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#95 – Austin Dillon on the Racing Writer’s Podcast

Austin Dillon on the Racing Writer’s Podcast

A day before its annual fan fest at the Richard Childress Racing campus, Austin Dillon shares some stories from growing up at the facility and the memories at every corner. Dillon is in his sixth full season at the NASCAR Cup Series level and it’s been quite a journey so far, but he desires more. What has been the influence of crew chief Danny Stockman taking over the team? Considering RCR is his family’s organization, Dillon explains how involved he gets with the day-to-day operations versus just focusing on being a driver. Dillon reveals if there are brutally honest conversations at RCR that can put the family aspect aside for the betterment of business; the ‘tactics’ Childress uses on the Dillon family; how much weight Austin feels about the overall success and struggles of RCR; and addressing the critics who use the family card. How Dillon has had to change his mindset and expectations since moving to the Cup Series; whether he feels he adapts well to changes; describing his driving style; the simple things that make Dillon happy; how Dillon spends the offseason turning his brain off from racing. Music created by Tony Monge.

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