Another big announcement down in Daytona Beach, Florida for preaseason testing was Austin Dillon will run the Las Vegas race on March 10th for James Finch Racing. Dillon, will pilot the No. 51 Chevy with funding from Tissot Watches.
The Vegas race will the the second Cup race of the season for the youngster as he will compete in the season opening Daytona 500 for his grandpa Richard Childress at RCR in the No. 33 Honey Nut Cheerios Chevrolet. He was originally slated to run seven races in the No. 33 for the 2013 campaign and more than likely would move up full-time next season at his grandpa’s camp.
Now, Dillon may have to cancel one of the seven races he was going to run for his grandpa’s team if he wants to keep rookie status next season. Due to rule, a rookie can run seven races previously before he enters a full-time gig.
The announcement is somewhat of a shock since Finch announced Regan Smith and A.J. Allmendinger would share time in the No. 51 for the whole season. Bringing D...