Found August 02, 2013 on
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 made up of Nationwide regulars.
Brad Keselowski is the lone Sprint Cup driver scheduled to be in the field.
NASCAR's top series runs Sunday in Pennsylvania. Busch, who has won eight Nationwide races in 15 tries in 2013, won't attempt the Pocono-Iowa double-dip like he's done in the past.
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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...
It looked like Austin Dillon was well on his way for his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season at Iowa Speedway Saturday night.
The youngster took over the lead on Lap 86 when he passed Regan Smith for the top spot off Turn 2 and led every lap until a late pit stop on Lap 201.
He dominated those 116 consecutive laps and looked to be the clear cut favorite to take the...
Austin Dillon entered the US Cellular 250 from Iowa Speedway as the NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader. He would lead a chunk of the race but ultimately had to settle for a fourth place finish.
Brad Keselowski, the only Sprint Cup driver in the field, found victory on Saturday night to earn his third win in the Nationwide Series this year.
RESULTS: Keselowski wins US Cellular...
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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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