Found August 01, 2013 on
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....
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Austin Dillon knows that Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa might be his best shot yet at a victory.
But it's not necessarily because Dillon is running so well. It's mostly because Kyle Busch is staying at Pocono Raceway.
Dillon, who took over the Nationwide points lead last week despite going winless through 19 starts, headlines a field almost exclusively...
What a great last two month’s it’s been for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon.
The youngster went from having to run perfectly and hope for a little luck with the top four title contenders to leading the championship leaving Indy.
In the last nine races Dillon has finished in the top 10 seven times with four top fives. He has three top fives in the last four races...
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A little short track out in Iowa will light up for the second time this season when the Nationwide Series hits this tough venue. Rain drenched the race last June, forcing it to be moved to Sunday and then it was Trevor Bayne and Austin Dillon dueling it out for the victory, with Bayne coming out on top. With the weather looking good, it looks like the cars will...
Welcome to the inaugural season of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge. This will take place all year long and will feature our esteemed panel of experts who will pick a winner in the series running that weekend.
For this weekend the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series will be at the Pocono Raceway, running the Pocono Mountains 125 and GoBowling.com 400...
Austin Dillon led the way with a lap of 23.289 seconds in the final practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 from Iowa. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Larson, Parker Kligerman, Alex Bowman, and Elliott Sadler.
Austin Dillon led the way with a lap of 23.374 seconds in the first practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 from Iowa. Rounding out the top five was Kenny Wallace, Kyle Larson, Nelson Piquet, Jr., and Alex Bowman.
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