FORT WORTH Austin Dillon's double duty at Texas Motor Speedway came to fruition pretty late in the game.
Dillon, who is a regular in the Nationwide Series, didn't find out until Monday that he would be running in Sunday's Sprint Cup race. The seat was originally going to A.J. Allmendinger, but Dillon ended up getting the spot.
"We just kind of got everything put together," said Dillon, who will be running in the Phoenix Racing entry. "Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet here in Texas, along with Red Barn, along with Realtree has come together to work with us to run this week's race."
Dillon, who is fifth in points in the Nationwide Series after five races, said the key for him running both races is to stay hydrated.
He also hopes to keep the string of solid races for Phoenix Racing going. James Finch's team is 11th in the owner point standings with Regan Smith, Allmendinger and Dillon handling the driving duties. Dillon finished 31st and 21st in his two starts this year.
Keeping the ...