Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Dillon Rebounds for Top Five

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Dillon Rebounds for Top Five

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Austin Dillon battled a number of challenges Sunday to come home with a top-five finish in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A slow pit stop and a speeding penalty later in the race slowed Dillon's day down and caused some early frustration. He was able to recover and bring home his third career top-five finish when the checkered flag flew.

"Just never giving up," Dillon answered when asked what led to the fifth-place performance. "It takes a lot of effort and these guys built such a fast race car I did all I could there to get ourselves back into a position to get back on the lead lap. The caution fell perfect for us. We took a gusty call there to take the wave around and get back on the lead lap to see if the caution would come out. It did right in our window. Things fell our way there for sure."

Dillon, who started fifth, had a fast car all weekend, including having the best 10 consecutive lap average in Saturday's final practice session. …

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