Austin Richard Dillon^{[1]} (born April 27, 1990) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the son of former driver and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) general manager Mike Dillon, older brother of Ty Dillon and grandson of Richard Childress. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for RCR, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for RCR.
After winning NASCAR Rookie of the Year in the Truck Series in 2010, Dillon won the Truck Series championship in 2011, and later the Nationwide Series championship in 2013, also one year after his Rookie of the Year title in 2012. He holds the record for most consecutive poles in the Nationwide Series with four. He is also the winner of the 2018 Daytona 500, where he won in overtime.
He is nicknamed The Ace, a moniker he received from his mother.^{[2]}
Dillon began his racing career in the Bandolero Mini Cars series and the Legend Cars Series. A year later, he started dirt track racing at dirt late model racer Dale McDowell's school.^{[3]}
Dillon was the 2008 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Camping World East Series. He ran the full schedule in the No. 3 Chevrolet initially driving for Andy Santerre Motorsports; he eventually moved under his grandfather's Richard Childress Racing banner after four races.^{[4]} Dillon scored one win at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, one pole and ten top-ten finishes in 13 races.^{[5]}
He made his first Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 3 truck.^{[6]} This was the first time that the No. 3 had appeared in any of the three major series since Dale Earnhardt Jr. used it in the Busch Series back in 2002.^{[]}
Dillon was supposed to start the Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway during the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, but the truck failed inspection, thus his time was removed and he was not allowed to race.^{[7]} Dillon would drive the No. 3 truck full-time in 2010 for Rookie of the Year, with sponsorship from Bass Pro Shops.^{[8]}
Despite crashing out early at Daytona, Dillon got his first career pole at Texas Motor Speedway in June and finished third, leading 20 laps. On July 11, Dillon scored his first career NASCAR victory in the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway, winning a Truck Series race in a truck wearing the No. 3 for the first time since Bryan Reffner won for Team Menard in 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway.^{[]} He ended the season with two wins and seven poles, earning him Rookie of the Year honors.^{[9]}
In 2011, Dillon scored his first win of the year at Nashville Superspeedway. Dillon scored his second win of 2011 at Chicagoland Speedway, beating Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. After rain shortened the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dillon was crowned the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion.^{[10]} He also won the 2011 CWTS Most Popular Driver Award.^{[11]} In 2012 he moved up to the Nationwide Series full-time, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for RCR.^{[]}
Dillon made his first career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on October 9, 2011, in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. He finished 26th in his No. 98 Camping World Curb/Agajanian Racing Chevrolet Impala.^{[12]}
On November 4, 2011, Richard Childress Racing announced that Dillon would be moving up to the Nationwide Series in 2012, driving the No. 3 that Dale Earnhardt made famous, with sponsorship from AdvoCare, American Ethanol, and Bass Pro Shops.^{[13]}^{[14]}
Dillon competed in the Sprint Cup Series on a limited basis in 2012, starting at Michigan International Speedway in June, driving the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, starting 21st and finishing 24th.^{[12]}^{[15]}
On June 29, 2012, Dillon recorded his first Nationwide Series win at Kentucky Speedway; he dominated the race by leading all but 8 laps and won by over 9.8 seconds over second place. However, NASCAR officials announced the car had failed post-race inspection because the rear ride heights were too low.^{[16]}
Dillon also participated in one race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Circuit Gilles-Villeuneuve in Montreal in August 2012. Dillon finished 7th while driving the No. 4 car for Fitzpatrick Motorsports.^{[17]}
Dillon announced in August 2012 that he would continue to drive full-time in the Nationwide Series for 2013, with Advocare as the primary sponsor for the full season, along with running seven Sprint Cup Series races that year, including the 2013 Daytona 500, where he qualified 8th, but crashed late in the race, relegating him to a 31st-place finish.^{[18]} In January 2013 it was announced that some of Dillon's Sprint Cup races that season would be in Phoenix Racing's No. 51 Chevrolet.^{[19]}
Dillon returned to the Truck Series for the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, leading a race-high 63 laps,^{[20]} and won after a green-white-checker finish.^{[21]} The truck, the trophy and the famed piece of dirt track are on display at NASCAR Hall of Fame. Later in the year Dillon substituted for the ailing Brennan Newberry in the Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.^{[22]}
