"I'm a racer so when Sharp-Gallaher Racing presented me with the opportunity to race I jumped at it,"
DENVER, N.C. (November 12, 2013) - Sharp-Gallaher Racing announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship points leader and 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Austin Dillon will drive the No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado in the Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, Nov. 15. Sharp-Gallaher Racing won the 2012 event at the 1.5-mile South Florida racetrack in an exciting last lap pass by Cale Gale.
Dillon is no stranger to the Camping World Truck Series. In his rookie season of competition in 2010, Dillon earned Rookie of the Year honors and finished fifth in the Driver's Championship Point Standings, becoming only the second rookie to do so in nine seasons. He followed up his rookie season success by claiming the 2011 Camping World Truck Series Driver's Championship title in RCR's No. 3 Chevrolet, becoming the youngest champion in series history at 21 years, six months and 22 days. He advanced to full-time Nationwide Series competition in 2012, securing Rookie of the Year honors on the strength of two race wins at Kentucky Speedway while leading the series in top-10 finishes. Now in his sophomore year in the Nationwide Series, Dillon leads the battle for the championship title by eight points over Sam Hornish Jr. going into the final race of the 2013 season.
"We are very excited to have Austin (Dillon) in the No. 6 Chevolet at Homestead," said team co-owner Eddie Sharp Jr. "Austin is a very talented driver and will bring great experience to the organization. Max (Gresham) has shown a lot of improvement throughout the season and this is a great opportunity for him to work with a champion like Austin."
FOX Sports 1's live coverage of the Homestead-Miami 200 is scheduled to begin Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.