Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Austin Dillon has 8.5 average finish in past six Daytona races

Austin Dillon is 30/1 to win Daytona 500.
This Week’s Dow Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway … In seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, Dillon has acquired one top-five and five top-10 finishes. The Welcome, North Carolina, driver, who grew up attending races at Daytona International Speedway with his family, has eight starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with one win, six top-five and six top-10 finishes. He has two starts at the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Pole Winner … Dillon earned his career-first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole award with a lap of 196.019 mph (45.914 seconds) in the 2014 edition of the Daytona 500. It marked the fourth time the No. 3 has won the pole for the Daytona 500, and its 67th Cup Series pole, overall. Dillon also started on the front row for the July 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

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Meet Dillon
… Dillon is scheduled to greet race fans at the NASCAR Trackside Superstore on Thursday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m. EST. The Trackside Superstore footprint is located outside Daytona International Speedway’s center injector. Dillon is also scheduled to participate in a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage on Thursday, February 23 from 3-3:15 p.m. EST.


Your car owner has two Daytona 500 trophies. What is it going to take for you to get him lucky number three?
“Just being smart, keeping ourselves in a good position the entire race. Speed is going to be key when we get there and working with our teammates. We’ve got to be smart about how we work with our teammates to keep ourselves up front.”

In the past, each manufacturer used to really work together in the draft. Do you think that is still the case? Or do the cars really draft with anyone, despite their manufacturer?
“I see that there are different guys that I can link up to. I don’t know what rhyme or reason to it anymore. I do notice bumps when you are around certain guys. We will try and figure that out on practice day and also in the Duels you will be able to figure out some guys that you want to be around in the race for the 500.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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