Perhaps the most exciting part of watching a NASCAR race is also the most dangerous.
A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.
With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
It was a wild season finale when Austin Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship Saturday, holding off Sam Hornish Jr.
Austin Dillon climbed out of his No. 3 truck and dived across the rain-soaked grass after winning the NASCAR Truck Series championship in Homestead. But the youngster wanted to celebrate by planking on pavement first.
Jimmie Johnson wasn’t the best all year. Not even close. When it mattered, though, he couldn’t be beat. For the fifth consecutive year.