Martinsville II: Austin Dillon preview

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's Kroger 200. This is the same chassis that ...

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's Kroger 200.

This is the same chassis that Dillon drove to Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway in July, leading 187 of 200 laps, earning a perfect driver rating of 150 and out-dueling Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered restart to earn his first career NCWTS victory and bring sponsor Bass Pro Shops and RCR's famed black No. 3 to Victory Lane. Dillon also raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, at New Hampshire, finishing fifth after starting fourth, at Darlington, finishing fifth after starting ninth, at Nashville Superspeedway, finishing second after starting second, at Gateway International Raceway, finishing seventh after starting sixth, and at Texas Motor Speedway in June, finishing third after starting on the pole. The Bass Pro Shops team boasts an average starting position of 3.8 and an average finish of 3.8 with this chassis.

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 14 out of 20 races.

AUSTIN DILLON:

What are your thoughts on Martinsville Speedway?

"Martinsville is a tough track because it's so tight and there's always lots of action. As small as it is, it has a distinct line you have to find to be fast. We didn't have the best race here in the spring, but we've progressed so much as a team since the spring race at Martinsville. We're heading into the race as the defending series winners, and I think the momentum we have following our Las Vegas win and pole, along with other recent successes, will help us this time around."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Sauter , Austin Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing