Austin Dillon Finishes 20th in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

Austin Dillon drove Sharp-Gallaher Racing's No. 6 Tube Welders Wanted/National Boiler Service Chevrolet to a 20th-pleace finish in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Starting from the seventh position in his third Camping World Truck Series race of the season, Dillon battled an extremely tight-handling truck when the green flag waved. The Gere Kennon-led team made a number of air pressure and chassis adjustments during routine pit stops to free up the No. 6 machine.

The Chevrolet Silverado came to life in the final 25 laps as Dillon engaged in an exciting battle for the lead with eventual winner and 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner's championship team owner Kyle Busch. Dillon took over the point position on Laps 113 and 116, leading for three laps around the 1.5-mile speedway. He remained in the top five during the closing laps as the scheduled 134-lap event went into overtime, extending to three green-white-checkered finish attempts. When the race returned to green-flag conditions for the final time on Lap 146, Dillon quickly lost ground, slipping from the fourth position while faced with a loose condition in traffic. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion took the checkered flag in the 20th position.

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