INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – NASCAR rookie Austin Dillon made several stops on a promotional tour in Indianapolis on Wednesday ahead of July’s Brickyard 400, including the Colts Complex.
There, he met with Colts punter Pat McAfee and long snapper Matt Overton. They exchanged gifts and tossed around the football. The trio became fast friends.
“He’s going to win the Super Bowl of driving,” said McAfee. “We don’t know what that is, but he’s going to win it.”
Dillon has been driving the #3 car in his rookie season that was made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt. The 2014 Brickyard will be the first time #3 has returned to the track in nearly 15 years. Dillon is ready to step up to the big expectations that come with that car not to mention being the grandson of Richard Childress, who’s team has won the Brickyard three times before.
“To become the fourth driver from RCR to win and do it with my grandfather, especially my first year in Cup would be crazy,” said Dillon.