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Austin Dillon

Team: Richard Childress Racing-3
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/27/1990

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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. Nov 29 - 8:16 PM

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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.
Nov 18 - 12:30 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
Nov 16 - 10:34 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
Nov 10 - 1:18 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.
Nov 7 - 12:16 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.
Nov 4 - 8:01 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
Nov 2 - 7:10 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.
Oct 28 - 4:56 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.
Oct 23 - 9:05 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.
Oct 20 - 1:37 PM

Austin Dillon finished sixth in the Hollywood Casino 400 after starting the day 12th.

Dillon gambled on a two-tire pit stop late in the Bank of America 500 to gain track position. Last week, he tried to employ the same strategy and got turned in front of the pack. This week, the ploy elevated him to the top spot and he was able to make some different choices that contributed to his top-10. This was his third top-10 in the past eight weeks.
Oct 16 - 7:16 PM

In a six-race career at Kansas Speedway, Austin Dillon has alternated two sub-15th-place finishes with a top-10.

If the pattern repeats, Dillon is due for a disappointing finish this weekend because his latest result this May was a sixth after starting 17th. Dillon was one of five Chase contenders last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway who finished 30th or worse and cannot afford to struggle.
Oct 13 - 11:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Holiday Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Ruud Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas on Saturday.

In three previous NXS starts at Kansas, Dillon has recorded one pole award, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 4.0, coupled with an average finishing position of 8.0. With 29 NXS events complete in 2016, the No. 2 team has three victories, three pole awards, 16 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes, with 115 laps led to their credit. Austin Dillon is scheduled to pilot the No. 2 Chevrolet for the remaining races in 2016.-RCR
Oct 11 - 9:17 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 at CMS on Friday night.

In seven previous NXS starts at CMS, Dillon has recorded two victories, sweeping both races in 2015. The Welcome, North Carolina native has three pole awards, four top-five and five top-10 finishes to his credit. He holds an average starting position of 2.1, coupled with an average finishing position of 5.3.-Richard Childress Racing
Oct 4 - 4:36 PM

Austin Dillon survived his third-worst track last week with an eighth-place finish at Dover International Speedway. Charlotte Motor Speedway is his second-best course with an average finish of 12.8 in five starts.

Last week’s eighth advanced him into the second round of the Chase. Dillon has been solid on this track type all year. In seven starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, he has five top-15s and a 16th. Dillon was 12th in May’s Coke 600 at Charlotte. His best effort ended in a fifth at Vegas.
Oct 3 - 9:47 PM