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Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by RACECAR on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:24 pm

No press releases from what I seeing so I don't know if this is old news or not but no one has posted about it here.



Anyhow, Austin Dillon will be driving a Ronald Reagan Centennial theme #98 Chevy, supposedly at Kansas in October.

Here's the car itself here


I have two Questions, why and how? To be more specific:

1. Why is Austin Dillon getting a Cup ride when he hasn't even done enough racing in Nationwide?

2. How is Richard going field a fifth car when there is a current car limit of only four per team?


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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by pennst24 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:30 pm

1. Austin Dillon actually has some talent to match his equipment, unlike his dad.

2. You are allowed to run a fifth car in less than seven races, plus the official owner of the car is Mike Curb.

This is old news, though.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by PKligBKFan on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:40 pm

This was announced months ago...
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by RACECAR on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:41 pm

So in other words, the rule only applies for a full season therefore five can be only be done as a part time deal.

Also, I didn't know that Mike Curb was the owner. Does explain the "Curb Records" Sponsorship. I have no doubt that Austin Dillon has the talent, it just seems abit soon to throw him into a cup car with no full time season in a Nationwide car. Of course then again, no one wants to follow that route anymore for some reason.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by PKligBKFan on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:44 pm

He has 3 wins in truck series, 11 poles and only 43 starts. In his 11 NNS starts he has 4 top 10's and 2 top 5's ... I think he's ready.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Chives2112 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:02 pm

"Reagan smash!"

Interested in seeing how this'll turn out.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by TheRacingExperts on Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:22 pm

this was announced a long time ago, i think hes doing more than the kansas race, a couple of other races in the chase i heard
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:00 pm

I hope Austin does well in this car, but I hope this isn't a stone along the path of OMG IM GUNNA RUSH INTA CUPP ASAP LIEK JOEY LOGANO LAWL.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:18 pm

RACECAR wrote:1. Why is Austin Dillon getting a Cup ride when he hasn't even done enough racing in Nationwide

Kurt Busch ring a bell?!?
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by kensethfan on Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:51 pm

I think Austin Dillon getting a Cup seat was well deserved. Knowing that Kevin Harvick has been planning to leave RCR for a while now, my best bet is that Dillon would get his seat when Harvick leaves, assuming this could occur in the near future.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:41 pm

kensethfan wrote:I think Austin Dillon getting a Cup seat was well deserved. Knowing that Kevin Harvick has been planning to leave RCR for a while now, my best bet is that Dillon would get his seat when Harvick leaves, assuming this could occur in the near future.

Why would he leave when he's been a contender for the championship the past few years?
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Chives2112 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:45 pm

Nascarboy426 wrote:
kensethfan wrote:I think Austin Dillon getting a Cup seat was well deserved. Knowing that Kevin Harvick has been planning to leave RCR for a while now, my best bet is that Dillon would get his seat when Harvick leaves, assuming this could occur in the near future.

Why would he leave when he's been a contender for the championship the past few years?
I think what he meant was that there have always been rumors of KHI having their own Cup team.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Woody on Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:42 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:He has 3 wins in truck series, 11 poles and only 43 starts. In his 11 NNS starts he has 4 top 10's and 2 top 5's ... I think he's ready.

+1

If he goes to Nationwide, he's basically running against Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, etc. and those guys every week. Plus in the Nationwide races he has run this season, I would say Dillon has shown that he can keep up with the Cup guys.


Btw, I'm thinking that Dillon could go full-time in 2013, especially if he takes the Trucks trophy this season.. I say that the next driver that leaves the RCR cup stable.. (Burton? - he's had a pretty bad season; might be close to retirement too) will be replaced by Dillon.

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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by conrail1990 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:00 pm

Well just because you dominate in one series, dosent mean youll dominate in another. Joey Logano is a good example.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by RACECAR on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:53 am

PYLrulz wrote:
RACECAR wrote:1. Why is Austin Dillon getting a Cup ride when he hasn't even done enough racing in Nationwide

Kurt Busch ring a bell?!?

Nope, not really. Didn't even know that to be honest.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Woody on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:15 am

RACECAR wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:
RACECAR wrote:1. Why is Austin Dillon getting a Cup ride when he hasn't even done enough racing in Nationwide

Kurt Busch ring a bell?!?

Nope, not really. Didn't even know that to be honest.

I thought Busch was an emergency replacement for Chad Little after Roush fired him in 2000. Then Roush just decided to stick with him in the 97.

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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by racingfreak1999 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:31 am

Woody wrote:
RACECAR wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:
RACECAR wrote:1. Why is Austin Dillon getting a Cup ride when he hasn't even done enough racing in Nationwide

Kurt Busch ring a bell?!?

Nope, not really. Didn't even know that to be honest.

I thought Busch was an emergency replacement for Chad Little after Roush fired him in 2000. Then Roush just decided to stick with him in the 97.
He was, while he was running in the trucks at the time for Roush, which is the reason why he skiped Nationwide.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Cynon on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:19 am

The sponsor makes me wish he crashes and burns. Mad

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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by bartman97 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:14 am

Cynon wrote:The sponsor makes me wish he crashes and burns. Mad

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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by f1fan12 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:16 am

Cynon wrote:The sponsor makes me wish he crashes and burns. Mad

You Communist. Laughing
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by TheRacingExperts on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:26 pm

f1fan12 wrote:
Cynon wrote:The sponsor makes me wish he crashes and burns. Mad

You Communist. Laughing

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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by RACECAR on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:25 pm

Well, thats one guy against Austin Dillon, possibly two assuming I understand why.
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by Chives2112 on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:27 pm

OMG Ronald Reagan reminded me of Mr. Rogers. Razz
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Re: Austin Dillon to make Cup Debut

Post by crl on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:06 pm

Cynon wrote:The sponsor makes me wish he crashes and burns. Mad

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