Bristol: Austin Dillon preview

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 003 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Wednesday's O'Reilly 200. Dillon has raced this chassis,...

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 003 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Wednesday's O'Reilly 200. Dillon has raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, on two previous occasions, earning a sixth-place finish at O'Reilly Raceway Park after starting 12th and a 16th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway after starting 19th. Dillon tested this chassis at Little Rock Speedway in Rockingham, N.C. in March.

Raybestos Rookie Contender ... Dillon is currently the leading candidate for the 2010 Raybestos Rookie of the Year award and has earned Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors in 11 out of 15 races.

Dillon's Going Topless ... Following Wednesday night's O'Reilly 200, Dillon will spend Thursday traveling to Locust Grove, Arkansas so that he can compete in this weekend's 18th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway. The prestigious dirt late model race features cars with no roofs and pays $40,000 to win.

AUSTIN DILLON;

What are your thoughts on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway?

"I think its going to be an exciting race. Of course, most NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races are pretty exciting. I think Bristol will be really tough. The track reminds me of a dirt track that I have a lot of experience at, Bulls Gap, and hopefully, my dirt track racing experience will help me at Bristol. You have to move around a lot at Bristol, as there are three different lines around the track, so I think having a dirt track racing background will be helpful for that type of racing. We plan to attack the race the same way we do every race."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Austin Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing