Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon
48-Year-Old Driver
Richard Childress Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
NATIONWIDE
Points
0
Starts
7
Wins
1
Poles
0
Top5
2
Top10
4
Series
SPRINT
Points
2031
Starts
27
Wins
1
Poles
0
Top5
2
Top10
4
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While Dillon grabbed his first-career victory (Charlotte) in 2017, and he made the Chase for the Cup field, it still wasn't the campaign the No. 3 team quite expected. With just four Top-10 finishes, Dillon somehow managed to finish 11th in the final driver standings. Tha... read more
While Dillon grabbed his first-career victory (Charlotte) in 2017, and he made the Chase for the Cup field, it still wasn't the campaign the No. 3 team quite expected. With just four Top-10 finishes, Dillon somehow managed to finish 11th in the final driver standings. That was due in large part to the Chase format and how it rewards wins. From a consistency standpoint, last season failed to measure up in many respects. Dillon will look to hit the reset button in the upcoming season. He'll once again be paired with Justin Alexander as crew chief and the team will look to find more consistency and more Top-10 finishes in the upcoming season. With the series becoming younger and even more competitive, it will be difficult for Dillon to recover the level of performance that he had in 2016.
Car: No. 3 Chevrolet   Crew Chief: Justin Alexander   
Fourth at Michigan
NASCAR Cup
August 12, 2018
Dillon finished fourth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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  1. Austin Dillon 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Austin Dillon 2017 Preseason Outlook
    While the No. 3 RCR team isn't exactly where they'd like to be, they still made some dramatic improvements last season. Dillon posted career-best marks with four Top-5 and 13 Top-10 finishes and he enjoyed his first appearance in the Chase for the Cup. Dillon wound up 14th in the final driver standings, but that will only make him hungrier to push higher in the upcoming season. He and crew chief Slugger Labbe have figured a lot of things out, but still have a way to go before Dillon can be mentioned among the Top 10 drivers in the Monster Energy Cup Series. We expect some marginal improvement from the No. 3 team in 2017, and even perhaps one of the those near-miss flirtations with victory lane could materialize into career-victory No. 1 for Dillon. We expect another berth in the Chase and maybe a couple more Top 10s for Dillon this season.
  3. Austin Dillon 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet made some steps in 2015, but barely enough to be discernable from his rookie season. Dillon claimed five top 10s en route to a 21st-place finish in the final driver standings. His 39-laps led were a slight improvement over 2014, but it was his average starting position that really improved. The young RCR driver improved his qualifying to a 17.0 average starting spot. There's good reason to believe Dillon could take some pretty big steps in 2016. Slugger Labbe took over as crew chief mid-season last year, and has earned a three-year extension to stay. With 85 Sprint Cup starts under his belt, Dillon could be ready to make some significant steps in the upcoming season.
  4. Austin Dillon 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Dillon and his RCR No. 3 Chevy team will return for a second season of racing in the Nationwide Series. As a rookie Dillon finished a surprising third in the final driver standings with two victories and 27 Top-10 finishes. The youngster is just getting started. Dillon should up the ante in 2013 and throw his hat in the ring for the championship once again. He will be reunited with crew chief Danny Stockman and primary sponsor Advocare. Given all that Dillon learned in his rookie season, he should be even better in the upcoming season. He’s a prime contender for this year’s Nationwide Series championship.
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Fourth at Michigan
NASCAR Cup
August 12, 2018
Dillon finished fourth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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Top-10 Finish at Daytona
NASCAR Cup
July 8, 2018
Dillon continued his good record of performance at Daytona with a ninth-place finish in Saturday night's Coke Zero Sugar 400.
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Wins Rain-Shortened Xfinity Race at Michigan
XFINITY Series
June 9, 2018
Dillon held on to score a rain-shortened win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, claiming Saturday's LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR.com reports.
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Fast Xfinity Happy Hour
XFINITY Series
June 8, 2018
Dillon was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the LTi Printing 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 177.004 mph.
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Dover Penalty Announced
NASCAR Cup
May 9, 2018
The Nos. 3, 14 and 19 teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series received L1-level penalties for violations found during tear downs at the NASCAR R&D Center following Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway. The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team was found to have violated Section 20.4.3.a&.d (splitter did not meet rule specifications), NASCAR.com reports.
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