“I like it,” Austin Dillon is thrilled to chase victory in the final race of the West Coast swing

Austin Dillon is looking forward to the last race on the West Coast.


“I like it,” Austin Dillon is thrilled to chase victory in the final race of the West Coast swing

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Austin Dillon, the Richard Childress Racing driver, is excited about his final race on the West Coast. The 32-year-old did not start well at the NASCAR Cup Series season opener Daytona 500, but he is faring better now. While he did not get to complete his Daytona run, he finished ninth at the Auto Club Speedway and twenty-seventh at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Dillon has one more West Coast race left, at the Phoenix Raceway. The 2011 World Truck Series champion feels that it is a tough short track and might be a difficult one to crack. He stated that it is a challenging track. However, Dillon looks forward to the race and hopes to redeem himself after Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Dillon has a lot left to conquer in the NASCAR Cup Series. 

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Dillon spoke about his feelings about the West Coast Swing. He stated, “I like the West Coast swing. The first race can be pretty tough. My family and I stay out between Las Vegas and Phoenix. It’s a fun trip for us. We get some good racing in to start the season. You can see and evaluate where you are compared to the competition.”

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Austin Dillon looks forward to a challenge at the Phoenix Raceway

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Austin Dillon. Image via Athlon Sports

The No.3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver feels the West Coast is the perfect way to start the season. “ We get to race on three different types of tracks. Auto Club Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway are all quite different. It’s a good start to the season on the West Coast.” It is no doubt that Dillon loves a challenge. He revealed that the Phoenix Raceway is a fun track for the drivers. 

Austin Dillon’s teammate for the 2023 season is Kyle Busch. While it can be overwhelming to be teammates with the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kyle Busch’s success will only help Dillon. The 32-year-old is capable of making it to the playoffs and competing in the front. Kyle Busch is nothing short of a legend, he has already outperformed Dillon. However, this is not surprising. 

The RCR duo have a good relationship. Austin Dillon aims to improve and learn from Busch. The latter won the Auto Club 400. He is the eighth in Cup Series, and Dillon is in the twenty-sixth. It is a long season ahead, and Dillon can turn things around and learn a trick or two from his teammate. It is no doubt that Austin Dillon wants the best for his team and will attempt to redeem himself at the Phoenix Raceway. 

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