NASCAR XFINITY Series - Talladega 300
May 2, 2015 - Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln AL
Austin Dillon and the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet team finished third at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon. Dillon and the No. 33 crew posted the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday morning to start on the pole. His pole award at Talladega was his third of the season and the seventh time he's started an event inside the top 10 this season. The Welcome, N.C., native remained a fixture in the top 15 for most of the 113-lap event. After missing a large accident on the front stretch on lap 74, Dillon was scored in the second position. NASCAR officials told the No. 33 team it did not maintain pit road speed and was forced to start sixth on the ensuing restart. Working the draft, Dillon was able to climb back into the top five in the running order en route to the third-place finish.
Man we had a really good car today. I should have pulled out there at the end and helped Brian (Scott) out more. We could have made a run for it.. I'm really proud of this No. 33 Rheem team. They never give up. We didn't get the finish we wanted last week, but we came back on won the pole this weekend and finished third. - Austin Dillon
Start - 1, Finish - 3, Laps Led - 0, Owner's Points - 5