In early August 2013, it was announced that Dillon would substitute for Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet at Michigan due to Stewart's leg injury;^{[23]} he would also drive the car at Talladega Superspeedway in October.^{[24]} In Dillon's run at Talladega, he performed well during the event, and was running in the top five for most of the day; at the white flag, Dillon was third behind Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and was about to give Earnhardt Jr. a push for an attempt to make a winning pass when he was turned by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., slammed the backstretch wall, then was sent airborne when struck head-on by Casey Mears.^{[25]}
On November 16, 2013, Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship with a 12th-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon's series championship was unusual because he did not win any races during the season; this marked the first time in any of NASCAR's three national series that a season champion went winless.^{[26]}
On December 11, 2013, it was announced by RCR that Dillon will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Cheerios and Dow Chemical Company as the primary sponsors. It would be the No. 3 car's first Sprint Cup appearance in 13 years.^{[27]}
During 2014 Daytona 500 qualifying, Dillon clinched the pole position with a speed of 196.019 miles per hour (315.462 km/h).^{[28]}
After a long streak of bad finishes, Dillon rebounded with a top-five in the 2014 Coke Zero 400. Dillon ended the 2014 Cup season as one of only two drivers to have been running at the finish of every race during the season, the other being Jeff Gordon. He finished second in the rookie of the year standings to Kyle Larson.^{[29]}
In the July Xfinity race at Daytona, he won after the dominant car of Brian Scott crashed out of the race late in the going. In the Coke Zero 400 on July 5, coming to the checkered flag, Dillon was hit in the left front tire by the spinning car of Denny Hamlin and from behind by Clint Bowyer, causing him to flip into the catchfence over two rows of cars. Dillon climbed out of the car unharmed, save for a bruised tailbone and a bruise on his forearm, but five fans were injured by flying debris. Dillon was credited with a seventh-place finish.^{[30]}
In the second race at Talladega, Dillon drove a special WeatherTech paint scheme and finished 14th place, by avoiding the last-lap wreck that took out several race cars from finishing the race. At Martinsville, Dillon drove a special Dow Plastic Additives paint scheme and finished 18th place. At Texas, Dillon finished strong with an 11th place outing. At the second Phoenix race, Dillon finished 20th, one lap down. At Homestead, Dillon started 10th and finished 14th. Dillon finished 21st in the 2015 Sprint Cup standings.^{[30]}
Dillon competed part-time in the Xfinity Series in 2016, splitting the No. 2 of RCR with six other drivers.^{[31]} On the final lap of the Xfinity race in Fontana, Dillon battled with Kyle Busch, whose car had cut a left front tire, the two making contact as they approached the finish. Dillon's car hit the turn four wall but was able to hang on for the win.^{[32]}
In the Cup Series, Dillon won two Poles, the first coming at Auto Club and the second coming at the second Texas race. At the first Talladega Cup race, Dillon scored a career-best 3rd-place finish after getting caught up in two big crashes. He then also qualified for his first Chase for the Sprint Cup; though he advanced out of the Round of 16,^{[33]} he was eliminated in the following round.^{[34]}
Dillon opened the season with a fourth-place finish in his Can-Am Duel, where he pushed Denny Hamlin past the dominant car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the race.^{[35]}
During an Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, Dillon was parked by NASCAR for wrecking rookie Cole Custer under caution after Custer slid in to Dillon earlier in the race. After being parked, Dillon was not the target of any more penalties.^{[36]}
When NASCAR returned to Martinsville for the first time in 2017, Dillon scored a season-best 5th place outing. This is his first top-5 and top-10 finish of 2017. At Texas, Dillon was unable to start the Cup race on the lead lap due to a broken track bar that put him 11 laps down. He finished 33rd.
After the Kansas race, his crew-chief Slugger Labbe mutually separated from RCR. Justin Alexander became the new crew-chief and started his role at the Open.
After struggling early on in the Coca-Cola 600, Dillon would finally earn his first career Cup Series win after passing Jimmie Johnson, who ran out of fuel on lap 399 and held off Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.. It was the first win for a No. 3 car in Cup since October 15, 2000 when Dale Earnhardt won at Talladega.^{[37]}
After the Charlotte race, Dillon would not score another top-five finish in the Cup series until a fourth-place run at the Southern 500 at Darlington.^{[38]} He went to finish a career-best 11th in the final point standings despite getting eliminated after the round of 16.
