Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 11/18/11

DOVER, DE - MAY 14: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/Trackers Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 14, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Austin Dillon won the 2011 Camping World Truck Series title by finishing 10th in the rain shortened Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His closest pursuer in the title chase, Johnny Sauter, won the race, which was stopped due to a rainstorm with 15 laps to go. Dillon's title clinch was just a tad anticlimactic. As he prepared to be interviewed by SPEED, he received the word that the race was over and that he had beaten Sauter by six points. With 32 laps to go, Dillon restarted in second, but quickly fell to 15th after his truck couldn't get going. He was able to drive his way to 10th before the caution flag flew right after Denny Hamlin attempted to pass Sauter for the lead. Because Sauter was in the lead and eventually won, had Dillon slipped to 17th or further, Sauter would have been crowned the champion. The rain-shortened race and the title circumstances around it do raise an interesting question: Should NASCAR have waited the rainstorm out if at all possible and tried to fi...
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