Phoenix: Austin Dillon preview

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's NASCAR 150. Dillon has raced this ...

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's NASCAR 150. Dillon has raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, on two previous occasions, finishing a season-worst 35th at Charlotte Motor Speedway following an early race crash resulting from loose lugnuts on the No. 3 Chevrolet. He also drove this Silverado to a sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway on May 2.

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 15 out of 23 races.

All About Points ... With two races remaining in the 2010 NCWTS, Dillon is fifth in the championship point standings, 84 markers in arrears of Matt Crafton in fourth.

AUSTIN DILLON:

Can you compare Phoenix to any other track on the schedule?

"No, Phoenix is a unique animal. It's very different from any of the other tracks I've been to before. I don't exactly know what to expect. I think it will be extremely challenging. I haven't raced there in a truck yet, but I raced the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Phoenix last year, so I do have a few laps of experience."

What makes Phoenix so difficult?

"The track is difficult because every corner is different. Turns one and two are completely different from three and four, so you have to give up a little bit setup-wise in order to make sure the truck is decent through the entire track. The truck has to be very neutral at Phoenix. Also, it's important not to overdrive the corners."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton , Austin Dillon