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In the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held during the day at Kentucky Speedway, Austin Dillon returned to the site of his first career NNS victory earlier this year to double up with what is now his second series win, capturing Saturday’s Kentucky 300. Dillon, who started the race from the pole, regained [...]
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Austin Dillon became the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) driver to earn a single-season, two-race Kentucky Speedway 300-mile race sweep today by sailing his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing car beneath the checkered flag 1.059 seconds ahead of Sam Hornish Jr.’s No. 12 Penske Racing machine.
After misfiring on two previous restarts on the high line, Dillon and Crew Chief Danny...
Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon became the second driver to earn back-to-back NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky Speedway pole awards this afternoon with a 177.264 mph (30.463 seconds) lap.
Dillon posted the third quickest Kentucky qualifying run in NNS track history and is the first in track history to earn back-to-back series pole awards in the same season. He will...
Rookie Austin Dillon took advantage of misfortune to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler to win the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.
Sam Hornish Jr. was second, followed by Brendan Gaughan, Drew Herring and Sadler, who reclaimed the season points lead from Stenhouse.
Dillon seemed destined for a runner-up run behind Sadler, who got an opening when Stenhouse...
Despite starting from the pole, the only way that Austin Dillon was going to be able to get a season sweep at Kentucky Speedway was if two other cars had problems.
As it turned out, problems emerged for both Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler, and that handed the win to Dillon.
“We lost power steering,” said Elliott Sadler to ESPN reporters after the race. “Nobody could...
Happy Birthday Pop-Pop! That’s what Ty and Austin Dillon should be saying to their grandfather Richard Childress after they swept Childress’s birthday weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. Austin Dillon finished off the Kentucky sweep this afternoon as he held off Richard Childress Racing teammate Elliot Sadler throughout the race. RCR left Kentucky on a very high note. Not only...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Austin Dillon), third (Brendan Gaughan) and fifth (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by four points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 15 markers behind his RCR teammate.
The No. 2 team ranks second in the Nationwide Series...
Austin Dillon won the pole for Saturday’s Kentucky 300 from Kentucky with a time of 30.463 seconds. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Sam Hornish, Jr., Drew Herring, and Michael Annett round out the top five starting positions. No drivers failed to qualify for the race. The event will be live on ESPN at 3:30 PM EST.
Austin Dillon led the way with a lap of 30.727 seconds in the first practice for the Kentucky 300 from Kentucky. Rounding out the top five was Elliott Sadler, Sam Hornish, Jr., Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Brendan Gaughan.
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Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Austin Dillon), third (Brendan Gaughan) and fifth (Elliott Sadler). Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by four points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 15 markers behind his RCR teammate. The No. 2 team ranks second in the Nationwide Series owner championship...