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  • Writer's pictureHugo Traverso

Austin Dillon wins big at Texas

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

Austin Dillon captured his 3rd career win Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. He drove his Bass Pro Shops #3 car to victory. He captured his ticket to the Playoffs by beating out his teammate Tyler Reddick in the restart with 2 laps to go. Denny Hamlin spun out with 6 to go to cause the nail-biter finish. Austin Dillon restarted on the bottom as he had in the past restarts. He led 22 laps in the race.

Note: Ryan Blaney won Stage 1 and 2.

Dillon has 3 career race wins. He won the 2017 Coca Cola 600 and the 2018 Daytona 500 before capturing the 2020 O'Riley Auto Parts 500 Sunday. He drives the #3 car for Richard Childress Racing. Fun Fact: Richard Childress is Austin Dillon's grandfather. His Crew Chief is Justin Alexander. Justin has been with Dillon for all his race wins. Austin Dillon has a good career ahead of him.

Toyota had another decent day. Hamlin, Bell, Suarez, and Hill had some problems with their cars. They had 2 top 10 finishes: Erik Jones: 6, Kyle Busch 4. The rest of their drivers finished in the 20s and 30s. More Technical Problems for their cars. Results for other Toyotas: Hamlin: 20, Bell: 21, Suarez: 23, Truex Jr.: 29, Hill: DNF: 36 Top 10: Driver Car Team

1. Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops RCR

2. Tyler Reddick #8 CAT RCR

3. Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Penske

4. Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs Racing

5. Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Stewart-Haas Racing

6. Erik Jones #20 Craftsman Joe Gibbs Racing

7. Ryan Blaney #12 Menards Penske

8. Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chip Ganassi Racing

9. Brad Keselowski #2 Würth Penske

10. Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Stewart-Haas Racing

Austin Dillon after winning at Texas

1. Austin Dillon

2. Tyler Reddick

3. Joey Logano

4. Kyle Busch

5. Kevin Harvick

6. Erik Jones

7. Ryan Blaney

8. Kurt Busch

9. Brad Keselowski

10. Aric Almirola


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