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Austin Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet to a top-20 finish in his NASCAR Nationwide Series road course racing debut at Road America on Saturday despite losing third gear in his transmission early in the Sargento 200. Dillon started the 50-lap race from the 23rd position and drove to the 18th position before pitting for the first time under green-flag conditions on lap five for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco Green E15 fuel. Shortly after the green-flag pit stop, Dillon reported to crew chief Danny Stockman that the car’s transmission lost third gear.
With no remedy except to shift using only second and fourth gears, Dillon navigated his way around the 14-turn road course with the assistance of four different spotters placed strategically around the 4.048-mile track. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender made several routine four-tire and fuel-only pit stops throughout the race and was running in the 20th position when the caution flag was displayed a...
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Jacques Villeneuve bumped Danica Patrick from behind causing her to spin out on the final lap of the Nationwide Series race at Road America.
The incident happened just one week after NASCAR driver Austin Dillon sent Patrick spinning at Michigan International.
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fourth (Max Papis), 15th (Elliott Sadler) and 18th (Austin Dillon).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings over Austin Dillon by 11 points. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ranks third, followed by Sam Hornish and Cole Whitt.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is second in the Nationwide Series owner...
Potomac Family Dining Group along with Applebee's will support the NASCAR Unites program through the "Thank You Movement", in celebrating military families and the heroes of our American Armed Forces.The Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tim George Jr. will sport a special patriotic-themed "Thank...
After coming off another top-10 finish in Texas where it felt like one slipped away, Justin Lofton used the off week to take advice from his sponsor CollegeComplete.com and take some classes. To be more specific, he attended Rally Driving School in New Hampshire, learning skills that will help him both on the track and in his off-road racing. This week Lofton visits Kentucky...
Max Papis and the No. 33 Rheem/Menards team finished fourth after overcoming a pit road penalty. Starting from the fifth position, Papis reported the Chevrolet lacked rear grip. The Ernie Cope-led team took over the lead on lap 16 before a caution flag slowed the field the following lap. Papis relinquished the lead as he made ascheduled trip down pit road for tires and fuel. Restarting...
Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 11th (Jeff Burton), 16th (Kevin Harvick) and 20th (Paul Menard). Harvick ranks sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, 64 points behind Matt Kenseth's lead, while Menard ranks 14th and Burton ranks 19th. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Burton made 67...