Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Austin Dillon: 'I love Las Vegas; I plan to hang out at the South Point...'

Austin Dillon is 100/1 to win Kobalt 400
Austin Dillon
No. 3 Dow Energy & Water Chevrolet SS
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This Week’s Dow Energy & Water Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
… Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 477 in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In 2014, Dillon raced this Chevrolet SS to a 24th-place finish at Dover International Raceway in September, a 20th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in September and a 14th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

Dillon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Dillon has made two previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, posting a 16th-place finish in 2014 and a 21st-place finish in 2013. In two NASCAR XFINITY Series appearances at the track, he has posted a pair of top-10 finishes (sixth after starting fourth in March 2013, and seventh after starting third in March 2012). He has two starts at the 1.5-mile oval in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with one pole award and one race win to his credit (September 2010). In his 2011 Camping World Truck Series appearance at the track, Dillon started second and battled back from a lap-three accident to finish 17th.

Welcome, Dow … Returning primary sponsor of the No.3 Chevrolet SS, 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.

Dow Energy & Water … The Dow Energy and Water Solutions businesses are uniquely positioned to solve the increasing industry challenges created by the convergence of the water-energy nexus across the value chain. Dow provides superior solutions by combining chemistry, physics, materials science and biology. As an innovative purification and separation leader, Dow is improving the quality of water, food and pharmaceuticals and industrial efficiencies. Dow works collaboratively to develop solutions that make traditional energy sources more efficient and environmentally friendly while also providing solutions that support new efficient, clean energy use all over the world. From lighter, more aerodynamic materials that improve the performance for cars, trains, and wind turbines to materials that utilize renewable energy to more efficiently power homes and trucks, Dow is helping make the future brighter for everyone.

RCR Salutes … The No. 3 Dow Chevrolet team pit box sports a patriotic theme this season in homage to the United States military, current service members and the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. On Sunday, the team honors NASCAR Troops to the Track airmen from Nellis AFB and Creech AFB. The service members are representing the 820th Red Horse Squadron, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron, the 99th Medical Group, 99th Mission Support Group and the 99th ABG.

One Year Ago … In his most recent appearance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dillon started fourth and maintained a top-10 running position in the beginning of the race, but developed a tight-handling condition in the middle portion losing track position and ultimately finishing 16th.

Double Duty … Dillon is double-duty this weekend, competing in the XFINITY Series in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Series in the No. 3 Dow Energy & Water Chevroleton Sunday. Saturday’s XFINITY Series race is live on FOX Sports 1 at 4 p.m. ET, while Sunday’sSprint Cup Series race is live on FOX beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Meet Dillon … Dillon and his fellow Richard Childress Racing teammates are scheduled to sign autographs at the South Point Hotel & Casino on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Local Time.


How do you like racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?

“I love Las Vegas. I love the atmosphere, I love the speed of the track and I love the bumps. I’ve won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas, so I like going there. We did qualify well there last year and that was my first 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with this team, so I think it was a solid run. We backed up a little bit from where we qualified, but if we can have another good qualifying run like we did last year and maintain our speed throughout the race it will be good. I remember Paul Menard was really fast at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year for RCR, so we have some things we can build on for sure.”

Do you like to gamble?
“I do like to play a little bit of black jack. I plan to hang out at the South Point Hotel & Casino and you should all come join me.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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