Found July 06, 2012 on
Austin Dillon is in trouble again.
His Nationwide Series pole-winning speed on Friday afternoon was disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying inspection. Officials found an illegal open cooling hose that went into the cockpit, a violation of Rule 20A-2.1J.
He dropped to the rear of the field, No. 42, for the start of the Jalapeno 250 on Friday night but is still credited with winning the pole. However, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start from the No. 1 position.
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said further penalties might be announced next week.
Dillon was also penalized last weekend when his race-winning No. 3 Chevrolet failed post-race inspection at Kentucky Speedway. He still got to claim the win, but the points penalty dropped him to second in the championship.
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Austin Dillon could be in line for another penalty.
Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet failed a post-qualifying inspection at Daytona International Speedway on Friday after NASCAR officials found an open cooling hose in the cockpit, which would boost aerodynamics.
The announcement came after Dillon claimed the pole for Friday night's Nationwide race at Daytona. It also came four...
Austin Dillon says he'd be honored to drive the late Dale Earnhardt's iconic No. 3 in the Sprint Cup Series.
Dillon is the grandson of Richard Childress, who owns the rights to the number and uses it for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has also used the number before in the Nationwide Series, but the No. 3 has not been in a Cup race since Earnhardt'...
Austin Dillon made a charge for the win before getting spun and sliding sideways across the finish line in the fourth position to conclude a wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon started the Daytona 250 powered by Coca-Cola from the rear of the 43-car field after his team was issued an infraction following qualifying on Friday...
NASCAR drivers are more often than not good family men--husbands, and in Kevin Harvick's case, soon-to-be father. The impending birth of his first child could cost "Happy" Harvick a start in tonight's race at Daytona International Speedway.
Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon has returned to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he will remain on standby to drive...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon has returned to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he will remain on standby to drive the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway should Richard Childress Racing teammate Kevin Harvick need to return home for...
Austin Dillon will stand by as a possible relief driver for Kevin Harvick in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400, the NASCAR Wire Service reported.
Harvick and his wife, DeLana Harvick, are expecting their first child, and there's a possibility the baby may be born Saturday, which also is DeLana Harvick's birthday.
"Happy birthday @DeLanaHarvick could be an interesting...
Austin Dillon won the pole for Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 from Daytona with a lap of 50.750. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Cole Whitt, Danica Patrick, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five starting positions. With only 43 entries, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN at 7:30 PM EST.
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