Austin Dillon shown here leading the pack, now also leads in the race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. (Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images).
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
It’s been a great season all the way across the NASCAR landscape for Austin Dillon.
Last week at Eldora he captured victory in NASCAR’s first dirt-track race in 43 years. Then Dillon followed that feat on Wednesday by accomplishing something Saturday that hasn’t been done in 11 years.
Austin Dillon finished the Indiana 250 Nationwide Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 12th-position — which doesn’t sound super impressive — but it was just enough for the young 23-year old driver to take over the points lead from Sam Hornish Jr.
This change atop the point standings marks the third straight race that the top-spot in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings has changed hands, but what Dillon accomplished is much more meaningful for some die-hard fans of a special car number....