Austin Dillon: Loudon Is A Fun Track To Race On

Austin Dillon

This Week’s Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayAustin Dillon has made 10 previous NASCAR Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, earning his best finish of eighth in July 2015. In six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the track, Dillon has earned four top-five and five top-10 finishes. Dillon is a former winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Truck Series, winning the race from the pole position in 2015.

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Playoffs Bound … Dillon survived three late-race restarts at Texas Motor Speedway to earn the win in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/E-Z-GO/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, securing a spot in the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. His teammate, Tyler Reddick, finished a strong second to create a 1-2 finish for Richard Childress Racing.


What are your thoughts on New Hampshire Motor Speedway?

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway has always been a really fun track. I love going there. It’s a flat track. Entry is fun there. It’s different. It’s a different type of feel than what we have anywhere. You slide the left rear into the corner and you pick up the right front and the first person to get back to the gas is going to be good.”

If you were to win Loudon the Lobster, the monster trophy that’s given out to drivers when they win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, what would you do with it?

“Oh man. I’d probably get a fish tank and keep him in it. I’d give him a good home so that he could live out his days comfortably as a trophy.”

Richard Childress Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway … In 128 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the ‘Magic Mile’, Richard Childress Racing has recorded four wins with drivers Robby Gordon (2001), Kevin Harvick (2006), and Clint Bowyer (2007 & 2010). The Welcome, N.C. organization has also secured 16 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes.

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A Tribute to Bob Bahre … Last Friday it was announced that founder of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Bob Bahre, passed away at the age of 93. Bahre was the former owner of Oxford Plains Speedway and played a crucial role in bringing NASCAR Cup Series racing to New Hampshire. Bahre, who was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, will be commemorated on both RCR cars this weekend with a special decal.

Catch the Action … The NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, August 2, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


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