Dover: Austin Dillon preview

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 002 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's Dover 200. Dillon has raced this...

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 002 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's Dover 200. Dillon has raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, on two previous occasions, finishing 14th after starting 13th at Nashville Superspeedway in April and 10th after starting fifth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March.

Honoring a Legend ... Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team will honor a legend during this weekend's Dover 200 NCWTS race.

All About Points ... Five races into the 2010 NCWTS season, Dillon is tied for eighth with Ricky Carmichael in the series' point standings, just 155 markers outside of the point lead.

Top Rookie ... Dillon has earned the Raybestos Rookie of the Race Award in four out of five NCWTS races this season and currently leads the overall rookie standings by 11 points over Justin Lofton. On Thursday, he will participate in the fifth annual Raybestos Rookie Dinner with members of the media at Dover.

Meet the Driver ... Dillon will participate in the NCWTS autograph session at the Camping World Store in the Dover FanZone beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday.

AUSTIN DILLON:

You're coming off of a career-best NCWTS finish at Kansas two weeks ago and a dirt Late Model win last weekend. Does that give you momentum heading into Dover?

"Any time you can have a good run it gives you momentum. As a rookie, the long breaks in between truck races this season has been tough because it's hard to build up momentum in your racing program. Running late model races has helped me and I'm ready for the Dover truck race. I've raced at Dover in an East car and I can definitely say it's a fast, fun track."

Is your grandfather, Richard Childress, extremely involved with your racing program?

"He's always involved, which is a good thing. It's always good to have input from a man with as much experience as he has. He talked to me at the beginning of the Kansas race about moving to the top and it took too long at the beginning for me to get up there. Finally, I got mad and just did it and the truck started working. The truck picked up speed and the race went well for us after doing that."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Justin Lofton , Austin Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing