Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Austin Dillon looks to continue solid Daytona runs in his first Sprint Unlimited

Austin Dillon is 25/2 to win the Sprint Unlimited
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Dow Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway
… Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 468 in the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to his career-best finish of fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the 2.5-mile track in July 2014. In addition, he finished 13th at Talladega Superspeedway in this Chevrolet in October 2014.

Dillon in the Sprint Unlimited … Dillon is one of 25 drivers eligible for the pre-season event recognizing 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole winners, past winners of the Sprint Unlimited, drivers who earned a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2014 and Daytona 500 pole winners who competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time last year. The RCR driver earned his spot after winning the pole last season at Daytona International Speedway. The 75-lap race is split into two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 serving as the breaking point. This year, select fans will be paired with each crew chief for a random drawing to determine starting and pit road positions. The drawings will take place on Friday, February 13 at the FDOT Main Stage inside the Sprint FANZONE beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This will be Dillon’s first Sprint Unlimited start (five drivers have won the event in their first appearance, including Buddy Baker in 1979, Dale Earnhardt in 1980, Jeff Gordon in 1994, Dale Jarrett in 1996 and Denny Hamlin in 2006).

Welcome, Dow …Returning as primary sponsor of the No.3 Chevrolet, Dow enters its second season with RCR and driver Austin Dillon. Together, both teams embrace the power of science, technology and safety as RCR tests Dow products under the most strenuous conditions. Dow also drives innovation to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, bringing a broad range of sustainable products and solutions to customers in nearly 180 countries with more than 6,000 products manufactured across the globe. See our YouTube video “Dawn to Dusk” to see how Dow products touch the lives of everyone…from dawn to dusk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSspiG8DkOs). More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com

Dirt Trackin’ … Catch Dillon from February 10 through 17 at Volusia Speedway Park where he and his brother, Ty, are scheduled to race dirt Modifieds as part of the 43rd annual University of Northwestern Ohio DIRTCar Nationals.


When you’re not at the race track, where do you like to go eat, what do you like to do?

“When I am on the road in Daytona, BJ’s across the street from the track has some good food. There is a sushi restaurant called Ronnin that has some crazy good sushi, so I like to go there. I’ll be racing at Volusia Motorsports Park most of the time during the evenings in my dirt modified. I enjoy that a lot. Both my brother and I race there so it’s fun, laid back family time. Between racing at Daytona International Speedway and Volusia, I’ll be going up and down the road from the big track to the dirt track quite a bit. It’s a lot of back and forth in the car.”

What are your thoughts heading into your first Sprint Unlimited?
“I think it’s cool to know that I won the pole last year for the Daytona 500 and one of the rewards is to always be able to race in this prestigious race. It will be my first Sprint Unlimited and I can’t wait. I’ve watched so many of them growing up. I think it will be especially exciting for all of the fans who get to sit in the new grandstands as part of the Daytona Rising project. You can see the entire track from up there, the view is incredible.”

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