|Austin Dillon is 30/1 to win Daytona 500.|
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.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:
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.”
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