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Austin Dillon

1990-04-27 (age 31)


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Austin Dillon looking to 'light it up' at NASCAR All-Star Race

A win at Texas Motor Speedway last season sent Austin Dillon to the playoffs while a win there this weekend could make him $1 million richer.

Austin Dillon and Chevrolet lead Coke 600 practice

Austin Dillon, a previous winner of the Coca-Cola 600, led the way in Friday’s lone NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Austin Dillon once dreaded Richmond but now "it's my favorite"

An upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway typically didn’t stir good emotions for Austin Dillon, but that was then, and this is now.

Austin Dillon wins Duel #2 with last-lap pass on Wallace Daytona 500
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Austin Dillon wins Duel #2 with last-lap pass on Wallace

Austin Dillon used a daring last-lap pass of Bubba Wallace and held on to claim the win in second Daytona 500 qualifying race.

NASCAR's Austin Dillon to run Rolex 24 with RWR Eurasia

Former Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon is the latest current or former NASCAR driver with plans to compete in the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Austin Dillon's message to skeptics: "Keep doubting us"

Darlington showed Austin Dillon’s playoff appearance was no joke while Richmond was evidence he plans to stay around a while in the 2020 championship battle.

NASCAR's Austin Dillon medically cleared to race at Dover

After a bout with COVID-19, Austin Dillon has been medically cleared to return to NASCAR competition this weekend.

Austin Dillon tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Daytona

Austin Dillon has become the fourth NASCAR driver who has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s race on the Daytona Road Course.

2020 NASCAR Cup Texas full race results

Austin Dillon won Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in a shock 1-2 finish for Richard Childress Racing.

Austin Dillon wins at Texas in shock RCR 1-2

For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Cup Series produced an unexpected winner.

Austin Dillon "throwing caution to the wind" at Talladega

Austin Dillon has had a solid start to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season but this weekend’s race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway presents an opportunity he doesn’t intend to squander.

Kyle Busch on driver safety: "We're not invincible"

Ryan Newman’s fellow NASCAR competitors are pleased to see his speedy recovery from last week’s Daytona crash but also offered a stark warning about the dangers of their sport.

Austin Dillon fastest in Friday's Cup practice at Michigan

With three poles in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series already this season, Austin Dillon looks primed to win a fourth.

Bowyer calls Dillon's block "foolish" after 17-car wreck

Clint Bowyer frustrated with Austin Dillon after they get together racing for the lead to create the ‘Big One’ late in the race at Daytona.

Austin Dillon fends off Ford charge for Stage 2 win at Daytona

Austin Dillon withstood a tough challenge from Clint Bowyer to take the Stage 2 win at Daytona International Speedway.

Austin Dillon tops Kevin Harvick for Chicagoland Cup pole

Austin Dillon wins his third pole of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season but would like a solid finish to go with it.

Austin Dillon tops Almirola to win Cup pole at Talladega

Austin Dillon helped bookend a successful day at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for Richard Childress Racing.

Rear deck lid of Austin Dillon's No. 3 car taken by NASCAR

NASCAR officials confiscated the rear deck lid of Austin Dillon’s No 3 Chevrolet on Friday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and the penalties could prove costly.

"Hard work" and resilience net Austin Dillon Top 10 at Fontana

Austin Dillon was finally able to earn a result worthy of the speed he has shown this season but it was not easy.

Austin Dillon has speed, now needs to overcome "mistakes"

Austin Dillon has shown plenty of speed this season but has little so far to show for it.

NASCAR plans tweaks to prevent another "mockery" of qualifying

NASCAR officials plan to make some changes to Cup series qualifying but hope to retain the group, or knockout qualifying format.

Austin Dillon wins pole after nobody posts final round speed

Austin Dillon won his first pole of the 2019 season and didn’t need to post a speed in the final round of qualifying to do it.

Richard Childress Racing paces first Cup practice at Las Vegas

Richard Childress Racing teammates Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric led the way in Friday’s lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session.

Austin Dillon looking for "magic" in another Daytona 500 win

When Austin Dillon went through the tunnel at Daytona International Speedway last Thursday in preparation for the start of Speedweeks, the memories started to resurge.

Almirola: "I would return the favor" to Austin Dillon for 500 win

Stewart-Haas Racing's Aric Almirola says he would "return the favor" if he was to again fight Austin Dillon for victory in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500.

Austin Dillon: Cup title is "the carrot that drives me every day"

Austin Dillon has already played a role in the 50-year NASCAR legacy of Richard Childress Racing but he wants even more.

RCR to run commemorative gold paint schemes in 2019 Daytona 500

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Richard Childress Racing will run a pair of gold paint schemes in the 2019 running of the Daytona 500.

Austin Dillon the first playoff driver out in "crazy race"

Austin Dillon suffered terminal damage to his No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in Sunday’s Bank of America 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval - an accident that also knocked the third-generation driver out of the 2018 NASCAR playoffs.

Which playoff drivers are in danger of being eliminated at the Roval?

At the inaugural running of the Charlotte Roval, the field of 16 playoff drivers will be trimmed down to 12. So which four are on the outside looking in entering the final race of Round 1?

