Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Austin Dillon using Menard's Las Vegas chassis at Bristol

Austin Dillon is 35/1 to win Sunday; his brother Ty Dillon is 100/1.
This Week’s Bass Pro Shops / Ranger Boats Chevrolet SS at Bristol Motor Speedway … Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 526 in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dillon’s teammate Paul Menard drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to a 15th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.

Dillon at Bristol Motor Speedway … In four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dillon posted his best finish of 10th in April 2015 after starting 12th, which is also his best starting position at the track. His best NASCAR XFINITY Series finish in six starts is third in August 2014. He has two starts at BMS in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, finishing 17th in 2010 and 23rd in 2011.

#BroVsBro … Dillon and his younger brother, Ty, will both race Bass Pro-branded entries this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, marking the first time the brothers will sport the iconic Bass Pro Shops logo on the hood of their Sprint Cup Series Chevrolets in the same race during their careers. Austin’s No. 3 Chevrolet SS features Ranger Boats for the first time of his racing career. Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.

Meet The Dillons … Meet Austin and Ty Dillon at the Bass Pro Shops display located in the Bristol Motor Speedway Midway area on Sunday at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time.


What’s the difference between racing at Bristol during the day and racing Bristol at night?

“At night, the handling of the car is a lot better. During the day, you slide around a lot more than you do at night. I think you can use the bottom of the track a little bit more during the day because the top doesn’t stay as dominate for as long. Either way, you have to be patient and stay out of wrecks and in the race. You have to keep yourself going to be there at the end. We ran third there last year on the final restart and ended up running out of fuel. We fought through the entire race and put ourselves in a good position for the end of the race.”

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