An accident at Dover International Speedway put an end to a two-race, top-10 streak for Austin Dillon. He finished third at Talladega SuperSpeedway and sixth at Kansas Speedway to make it appear he was starting to get some momentum.
Dover is the site of Austin Dillon’s third-worst career average finish with a 25.4 five starts. Worse still, on average he loses a little more than seven positions per race from his starting position.
Austin Dillon finished sixth at Kansas Speedway in the GoBowling.com 400. This came on the heels of a third at Talladega and marks the second time this season that he earned back-to-back top-10s.
Austin Dillon entered Texas Motor Speedway this April with four consecutive top-15 results on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He sustained crash damage and finished 19th in the Duck Commander 500—two laps off the pace.
Austin Dillon was one of 33 drivers impacted by some form of crash damage in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but after getting a Free Pass, he drafted to third on the final lap and finished there. He lost one place-differential point after starting on the outside of the front row.
Austin Dillon posted the fastest single lap in the first round of qualification for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. His top speed of 192.796 mph narrowly outpaced freshman Chase Elliott.
Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon (#3 Chevrolet SS) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Austin Dillon got loose off the air of Denny Hamlin’s front bumper with about 50 laps remaining in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He was battling for a top-10 at the time, but finished 19th with crash damage.
Austin Dillon had the quickest 10-lap average in final practice with a speed of 184.633 mph during his first 10 laps on track.
Austin Dillon got into several shoving matches with teammate Paul Menard as they battled inside the top 10; this raised his ire and intensified his focus. Dillon prevailed and finished fourth in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway—four spots ahead of the No. 27.
Last week, Austin Dillon won the pole for the Auto Club 400. This week, he fell all the way to 29th on the STP 500 grid at Martinsville Speedway.
Austin Dillon entered last week’s Auto Club 400 with a sweep of the top-11 positions and would have extended that if not for a broken pit gun. Still, his average position of 11.6 puts him seventh on the chart ahead of several marquee names.
A broken pit gun on the left rear of the No. 3 cost Austin Dillon a shot at the top 10 on the final stop of the Auto Club 400. He entered pit road in 11th and exited 25th.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon wins the TreatMyClot.com 300 by Janssen, his seventh victory in 102 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.