Analysis: Where the contenders stand entering NASCAR's playoffs

Kenny Bruce takes an in-depth look at the 16 drivers who will battle for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

NASCAR sends six cars to aerodynamic testing

Kevin Harvick’s Michigan race-winning Stewart-Haas Racing Ford is one of six NASCAR Cup series cars taken to the wind tunnel by the series to help inform its 2019 specifications.

RCR wanted Chevrolet team alliance amid struggles

Richard Childress Racing wanted the Chevrolet NASCAR Cup series teams to form an alliance early in the season to get on top of the 2018 Camaro during its struggles.

Austin Dillon 'surprised' by lack of 2018 race winners

Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon is 'surprised' that only six drivers have won NASCAR Cup races in 2018 and that it suggests the series does not have the "right package".

Austin Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Michigan

Richard Childress Racing is a winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series again.

Roundtable: Is Harvick the one to beat in NASCAR's All-Star Race?

Welcome back to the latest edition of the NASCAR Roundtable where our team previews the All-Star Race, makes some early-season playoff predictions and discusses the ongoing battle between the sport's veterans and young guns.

Five Cup drivers take part in Michigan tire test

While the next stop in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is Talladega, five Cup drivers made the voyage to the Irish Hills this week for a Goodyear tire test at Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR takes six Cup cars to wind tunnel for aero testing

For this first time this season, NASCAR is taking cars from each manufacturer to the wind tunnel for aerodynamic testing.

NASCAR Mailbag: Will Monster Energy renew entitlement deal?

This week's questions include everything from will Road America or Mid-Ohio ever host a Cup race to who'll replace Monster Energy as title sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series.

Five things to watch for in the Atlanta Truck race

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race of the 2018 season.

Eye in the Sky: How Austin Dillon's spotter helped him win the 500

Throughout the 2018 NASCAR season, will spotlight the winning spotter from various Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series races.

Roundtable: Was Dillon's last-lap contact with Almirola a dirty move?

The NASCAR team at have plenty to discuss after a wild Daytona 500 that kicked off the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Less is more for Richard Childress Racing

It’s been a while since Richard Childress Racing’s engine department received rave reviews at NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series level.

Austin Dillon writes his Daytona 500 history – in permanent ink

After Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500, his “Wolfpack” howled at the moon until the sun came up on Monday.

Daytona 500: Austin Dillon takes emotional win after chaotic last-lap

Austin Dillon brought the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back to Victory Lane for the Daytona 500 for the first time in 20 years.

Austin Dillon: "We've got something for the 500"

Until last July, Austin Dillon had finished his seven previous Cup starts at Daytona International Speedway virtually unscathed.

Austin Dillon looking for "more opportunities to win" this season

Austin Dillon earned his first win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last season and with it his second consecutive trip to the playoffs.

RCR completes their 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup

Richard Childress Racing on Wednesday announced five different drivers – Austin and Ty Dillon, Shane Lee, Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan – will compete in its third full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entry this season.

Mailbag: Will Dodge return to NASCAR and are stages here to stay?

Stage racing, Dodge's return and NASCAR's schedule all made it into this week's edition of the NASCAR Mailbag.

A look back at NASCAR's first-time winners in 2017

NASCAR's 2017 season saw a grand total of 15 first-time winners across its three national divisions. As several star names step aside, these drivers are stepping up to carry the torch into the future.

After 22 years, Andy Petree is returning to Richard Childress Racing

The 59-year-old Hickory, N.C., native, who led Dale Earnhardt to the 1993 and 1994 Cup championships, will return to the Welcome, N.C., racing campus as advisor for competition.

Dover did little to alter the playoff picture

Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover (Del.) International Raceway didn’t alter the playoff picture in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

NASCAR playoffs: Handicapping the bottom feeders at Dover

On the eve of elimination from the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series Playoffs, 21 points separate the bottom five drivers entering Dover International Speedway.

NASCAR Roundtable: Which playoff drivers will be eliminated at Dover?

Also discussed this week are should post-race celebrations be limited in NASCAR to guard against any possible rules violations?

Pit road vexes playoff teams in Chicago, derailing Kyle Busch's race

Pit road mistakes were common and generally costly for several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title contenders on Sunday.

Which playoff driver will prevail at Chicagoland?

The first race of the first round kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

Austin Dillon enters the NASCAR playoffs "with nothing to lose"

With nothing to lose and everything to gain, Austin Dillon figures he’s in a good position to kick off the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

Austin Dillon leads Chevrolet with strong top-five run in Southern 500

Austin Dillon has lived the highs and lows of NASCAR racing – all in this season.

RCR receives dose of NASCAR playoff optimism Sunday at Michigan

With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs start just three weeks away, Richard Childress Racing needed a shot of optimism for its two qualified drivers.

Popularity contest: Who will Dale Jr. support when he retires?

Looking for a driver to follow once Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires from full-time competition next season?

Great day for RCR derailed by late-race wrecks

One week after Austin Dillon’s breakthrough victory in the Coca-Cola 600, Richard Childress Racing was in line to have its best overall performance this season at Dover International Speedway.