Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:16:37 -0800
Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, that driver Austin Dillon will drive the team's No. 3 Chevrolet for the 2014 Sprint Cup season.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:21:00 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Aug. 19, that driver Tony Stewart (leg) will officially miss the remainder of the Sprint Cup season after missing the last two races with a broken right tibia and fibula. Driver Mark Martin will replace Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet for 12 of the final 13 races, beginning this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Driver Austin Dillon will drive for the team at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin has been given his release from Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car, where he was scheduled to drive 10 of the final 13 races. Driver Brian Vickers, who will take over full time in the car next year, will drive those races. Stewart is expected to return for preseason testing in January. Stewart's No. 14 car is 13th in owners points, 10 out of the top 10.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:24:04 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing is working on a deal to finalize putting driver Mark Martin in the No. 14 Chevrolet to replace driver Tony Stewart (leg) for most, if not the rest, of the Sprint Cup season. Martin would be in the car starting in the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. An official announcement is expected to come Monday, Aug. 19. Martin has the support from Michael Waltrip Racing to leave the No. 55 car to fill in for Stewart. Martin would likely drive in every race Stewart missed aside from Talladega, where driver Austin Dillon could fill in.
Fantasy Tip: Martin gambled on fuel at Michigan International Speedway yesterday and wound up finishing second to Joey Logano. Martin can still be effective at the right tracks, and he'll have increased value, depending on the week, if he is cleared to drive for SHR for the rest of the season.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:07:07 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Aug. 12, that driver Austin Dillon will fill in for driver Tony Stewart (leg) in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 18. "I've watched Austin for many years and at each stage of his racing career, he's been successful," Stewart said in a statement from SHR. "He's proven to be a very fast learner, and he's able to adapt quickly. Being the youngest champion in the history of the Truck series is proof of that." It's unclear who will drive the car next week at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:09:36 -0700
JTG Daugherty Racing driver Bobby Labonte's consecutive Sprint Cup start streak will come to an end at 704 races since he's not entered in the race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday, June 29. His streak is the second longest active streak behind Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon's 705 straight starts. JTG Racing will use driver A.J. Allmendinger in the No. 47 car this weekend. Phoenix Racing will use driver Austin Dillon at Kentucky.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:07:52 -0800
Phoenix Racing announced Friday, Jan. 11, that driver Austin Dillon will drive a Sprint Cup car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year. Dillon will be driving the No. 51 car sponsored by TAG Heuer Eyewear March 10. Dillon is also running a full Nationwide Series schedule and around six Cup races for Richard Childress Racing.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:00:12 -0800
Richard Childress Racing announced Friday, Nov. 9, that driver Austin Dillon will drive the No. 33 car in next year's Daytona 500 with sponsorship from Cheerios.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:27:53 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon won the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday, Sept. 22. Dillon started on the pole and won both of the Nationwide races at Kentucky this season.
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 08:51:29 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon was docked six points in the Nationwide Series standings after his car failed a post-race inspection following his victory at Kentucky last weekend. The penalty drops him out of the points lead. Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. was fined $10,000 and car owner Morgan Shepherd was docked six points as well.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:50:10 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon won the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway Friday, June 29. He led 192 of the 200 laps. However, the No. 3 car failed a post-race inspection for being too low in the rear. A ruling will be issued this week.
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