Austin Dillon – Pickin’ Em’ Up & Puttin’ Em’ Down in Iowa

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Austin Dillon, grandson of NASCAR great Richard Childress, showcased his Camping World truck team’s tremendous strength and his pure driving talent by capturing the checkered flag for the Lucas Oil 200 held at Iowa Speedway.

It was quite evident in the grandstands that a majority of the fans came out to not only witness some great racing but to see if the black #3 Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet could hold off some fierce contenders for the win. After all - he was starting on the pole and had the privilege of bringing the field down to the green flag.

His race dominance on the track proved to be both entertaining as well as rewarding for the fans and his race team. Dillon led for a total of 187 laps and set sail on a hard charging Johnny Sauter during the last two laps of the extended race.

There have been some mixed feelings about Austin driving the black #3 because it is a reminder of Dale “The Intimidator” Earnhardt, Sr. Granted, I started watching this sport and fell in love with the fast paced action because of “Big E”; however, I think it is a welcome sight to see a young talent driving his heart out because he has racing in his veins and respects what that number represents to a majority of the racing community.

"It's pretty awesome. Like I've said from the beginning of the year, I wanted to do it for the fans, too. I know they want to see it out front," Dillon said. "I'm glad to sit in the No. 3. It's my favorite number to run, and hopefully I can run it for a long time."

It will definitely be interesting to follow the successful career of this young driver and witness if he will be the one to bring the #3 back to the track on a more consistent basis in one of the other racing series such as Nationwide or Sprint Cup. Time will definitely tell and all eyes will be watching to see what happens.

Once again, congratulations to Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing!

Until next time…Gear Up, Strap In For A Thrillin’ Ride.
Austin Dillon – Pickin’ Em’ Up & Puttin’ Em’ Down in Iowa Austin Dillon – Pickin’ Em’ Up & Puttin’ Em’ Down in Iowa Reviewed by Unique Hiram on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Rating: 5