Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Austin Dillon to drive the #14 at Michigan this weekend

Nationwide points leader Austin Dillon is the next driver to sub for injured Tony Stewart, agreeing to a deal to drive the #14 at Michigan Int'l Raceway this weekend.

Dillon has a nice pedigree in Nationwide and was a truck series champion as well. I find this sort of interesting because Kevin Harvick, who currently drives for Richard Childress Racing, and is going to Stewart's team next year, is being happily released by RCR to make room for Dillon and another kid named Austin in Nationwide, both of whom are related to Richard Childress.

Such synchronicity

Still no word on a permanent replacement for Stewart, who I cannot believe will drive again this year. Not that I'm expecting a quick decision here, but I'm surprised there hasn't been more chatter about it.

No comments: