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2014 Kentucky: Austin Dillon NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jun 24, 2014 - 04:50 PM
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2014 Kentucky: Austin Dillon NASCAR Truck Race Preview


Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race: 8 of 22 - June 26th, 2014
Driver: Austin Dillon
Truck: No.20 Qore-24 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver's Point Standings: N/A
Owner's Point Standings: 14th (-59)
Track: Kentucky Speedway
Race: UNOH 225
Distance: 150 Laps / 225 Miles

 

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Quick Facts:
• With 8 previous starts (3 NCWTS, 4 NNS, 1 NSCS) at Kentucky Speedway, Austin Dillon has two wins, four top-5's, six top-10's, and five pole awards.
• Thursday night's UNOH 225 will be Dillon's third start of 2014 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
• Jeff Hensley will serve as crew chief for Austin Dillon and the No.20 Qore-24 Chevrolet. Hensley has 11 previous starts at Kentucky Motor Speedway with one win, two top-5's, and seven top-10's.
• The UNOH 225 will be LIVE on FOX Sports 1 starting with FOX Sports 1's 'The Set Up' at7:30 pm ET. You can also listen to all the action from Kentucky Speedway on MRN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90.
Inside the Truck with Austin Dillon:
"Kentucky Speedway is probably one of my favorite tracks in NASCAR because I've always run well here, performance-wise. I think my dirt racing background must have something to do with it because the track is so rough and has some bumps to it-characteristics that play well for me. There is a line that I really like to run there. I earned my first win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kentucky Speedway. I've had some really good runs in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series there, too. One race I remember finishing second. Another race we were in contention for the win when the hood flipped up and I had to make an unscheduled pit stop under green. Jeff Hensley and the NTS crew have given me some really great Chevrolets this year so I can't wait to get to Kentucky Speedway and run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Thursdaynight."

From the Box with Crew Chief Jeff Hensley:
"I'm glad to have Austin (Dillon) back in the truck this week, he has done a terrific job helping get this program headed in the right direction. We have had some really fast trucks and he has had a lot of success at Kentucky, hopefully we can put the right formula together for Thursday night."

Chassis Facts: Jeff Hensley has chosen chassis NTS-18. This is the same chassis the Justin Lofton qualified on the pole and finished second with at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6th.

Track Facts - Kentucky Speedway
1.5 mile Quad-Oval
14 Degrees of Banking in the corners
8-10 Degrees of Banking in the tri-oval
4 Degrees of Banking on the backstretch



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