Rookie Austin Dillon became a first-time race winner in the Nationwide Series with a dominating performance in Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Dillon, the 2011 Camping World Truck Series champion and the 22-year-old grandson of NASCAR multi-team owner Richard Childress, started on the pole and led a track record 192 laps in the 200-lap race. He was untouchable throughout the night, as he crossed the finish line 9.8 seconds ahead of Sprint Cup Series regular Kurt Busch. Dillon’s maiden win in NASCAR’s second-tier series came in his 26th start.
“This is awesome,” Dillon said. “I’m really proud to get these guys to victory lane. This is what we wanted. That was domination, man. The car was great. It’s so much fun to come to the track with a group of racers, and that’s what they are.”