In June, Dillon became a color commentator for Fox NASCAR broadcast of the Xfinity Series race at Michigan.^{[39]}
In 2018, Dillon returned to the No. 3 car in the Cup Series. He drove this car to win the 2018 Daytona 500, after coming from a lap down within 20 laps to go to second on the final lap. He hit Aric Almirola in the right rear after Almirola tried blocking him, sending him into the outside wall. The win happened 20 years after Dale Earnhardt's only Daytona 500 win,^{[40]} and it was also 17 years to the day of Earnhardt's death. Despite the win and a guaranteed spot in the Playoffs, Dillon struggled to stay consistent throughout the season with two top-fives and five top-10 finishes. He was eliminated in the Round of 16 after hitting the outside wall twice at the Charlotte Roval race and finished the season 13th in points.
In the Xfinity Series, Dillon scored his 100th career top-10 Xfinity Series finish at California, which came as a fourth-place outing. He won the Xfinity race at Michigan in June after rain ended the race prematurely on lap 91. It was the first Xfinity Series win for Dillon since the August Bristol race in 2016, and the first for RCR's Xfinity team since 2016 at Road America with Michael McDowell. Dillon also drove the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing at Indianapolis. This was the second time Dillon raced in an Xfinity event outside RCR. It is also the first time Kaulig Racing fielded two cars in a race.
For 2019, Dillon will have Danny Stockman atop the pit box for the Cup Series. Stockman was Dillon's crew chief in the Truck Series and Nationwide Series when he won his NASCAR Championship titles in 2011 and 2013.^{[41]}
Dillon and RCR showed qualifying speed early in the season, winning pole awards at Auto Club^{[42]} and Talladega.^{[43]} Then at Michigan, Dillon managed to get his first career stage win in the Cup Series by winning the second stage.
Dillon performed well at the July Daytona race, leading the most laps (46) and winning stage 2. However, with 40 laps to go, as severe weather was approaching the track, Clint Bowyer made contact with Dillon causing a multi-car accident. Dillon finished with a DNF in 33rd place.
Dillon failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2015 as he fell outside the top twenty in points. He finished 21st in the final points standings, tying his lowest in a full-time season with zero-top fives for the first time in his career.
On October 28, 2019, Danny Stockman announced he will step down as the crew chief of the No. 3 team at the end of the 2019 season. Justin Alexander will return as the No. 3 team's crew chief in 2020 after having served that position in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.^{[44]}
At Las Vegas, Dillon managed to score his first top-5 finish of 2020, coming home 4th. This is his first top five cup finish in nearly two years when he finished 4th at the 2018 August Michigan race.
In 2019, Dillon made a cameo in the movie Stuber.
Dillon guest starred in SEAL Team Season 3, Episode 14 "Objects in Mirror"
Dillon became engaged to former NFL cheerleader Whitney Ward on August 9, 2016. Austin and Whitney were married December 9, 2017, at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina.^{[45]} The two welcomed a son, Ace R.C Dillon, on June 14, 2020.^{[46]} Dillon attended High Point University on a part-time basis.^{[47]} He also played in the 2002 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.^{[48]}
Dillon co-owns sports management agency Team Dillon Management with his brother Ty Dillon which currently manages both themselves, John Hunter Nemechek, AJ Allmendinger, Anthony Alfredo, Tanner Thorson, Kaulig Racing, Brian Gay, and Chris Stroud.
