This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Dillon...
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Dillon has raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, on one previous occasion, finishing a career-best sixth at Kansas Speedway on May 2.
Tricky Triangle ... Dillon participated in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series test session at Pocono Raceway on Monday, May 17, in preparation for the inaugural NCWTS/ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards double header at the 2.5-mile triangle on Saturday, July 31. Although Dillon has not previously competed at Pocono, he participated in a driving school at the track earlier this year.
All About Points ... Six races into the 2010 NCWTS season, Dillon is 11th in the NCWTS point standings and leads the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings.
Gaining Momentum ... Dillon earned a career-best sixth-place NCWTS finish at Kansas Speedway on May 2 and was in contention to best his Kansas performance at Dover last weekend but suffered mechanical problems with just three laps remaining, relegating him to a 15th-place finish.
Representing Bass Pro Shops ... Dillon and Richard Childress will sign autographs at the Bass Pro Shops at Concord Mills Mall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon and his brother, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Ty Dillon, will participate in the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports' annual fundraising event at the NASCAR SpeedPark at Concord Mills Mall on Tuesday, May 25, from 1:15 until 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event includes a memorabilia auction and a portion of proceeds will help support NASCAR legend Larry Pearson, who was involved in an accident at Bristol Motor Speedway during the Legends Showdown in March.
Have you ever raced at Charlotte?
"I have watched many races from RCR's condo in turn 1 but I have never raced there. I've raced in the little quarter-mile track, that's about it. I'm looking forward to being in the seat instead of watching from the stands."
What will you do to prepare for Charlotte?
"I was able to go do the Petty driving school there. I will watch old videos and try to stay focused. The track is a smooth, fast place so I think we'll be good. We've had great trucks all season."
What has been your best experience in the truck series so far this year?
"I had a great time at Kansas because I think it really showed how strong we are as a team. We worked our way up to a season-best finish after starting in the back, so I think it showed just how fast our race trucks are. I had a good race at Dover as well. We just didn't get the finish we needed. We were running in the top-10 and probably could have earned a top-five but the finish didn't show it. Still, I enjoyed Dover. It's a neat track."