Playoff Preview: Austin Dillon
By Dominic Aragon
September 12, 2017
Austin Dillon will start the playoffs seeded 14th with 2,005 points total.
2017 marks the second time Dillon has qualified for the postseason and second consecutive season.
“Hopefully, the last 10 races of the year we have some more good runs,” Dillon said. “Three tracks I enjoy to go to are Chicago, New Hampshire and Dover, so that is the first round.
“We made the first-round last year and it kind of propelled us into the second round and we only missed the second round by a point.
“So, we’ve got some good tracks obviously in the playoffs and we need to take advantage of as much as we can and put ourselves further than we did last year.”
Dillon qualified for the playoffs via his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600.
Dillon finished 14th overall in his only playoff appearance last season.