Camping World Truck Series points leader Austin Dillon will attempt to make his Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
Dillon, grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, will drive the No. 98 Curb Agajanian entry sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's Centennial Celebration.
"It's an honor to make my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut with the support of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, Mike Curb and Camping World," said Dillon, who is a Co-Chair of the National Youth Leadership Committee of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration. "I think this weekend will be an opportunity to get experience in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and to race at a totally different level while highlighting the accomplishments of one of our nation's greatest leaders."
Dillon currently leads the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings with five races remaining in just his second full season in the series. His NCWTS pit crew, led by crew chief Danny Stockman, will serve in the same roles for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
The Kansas Speedway race by Dillon will be the 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start for car co-owner Mike Curb. and Curb-Agajanian Racing.