Dillon’s Early Exit Negates Last 2 Weeks’ Finishes, Eliminates Him From 2018 Playoffs

CONCORD, NC – Austin Dillon was sitting pretty heading into the final cutoff race of the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. He was +10 and coming off of finishes of 11th and sixth respectively in the playoffs and looking for an improbable spot into the second round. He only had four top 11 finishes in the first 26 races of the season and now he was in a great spot to move on. Unfortunately, an early race incident in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 cost…

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Dillon, Almirola On The Verge Of Advancing Past 1st Round, Why They Can Make It To The Round of 8 Too

As we sit here this weekend, two unlikely drivers are on the verge of advancing to the Round of 12. Not that this is any slight to either Austin Dillon or Aric Almirola, but they were two of the four most likely drivers that everyone thought that would be eliminated in the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Combined, Dillon and Almirola had three top five finishes all year.

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Austin Dillon’s 6th Place Finish Puts Him In Great Position To Advance To 2nd Round

RICHMOND, VA – Austin Dillon has quietly done a great job in the first two races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to position himself nicely to advance in the postseason. Last weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dillon brought his No. 3 Chevrolet home 11th. He didn’t have the most speed on the day but due to all the carnage and nearly all of the playoff drivers having problems, it put him in 10th in the standings heading into this weekend’s race at the Richmond Raceway. 

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Richard Childress Racing Looking For Another Marquee Victory In Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Richard Childress Racing already has one driver into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Now, can they get both in? In my opinion, there’s a very realistic chance that one of the two RCR drivers win Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). First off, they need Ryan Newman to win. He can too. Newman, has four top 10 finishes over his last five Darlington starts and seven in his last nine races there. He’s also scored three top 12 finishes over his last five…

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Austin Dillon Gets 1st Top 5 Finish Since Daytona In Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 At Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich – This weekend was the one that Austin Dillon had been searching for. After his season opening win in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, Dillon had gone nearly six full months without scoring another top five finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. Until Sunday. Dillon, with a brand new No. 3 Chevrolet, came away with a fourth place finish in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. It was a day that they can use to push forward with some positive momentum…

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Austin Dillon Looking To Become Just 6th Driver Ever To Sweep Both Daytona Race In Same Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Austin Dillon led just one lap in February’s Daytona 500. But, that lap was the one that counted the most. The 207th and final one at that. Dillon, won the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 and now returns to the Daytona International Speedway this weekend hoping to become just the sixth driver in series history to win both of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the 2.5-mile track in the same season. The last to do so was Jimmie Johnson in 2013. 

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Dillon Wins Thrilling But Rain Shortened LTi Printing 250

Its been nearly two years since Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon had been to victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Well, that 56 race drought is now over. Dillon, held on to win Saturday’s rain shortened LTi Printing 250 at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first since at Bristol on Aug. 19, 2016. He led 18 of the 91 laps on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval in his No. 3 Chevrolet for his ninth career series win and first at Michigan. 

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Coca-Cola To Sponsor Austin Dillon In Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Richard Childress Racing Racing announced on Thursday that Coca-Cola, one of the world’s iconic brands, will be featured as primary sponsor on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coke 600 next month. Coca-Cola’s longtime partnership with RCR will continue its deep-rooted history over Memorial Day Weekend with defending race winner Dillon carrying the Coca-Cola colors. Coke and RCR have been partners since 1998, but the company has been in NASCAR For over 50 years. Dillon, was introduced to the Coke family of drivers in 2014. 

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Top 10 Surprising Drivers In NASCAR For 2018 – Good and Bad

Now that we’re heading into the annual Easter holiday break, we’ve had enough of a sample size to see who the main contenders will be for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. We’ve also seen who likely won’t be contending for the title as well. Another thing we’ve seen are drivers who are surprising us. Some are exceeding expectations, some aren’t living up to the expectations that were set forth coming into the year. Here are the 10 drivers that are either surprising us in a good way,…

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5 Favorite, 5 Early Sleepers and 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For This Weekend in Martinsville

March Madness is still thriving as the term “favorites” and “sleepers” are stealing the headlines. Well, NASCAR can play to that role too. This weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will try to head into the off week with as much momentum as they possibly can. But, after tons of research, it’s looking like we have some clear cut favorites and sleepers to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There’s also some drivers to stay clear…

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