During one of his early-season interviews the No:3 Chevy Camaro ZL1 driver for Richard Childress Racing, Austin Dillon claimed that he and his teammate Tyler Reddick will surely secure a win this season very soon. Though it came late Tyler Reddick has done his part as he won the Road America Cup race on Independence Day topping Chase Elliott after an entertaining last 16 laps of dual among them.
Austin Dillon on the other hand unlike his teammate had a bad day at the office a she was only able to finish the race at P31 though he started the race at P20. His disappointing finish at the end was due to the fact that he blew his rotor which made him drop down from the top 10 pack he was part of, if not for that Dillon would have finished in the Top 10 without any doubt considering how dominant Reddick and the other Chevy at the track has been.
Find out Austin Dillon had to say on his Road America outing
Talking about his race day Austin Dillon points out that he found the Independence day outing special due to the fact that he was able to honor the veterans with his “Dow Salutes Veterans” paint scheme. He pointed out that bad luck towards the end of the race really prevented him from showing off the ability of his chevy and he was able to get to the top 10 with ease altercation the race at P20, as the car handled really well in both left and right turns.
“We had a fast Dow Salutes Veterans Chevrolet today, and it was special to be able to use this Independence Day weekend to honor our military and veterans with Dow. We just ended up with some bad luck at the end of the race that prevented us from showing how good our Chevy was. We started the race 20th but moved up quickly. Our Dow Salutes Veterans Chevy handled really well today, both in the left and right turns,” Austin Dillon said.
Austin Dillon went on to say that he really had hoped for a top 10 finish as he was able to move up the grid the fast but bad luck struck them when the left front rotor blew into turn five with just 3 laps left in the race. He pointed out that though he was able to make the save and re-enter with caution that was it for them in the race. Talking about Tyler Reddick’s win he congratulated him for the first career win as he suggested that Reddick is a beast who really deserves the win.
“We raced our way as high as eighth and I really thought we had a chance at a top-10 finish. Unfortunately, with three laps to go, we blew a left-front rotor getting into Turn 5. I saved it and was able to pull off the track without caution but it ended our day. Congrats to my teammate, Tyler Reddick on his first Cup Series win. That guy is an animal and his win is much-deserved,” Austin Dillon added.
With Tyler Reddick getting his name-checked in for the playoff with the win it’s high time for Austin Dillon to up his game to another level if he wants to get into the playoff as he isn’t going to make it winless from now on. His teammate’s win will surely boost his morals for the coming races as he has some ideas to approach the next races for the ultimate prize, a win and playoff spot.