Austin Dillion wins at Kentucky, gains points lead
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The number 3 is in Victory Lane once again

6/30/12 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Austin Dillion wins at Kentucky, gains points lead Austin Dillion won tonight in dominating fashion, putting the black 3 once again in Victory Lane. By doing so he proved that his grandfather, Richard Childress, knew exactly what he was doing when he decided now was the time to resurrect the black number 3 with his grandson behind the wheel. 

Austin had already shown his talent in the Truck Series and vacated the truck to younger brother, Ty, moving up to further his career. 

Now he has done exactly what grandad knew he could do by winning. 

Can the Sprint Cup series be closer than we think? And more important, is Austin ready to move up? What do you think?  Will Austin move up next season?  And if so, whose ride would he take? 
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7/2/12   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Sooooo penalty has been announced against the 3 team.  He has been docked 6 drivers points and 6 owner points, and his crew chief, Danny Stockman Jr., has been fined $10,000.  Apparently the car was too low in post race inspection.  Of course, NASCAR can't just fine/penalize them for that, they have to tag on the "actions detrimental to NASCAR" and "use of equipment that does not conform" just to make the infraction seem ever so much worse.  

And of course, they didn't announce how much the height was out by.  

Sometimes I don't understand the penalties NASCAR levies against the teams/crews/drivers.  I'm still shocked that Kurt only got suspended a week.......

6/30/12   |   JenX63   |   33126 respect

This was a great race. I enjoyed immensely and will try to watch more Nationwide races in the future. Yeah to Austin!

6/30/12   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
If he does move up, my bets are a 4th team, or the 31... Burton has not been relevant in a long time. For his sake I hope they don't rush him up too soon. He obviously has talent, but another full season in the Nationwide series to keep learning and polishing himself might be the best thing for him.

I couldn't agree more, Mike.  I just look at Joey Logano, and he reinforces the feeling that Austin needs to stay right where he is,  for at least one more year. 

6/30/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

If he does move up, my bets are a 4th team, or the 31... Burton has not been relevant in a long time. For his sake I hope they don't rush him up too soon. He obviously has talent, but another full season in the Nationwide series to keep learning and polishing himself might be the best thing for him.