Austin Dillon wins Kentucky but fails Post-Race Inspection
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon got the taste of sweet victory Friday night at Kentucky Speedway. Austin led in dominate fashion as he only surrendered the lead for 8 laps out of 200. Austin drove like a true veteran to capture his first Nationwide Series win.
Austin Dillon, grandson of NASCAR car owner Richard Childress, won in only his 26th Nationwide Series start. Dillon is coming off a championship season in the truck series. He was moved to the Nationwide Series this year as he is being groomed to eventually start in NASCAR’s premier series, Sprint Cup.
Austin Dillon’s win catapulted him into first place of the championship race, but it has been reported that Austin’s car did not pass post- race tech. It was reported that his Richard Childress Racing Chevy was too low in the rear of the car.
Not much more has been released but penalties will probably be told on Tuesday. Expect at least a 6 point deduction that would still keep Austin Dillon in 2nd place in the standings. Elliot Sadler would take over 1st place.
Austin Dillon’s crew chief, Danny Stockman, is already on probation from a previous sanction, but should have no effect with current penalties because infraction was not the same.
Chris Creighton is a NASCAR writer for RantSports.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @nascar28_chris.