(WOMR file photo)
Friday night, on the first night of Championship Week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, 21 year old Austin Dillon, the grandson of Richard Childress, became the youngest driver to ever win the Camping World Truck Series championship. This is the second Truck Series championship for RCR, the first championship came when Mike Skinner won the championship for RCR back in 1995.
The 21-year-old Dillon, who was a two-time race winner in 2011, won the title in just his second full season in the series. His championship came by six points over race-winner Johnny Sauter, who had started the race 20 points behind Dillon and made things a bit scary for Dillon at the end.
“How does it feel? Amazing, best feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Dillon said.
“The championship, yeah, it’s amazing. You get to spray champagne everywhere. You’re on top of the world. It’s the best feeling in the world. You stink real bad. Darrell Waltrip told me the best feeling in the world is going home stinking and having a trophy in your lap, and we were able to do that. I think now I’m more nervous about making a speech Monday, but we’ll figure that out. I’ve got some time.”
With his grandson at the wheel of the Camping World Truck Series RCR #3 Bass Pro Sports Chevy Silverado, it has been sixteen years since the RCR black #3 has been a crowned champion in NASCAR!!
More importantly for the historians and fans alike in this sport, the black #3 is a crowned champion once again!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!