Austin Dillon survived two attempts at late-race restarts in an action-packed NASCAR Nationwide Series road course event at Road America on Saturday afternoon to collect a 10th-place finish in the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet. Dillon started the 50-lap race from the 14th position and immediately showed speed in the black No. 3 Chevrolet, driving to the 10th position before pitting under green-flag conditions for his first round of adjustments, fuel and tires on lap 12.
Unfortunately, Dillon was issued a violation for exiting pit road too quickly and had to restart at the tail end of the longest line when the caution flag was displayed just one lap later. Although he fell to 32nd in the running order, Dillon worked his way into the 11th position for a restart with just 11 laps remaining, but was punted from behind and spun one lap later, relegating him to 25th place.
When the caution flag was displayed on lap 44, Dillon was directed down pit road by crew chief Danny Stockman for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco Green E15 fuel. He restarted from the 22nd position on lap 47 and survived two separate attempts at a green-white-checker restart to post a 10th-place finish in the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet.
Start – 14 Finish – 10 Laps Led – 0 Points – 4th
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE: “I’m really proud of how hard we worked as a team to get this top-10 finish on a road course. We definitely had a never-give-up attitude today, driving up from the back of the field twice during the race.”
-Richard Childress Racing PR