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Austin Dillon Excited For The Challenge at Richmond

Austin Dillon Excited For The Challenge at Richmond

Austin Dillon Excited For The Challenge at Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series - Virginia529 College 250
September 9, 2016 - Richmond International Raceway-Richmond, VA

This Week's Ruud Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway
Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 163 at Richmond International Raceway for the Virginia529 College Savings 250. In eight races, chassis No. 163 has captured one victory, three top-five and six top-10 finishes.

Richmond Nuggets
In eight previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Dillon has recorded one top-five finish and five top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 9.5, coupled with an average finishing position of 13.8 with 14 laps led.

Ruud is Back
Like RCR, Ruud is a pioneer in reliable performance. In 1889, Edwin Ruud invented the first automatic gas water heater and since then, the Ruud brand has grown into one of North America's largest and most respected makers of quality heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. The Ruud reputation for engineering excellence, reliability, strength and top performance has been consistently recognized by leading consumer publications as a brand that can be trusted to deliver efficient, reliable performance day in and day out.

No. 2 Team by the Numbers
With 24 XFINITY Series events complete in 2016, the No. 2 team has three victories, two pole awards, 15 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes, with 64 laps led to their credit. Dillon will drive the Rheem Chevrolet next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

What's it like to race in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway?

"Richmond has been one of those places that hasn't been the greatest for me so when you get to run as many laps as you can, it's really helpful. I feel like it's a challenging place to learn how to drive and the tires fall off quite a bit. I've used a different driving style each time I've raced there. You just have to learn and develop every time you get on the track. I'm excited. I hope one day they put down some track tack like they did at Bristol (Motor Speedway)."

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Richmond International Raceway

  • Starts: 8
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5: 1
  • Top 10: 5
  • Average Start: 9.5
  • Average Finish: 13.8