NASCAR XFINITY Series - Phoenix 200
March 12, 2016 - Phoenix International Raceway - Avondale, AZ
Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 145 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. This Chevrolet Camaro has an average starting position of 7.1 and an average finishing position of 8.1.
In seven previous XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Dillon has earned three top-five and five top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 8.9 coupled with an average finishing position of 10.1.
With three XFINITY Series event complete in 2016, the No. 2 team has three top-five finishes and five laps led to their credit. Dillon returns to the driver's seat of the No. 2 Chevrolet next weekend at Auto Club Speedway.
Coverage of this weekend's XFINITY Series Phoenix 200 at Phoenix International Raceway will be televised live on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX. It will also be broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM channel 90.
Why does Phoenix International Raceway drive like a short track, but it's in fact one-mile in length?
It has a lot to do with the angle and degree of the banking at Phoenix. Turns 3 and 4 are flat, and 1 and 2 is just a weird corner. You don't really race anywhere like that all year long, so it's a difficult driving track. When you have a good handling car, it helps a lot. - Austin Dillon