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Austin Dillon is in an intense battle to advance to the Round of 12 in the NASCAR, and he is in need of a great performance on Sunday at Dover to avoid being eliminated.


Dillon recently did a Q&A session with Matthew Mayer of CBS Sports, and he was asked about rivalries on the track. When Mayer asked if there was one specific driver he enjoys being every week, Dillon gave the most unsurprising answer ever.

“I must say I enjoy beating (Ty Dillon) because he’s my brother but there are guys out there that a little bit extra is always given for certain guys but you want to beat them all truthfully,” Dillon said. “When you get out there it doesn’t mean nothing for beating one of them, it pays for beating all of them. All of them are your rivals.”

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Dillon, who drives the historic No. 3 car once driven by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, was also asked what kind of legacy he wants to leave in the car.

“Hopefully a championship legacy,” he said. “I’d love to have won a championship in all three series and I feel like we can do that. We’ve done it in the other two series and I’d love to have a lot of Cup wins behind my name but most of all I’d love to have that third championship.”

Dillon, 27, took a big step in turning into a championship contender this season. He won earlier this year at Charlotte, and if he can advance to the next round of the playoffs, he’ll have another chance to race at Charlotte next week.

Advancing to the Round of 12 would be a great step in the right direction for his career, and he is beginning to establish himself as one of the top young drivers in the sport.

(h/t CBS Sports)

Austin Dillon said he enjoys beating this driver more than any other in the field Tim Bradbury/Getty Images
Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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