NASCAR XFINITY Series - Hisense 300
May 23, 2015 - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 160 in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and made its debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March where Dillon earned the pole award, led 183 laps and visited Victory Lane. This chassis also made laps at Texas Motor Speedway last month, earning a fifth-place result.
The Welcome, N.C., native driver has made four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, collecting one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes and one pole award. Dillon holds an average starting position of 2.2 and an average finishing position of 8.2 with four laps led.
According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon holds some impressive stats so far in the 2015 season. The 25-year-old driver ranks first in driver rating (106.7). Dillon is second amongst his competitors in green-flag speed and speed by quarter. He ranks third in the following categories: mile leaders, drivers fastest early in a run, drivers fastest late in a run and fastest speed in traffic. Dillon is also fourth in fastest on restarts and laps led (189).
So far this season, Dillon has been entered eight XFINITY Series events collecting one victory, five top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes and three pole awards. Dillon has led a total of 189 laps with an average starting position of 4.2 coupled with an average finishing position of 9.9.
What do you like best about racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway?
Charlotte's always been good for me. I personally like Charlotte a lot on long green-flag runs. Hopefully, we can put some steam to her and see what we can do this weekend. It's always fun to race in front of your hometown crowd. A lot of family and friends come out to watch, it's a good time. - Austin Dillon
Coverage for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will begin with both practice sessions on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time and 5:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Qualifying will also be showcased on Fox Sports 1 live on Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m. ET and race coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. It will also be broadcast live on PRN and SiriusXM channel 90.