Austin Dillon To Go Behind The Wheel For Phoenix Racing At Las Vegas

By Christy Valdez
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The upcoming race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will give Austin Dillon another opportunity to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

At the upcoming Kobalt Tools 400, Dillon will get the chance to make his second Cup Series start of the year in the third race of the schedule. Not only will the race at Las Vegas help Dillon in his career, but he will also be racing and helping Phoenix Racing in achieving success.

The upcoming race weekend will allow Dillon to grow while racing for a NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. With another opportunity to race in the Cup Series, he will be able to get experience that he could use in the Nationwide Series, but also in the future if he does make his full-time move into Cup.

In his last Cup start at Daytona, Dillon had qualified in the top 10 with Richard Childress Racing and left with a 31st place finish.

Since the start of the season, Phoenix Racing has been on a roll and the Vegas race weekend is their chance to maintain the momentum they’ve gained thus far.

Within the last two races, Phoenix Racing has been using different drivers for each race. Regan Smith opened the year at Daytona, and AJ Allmendinger followed at Phoenix. Both drivers achieved success for the team with Smith capturing a seventh-place finish at Daytona, and 11th for Allmendinger last Sunday. The No.51 car currently sits in sixth in the owner points standings.

With just a couple of hours until the green flag waves at Las Vegas, the partnership between Dillon and Phoenix Racing will benefit both parties. As Dillon gains more knowledge for a future Cup career, Phoenix Racing is coming out on top, after looking at what seemed to be an unknown future at the end of the 2012 season.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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