Nashville II: Austin Dillon preview

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

This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Nashville Superspeedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's Nashville 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 Gateway International Raceway, finishing seventh after starting sixth, and at Texas Motor Speedway in June, finishing third after starting on the pole.

Dillon at Nashville ... Dillon has made one previous NCWTS start at Nashville, finishing 14th after starting 13th in April of this year.

The Season so Far ... In the first 13 races of the 2010 NCWTS season, Dillon boasts an average starting position of 6.9 and an average finish position of 12.1. In the last six consecutive races, he has earned six top-10 finishes and three top-fives, along with three pole awards.

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 nine out of 13 races.

Tennessee Titans ... Dillon will visit the Tennessee Titan's training camp in Nashville on Friday.

Meet Austin Dillon ... Austin Dillon will sign autographs at Nashville Superspeedway from 2-3 p.m. Central in the main fan midway. The session is designed to raise funds for Nashville flood victims.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES

What are your thoughts on going to Nashville Superspeedway for the second time this season?

"I'm pretty excited about it. Our team has developed a lot since our last race at Nashville Superspeedway, and I've become a lot better as a driver. I'm learning how to drive these trucks. We are bringing our Iowa race winning truck, with a similar set-up to what we used at Iowa, so I think we have a good chance at performing well this weekend."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Sauter , Austin Dillon