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)
NASCAR Cup Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | NCSC | Pts | Ref | ||
2011 | Curb Racing | 98 | Chevy | DAY | PHO | LVS | BRI | CAL | MAR | TEX | TAL | RCH | DAR | DOV | CLT | KAN | POC | MCH | SON | DAY | KEN | NHA | IND | POC | GLN | MCH | BRI | ATL | RCH | CHI | NHA | DOV | KAN 26 |
CLT | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | 62nd | 0^{1} | ^{[49]} | ||
2012 | Richard Childress Racing | 33 | Chevy | DAY | PHO | LVS | BRI | CAL | MAR | TEX | KAN | RCH | TAL | DAR | CLT | DOV | POC | MCH 24 |
SON | KEN | DAY | NHA | IND | POC | GLN | MCH | BRI | ATL | RCH | CHI | NHA | DOV | TAL | CLT | KAN | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | 65th | 0^{1} | ^{[50]} | ||
2013 | DAY 31 |
PHO | MCH 11 |
SON | IND 26 |
POC | GLN | ATL 19 |
RCH | CHI | NHA | DOV | KAN | CLT | TEX 22 |
PHO | HOM | 54th | 0^{1} | ^{[51]} | ||||||||||||||||||||||||
Phoenix Racing | 51 | Chevy | LVS 21 |
BRI | CAL | MAR | TEX 33 |
KAN | RCH | TAL | DAR | CLT | DOV 27 |
POC | KEN 24 |
DAY | NHA | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Stewart-Haas Racing | 14 | Chevy | MCH 14 |
BRI | TAL 26 |
MAR | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2014 | Richard Childress Racing | 3 | Chevy | DAY 9 |
PHO 24 |
LVS 16 |
BRI 11 |
CAL 11 |
MAR 15 |
TEX 21 |
DAR 11 |
RCH 27 |
TAL 15 |
KAN 19 |
CLT 16 |
DOV 20 |
POC 17 |
MCH 30 |
SON 17 |
KEN 16 |
DAY 5 |
NHA 14 |
IND 10 |
POC 15 |
GLN 16 |
MCH 22 |
BRI 28 |
ATL 24 |
RCH 20 |
CHI 16 |
NHA 11 |
DOV 24 |
KAN 8 |
CLT 13 |
TAL 12 |
MAR 12 |
TEX 21 |
PHO 38 |
HOM 25 |
20th | 958 | ^{[52]} | ||
2015 | DAY 14 |
ATL 39 |
LVS 20 |
PHO 15 |
CAL 16 |
MAR 41 |
TEX 20 |
BRI 10 |
RCH 27 |
TAL 35 |
KAN 22 |
CLT 16 |
DOV 33 |
POC 19 |
MCH 20 |
SON 17 |
DAY 7 |
KEN 25 |
NHA 8 |
IND 25 |
POC 13 |
GLN 36 |
MCH 4 |
BRI 13 |
DAR 22 |
RCH 27 |
CHI 43 |
NHA 22 |
DOV 23 |
CLT 7 |
KAN 41 |
TAL 14 |
MAR 18 |
TEX 11 |
PHO 20 |
HOM 14 |
21st | 832 | ^{[53]} | |||||
2016 | DAY 9 |
ATL 11 |
LVS 5 |
PHO 9 |
CAL 24 |
MAR 4 |
TEX 19 |
BRI 26 |
RCH 20 |
TAL 3 |
KAN 6 |
DOV 33 |
CLT 12 |
POC 37 |
MCH 8 |
SON 22 |
DAY 7 |
KEN 16 |
NHA 13 |
IND 9 |
POC 13 |
GLN 31 |
BRI 4 |
MCH 16 |
DAR 12 |
RCH 13 |
CHI 14 |
NHA 16 |
DOV 8 |
CLT 32 |
KAN 6 |
TAL 9 |
MAR 17 |
TEX 37 |
PHO 39 |
HOM 12 |
14th | 2223 | ^{[54]} | |||||
2017 | DAY 19 |
ATL 32 |
LVS 25 |
PHO 18 |
CAL 11 |
MAR 5 |
TEX 33 |
BRI 13 |
RCH 20 |
TAL 36 |
KAN 16 |
CLT 1 |
DOV 13 |
POC 13 |
MCH 27 |
SON 18 |
DAY 36 |
KEN 19 |
NHA 15 |
IND 21 |
POC 21 |
GLN 26 |
MCH 7 |
BRI 39 |
DAR 4 |
RCH 21 |
CHI 16 |
NHA 19 |
DOV 16 |
CLT 16 |
TAL 29 |
KAN 14 |
MAR 13 |
TEX 13 |
PHO 14 |
HOM 11 |
11th | 2224 | ^{[55]} | |||||
2018 | DAY 1 |
ATL 14 |
LVS 13 |
PHO 17 |
CAL 10 |
MAR 30 |
TEX 26 |
BRI 15 |
RCH 15 |
TAL 35 |
DOV 26 |
KAN 17 |
CLT 34 |
POC 12 |
MCH 14 |
SON 16 |
CHI 37 |
DAY 9 |
