Austin Dillon Keeps Rolling At Volusia
BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Austin Dillon, just a few hours after winning the pole for the Daytona 500, hopped into his DIRTcar UMP Modified and drove to victory in the final Gator Championship qualifying feature Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park.
Like his brother, Ty, on Saturday, Austin Dillon raced to the front of his 20-lap Gator Championship qualifying feature, maintained the lead through several cautions, and charged to victory. Along with Dillon, top-five finishers Billy Workman Jr., Jeff Babcock, Kenny Wallace and Matt Westfall all locked themselves into the draw for Monday night’s Gator Championship, the premier event for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia.
“I don’t know if there were more nerves today qualifying for the Daytona 500 or out here at Volusia to get a win because Ty has had two of them and he beat me to one,” said Dillon, who will sit on the pole of the Daytona 500 in his first season of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. “We created a little Gator farm at Team Dillon Racing…I’ve been here seven years, I’m not a rookie here.”
Austin Dillon, Billy Workman Jr., Jeff Babcock, Kenny Wallace, Matt Westfall, Tyler Nicely, Dale Mathison, Austin Arneson, Jacob Poel, Kenny Schrader, Troy Girolamo, Nick Kurtz, Dwight Niehoff, Jason Davis, Bobby Gierke, Matt Crafton, Mitch O’Patik, Justin Allgaier, Cody Bauman, Joel Ortberg, Jack Steilder, Jeff Mathews, Nick Tharp, Jordan Bailey, Rob Underwood, Jim Gillenwater, Kody Weisner, Nate Zimmer, Jeff Thomas, Justin Marks, Jake Griffin.