(Photos courtesy of DIRTcarNationals.com)
Racing for wins: it's just what Austin Dillon does.
Mere hours after the rookie Richard Childress Racing driver took home the Coors Light Pole for the season-opening Daytona 500, Dillon scurried along to Barberville, Fla., to take place in a DIRTcar UMP Modified race at Volusia Speedway Park. Naturally, Dillon took first in the final Gator Championship qualifying feature -- a race that also featured current and past NASCAR drivers in Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, Matt Crafton and Justin Allgaier -- and will race again Monday night for the Gator Championship, the premier event for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.
Austin WINS!!!!!— teamdillonracing (@teamdillonracin) February 17, 2014
"I don't know if there were more nerves today qualifying for the Daytona 500 or out here at Volusia to get a win because (brother) Ty has had two of them and he beat me to one," Dillon told DIRTcarNationals.com. "We created a little Gator farm at Team Dillon Racing …I've been here seven years, I'm not a rookie here."
Austin will have a chance to even the score with Ty on Monday after the younger Dillon notched his bid into the Gator Championship on Saturday.