KEN 22 |
NHA 21 |
POC 13 |
GLN 27 |
MCH 4 |
BRI 13 |
DAR 16 |
IND 22 |
LVS 11 |
RCH 6 |
CLT 39 |
DOV 7 |
TAL 17 |
KAN 11 |
MAR 30 |
TEX 10 |
PHO 8 |
HOM 11 |
13th | 2245 | ^{[56]} | |||||
2019 | DAY 16 |
ATL 21 |
LVS 20 |
PHO 21 |
CAL 10 |
MAR 11 |
TEX 14 |
BRI 14 |
RCH 6 |
TAL 14 |
DOV 19 |
KAN 17 |
CLT 34 |
POC 37 |
MCH 26 |
SON 24 |
CHI 10 |
DAY 33* |
KEN 35 |
NHA 32 |
POC 19 |
GLN 31 |
MCH 13 |
BRI 34 |
DAR 10 |
IND 12 |
LVS 12 |
RCH 22 |
CLT 23 |
DOV 18 |
TAL 6 |
KAN 20 |
MAR 22 |
TEX 13 |
PHO 24 |
HOM 8 |
21st | 690 | ^{[57]} | |||||
2020 | DAY 12 |
LVS 4 |
CAL 24 |
PHO 36 |
DAR 11 |
DAR 20 |
CLT 14 |
CLT 8 |
BRI 6 |
ATL 11 |
MAR 37 |
HOM 7 |
TAL 39 |
POC 19 |
POC 14 |
IND 18 |
KEN |
TEX | KAN | NHA | DOV | MCH | MCH | GLN | DOV | DAY | DAR | RCH | BRI | LVS | TAL | CLT | KAN | TEX | MAR | PHO | -* | -* | ^{[58]} |
Year | Team | Manufacturer | Start | Finish |
---|---|---|---|---|
2013 | Richard Childress Racing | Chevrolet | 8 | 31 |
2014 | 1 | 9 | ||
2015 | 30 | 14 | ||
2016 | 21 | 9 | ||
2017 | 10 | 19 | ||
2018 | 14 | 1 | ||
2019 | 20 | 16 | ||
2020 | 13 | 12 |
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | NXSC | Pts | Ref | |||
2008 | Richard Childress Racing | 21 | Chevy | DAY | CAL | LVS | ATL | BRI | NSH | TEX | PHO | MXC | TAL | RCH | DAR | CLT | DOV | NSH | KEN | MLW | NHA | DAY | CHI | GTY | IRP | CGV | GLN | MCH | BRI | CAL | RCH 26 |
DOV | KAN | CLT | MEM 4 |
TEX | PHO | HOM | 85th | 245 | ^{[59]} | |||
2009 | 2 | DAY | CAL | LVS | BRI | TEX | NSH | PHO 34 |
TAL | RCH | DAR | CLT | DOV | NSH | KEN | MLW | NHA | DAY | CHI | GTY | IRP 18 |
IOW 28 |
GLN | MCH 19 |
BRI | CGV | ATL | RCH | DOV | KAN | CAL | CLT | MEM | TEX | PHO | HOM | 80th | 355 | ^{[60]} | |||||
2010 | 21 | DAY | CAL | LVS | BRI | NSH | PHO | TEX | TAL | RCH | DAR | DOV | CLT | NSH | KEN | ROA | NHA 25 |
DAY | CHI | GTY | IRP | IOW | GLN | MCH | BRI | CGV | ATL | RCH | DOV | KAN | CAL | CLT | GTY | TEX | PHO | HOM | 119th | 88 | ^{[61]} | |||||
2011 | Kevin Harvick Inc | 33 | Chevy | DAY | PHO | LVS | BRI | CAL | TEX | TAL | NSH 7 |
RCH | DAR | DOV | IOW 10 |
CLT | CHI | MCH | ROA | DAY | KEN | NHA | NSH 3 |
IRP 14 |
IOW | GLN | CGV | BRI | ATL | RCH | CHI | DOV | KAN | CLT | TEX | PHO | HOM | 107th^{1} | 0^{1} | ^{[62]} | ||||
2012 | Richard Childress Racing | 3 | Chevy | DAY 5 |
PHO 4 |
LVS 7 |
BRI 12 |
CAL 5 |
TEX 5 |
RCH 9 |
TAL 17 |
DAR 5 |
IOW 4 |
CLT 11 |
DOV 6 |
MCH 5 |
ROA 18 |
KEN 1* |
DAY 4 |
NHA 3 |
CHI 6 |
IND 5 |
IOW 15 |
GLN 23 |
CGV 9 |
BRI 4 |
ATL 6 |
RCH 6 |
CHI 3 |
KEN 1 |
DOV 10 |
CLT 6 |
KAN 2 |
TEX 6 |
PHO 6 |
HOM 5 |
3rd | 1227 | ^{[63]} | |||||
2013 | DAY 21 |
PHO 6 |
LVS 6 |
BRI 11 |
CAL 5 |
TEX 3 |
RCH 35 |
TAL 10 |
DAR 11 |
CLT 14 |
DOV 8 |
IOW 2 |
MCH 20 |
ROA 10 |
KEN 6 |
DAY 5 |
NHA 3 |
CHI 3 |
IND 12 |
IOW 4 |
GLN 12 |
MOH 21 |
BRI 3 |
ATL 8 |
RCH 12 |
CHI 4 |
KEN 2 |
DOV 6 |
KAN 6 |
CLT 2 |
TEX 5 |
