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Austin Dillon Ranks Third In Closers At Texas, Hoping To Keep That Up This Weekend

Austin Dillon Ranks Third In Closers At Texas, Hoping To Keep That Up This Weekend

NASCAR XFINITY Series - My Bariatric Solutions 300
April 8, 2017 - Texas Motor Speedway-Fort Worth, TX
This Week's Ruud Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway
In nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Dillon has not finished worse than eighth at the 1.5-mile track, acquiring his best finish of third in April 2013 and November 2015 (polesitter).
Ruud Returns
Like RCR, Ruud is a pioneer in reliable performance. In 1889, Edwin Ruud invented the first automatic gas water heater and since then, the Ruud brand has grown into one of North America's largest and most respected makers of quality heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. The Ruud reputation for engineering excellence, reliability, strength and top performance has been consistently recognized by leading consumer publications as a brand that can be trusted to deliver efficient, reliable performance day in and day out. Today, the proud performance histories of Ruud and RCR come together to serve as the cornerstones of future championship performance of two great brands, Austin Dillon and the No. 2 RCR-Ruud NASCAR XFINITY Series team.
By the Numbers
According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranks third in the closers category in the XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway. His RCR teammate Paul Menard leads the category in NXS competition at TMS.
Texas Motor Speedway has a similar layout to Kentucky Motor Speedway. Different banking at different ends of the racetrack. Did that play with you guys much last year and throw you off?

"It really did at Kentucky. Kentucky at the start of the race it was a whole different ballgame than what we practiced in. So, I think the hardest thing will be hitting the balance for the race. Practice and qualifying should be okay, but race pace will be different."

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Texas Motor Speedway

  • Starts: 9
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5 : 5
  • Top 10: 9
  • Average Start: 4.1
  • Average Finish: 5.44