In July of 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a huge pack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars across the finish line on the last lap at Daytona International Speedway. Nearly every car behind him was wrecking, and one tore across the speedway’s catch fence—spewing debris into the stands and onto the track.
NASCAR driver Austin Dillon didn’t get to properly celebrate his first ever Cup Series win with a big burnout. He ran out of gas just as the tires started to spin. So, to redeem the good name of the post-race burnout, he whipped out a gold-wrapped Camaro and filled a barn full of smoke.
Austin Dillon wanted to celebrate his first-ever NASCAR Cup Series win after tonight’s Coke 600, but he won by stretching his fuel out over the race’s final laps. Sadly, fuel mileage gambles just don’t leave enough in the tank for a proper burnout. Behold: the happiest driver doing the saddest burnout.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Cole Custer has a history of being in the wrong place at the times when his fellow NASCAR competitors are feeling a bit too aggressive. But, in a rare sighting at Auto Club Speedway in California, Custer actually experienced a wreck without any greedy or petty motive behind it.
Remember the awkward coincidence of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick being in the television booth when a driver he called a spoon-fed rich kid intentionally wrecked someone under caution? Well, that kid got no fines or penalties for it. Instead, NASCAR served up penalties to drivers whose cars failed inspection.
After being spun out late in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Austin Dillon retaliated against a driver under caution. The scene felt odd, but it wasn’t the wreck. It was the steaming awkwardness of the broadcast, because the guy commentating called Dillon a spoon-fed rich kid when they were teammates.
Retaliation! It’s the word of the day from today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race at Phoenix. Full-time Xfinity driver Cole Custer collided with Cup Series regular Austin Dillon, putting Dillon’s car in the wall and collecting Ryan Sieg’s car in the process. So, Dillon drove right into Custer’s car under…
What happens when the track goes cold at Talladega? Parties. Everywhere. Even the drivers get into it with massive trailers along Talladega Boulevard. I’ve never been to ‘Dega in person, but this run-through of party central that NBC Sports did with Austin Dillon certainly makes me wish I was there.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Dillon received a surprise firework from above, as though magical sky-beasts rejected NASCAR’s pre-race show and opted to light a fire under his butt instead.
Both NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway officials wasted no time on analyzing every aspect of the horrifying last lap crash at the end of the Coke Zero 400. The question of the moment is, what can we do to make this entire experience safer for fans and drivers alike?
[Austin Dillon’s #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet waiting for the tow truck after the accident at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images]
Four spectators were treated for injuries as a result of the massive wreck at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400, with one fan transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Austin Dillon’s car became airborne in the pile-up, smashing through the part of the catch fence that separates fans from the…
The legendary Dale Earnhardt made the number 3 famous in NASCAR. When Earnhardt died in 2001, the 3 basically died with him. But it was never retired, and next year it returns to the Sprint Cup Series with Austin Dillon at the wheel.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.'s death at the Daytona 500 in 2001 marked the last time the iconic number 3 appeared on a race car at NASCAR's top level. Next year, Austin Dillon will be moving up to Sprint Cup, and the number 3 will almost definitely come with him.