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2014 Charlotte (All-Star): Austin Dillon NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 14, 2014 - 06:16 AM
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2014 Charlotte (All-Star): Austin Dillon NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 431 in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Chevrolet SS was utilized by the Gil Martin-led team in 2013 on three occasions, with Kevin Harvick earning a win at Kansas Speedway (October), a sixth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway (October) and an eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway (November).

 

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Dillon in the Sprint Showdown ... Friday night's non-points exhibition race, which serves as a qualifying event for Saturday's All-Star race, will mark Dillon's first appearance in the Sprint Showdown. The top-two finishers will earn a starting berth in the All-Star race. In addition, you can vote Dillon into the Sprint All-Star Race by visiting NASCAR.com/sprintfanvote.

Welcome, Dow ... Dillon's rookie year in the Sprint Cup Series is also Dow's first year as a primary sponsor with RCR and the No. 3 Chevrolet. Together, both teams embrace the power of safety, science and technology as RCR tests Dow products under the most strenuous conditions. Dow also drives innovation to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, bringing a broad range of sustainable products and solutions to customers in nearly 180 countries. www.dow.com.

Double Duty ... In addition to competing in the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series on Friday, Dillon is scheduled to race in Friday's Camping World Truck Series race, which is scheduled to air live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET.

#ALLin Challenge ... Dillon is asking fans whether they are #ALLin for a new and exciting challenge every Wednesday on his Twitter account, @austindillon3. From capturing an "awkward hug" via video to submitting your best "poker face" photo to helping crew chief Gil Martin's son Ford find a date for his upcoming prom, each challenge is unique and the winner, as voted on by Austin, wins race tickets or unique memorabilia. Follow @austindillon3 on Twitter every Wednesday for the #ALLinâ™  Challenge.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:
What are your thoughts on racing in the Sprint Showdown?
"We're in the Sprint Showdown and we're giving all we've got, especially as far as cars and engines. We'll be pushing the limits. It's two 20-lap heat races and it will be a wild one, I'm sure. Everybody wants to get into the Sprint All-Star Race so they have a shot at earning that million dollar pay out. It means a lot to our team and our guys. We'll be fighting hard for every spot we can in the Sprint Showdown and see what we can get."

Why should fans vote for Austin Dillon to get into the Sprint All Star race?
"Well, I'm going to give it all I've got. The other big thing is that all of the winnings from my side of it I'm going to give back to the Armed Forces Foundation. We're going to be giving back to the military. They are the ones that allow us to race on the weekends. I hope you guys vote for me and we'll put on a good show in the race."


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