On a night when everyone was talking about Kyle Busch’s dominant showing at Texas, Austin Dillon was quietly putting together another solid performance.
Dillon, who finished third in Friday’s race, usually runs well against the NSCS drivers competing in Nationwide races. Six of the top-eight finishers in the Texas race were NSCS regulars: Busch (first), Brad Keselowski (second), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (fourth), Kevin Harvick (fifth), Matt Kenseth (sixth) and Kasey Kahne(eighth).
In Dillon’s first Nationwide win at Kentucky last year, he beat seven NSCS regulars to the finish line after dominating most of the race. In the six series races so far this season, an average of six NSCS regulars have competed.
Dillon, who is eight points behind leader Sam Hornish Jr., has performed admirably this season with two top fives and four top 10s (sixth place or better). Outside of Daytona, his lowest finish is an 11th (Bristol).