In the best way you can win a race, Austin Dillon lead 192 of 200 laps at Kentucky Speedway and captured the checkered flag Friday night.
“This was domination,” he stated in Victory Lane. “This is awesome!”
Nobody questioned if Dillon could win, but when. That question has finally been answered. His car was stout the whole race, but he said the last adjustment just made the car take off.
The win was eerie because of the black pain scheme and that #3. Many fans were ecstatic to see that famous number covered in victory champagne and confetti once again. Chocolate Myers, the famous gasman for Dale Earnhardt Sr., summed it up perfectly with his tweet:
“3 forever. Forever 3.”
Coming in second was Kurt Busch, whose engine began to drop a cylinder with 5 to go. Bringing the car home after a hard fought finish, Busch stated, “It just started to make a different noise.”
Busch was running for his younger brother Kyle’s team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, being the first Busch to ‘bring it home without a scratch,’ they joked. Despite his recent troubles, Kurt has began to rise up again, happy with his finish.
The #3 was in a different zip code, as it use to be when it was wheeled by The Intimidator. There is no doubt the Dillon is the real deal, and it’s great to see a rookie rise to the top.