PHO 3 |
HOM 12 |
1st | 1180 | ^{[64]} | ||||||||
2014 | 33 | DAY | PHO | LVS | BRI | CAL | TEX | DAR | RCH | TAL | IOW | CLT | DOV | MCH | ROA | KEN | DAY | NHA | CHI | IND | IOW | GLN | MOH | BRI | ATL | RCH | CHI | KEN | DOV | KAN | CLT | TEX 7 |
PHO | HOM | 94th | 0^{1} | ^{[65]} | |||||||
2015 | DAY 4 |
ATL | LVS 1* |
PHO 4 |
CAL 38 |
TEX 5 |
BRI 16 |
RCH 8 |
TAL 3 |
IOW | CLT 1* |
DOV 4 |
MCH | CHI 3 |
DAY 1 |
KEN | NHA 2 |
IND | IOW | GLN | MOH | BRI | ROA | DAR | RCH 9 |
CHI | KEN | DOV 7 |
CLT 1 |
KAN 16 |
TEX 3 |
PHO 14 |
HOM 2 |
81st | 0^{1} | ^{[66]} | ||||||||
2016 | 2 | DAY 5 |
ATL | LVS 6 |
PHO 7 |
CAL 1 |
TEX 8 |
BRI 4 |
RCH 5 |
TAL 6 |
DOV | CLT 2 |
POC | MCH | IOW | DAY 28 |
KEN 2 |
NHA 5 |
IND | IOW | GLN | MOH | BRI 1 |
ROA | DAR | RCH 7 |
CHI | KEN | DOV QL^{+} |
CLT 14 |
KAN 17 |
TEX 7 |
PHO 2 |
HOM 5 |
86th | 0^{1} | ^{[67]} | |||||||
2017 | DAY 3 |
ATL 8 |
LVS 5 |
PHO 33 |
CAL | TEX 4 |
BRI 13 |
RCH 4 |
TAL | CLT 3 |
DOV 28 |
POC | MCH | IOW | DAY | KEN | NHA | IND | IOW | GLN | MOH | BRI 8 |
ROA | DAR 10 |
RCH | CHI 5 |
KEN | DOV 23 |
CLT 4 |
KAN 6 |
TEX 10 |
PHO 9 |
HOM | 98th | 0^{1} | ^{[68]} | ||||||||
2018 | 3 | DAY 32 |
ATL | LVS 12 |
PHO | CAL 4 |
TEX | BRI | RCH | TAL | DOV | CLT | POC | MCH 1 |
IOW | CHI | DAY | KEN | NHA 10 |
IOW | GLN 25 |
MOH | BRI | ROA | DAR | 88th | 0^{1} | ^{[69]} | ||||||||||||||||
Kaulig Racing | 10 | Chevy | IND 8 |
LVS | RCH | CLT | DOV | KAN | TEX | PHO | HOM | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2019 | DAY | ATL | LVS 4 |
PHO | CAL | TEX | BRI | RCH | TAL | DOV | CLT 28 |
POC 10 |
MCH | IOW | CHI | DAY | KEN | NHA | IOW | GLN | MOH | BRI | ROA | DAR | IND 34 |
LVS | RCH | CLT | DOV | KAN | TEX | PHO | HOM | 87th | 0^{1} | ^{[70]} | ||||||||
^{+} - Qualified but replaced by Regan Smith |
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | NGOTC | Pts | Ref | |||||||||||||
2009 | Richard Childress Racing | 3 | Chevy | DAY | CAL | ATL | MAR | KAN | CLT | DOV | TEX | MCH | MLW | MEM | KEN | IRP | NSH | BRI | CHI | IOW 12 |
GTW | NHA 15 |
LVS | MAR | TAL DNQ |
TEX | PHO | HOM | 78th | 127 | ^{[71]} | |||||||||||||
2010 | DAY 26 |
ATL 10 |
MAR 16 |
NSH 14 |
KAN 6 |
DOV 21 |
CLT 35 |
TEX 3 |
MCH 5 |
IOW 1* |
GTW 7 |
IRP 6 |
POC 7 |
NSH 2 |
DAR 5 |
BRI 17 |
CHI 9 |
KEN 9 |
NHA 5 |
LVS 1* |
MAR 16 |
TAL 8 |
TEX 25 |
PHO 7 |
HOM 31 |
5th | 3379 | ^{[72]} | ||||||||||||||||
2011 | DAY 20 |
PHO 5 |
DAR 15 |
MAR 7 |
NSH 11 |
DOV 4 |
CLT 7 |
KAN 12 |
TEX 26 |
KEN 14 |
IOW 2* |
NSH 1 |
IRP 9 |
POC 5 |
MCH 22 |
BRI 23 |
ATL 6 |
CHI 1 |
NHA 2 |
KEN 2 |
LVS 17 |
TAL 7 |
MAR 3 |
TEX 2 |
HOM 10 |
1st | 888 | ^{[73]} | ||||||||||||||||
2013 | Richard Childress Racing | 39 | Chevy | DAY | MAR | CAR | KAN | CLT | DOV | TEX | KEN | IOW | ELD 1 |
POC | MCH | BRI | MSP | IOW | 86th | 0^{1} | ^{[74]} | |||||||||||||||||||||||
NTS Motorsports | 24 | Chevy | CHI 7 |
LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Sharp Gallaher Racing | 6 | Chevy | HOM 20 |
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2014 | NTS Motorsports | 20 | Chevy | DAY | MAR | KAN 4 |
CLT 7 |
DOV | TEX | GTW | KEN 7 |
IOW | MCH 17 |
BRI | MSP | CHI 3 |
NHA | LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | 89th | 0^{1} | ^{[75]} | ||||||||||||||||||||
Richard Childress Racing | 2 | Chevy | ELD 10 |
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3 | POC 1* |
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NTS Motorsports | 14 | Chevy | PHO 8 |
HOM | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2015 | 31 | DAY | ATL | MAR | KAN | CLT | DOV | TEX | GTW | IOW | KEN | ELD 6 |
82nd | 0^{1} | ^{[76]} | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
GMS Racing | 33 | Chevy | POC 5 |
MCH 5 |
BRI | MSP | CHI | NHA 1* |
LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2016 | Ranier Racing with MDM | 71 | Chevy | DAY | ATL | MAR | KAN | DOV | CLT | TEX | IOW | GTW | KEN | ELD | POC | BRI | MCH | MSP | CHI | NHA | LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX 8 |
PHO | HOM | 87th | 0^{1} | ^{[77]} | |||||||||||||||
2017 | MDM Motorsports | 99 | DAY | ATL 7 |
MAR | KAN | CLT | DOV | TEX | GTW | IOW | KEN | ELD | POC | MCH | BRI | MSP | CHI | NHA | LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | 82nd | 0^{1} | ^{[78]} | ||||||||||||||||
2018 | Young's Motorsports | 20 | Chevy | DAY | ATL 10 |
LVS | MAR | DOV | KAN | CLT | TEX | IOW | GTW | CHI | KEN | ELD | POC | MCH | BRI | MSP | LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | 98th | 0^{1} | ^{[79]} | |||||||||||||||
2019 | NEMCO Motorsports | 8 | Chevy | DAY | ATL | LVS | MAR 13 |
TEX | DOV | KAN | CLT | TEX | IOW | GTW | CHI | KEN | POC | ELD | MCH | BRI | MSP | LVS | TAL | MAR | PHO | HOM | 103rd | 0^{1} | ^{[80]} |
^{*} Season still in progress
^{1} Ineligible for series points
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | NKNPSEC | Pts | Ref | ||||||||||||||||||||||
2008 | Andy Santerre Motorsports | 3 | Chevy | GRE 1* |
IOW 6 |
SBO 2 |
GLN 12 |
2nd | 1916 | ^{[81]} | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Richard Childress Racing | NHA 4 |
TMP 9 |
NSH 3 |
ADI 25 |
LRP 21 |
MFD 6 |
NHA 5 |
DOV 9 |
STA 4 |
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2009 | GRE | TRI 2 |
IOW 9 |
SBO | GLN | NHA | TMP | ADI | LRP | NHA | DOV | 35th | 313 | ^{[82]} | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2014 | Spraker Racing | 37 | Chevy | NSM | DAY | BRI | GRE | RCH | IOW | BGS | FFL | LGY | NHA | COL | IOW | GLN 21 |
VIR | GRE | DOV | 62nd | 23 | ^{[83]} |
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results | ||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | NKNPSWC | Pts | Ref | ||
2009 | Jim Offenbach | 31 | Chevy | CTS | AAS | PHO 15 |
