3 Chevrolet SS team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Austin Dillon.

Prior to RCR, Alexander served in various engineering roles with Hendrick Motorsports. Alexander's first race in his new role will be for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, replacing Richard "Slugger" Labbe. Labbe is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.-RCR
May 22 - 1:34 PM

Austin Dillon has scored top-15 finishes in six of his last seven restrictor-plate, superspeedway races. His only stumble came this spring at Daytona International Speedway.

Dillon finished 19th after starting 10th and with the nine lost place-differential points, he was not a particularly good value. He should earn much better this week in the Geico 500.
May 6 - 1:13 PM

Austin Dillon improved his performance at Richmond International Raceway last year immensely with a pair two top-20s.

That was the first two times he finished on the lead lap in six starts. Previously, he had one top-20 in 2014 and three 27th-place finishes. That consistency gave this team something on which to build and helped him earn last year’s strong results.
Apr 28 - 4:17 PM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Toyota Owners 400, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway (RIR) on Saturday.

Dillon has made nine NASCAR XFINITY Series appearances at Richmond International Raceway, earning six top-10 finishes, one pole award and leading 65 laps. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks second in the "Closers" category in the NXS at Richmond. -Richard Childress Racing
Apr 26 - 11:20 AM

Austin Dillon has scored four top-15s in six Bristol Motor Speedway starts during his career.

Last year was a seesaw at Bristol, however; Dillon finished 26th in the spring and then earned a career-best fourth in the summer. Given his overall strong performance on this track and the fact that he is moderately priced in salary cap games, he should be considered a good value.
Apr 21 - 1:18 PM

In addition to driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Food City 500, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) on Saturday.

In seven NXS starts at BMS, Dillon has earned one race win, four top-five and four top-10 finishes. He has completed 99.8 percent of the laps he has attempted in NXS competition at Bristol. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks second in the Closers category in the NXS at BMS.-Richard Childress Racing
Apr 18 - 7:41 PM