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Austin Dillon Earns Top-Five Finish in the Desert

Austin Dillon Earns Top-Five Finish in the Desert

Austin Dillon Earns Top-Five Finish in the Desert

NASCAR XFINITY Series - AXALTA Faster Tougher 200
March 14th, 2015 - Phoenix International Raceway-Avondale, AZ

rrAustin Dillon and the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet team finished fourth in the Phoenix 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon. The Welcome, N.C., native qualified the black and red Chevrolet in the fifth spot for the 200-lap race.

The guys did a great job again this weekend putting together a fast Rheem Chevrolet. We were really good on long, green-flag runs and had a lot of speed once we got going after caution flags. I think, if we would have had a caution at the end, we could have caught up to the leaders and gave them a run for it coming to the checkered flag. Overall, it was a pretty good day.

Dillon ran within the top 10 for a majority of the race and utilized various pit stops to increase track position. During a lap-94 caution period, crew chief Nick Harrison called Dillon to the attention of the Rheem team for right-side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. The quick stop by the No. 33 team earned Dillon the point position for the ensuing restart. The 24-year-old driver was shuffled back on the restart but remained in the lead pack for the remainder of the race, taking the checkered flag in the fourth position.

Start - 5, Finish - 4, Laps Led - 4, Owner's Points - 2

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