MAD | IOW | DCS | SON | IRW | PIR | MMP | CNS | IOW | AAS | 58th | 118 | ^{[84]} | |||
2014 | Steve Portenga | 21 | Chevy | PHO | IRW | S99 | IOW | KCR | SON 22 |
SLS | CNS | IOW | EVG | KCR | MMP | AAS | PHO | 78th | 22 | ^{[85]} | ||
2015 | Ranier Racing with MDM | 40 | Chevy | KCR | IRW | TUS | IOW | SHA | SON 6 |
SLS | IOW | EVG | CNS | MER | AAS | PHO | 44th | 38 | ^{[86]} | |||
2019 | Jefferson Pitts Racing | 3 | Chevy | LVS | IRW | TUS | TUS | CNS | SON 3 |
DCS | IOW | EVG | GTW | MER | AAS | KCR | PHO | 38th | 41 | ^{[87]} |
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | NCTSC | Pts | Ref | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2012 | Fitzpatrick Motorsports | 4 | Chevy | MOS | ICAR | MOS | DEL | MPS | EDM | SAS | CTR | MTL 7 |
BAR | RIS | KWA | 45th | 37 | ^{[88]} |
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)
ARCA Racing Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | ARSC | Pts | Ref | |||||||||||||||||
2008 | Richard Childress Racing | 31 | Chevy | DAY | SLM | IOW | KEN | CAR | KEN 7 |
TOL | POC | MCH | CAY | KEN | BLN | POC | NSH | ISF | DSF | CHI | SLM | NJE | TAL | TOL | 96th | 195 | ^{[89]} | |||||||||||||||||
2009 | DAY | SLM | CAR | TAL | KEN 15 |
TOL | POC | MCH 2 |
MFD | IOW 2 |
KEN | BLN | POC | ISF | CHI | TOL | DSF | NJE | SLM | KAN | CAR | 50th | 595 | ^{[90]} | ||||||||||||||||||||
2013 | Ken Schrader Racing | 52 | Chevy | DAY | MOB | SLM | TAL | TOL | ELK | POC | MCH | ROA 6 |
WIN | CHI | NJE | POC | BLN | ISF | MAD | DSF | IOW | SLM | KEN | KAN | 93rd | 220 | ^{[91]} |
A longtime motorsports supporter, Bass Pro Shops' association with Dillon dates back to 2010, when the company partnered with RCR for Dillon's first foray into fulltime NASCAR competition with sponsorship of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Other notable Most Popular Driver Award winners include Greg Biffle (2000), Austin Dillon (2011), Ty Dillon (2013) and Ryan Blaney (2014).
Sporting positions | ||
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Preceded by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. |
NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion 2013 |
Succeeded by Chase Elliott |
Preceded by Todd Bodine |
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion 2011 |
Succeeded by James Buescher |
Achievements | ||
Preceded by Timmy Hill |
NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year 2012 |
Succeeded by Kyle Larson |
Preceded by Johnny Sauter |
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year 2010 |
Succeeded by Joey Coulter |
Preceded by Martin Truex Jr. |
Coca-Cola 600 winner 2017 |
Succeeded by Kyle Busch |
Preceded by Kurt Busch |
Daytona 500 winner 2018 |
Succeeded by Denny Hamlin |
Awards | ||
Preceded by Narain Karthikeyan |
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver 2011 |
Succeeded by Nelson Piquet Jr. |