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Austin Dillon Will Drive for Ken Schrader Racing in the ARCA Series This Weekend

June 18th, 2013 at 8:53 PM
By Mark Eddinger

It was announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon will drive the Scott 160 ARCA Racing Series race on Saturday at Road America for Ken Schrader Racing. He will be in the No. 52 Chevrolet with sponsorship from DRIVE4COPD.

'6.23.12 Road America NASCAR Nationwide Sargento 200 - 3 Austin Dillon' photo (c) 2012, Royal Broil - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

This will be Dillon's fifth career ARCA start and first since 2009.

"It means a lot to be able to work with DRIVE4COPD, a campaign of the COPD Foundation," said Dillon. "It's an honor to play a small part in helping to raise awareness about COPD and work towards improving the quality of people's lives. It will be fun to be able to drive for COPD in the ARCA Racing Series. The ARCA Series has always meant a lot to my family. My brother won the ARCA Championship in 2011 and I've raced in several ARCA events in the past as well. I think having the extra track time this weekend will really help me in the Nationwide Series race."

Austin Dillon has limited road course experience with only four races under his belt. Last season he finished 18th at Road America in the Nationwide Series and also had finished 23rd at Watkins Glen and ninth at Montreal in the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing. He also raced the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Montreal and finished seventh.

There are currently 29 cars on the Scott 160 entry list. There will be a practice session on Friday 4:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET for the ARCA Series with qualifying at 10:05 a.m. Saturday and the race at 1:45 p.m. ET on Saturday from Road America.

Dillon is currently fourth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. The Johnsonville Sausage 200 for the Nationwide Series will start at 5 p.m. ET at Road America on Saturday.

Tags: ARCA Racing Series, Austin Dillon, COPD Foundation, Ken Schrader Racing, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Richard Childress Racing, Road America

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