Posted February 20, 2014 on AP on Fox
Daytona 500 pole-sitter Austin Dillon is getting another sponsor. American Ethanol has partnered with Richard Childress Racing to sponsor Dillon in the famed No. 3 Chevrolet for select races this season. American Ethanol will be on Dillon's car beginning next week at Phoenix International Raceway. American Ethanol also will serve as an associate sponsor for Dillon's car for the entire season, joining Daytona 500 sponsor Dow as well as Cheerios, Realtree Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and the University of Northwestern Ohio. Dillon is an official spokesman for American Ethanol, which says corn ethanol reduces emissions by 59 percent and that NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million miles on renewable E15 fuel in the past several years.

Austin Dillon: Filling a Legend’s Shoes (or Car)

Austin Dillon has the No. 3 car in pole position (via NASCAR fans haven’t seen the No. 3 run in a Sprint Cup race since 2001. Thirteen years after the death of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt on the last lap of the Daytona 500, the iconic number has a new driver behind the wheel — Austin Dillon. Dillon, the grandson of RCR team owner Richard Childress, is no stranger...

Start your engines: Previewing the 56th Daytona 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series always seems to have a considerably short layover between the end of one season and the start of another, and with that being said, it’s almost time for the best drivers in stock cars to fight it out at Daytona International Superspeedway. Noted as the Super Bowl of racing, the Daytona 500 has been a mainstay for the Cup Series since its inaugural race...

NASCAR: Why Austin Dillon Can Win Daytona 500

  NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- It would be a huge story if rookie Austin Dillon could win the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Most everyone would throw out more conspiracy theories that NASCAR fixed the race to allow Dillon to win in the first race that the famed No. 3 Chevrolet was brought back since Dale Earnhardt’s death in the 2001 Daytona 500. I can assure you, there’s...

NASCAR at Daytona 2014: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

NASCAR starts their season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. All three series race at the 2.5 mile track. The Camping World Truck Series will run the Next era Energy Resources 250 on Friday evening, the Nationwide Series will run the Drive4COPD 300 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup cars will finish the weekend with the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Austin Dillon had the fastest...

The 3 is Back…And on the Pole

cashcraft740: Photo is courtesy of A new Nascar season is set to begin tomorrow at the Daytona 500 and our own Josh Overholser gives his take on what it means to have the #3 car back in Nascar. Oh yeah, and rookie Austin Dillon is behind the wheel and on the Pole! Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var...

Starting Lineup: Daytona 500

Pos. # Driver Sponsor/Make 1 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 2 78 Martin Truex. Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 3 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 6 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 7 9[...]

NASCAR: 5 Favorites to Win 2014 Daytona 500

NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- It’s hard to believe the Daytona 500 has already sprung  upon us. It seems like I was just doing the top five drivers to win last year’s big race. But, we’re in the biggest week of Daytona Speed Weeks with all the divisions of NASCAR getting underway this weekend. With qualifying already in the books, everyone now wants to look ahead on...

NASCAR: Ben Kennedy Leads Opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- Oh no, another conspiracy theory storyline at Daytona. Well, this one won’t be as loud as Austin Dillon winning the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500, but when people realize who was fastest in the opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice is, they may start screaming NASCAR is cheating again. Ben Kennedy, was fastest at Daytona on Wednesday...

Race Preview: Budweiser Duel Race 1

By virtue of his Coors Light Pole Award he won Sunday, rookie Austin Dillon gets the honors of leading the pack to the green flag for the first Budweiser Duel race. This will be the first time the Duel races are being run under the lights at the Daytona International[...]

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. Will Have to Forgo Front Row Starting Spot in Daytona 500 After Crash

NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- It was pretty simple for the 2014 Daytona 500 front row starters Austin Dillon and Martin Truex Jr. Just keep your car in one piece after their respective Budweiser Duel and enter Sunday’s race with momentum. Dillon, did just that in the first duel as when action started getting hairy he went to the back and just rode around there keeping his...

Daytona 500 Field Set following Budweiser Duels, Full Lineup

Austin Dillon claimed the pole and Martin Truex Jr. won a spot on the front row for the Daytona 500 via their qualifying times, but the rest of the field had their starting spot for the 56th annual Great American Race determined by their finish in Thursday’s Budweiser Duels. A total of 43 cars will start the Daytona 500 on Sunday headed by Dillon. Matt Kenseth will start third...

NASCAR: 2014 Nationwide Series Season Preview

NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- The NASCAR Nationwide Series season gets under way this weekend as well with the Drive 4 COPD 300 at the Daytona International Speedway. That race may be one of the better races of the weekend as so many stars will participate in the 300 mile race around the high banks of DIS. One thing that really gets overlooked throughout the offseason and...

Fan3Cast – February 19, 2014 Edition

Episode 2: This week Michael and Jason recap the Wednesday practice crash for the Sprint Cup Series and the Sprint Unlimited run last Saturday. FOX Sports 1 debuted some new talent and displays during Speedweeks that warrant discussing. Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. are some early season[...]
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