Austin Dillon Meets The Fan Who Gave Him The Lucky Penny Again

20 year ago, a kid named Wessa Miller gave Dale Earnhardt a penny at the Daytona International Speedway. Miller, was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop properly. She is paralyzed from the waist down and has a shunt that drains fluid from her brain. Her family was a big racing family, her dad owning a sprint car team. Despite being from Florida, they moved when Miller was little to Kentucky. She became a fan of the Waltrip’s while her father was a…

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Austin Dillon Has 2 Career Wins With 3 Combined Laps Led In Each Victory

Austin Dillon joined rare territory on Sunday evening as he won the 60th annual Daytona 500. Dillon, joins a prestigious list of just 17 other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to win both the Daytona 500 as well as the Cola Cola 600 in the course of their storied careers. He joins the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Jarrett, Bobby and Davey Allison, Darrell Waltrip, David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Benny Parsons, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Marvin Panch, Fred Lorenzen, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Kurt…

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Almirola Heartbroken By Daytona 500 Result, Doesn’t Blame Dillon

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – I think most were waiting for Aric Almirola to storm victory lane and speak his mind to Austin Dillon following a thrilling 60th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. Instead, Almirola wasn’t mad at Dillon for what happened, he was mad at himself and how this race finished. On the last lap, Almirola, a Cuban immigrant and Florida native, was in the lead. He was with a new team and familiar sponsor. See, Almirola felt he was wronged in his day with Joe Gibbs Racing. He bounced around…

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Austin Dillon Uses Late Race Pass For Daytona 500 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt earned his first and only Daytona 500 victory. 20 years later, the No. 3 Chevrolet is going back to victory lane at the Daytona International Speedway. Dillon, got into leader Aric Almirola on the backstretch on the last lap and never looked back through the final two corners en route to the win in the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. For Dillon, it was his second career win, the other coming 24 races ago in last May’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte.…

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Richard Childress Racing Flying Quietly Under The Radar During Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Richard Childress Racing has always been among the superior teams in restrictor plate racing. Thank Dale Earnhardt for that. But, in the wake of his passing, it seems like RCR dropped a little bit as far as their restrictor plate prowess. Now, it appears that it’s rising again. During the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks, RCR and the teams they have aligned with are flying under the radar and should make some noise in Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Austin Dillon finished fifth in…

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Austin Dillon To Start On The Pole For Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Qualifying didn’t determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), a random draw did. As custom for the season opening all-star event at the Daytona International Speedway, the lineup for the race wasn’t based off of speed, rather than luck. This year though, kids were able to draw the starting positions for all 17 drivers, as Austin Dillon will start his No. 3 Chevrolet on the pole as the result of the drawing. 

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Top Rides Filled By Young Talent In NASCAR For 2018

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is hurrying upon us. We’re just a mere four weeks away from the season opening Daytona 500. One thing that occurred to me lately is that we have just six drivers in the entire field that has ever won a Cup championship. In fact, just one of those six have won multiple titles (Jimmie Johnson 7). Do we see another new champion in 2018? The odds are good for that and that’s because of this new found youth movement in NASCAR. Just…

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