Austin Dillon explains how driving the iconic No:3 RCR car changed fans’ perspective of him

Austin Dillon says he enjoyed signing autographs this season.


Austin Dillon explains how driving the iconic No:3 RCR car changed fans’ perspective of him

Austin Dillon (Credits: X)

The Richard Childress Racing starboy Austin Dillon has grown as a driver. After winning the 2011 NASCAR  Camping World Truck championship and 2013 Nationwide Series champion, he moved to RCR as a full-time driver. Since then, Dillon has been with the team. However, it has not been an easy journey for the RCR driver, as fans have slammed him previously. This is mainly because Dillon is the grandson of RCR team owner Richard Childress, and some fans claimed he had an entitled attitude. 

As things change, and nothing is permanent, fans have warmed up to the No.3 Chevrolet driver. Austin Dillon opened up to Fox Sports about this subject. He claimed that his reality TV show, “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane,” helped people understand him better. The series features the lifestyle and heartwarming moments of Dillon and his loved ones. 

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Austin Dillon told Fox Sports, “It’s changed from time to time. I think last year, the TV show [Austin Dillon’s Life In The Fast Lane] let people really kind of know how I am as a person, and I found a lot of fans from that. Going out and signing autographs this year has been fun and enjoyable. And we’ve got a lot of supportive people for the RCR group, the 3 team, and all those fans out there.” 

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Austin Dillon claims he will continue to grind and work hard

Austin Dillon (Credits: Wikipedia)
Austin Dillon (Credits: Wikipedia)

The No.3 RCR car is historic as the Intimidator Dale Earnhardt Sr. made it famous by winning championships. Motorsports enthusiasts respect him and cherish the legacy behind No.3 Chevy. It is a huge responsibility for Dillon, who now pilots it. And there is no doubt about the pressure that comes along with it. The 33-year-old feels things have been better this year as he met supportive people for the No.3 team.  

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The two times NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Austin Dillon was also asked how many years of racing he has left in him because people say they get tired. The former Daytona 500 champion said, “No, I’m happy right now. So we’ll keep grinding away and give it all we’ve got.” Only one race is left before the playoffs, and Dillon hopes to put his Chevy in the victory lane. He doesn’t have enough points to enter the playoffs and relies on the upcoming Daytona race. 

From the looks of it, Austin Dillon is not going anywhere anytime soon. He wants to remain with RCR and win championships. Though he doesn’t have a win this season, the last round of the regular Cup season is at a track he is familiar with and has won previously. He conquered the Daytona International Speedway in 2018. But the question is if he could pull another win this weekend and join the 16-driver player field. 

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