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Austin Dillon Unhappy After Early Crash Elimination At Pocono

2019 Pocono Cup Austin Dillon Car Phil Allaway

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Austin Dillon was planning to use Sunday’s Pocono 400 to pick up some points on his rivals after crashing out of the Coca-Cola 600.  Unfortunately, he ended up having the worse possible outcome.  Minimal points. Dillon started 10th and lost a couple of positions early.  After the competition caution, Dillon was running in 13th when …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Some Gave All

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The Coca-Cola 600 is a marathon slog to close out the greatest day in auto racing, following the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500 in IndyCar. Despite a quiet middle half, a chaotic first quarter and wild finish made it one of the season’s better races overall. Tires weren’t cooperating, which …

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Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon Eliminated in Late Coca-Cola 600 Crash

2019 Charlotte Cup Kyle Larson Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Kyle Larson spent much of the Coca-Cola 600 down in the dumps. He started 25th and spent much of the race struggling to move forward. He finally put himself in position to contend, but managed to get split on the restart. One lap later, he made contact with Clint Bowyer and it was on from …

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Austin Dillon Suffers Minor Burns in Alsco 300, Will Race in Coca-Cola 600

2019 Cup Daytona Duel Zach Catanzareti Richard Childress Racing Daniel Hemric Austin Dillon

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Austin Dillon was forced to climb out of his NASCAR Xfinity Series car before the conclusion of Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Piloting the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, Dillon got into the back of John Hunter Nemechek, who hit the outside wall racing the high line. YELLOW FLAG: Caution is out …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

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Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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Did You Notice?: Chase Elliott, Not Jimmie Johnson, Sits Alone Atop Hendrick Motorsports

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Did You Notice?… A changing of the guard at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? Chase Elliott became the first driver for HMS to win in 2019, also breaking the season shutout for Chevrolet. His push to the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28) came courtesy teammate and second-place finisher Alex Bowman. …

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Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney’s Team Penalized After Talladega Cup Race

Austin Dillon 2019 Talladega Busch Pole Award

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Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have been leveled an L1 penalty following the April 28 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR announced Tuesday, April 30. A rear deck lid was confiscated and found it did not meet the criteria set by NASCAR before the Talladega …

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Austin Dillon Wins GEICO 500 Pole, Caps Banner Day for Childress Organization at Talladega

2019 Cup Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Austin Dillon

Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As the final Xfinity Series hauler was departing the track, Austin Dillon kept the party going for Richard Childress Racing. Fresh off Tyler Reddick‘s emphatic victory in RCR’s No. 2 car in the Xfinity race, Dillon bested defending Talladega race winner Aric Almirola to win the GEICO 500 pole, his second pole of 2019 and …

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NASCAR Seizes Rear Deck Lid from Austin Dillon’s Cup Series Car

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The rear deck lid of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevy car (driven by Austin Dillon) was seized by NASCAR officials after it was found to be out of compliance with the NASCAR Rule Book. The piece was taken into into the Monster Energy Series hauler in the garage at Talladega for further review. A …

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NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race — Who’s Next?

2019 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Martin Truex Jr.

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Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Jr. to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No. 19, emerge victorious, snapping a losing streak at short tracks …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Through, Matt DiBenedetto Chats 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. breaking through to win at a short track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — hist first, at Richmond Raceway. Other questions they debate: is how much longer did Joey Logano need to pass the No. 19 car to take …

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Did You Notice?: The 2019 NASCAR Playoffs Are Already Coming Into Focus?

2018 Homestead Cup Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Did You Notice? … The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture is taking shape? It’s hard to believe but we’re already eight races into 2019. If the regular season was just one big race, stage one would be wrapping up sometime during the middle of Saturday night’s showdown at Richmond Raceway. What do we know …

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