NASCAR interview: Austin Dillon

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NASCAR interview: Austin Dillon


NASCAR interview: Austin Dillon


Austin Dillon is concerned with more than just the No. 3 team at Richard Childress Racing.

The grandson of RCR founder and Hall of Famer Richard Childress carries the weight of the entire company on his shoulders. Dillon feels the successes and struggles personally. He’s invested in the organization’s continued growth and future.

“I’ve got a lot of desire to win races here for this company,” Dillon says on this week’s podcast. And he also explains when the time would be right to take off his driving hat and put on the business hat to be involved in the day-to-day operations at RCR.

You’ll also hear:

  • Early memories from growing up on the 17-building campus in Welcome, North Carolina, including a story about stealing tungsten out of Kevin Harvick’s race car
  • Being six years into his Cup Series career and the ups and downs it has already featured
  • What the brutally honest conversations with his grandfather are like as it pertains to performance?
  • Whether he feels he adapts well to changes and describing what his driving style is like
  • How have his mindset and expectations had to change with being a Cup Series driver