|Austin Dillon is 30-to-1 to win at Fontana Sunday.|
Dillon at Auto Club Speedway … Dillon has two previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts to his credit at Auto Club Speedway, earning finishes of 16th and 11th in 2015 and 2014, respectively. He has made three previous starts at the two-mile track in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, earning a pair of fifth-place finishes (2012 and 2013) and one DNF (2015).
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Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Q&A session on behalf of Coca-Cola at Auto Club Speedway’s Fan Fest event on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. Local Time. Dillon will be at the Coca-Cola Race Day Ready mobile unit.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
Is Auto Club Speedway a place where you get a real sensation of speed or is it just a lot like the other intermediate tracks?
“You definitely have a sensation of speed at Auto Club Speedway. You’re rolling at Fontana because the straightaways are so long you have to get going at some point. It will be fun, especially with the low downforce package and no grip already. You’ll be fighting some side-force throughout the corner.”
Talk about the seams at Auto Club Speedway. How do they affect your line around the track?
“The seams can really make or break a corner if you get caught on one. You have to really focus on your entry and how you straddle them because you’re looking at that seam all the way around the track and you can kind of get lost in it so you don’t want to put your right front against it or right under it. It’s one of those places that you want to center it up and try to skip it.”
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