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2013 Charlotte II: Austin Dillon NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Oct 09, 2013 - 04:27 PM
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2013 Charlotte II: Austin Dillon NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview


This Week's AdvoCare Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 136 in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon has driven this Chevrolet Camaro on one previous occasion, finishing second at Kentucky Speedway in September.

 

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Dillon at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... In three previous Nationwide Series appearances at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dillon has never finished outside the top-15 at the 1.5-mile track, earning his best finish of sixth in October 2012. He earned the pole award at the track in May 2013. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has two starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Truck Series, earning his best finish of seventh in the May 2011 event. Dillon tested at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week in preparation for this week's race.

The Season So Far ... According to NASCAR's Loop Data Season-to-Date Statistics, Dillon leads the Nationwide Series championship contenders in Average Starting Position (4.9), leads the series in Laps in the Top 15 (91.7 percent), has led the second-most laps (552), ranks second in Percentage of Laps Run on the Lead Lap (95.51 percent), ranks third in Average Running Position (8.642), maintains the third-best Driver Rating (102.7), is the fourth-Fastest Driver on Restarts (8.034), and ranks fourth in Fastest Laps Run (344).

Get to the Points ... Dillon leads the Nationwide Series driver championship standings by eight points over Sam Hornish, Jr. with four races remaining this season.

Spark Your Engines ... Dillon and the RCR team will sport the colors of award-winning premier health and wellness company AdvoCare on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway. AdvoCare offers nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dillon trains with AdvoCare products throughout the week and is a distributor as well. For more information about Dillon's favorite products, including Spark, Rehydrate, meal replacement bars and Post-Workout Recovery, visit http://www.AdvoCare.com.

AdvoCare Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma ... If Dillon wins this weekend's Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, AdvoCare will make a $5,000 donation to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The health and wellness company will pledge $2,000 to CIPT for a top-five finish and $1,000 for a top-10 finish. So far this season, the No. 3 team has raised $29,000 towards the cause. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and AdvoCare's generous donations are aimed at helping to raise awareness for pediatric trauma, the No. 1 killer of children in America. You can help save the lives of injured children by making a contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: donate $33 in honor of Dillon via his website, or text WIN to 80077 to make a $10 donation.

Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time at the turn four end of pit road. The session is open to Charlotte Motor Speedway season ticket holders. Dillon is also scheduled to sign autographs at the Bass Pro Shops in Concord, N.C., at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday as part of the Armour Taste of Victory tour. During the event, Armour will give away a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro to one of five pre-selected finalists as part of a season long sweepstakes.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
What do you think about Charlotte Motor Speedway?
"I'm excited about the last four tracks we've got on the schedule. I've always had a really good record on mile-and-a-half tracks, but Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a bit difficult for me in the past. We tested there last week, and I think that was good for me, and our RCR team."


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