Austin Dillon Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the third time this season, a NASCAR Cup Series driver has tested positive for COVID-19. This time, it’s July Texas winner Austin Dillon, who’ll miss Sunday’s Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Taking over Dillon’s ride will be journeyman Kaz Grala, who’ll make his Cup debut in the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Grala is no stranger to road racing as some of his best drives have came at the left and right turns, including last Saturday’s XfinityRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Kevin Harvick’s victory in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway gave the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team a weekend race sweep and a whole lot of momentum as the NASCAR Cup Series closes out its regular season schedule at the end of this month. Harvick’s win is a series-best sixth of the season and 55th of his career – placing the 44-year old Californian 10th on the NASCAR Cup Series all-time wins list tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor “Let’s fight with a purpose today,” Tyler Reddick radioed to his team prior to the green flag Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The rookie did just that, capitalizing on a late race strategy call to score a career-best runner up finish in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 as Richard Childress Racing brought home a 1-2 finish at the 1.5-mile track, keeping his team alive in the race to make the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Despite having his work cut out for him, the two-time Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Dillon held a hard-charging field off three times on restarts in the closing laps to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a 1-2 finish for the Richard Childress Racing team with Dillon’s rookie teammate Tyler Reddick finishing a mere .149-seconds behind. Before the Texas green flag, Dillon was 24 points outside the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff top-16 and now the Texas winner has an automatic berth.Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service The race statistics will show that Denny Hamlin led a dominating 138 of the 267-laps in Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 but the truth is he had to earn every fraction of a second that he paced the field. It was a thrilling chase for the checkered flag, lap-after-lap among the front-running cars. Hamlin ultimately took the lead for good – passing Chase Elliott with 29 laps remaining after a series of green flag pit stops swapped the two cars’ positions in front of theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The first piece of the puzzle that is the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was unveiled on Wednesday when Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced that Nashville Superspeedway has earned a spot on next year’s schedule. The 1.33-mile concrete track, located on the outskirts of Nashville in Lebanon, Tennessee, is no stranger to hosting NASCAR events with both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Series running there from 2001 to 2011 before the track was shuttered. A handful of current Cup Series stars haveRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Providing exactly the kind of wild finish that has made Bristol Motor Speedway one of the most popular venues on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Brad Keselowski was in perfect position to take advantage of hard racing in the closing laps and earned the victory in Sunday’s Food City presents the SUPERMARKET HEROES 500. With two laps remaining race leaders Joey Logano and Chase Elliott collided in front of the field and Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford rallied on to take the leadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a superb effort for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Austin Dillon, who finished fourth and eighth respectively in Thursday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each scored their first top-10s since the second race of the season at Las Vegas three months ago and credited their crew chiefs for a job well done. Thursday’s stellar performances were much needed results as they’ve struggle to put a full race together where their speed is proven following their standout race. More so for Stenhouse, who’s hadRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Lightning struck near Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night. Bad luck didn’t, where Chase Elliot was concerned. After two crushing defeats since the re-opening of NASCAR’s 2020 season May 17 at Darlington, Elliott got to the checkered flag without incident and won the rescheduled Alsco Uniforms 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile intermediate track. In an event contested at 500 kilometers (312 miles), Elliott passed fading Kevin Harvick for the lead on Lap 181 of 208 and cruised to a 2.208-second victoryRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – In a final two-lap scramble that ended with a multicar crash on the frontstretch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano found a way to defend last year’s victory in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. Logano sped away after a restart on Lap 266 of 267 and led runner-up Matt DiBenedetto to the finish under caution to win for the second time at Las Vegas, the first time this season and the 24th time in his career, breaking a tieRead More