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Austin Dillon Aims For Another Top-Ten Finish at Richmond

Austin Dillon Aims For Another Top-Ten Finish at Richmond

Austin Dillon Aims For Another Top-Ten Finish at Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series - ToyotaCare 250
April 24, 2015 - Richmond International Raceway, Richmond VA

Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 150 in the Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro was most recently driven by Dillon at Phoenix International Raceway earlier this year where he started fifth and finished in the fourth position.

The Welcome, N.C., native driver has made five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 0.75-mile track, collecting two top-10 finishes. Dillon holds an average starting position of ninth and an average finishing position of 17.6 with 14 laps led.

According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon holds some impressive stats so far in the 2015 season. The 24-year-old driver ranks first in speed by quarter.Dillon is second amongst his competitors indriver rating (106.2), fastest drivers early in a run,fastest drivers on restarts and green-flag speed. He also ranks third in fastest drivers late in a run, fastest laps run (122), mile leaders and laps led (189).

So far this season, Dillon has been entered in six XFINITY Series events, collecting one victory, four top-five finishes and two pole awards. The 2013 Series champion is scheduled to compete in the next two consecutive races for RCR in the No. 33 Chevrolet.

How much does running the NASCAR XFINITY Series going to help you as the season unfolds?
I think just having that extra experience is going to be good. It really helps me get focused and gives me a little edge on Sunday for the Cup race. It helps me know what to expect in that first run. Those first runs on Sunday are really important. I'm really enjoying running the Ruud Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. - Austin Dillon

Radio & TV

XFINITY Series coverage from Richmond International Raceway will begin on Friday, April 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 3:30 p.m Eastern Time with qualifying. Live coverage of the Richmond 250 will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. XFINITY Series coverage will also be broadcasted live on MRN and SiriusXM channel 90.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Richmond International Raceway

  • Starts: 5
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5: 0
  • Top 10: 2
  • Average Start: 9.0
  • Average Finish: 17.6