Kansas: Austin Dillon preview

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250. This chassis, built in-house...

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250. This chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, will make its first on-track appearance this weekend.

All About Points ... Four races into the 2010 NCWTS season, Dillon sits 12th in the series' point standings, just two markers outside of 11th.

Top Rookie ... Dillon has earned the Raybestos Rookie of the Race Award in three out of four NCWTS races this season and currently leads the overall rookie standings.

Birthday Wishes ... Dillon celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday, April 27. A win in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 would make him the series' youngest race winner at Kansas Speedway and the only NCWTS driver to earn his career-first series victory at the 1.5-mile speedway.

AUSTIN DILLON:

Did you learn anything in your race at Nashville that you can apply to Kansas?

"It wasn't a bad run for our first time at Nashville. I learned a lot. We learned a lot in the pits and that is something that can help me at Kansas. Getting better on the restarts is one of the biggest things I'm learning now."

What's it like to drive a black No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, given the history of that number?

"It's a number that gets a lot of publicity, and I have a lot of fun driving it, but I'm trying to win with it. I feel fortunate to be running the No. 3. The man who made it famous was Dale Earnhardt, and I respect that. There's been mostly good reaction to it. Fans are glad to see it back out on the track. That's the biggest thing. If we go out and run well, the fans are going to love it."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Austin Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing